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Paddleboarding Vernon pup featured in fundraising calendar

Rose, a Jack Russell mix, appears in 2024 Companions for Change calendar
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Vernon’s Rose the Jack Russell mix is featured in the month of June on the national 2024 Companions for Change calendar. (Beacon Communications photo)

A photogenic pup from Vernon has beaten the odds to grace a page in a high-profile fundraising calendar.

Rose, a Jack Russell mix, loves to swim, and even has her own driver’s licence.

Rose has been selected from more than 40,000 entries to star in a calendar that will support pets and pet parents in need.

An adorable photo of Rose on a paddle board, submitted by her owner, Michael, is featured for the month of June in the 2024 Companions for Change calendar.

Getting into the calendar was a highly competitive process with numerous selection rounds and the top 100 finalists going to a public vote.

In addition to Rose, the calendar contains photos of 16 Canadian pets including dogs, cats, a KuneKune piglet, guinea pigs and a hedgehog.

The calendar is available in all Bosley’s by Pet Valu stores across B.C. for a give-what-you-can donation.

One hundred per cent of the donations go to Pet Valu’s Companions for Change initiatives which have raised more than $26 million to support Canadian animal rescues and charities across Canada since 2010.

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Brendan Shykora

About the Author: Brendan Shykora

I started as a carrier at the age of 8. In 2019 graduated from the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University.
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