The month in pets: May

- June 1, 2021

We've enjoyed another month of getting to know some of the friendly Pets of Dalhousie who have brought us joy with reports of their special tricks and pictures of their sweet faces.

If you missed any of our profiles during the month, or just can't get enough, read on below for links to all of the animals we have featured. You'll find a horse, an axolotl, some rats, lots of happy dogs and cats, and more.

Want to tell the Dal community about your beloved pet? Forward along your image(s) and information using the categories identified in the profiles below (click on a profile to see the categories) to

Penny is a horse who belongs to Ashley Coffin, program manager of Extended Learning in the Faculty of Agriculture.

Toby is a Norfolk terrier who lives with Andrea Drysdale, a prospect research analyst in the Office of Advancement.

Lily and Luna, are two good dogs who live with Theresa Myra, employer development (new) coordinator, in the Science, Information Technology and Engineering Co-op program (SITE Co-op).

Moo-Joe Sebastien Soucy is a Miniature Parti Poodle who lives with Michelle Soucy Rankin of the Centre for Learning and Teaching.

Mudkip is an axolotl who lives with Joanne Tortola, director of finance and administration in the Schulich School of Law.

Rocky is a kitty who lives with Mary Ann Robinson, managing director of the Continuing Professional Development & Division of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine.

Angus Bear is a dog who lives with Manjula Devaraj, senior manager of web projects and development with Information Technology Services.

Metadata Futurecat lives with Nicole Maunsell, communications manager with the Faculty of Management.

Tobi Ezkiel is an orange tabby cat who lives with Dr. Sarah Mason with the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Cider is a black Labrador retriever who lives with Erica Seelemann, vice president academic and external of the Dalhousie Student Union.

Winston is a dog who lives with Sheila Blair-Reid, assistant vice-president, alumni and external engagement in the Office of Advancement.

Nacho Kitty and Mr. Biscuits are two cats who live with Cassandra Larose, evening/weekend supervisor at the Sexton Design & Technology Library.

Noah, Malachi, Oliver and Finnley: Noah and Malachi are ragdoll cats from the same litter who have two totally different personalities. Oliver and Finnley are double doodles who are new to the household. They all live together with Carol Richardson, who works at the Killam Library, and her daughter Hilary (BSc Health Promotion 2021 graduate; MA Health Promotion Candidate starting September 2021). We'd also like to take a moment to honour Dakota a very special little terripoo who recently passed away.

Henry is a Scottish terrier who lives with Sandra Farrell, manager of business strategy with the Registrar's Office.

Tilly is a ragdoll cat who lives with Florence Millard, executive assistant and operations manager in the Office of the Vice-President, Finance & Administration.

Cosmo is a cat who lives with Nancy Rogers from Dalhousie's Department of Family Medicine.

Olive is a greyhound who lives with Melissa Helwig, a librarian at the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library.

Templeton, Pixie, Candy and Scara, are four rats who live with Deanna Foster, executive assistant to the Dean in the Faculty of Dentistry.

Picassa is a calico cat who lives with Cathy Lee, executive administrator with the Faculty of Open Learning & Career Development.

Double Trouble — Digby and Prince — are best pals who live with Courtney Bayne, university records manager with Dalhousie Libraries.


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