Bowzer Box has tea with BTRC …

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This 2016 calendar is an invitation to a Boston Tea Party that has completely gone to the dogs! Most of these photogenic canine beauties are rescues, many themselves Boston Terrier Rescue Canada alumni – further proof of our many foster and adoption happy tails. The theme and style are inspired by vintage teatime invitations, china patterns, and the wallpaper found in lovely little tearooms and quaint cafes. It’s BTs and BTX’s trying their best to be classy, elegant, and sophisticated, and the result is shabby chic pawsh with plenty of tongue-in-cheek sweetness.

Charity calendars are $15 each and ALL funds go to BTRC. Our objective is to raise much-needed funds for the costs of vetting and rehabilitating the dogs currently in BTRC’s foster program, and to provide us with the necessary resources to care for those dogs needing our help in the future.

2016 calendars are available for purchase online using PayPal (, in store at Amelia Biscuit Company (Paris, ON), at pet events across Canada that BTRC attends, and through Bowzer Box.

Not part of the Bowzer Box pack yet? The Pinups for BTRC 2016 charity calendar has a promo code for new subscribers. Now that’s something to bark about!!


Gander the Newfoundland Soldier

It is not uncommon to hear stories of Newfoundlands saving people, but one showed bravery beyond what is expected, even from man’s best friend. His name was Gander and he gave his life protecting Canadian soldiers in the war zones of Hong Kong Island during World War II.

In 1940, Gander was a family pet and answered to the name of Pal. This gentle beast was liked in the neighborhood until one day; Pal’s paw accidentally scratched the face of a six year old as he played with the children of his home town. Out of concern for the dog and that the incident could occur again, his owner gave Pal to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Rifles of Canada. His new “neighborhood” called him Gander, after the military base they were responsible for during the war.

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Photo:  Newf Friends

Gander and his men were sent to Hong Kong Island in 1941 where they joined other troops to defend the island against attacks by the Japanese.  When they would come near the Canadian section of the beach, Gander welcomed the opponent with menacing barks and efforts at biting their legs.

Another time, Japanese troops were approaching a group of wounded Canadian soldiers and Gander surprised them by charging full force!  For some reason, the enemy was reluctant to shoot the dog and the lives of the wounded soldiers were saved.

Gander performed his final act of loyalty during a battle when an enemy grenade landed near a group of Canadian soldiers and out of concern for his men, Gander grabbed the grenade in his mouth and carried it off to where it could not harm them. Unfortunately, the grenade went off in Gander’s mouth, killing him instantly. He had given his life to save the lives of his friends.

He has since been awarded the Dickin Medal, similar to the Victoria Cross given to soldiers of the British Commonwealth for their acts of bravery. Gander was awarded the medal in August, 2000.

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References:  -Ryan, Mandy. “Gander, The Dog Gets His Due”, Gander Beacon, August 21, 2000.  -Tibbo, Frank, “Gander’s Heroic Dog“, Gander Beacon, August 14, 2000. —- (researched and written by Jim Cornish, Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Top 10 Best Dogs for Small Spaces

Size does matter – especially if you live in compact quarters. Whether you live in a cramped condo, an adequate apartment or closeted quarters, there’s a dog that will fit into your living space. We’ve come up with a list of our Top 10 best dog breeds for small spaces.


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Hello! (10)Source:   AKC


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Still Time to get the Birthday Box

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As February is coming to an end we’re keeping the party going.  A huge “barkout” to all the pups that helped us celebrate our first birthday.  With all the love we’re feeling we thought we’d make a few extra boxes and share them with you and your friends.  Treat a lucky pup to a Birthday Box and keep the party going.

It’s Friiiiiday!

Hey Bowzer Buddies!

Just checking in to say:


We hope that you all had a safe and happy holiday season and that you are feeling refreshed and productive as you get back into the swing of things in 2015. We have so much going on and lots of exciting things to share with you in the near future. 2015 is going to be a great year, we can feel it in our tails!

Enjoy the weekend ahead of you and we’ll be bark in touch soon!

The Bowzer Box Team

Happy Pawlidays!

Happy Holidays Bowzer Buddies!


It’s the time of year that family and friends gather together to reflect on the year past and look forward to a bright new year and we are doing our fair share of both. It was this time last year that we were busy putting our heads together to figure out how exactly we were going to make Bowzer Box work, and just look at us now! We have come such a long way since our launch in February; we have spent the year growing our brand, meeting amazing friends and subscribers, promoting other Canadian companies that we believe in and helping dogs in need.

This last part is particularly important to us. There are so many deserving dogs across the country (and the continent and the world!) that are still without a forever home and we want to do as much as possible to help them out. It feels especially good this time of year when there is so much hustle and bustle to know that we are able to take a little time out to give back. We owe all of you a huge thank you for helping us do this. In November $1.00 from every box went to Smiling Blue Skies Cancer Fund which is run through the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Fund. Canine Cancer is a cause close to our hearts and we were so pleased to be able to donate to this foundation which aims to find a cure for this terrible disease. And this month all of our subscribers made it possible for us to donate full boxes to a large number of dogs in need. We are hopeful these pups will find their forever homes soon, but in the mean time their Christmases are a little merrier.

For all of our followers with forever pups in your home, we know that this time of year can get a little crazy and it sometimes becomes harder to take care of your pup the same way you do in the summer time. Your pup loves you and knows that you are doing your best and you’ll make time for a good walk or a belly rub when you can, so don’t fret, but do make sure that as your holidays get underway your pet’s safety is still at the forefront. This time of year presents a whole new set of challenges from icy sidewalks to holiday foods, but if you follow these tips from the BC SCPA you’ll help your pup enjoy a safe and happy holiday with the rest of the family.

Aaaand, if you really want to make up for how busy you’ve been, your pup will be pretty happy to see a Bower box under the tree. We hope that you caught us on The Steven and Chris show or City Line as part of their holiday gift guides! We were pretty excited to be featured and it was a great way for viewers to find out a little more about what we do. We had these appearances along with a pretty puptastic 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers giveaway going on this month to show just what a great gift a Bowzer Box really is. Congratulations to everyone who went home with their own box or a special prize! If you are still looking for a last minute gift you could always give your loved one a special card surprising them with a subscription starting in January, that’s a sure way to start their four-legged friend’s year off on the right paw!


Bowzer Box on CityLine!


However you are celebrating this year we hope that you are safe, healthy, happy and surrounded by those you love, human and canine alike. Have the happiest of holiday’s Bowzer Buddies!


The Bowzer Box Team


Bowzer’s Favourite Things #CONTEST

Bowzer’s 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers #CONTEST
We’ve put together a prize pack filled with Bowzer’s favourite things for one lucky pup. We will reveal one item per day for a complete prize pack worth over $500.

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Stuff your pups stocking full this holiday with Bowzer's 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers Contest.

Stuff your pups stocking full this holiday with Bowzer’s 12 Days of Stocking Stuffers Contest.