Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

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Are you ready for an afternoon of cuteness in the name of literacy? The Vancouver Public Library is hosting a “Canine Library” this Saturday, September 14th from 1 to 3 pm.

The free event will allow participants to “check out” a dog and read the dog their favourite poem during a 15-minute session – leaving plenty of time for some belly rubs and back scratches as well.

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Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

6 Reasons to Treat Your Pup to a Vancouver Vacation

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If you’ve walked anywhere in Vancouver, a common sight is seeing people out walking their dogs – I love when I get say hello to canine friends while I’m out getting my step on. It’s no surprise that you will see dogs everywhere, as Vancouver has often been voted one of North America’s most dog-friendly and paw-pular cities. So if you’re planning a holiday to Vancouver, here are six reasons why you won’t need to hire a dog-sitter – treat your pup to a Vancouver vacation!

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6 Reasons to Treat Your Pup to a Vancouver Vacation

Where to buy cat-and-dog-themed gifts in Vancouver this Christmas—and donate to a good cause!

You know how it is—you need a last-minute gift for your co-worker, spouse or sister-in-law. Or maybe there’s just a dyed-in-the-wool pet-lover on your list and you’d like to get them something more special than artisanal scented candles.

Have no fear, true believers—Inside Vancouver has the cat-and-dog-themed Christmas gift guide for you!

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Where to buy cat-and-dog-themed gifts in Vancouver this Christmas—and donate to a good cause!

Vancouver Off-Leash

Photo: R. Weiss

Photo: R. Weiss

Is it strange that I am not a dog owner, but I love the opportunity to observe the antics at our local off leash dog parks? Frankly, every time I visit an off leash area I am reminded of The Breakfast Club, the 1985 coming of age movie about High School cliques and stereotypes. Seriously, take a moment to sit and observe the action. You will notice the athlete, the spoiled rich kid, the brainy nerd, the introverted loner and the rebellious punk all joyously sniffing and romping gleefully while their humans mix and mingle. Like the movie, the dogs seem to come together, bare their souls and discover that they have more in common than first thought.

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Vancouver Off-Leash

100+ Rescue Dogs Flying into Vancouver for 1-Day Adoption Marathon

Image sourced from Thankdogiamout

Image sourced from Thankdogiamout

Vancouver is officially going to the dogs.

This Saturday, a cargo plane full of 120 rescue dogs from California will be swooping into Vancouver International Airport. The parade of pooches will then file into a special hangar in the airport’s south terminal – transformed into a massive dog adoption centre.

The Save 100 Dogs initiative is the work of local rescue group Thank Dog I Am Out. Established in 2009, the group has placed more than 400 rescue dogs, mainly from high-kill shelters in the U.S., in and around the Lower Mainland over the years. The effort is supported by ace pilots from the Wings of Rescue charity, who will fly the animals from California into Vancouver.  Continue reading:
100+ Rescue Dogs Flying into Vancouver for 1-Day Adoption Marathon

Attention Dog Lovers: Feel-Good Canine News in Vancouver

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Three-pound Vancouver Pomeranian Charleton, star of a crowdfunding campaign on Go Fund Me

Vancouver has a reputation as a dog-friendly city. Dozens of off-leash areas are scattered throughout downtown and more than a half-dozen beaches allow pooches to roam free. The number of doggie daycares within city limits has skyrocketed, and it’s now common to see professional dog walkers trolling Vancouver streets with a half-a-dozen hounds in tow.

But in the past few weeks, Vancouver has taken its canine-friendly reputation up a notch. Earlier this month an estimated 10,000 mutts converged on downtown’s Mainland Street for Pet-a-Palooza. The non-profit event featured acrobatic dog demos, pet health exhibits and even a unique “running of the bulls” (a bulldog race).  Continue reading:
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10,000+ Dogs Coming to Yaletown: Pet-A-Palooza, Aug 23

Photo credit: Vaughan Nelson | Flickr

Photo credit: Vaughan Nelson | Flickr

Yaletown is about to go to the dogs.

An estimated 10,000 canines are expected to descend on the Vancouver neighbourhood for the second annual Pet-A-Palooza, Sunday, Aug. 23. The pet extravaganza – billed by organizers as the largest outdoor pet festival on the West Coast – brings together pet lovers and admirers for a full day of doggie-themed fun on Mainland Street in Yaletown.

It’s free to attend and everyone is encouraged to bring their four-legged friends along to partake in the excitement. Watch the area’s most nimble pooches face off in agility showcases and fly-ball shows. Get the low down on pet health during special seminars and demonstrations. In total, nearly 100 pet exhibitors will be on hand with products and advice to keep your mutts happy and healthy.  Continue reading:
10,000+ Dogs Coming to Yaletown: Pet-A-Palooza, Aug 23