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Youth Workshop: "Canine Companions"
Burnside Community Campus, Victoria

From the massive mastiff to the mini maltese, dogs of all sizes and breeds have been a part of our lives for thousands upon thousands of years.

Register online for BC SPCA Youth EventsCome to our Youth Workshop: Canine Companions and discover how these animals became our best friends and why some people prefer the poodle while others are crazy for Catahoulas.  Even better, unlock the secret to how dog lovers have found the best of both worlds with an unbeatable mixture of two, three or even four different breeds!  Become the expert in your family on matching people up with their perfect pooch after exploring dog behaviour, characteristics, training and unearthing the histories of all sorts of breeds.

At this workshop you will be able to:

  • Tour the  BC SPCA Victoria Branch and find out why so many dogs end up in the shelter and what you can do to help dogs find their forever homes*

  • Learn firsthand from a dog how to safely interact with our furry friends

  • Go on a breed scavenger hunt and play canine safety tag

  • Play other fun games and make creative crafts like healthy dog biscuits and a biscuit pouch while discovering how to care for your canine companions

  • Take everything you learn home with you in your very own Pet Passport

*Please note that participants in the Canine Companions workshop will not be able to interact with shelter dogs. The participants will have the chance to interact with specially selected and temperament tested dogs belonging to guest speakers and workshop staff.


What to bring

Nut-free lunch and snack, water bottle and casual, comfortable, “mess-making” clothing. 



Registration opens online September 12. Workshops fill quickly and space is limited, so register early!

$35 (non-Kids Club member)
$30 (Kids Club member)

All proceeds will support homeless, injured and abused animals in the care of the BC SPCA.

Register today!

Refund policy

Full refunds will only be given with seven days advance notice.


For volunteer opportunities or to learn more about our programs, please email Rachel Evans or call 250-686-1581.

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Burnside Community Campus (Heritage School Building)
3170 Jutland (at Cecilia)
Victoria, BC V8T 2X4

Thank you for your interest in this event. Click here to join the BC SPCA online Community.