Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
WINNIE THE POOH
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life - Music & Cats.
Bide Awhile is special. It’s a place where animals can feel safe and cared-for while they wait for their permanent home. We’re different than other shelters. We believe that difference is our respect for and commitment to our relationships with our animal companions. These ideals not only provide the foundation for our values and our mission statement, they’re evident in everything that we do.
At Bide Awhile Animal Shelter, you’ll find a number of pets waiting for the right person to come along and give them a better life.
We need plenty of volunteers with a variety of experience and skills. You’ll be carefully matched with a program that interests you—and needs you
Bide Awhile has cared for homeless cats and dogs in metro Halifax since 1969, There are several ways you can donate and fundraise. We deeply appreciate your support.
Bide Awhile receives $5,000 grant from CanFel Foundation
We are so honoured and grateful to be in receipt of a grant from the CanFel Foundation, worth $5,000! The CanFel Foundation is a registered charity designated as a public foundation. It was established and generously funded by the late Sandra Bond in support of animal welfare. The grant, specifically, will help Bide Awhile expand its spay and neuter program.
Thank you, R & R Pools, for your generous donation!
During our annual Holiday Open House this past weekend, representatives from R & R Pools stopped by to make a donation to Bide Awhile Animal Shelter. Thank you so much for your generosity and support!
Thank you for joining us at our Holiday Open House!
On Sunday, December 10, 2017, hundreds of people came to tour the shelter, meet our 12 Strays of Christmas, and learn more about us! Thank you so much for coming out!
We partnered with Santa Claus this past weekend
By partnering with Santa at Mic Mac Mall and Halifax Shopping Centre on December 9, we were able to donate hundreds of books to kids, and help teach them proper pet care! See more of our photos here.
Food, music and fundraising at Grafton Street Dinner Theatre
Grafton Street Dinner Theatre presents The Show Must Go On – a hilarious whodunnit murder mystery set to music from the 1960s to present. It all begins when the rising young star of a theatre company goes missing. On April 8, 2018, there will be a special performance in support of Bide Awhile for just $65. Buy your tickets today.
Fiona’s Inside scoop
Find all kinds of tips, tricks and tidbits of information from our shelter cat, Fiona, on her weekly blog. On the blog, you’ll find all kinds of resources and facts, like what to do if your pet goes missing, or why you should spay or neuter your animal. Read her latest blog.
Have you signed up for Cat Yoga at Bide Awhile!?
After such an overwhelmingly positive response to our pilot session November 18, we have brought Cat Yoga back for SIX sessions: January 20 at 1pm & 2pm, February 17 at 1pm & 2pm and March 17 at 1pm & 2pm. Register today for just $20 a session!
Do you want to be part of the Kennel Klub?
Contributions from our supporters are our sole means of financial support. Making a regular monthly donation to our Kennel Klub helps us plan and budget our resources. At the end of the year, we’ll send you a tax receipt for your total donation. To join the Klub click here.
You can now buy Bide Awhile merchandise!
You can find all things Bide Awhile swag, like t-shirts, jackets, sweaters, hats and more, at our online store! There is a variety of sizes and colours, so there is something for everyone! Orders include FREE shipping and no minimum order!
For first time orders use ENTRIPYSHOPS10 discount code. This code is valid for 10% off your purchase and can be used one time by each individual user. Start ordering today!
- Annual Holiday Open House, December 10, 2017 (12/11/2017) - We had an incredibly full house on Sunday, December 10, with hundreds of people visiting to tour the shelter, meet our animals and learn more about Bide Awhile. We were so thrilled to open our doors and show our community what Bide Awhile is all about!
- Shopping Mall Books Giveaway with Santa, Dec. 9 (12/11/2017) - We were at the Halifax Shopping Centre and Mic Mac Mall on Saturday, December 9, because we partnered with Santa Claus! With his help, we were able to distribute hundreds of copies of our children’s books The Happy Tale of Two Cats and The Lucky Tale of Two Dogs by Cathy M. Rosenthal. Both books … Continue reading "Shopping Mall Books Giveaway with Santa, Dec. 9"
Just wanted to let ya know how happy we are with our new addition Sid (aka Seth). We are all smitten and he's the most loving adorable kitty. He's settling in so nicely. From feral kitten to spoiled kitten..he's in for a good life! Thank you for everything and all that you do!
Cheers from the McLeods
Tel. (902) 469-9578
Fax. (902) 463-6173
Bide Awhile Animal Shelter
67 Neptune Crescent
P.O. Box 50029, RPO Southdale
Dartmouth NS B2Y 4S2