These Puppies Could Be Yours!

These Puppies Could Be Yours!
These Puppies Could Be Yours!
Our cover pups are rescues in search of their forever homes


This issue we decided to do something extra special—for the first time ever we produced not one but two different covers, each featuring an adorable, adoptable rescue pup! (Yes, this is the best job ever.) If you’re a subscriber, you’ll be receiving the pink cover, and if you picked the magazine up on newsstand you’ll have the teal one. We still can’t decide which cover we like best!

Our cover pups are Shepherd/Retriever/Husky mixes, ten weeks old at the time of the photo shoot, and siblings—a boy and a girl. (The little black and tan pup is a girl and the black and white cutie is her brother.) It doesn’t get much cuter, that’s for sure! Beautiful Ivy, the pup in the middle, is also up for adoption through Cross Our Paws. She is 12 weeks old, a mix of German Shepherd and Collie (she should tip the scale at 65 to 70 pounds all grown up!) and she loves life to the fullest!

Our two cover pups were rescued from a remote Northern community by Cross Our Paws Rescue, a BC-based, 100 percent volunteer run group founded in 2006. To date they’ve rescued 450 to 500 animals with the help of over a dozen active volunteer foster homes that have opened their hearts and homes to help homeless dogs. Cross Our Paws does not have a shelter facility so their fosters are absolutely essential to their rescue efforts.

The group focuses on local rescue efforts, with most of their dogs coming from BC, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories. Bonnie Graham, the organization’s co-founder and adoption coordinator (both volunteer positions), notes the dogs that come into their care “vary from a German Shepherd to a French Bull Dog”—i.e. there’s dog to suit your fancy no matter your preference!

Want to help?
Bonnie shares three ways you can get involved

#1 Adoption: “There is a huge over-population problem globally. Adopting a homeless dog saves a life.”
#2 Fostering: “Fostering a dog can be one of the most rewarding volunteer jobs on the planet. It provides the dog with some stability and basic training and helps get them ready for their new journey in life. Many times foster homes fall in love with their foster dog and have first option to adopt permanently.”
#3 Escorting: If you travel a lot, you can escort a rescued dog by being his travel companion! If you fly frequently (Cross Our Paw’s rescues are mostly traveling from Northern BC, Alberta, or the Northwest Territories to Vancouver, though other rescues focus on other areas) you could escort a dog. This mostly consists of checking the dog in when you check in, picking him upon arrival at your destination, and then passing him off to the rescue. Talk about an easy way to make a difference!

If you’re interested in adopting one of our cover pups, fostering, or escorting a rescue, contact!
Check out all of the dogs currently up for adoption through Cross Our Paws at

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