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Pets of Dalhousie, Holiday edition: Day Three

Posted by Communications, Marketing and Creative Services on December 15, 2021 in Community Highlights

Thanks to all the faculty, staff and students who have submitted photos of their furry friends getting into the holiday spirit.

Want to join in? You can find details at the bottom of this post on how to sumit your own photos.

We'll have new pets to showcase each day this week, with a vote on Best Dressed Pet next Monday.

Bristow and Mylo

What: 11 year-old twin tabbies & best buds.

Lives with: Jon Bruhm, manager of donor relations, Office of Advancement.

Ideal gift: It’s going to take a LOT of treats for Bristow to even consider forgiving me for this. For Mylo, not having to wear a costume is a gift in and of itself.

Oliver Luther Richardson

What: Oliver is now 9 months old and is a Double Doodle (Dad is a Labradoodle and Mom is a Double Doodle).

Lives with: Carol Richardson, admin assistant at the Dalhousie Libraries.

Ideal gift: Oliver would love some toys that he can’t chew to smithereens (he hopes Santa can make special KONG toys for him).


Loki and Hermes

What: Loki the Red Reindeer is a supermutt and Hermes the Green Reindeer is a boxer-lab mix. They tolerated this festive photo in exchange for a big treat of broccoli.

Lives with: Jennifer Pierce, development coordinator,
Office of Advancement

Ideal gift: For Christmas they would love more broccoli (or any food or treats really), Hermes would love a ball, any ball, please will you play ball with him? and Loki would like a squeaky toy that her brother doesn’t steal and destroy.

Scooby, Teeny, & Tiny aka The Littles

What: This trio of chihuahuas are a sweet little family: Teeny the mom, Scooby the brother and Tiny the sister. They were adopted this past February and are 8 and 9 years old. They weigh a whopping 17lbs combined!

Lives with: Lyndsay Anderson, sexualized violence advisor, Human Rights & Equity Services.

Ideal gift: These little doggies have everything they want for Christmas so they ask that people donate to local animal organizations such as Elder Dog Canada, which is how they got placed in their new home in February.


What: Toby, an 8-year-old Norfolk Terrier.

Lives with: Andrea Drysdale, Advancement Research Analyst in the Office of Advancement.

Ideal gift: He would love for a whole parade of squirrels to visit and liven up his Christmas!



Missed out on any of the festivities? View the Day One collection or view the Day Two collection.  

Submissions should be sent to While our intention is to showcase as many pets as possible, this is a limited-time run, so don't miss out on the fun!

What we need from you

Your pet's name and description

Your name and role at Dal

The image of your pet(s)

A short note saying what gift you think they might want this holiday season (optional)