I was thinking about how well my best friend Finnegan was looking the other day – he’s an Australian Shepherd and we had a big scare a few months ago when we discovered he had blood clots throughout his bladder. Cancer was suspected, but it turned out to be a very bad infection. It took quite a few months to get him back to full health, but as I looked at him fresh from the groomer recently I reflected on how important it is to care for our pets. Poor Finnegan showed no outward signs of illness until one morning we discovered he’d had an ‘accident’ – several actually – overnight. This brought home to me the importance of ongoing good pet practice – prevention rather than cure is the way to go. (more…)
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November 15th is National Philanthropy Day (NPD) – a day to celebrate and recognize those who contribute to good causes and make this world a better place. This day has been celebrated worldwide since 1986, but it only became officially designated by the Canadian government on November 5, 2012. (more…)
Spring break is rapidly approaching and for many parents and children it’s a time to travel to visit family, enter sports tournaments, or go to camp. If you are heading to a tournament, visiting friends, or relatives and need a place to stay check out one of our Accent Inns locations in Kamloops, Kelowna, Richmond, Burnaby, and Victoria – we offer great value and comfortable and clean accommodation. (more…)
At Accent Inns we love animals, we welcome them into our hotels and proudly support the BC SPCA – so much so that every time a pet stays at one of our hotels and we collect the pet fee and we give the organization $1 on their behalf. Approximately 4,000 animals stay at an Accent Inns hotel every year, so this means a welcome contribution wends its way to BC SPCA. We also regularly partner with, and promote, special campaigns in support of this amazing organization. (more…)
At Accent Inns we love animals, we really do! Staff love to meet and greet guests’ furry, and sometimes not so furry, companions and show them to our designated pet-friendly rooms where pets and their owners can relax together. Heck we even donate a percentage to BC SPCA every time you’re pet stays with you! (more…)
I have an Australian Shepherd called Finnegan – Finn for short – he’s a great dog; friendly, well-behaved and adores everyone. I rarely take him with me on out-of-town trips though because finding a hotel that takes dogs is tough, if they say they accept pets, it usually just means they ‘tolerate’ them. I thought finding a hotel that actively welcomed them would be well-nigh impossible. That is until I checked out Accent Inns – these guys seriously love dogs, as their advertising says they really do speak Pekinese; although Finn is not fluent in Pekinese he certainly understands the sentiment and approves by vigorously wagging his little nub of a tail (Australian Shepherds don’t have full tails). (more…)
So many folks tell us how thrilled they are that Accent Inns is a dog friendly hotel, but on occasion I get asked by some, “why would you welcome dogs in your hotels?” I can understand if someone isn’t a pet owner they might not understand. It’s simple really, our pets (dogs, cats, etc…) are living breathy mammals just like you and I and being so, it’s instinctual (in my opinion) for us to form tight bonds, love our pets. (more…)
Accent Inns is a proud supporter of the BC SPCA and happy to promote this great fundraising event.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the SPCA to help animals in need.
Sample award winning wines at five unique wineries on the Westside Wine Trail:
1:00 Kalala Organic Estate Winery– wine tastings
1:40 Mission Hill Family Estate Winery– wine tastings
2:15 Quails’ Gate Winery – wine tastings
2:50 Little Straw Vineyards– wine tastings
3:30 Rollingdale Winery – wine tastings
With the weather changing it’s time for all of us to not only put on our winter coats but let’s make sure to remember our pets. They to need to be protected against the elements. The story below talks a little about what we don’t want to see and what the dedicated people at the BCSPCA are forced to deal with.
The BC SPCA is the only animal welfare organization in B.C. with the authority to enforce laws relating to animal cruelty and they responded to nearly 6,000 complaints of animal cruelty and abuse last year. Their investigations resulted in the rescue of 3,443 injured animals and the removal of 1,332 more animals from dangerous or neglectful situations. April was one of these animals. (more…)