Hundreds of name suggestions for orphaned puppies

February 1, 2017

After receiving over 500 suggestions, the litter of orphaned puppies at the Fraser Valley Regional District’s (FVRD) CARE Centre now have names.

“We have a very engaged and creative community,” said Jason Lum, Chair of the FVRD. “There were so many interesting themes put forward, from the NATO alphabet, to rivers and landmarks in BC, to television and movie characters, the CARE Centre now has a very robust list of names to use when lost or stray dogs come into our care.”

The PAWS (Protecting Animals With Students) Club at Vedder Middle School also took an active interest in the story and submitted the six most popular names voted on by students. The club held a bake sale and raised $120 to help support the costs of saving the six orphaned puppies over the past three months.

In the end, the most popular names coincided with Remembrance Day, the day the puppies were born. “With the added connection to Chilliwack’s military history, it seemed like a good fit,” said Lum.

Poppy, Piper, Sarge, Bailey, Winston and Tank are now all close to being matched with their forever homes.

“The CARE Centre reviewed dozens of adoption applications for these puppies,” said Lum. “It is very gratifying to know that they will continue to be well cared for, and we hope that this good news story encourages the community to consider the many other dogs available for adoption through the CARE Centre.”

For more information about fostering or adopting dogs at the CARE Centre, please call 1-844-495-CARE or visit our web page.