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  • Ross Macnab

11 Adorable Vancouver Dogs To Take Your Mind Off The News

If you need an escape from the news today, get to know these 11 adorable Vancouver pups.


It's hard to get away from the news at the moment, and although we need to keep informed about the effects of COVID-19 around the world, we think there's space for some positive stories online right now.


This isn't a groundbreaking news story or even an important informational piece. It's simply 11 really adorable Vancouver pups that we thought you'd like to read about today.


So without further ado, let's introduce you to some of our favourite local dogs!



1. Kleio

@vankleiox

Kleio is a German Shepherd mix and will be turning 3 years old on May 2. She is a rescue from the states and we're told she is incredibly smart. "It’s almost like she’s teaching us commands instead of us teaching her!" laughs her owner.

Fun Fact: She adores belly rubs and will hug your hands with her paws to make sure you can’t stop.


2. Jasper

@jasperinvancouver

Jasper is a mixed breed puppy and is 9 months old, although he was only 3 months old in this picture - so cute! He is a little bit of a shy guy, but he’s very good at listening. He is also a huge cry baby and must have all the attention, otherwise, he will have something to say. He loves to cuddle up in the bed at night and be the little spoon.


Fun Fact: Believe it or not, his mom is Kleio, despite not looking anything alike!


3. Jolie

@nomorerestareas

Jolie is a 7-year-old mutt, with the independence of a Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog, the demeanour of a Bernese Mountain Dog and the brains and pants of a Border Collie.he loves to swim and roll in water but hates baths.


Fun Fact: She hates when people make fart noises with their mouths and is scared of feet.


4. Tux

@t.is.for.tux

Tux is a 3-year-old Pitbull Boxer cross who enjoys the simple things in life. Waking his dad up every morning at 9:30 am like clockwork, there is no need for alarm clocks in his house. After his morning adventure to various parks, a good snooze on the patio is his favourite thing to do.


Fun Fact: Frozen beef knuckle and on special days, an extra cheesy Cheeto are his favourite treats!



5. Teddy Bear

@modernmixvan

Teddy Bear is a 10-year-old Pomeranian rescue. Living the life of a modern pup, Teddy loves the city life and is often seen out and about exploring different neighbourhoods in Vancouver with his mom @modernmixvan. When Teddy prances by on the sidewalk with his fluffy tail high, even strangers can't help but point and smile. The happy go lucky and eager to please personality of this little pup will make your day.


Fun Fact: His favourite treat is red pepper.



6. Harley

@harleypompom

Harley celebrated his 7th birthday last month. Originally from Hong Kong, he came to Canada when he was 18 months old and his owner describes him as a "happy carefree guy who is not a ‘dogs’ dog - he won’t even notice when another dog is behind him." He never tires of playing fetch and is happy to be on your lap all day long.


Fun Fact: He has the loudest snore.



7. Poopa

@whereispoopa

Poopa is a 5-year-old male French Bulldog/Schnauzer mix who loves the outdoors. "In an off-leash park or trail, he'll always run (he never just walks when out) ahead and just look back to see if we're there behind," laughs his owner.


Fun Fact: He loves his belly rubs and will even smack you in the face with his paw if you aren't giving him any attention!


8. Boss

This is Boss. He's 6 and a half years old and is a half German, half American Purebred Rottweiler. Despite his breeds undeserved reputation, we're told he is the sweetest and most gentle puppy, always smiling and looking for pets. Boss is scared of geese and skunks and thankfully avoids both at all cost.


Fun Fact: When offered a treat he will automatically stand on his hind legs and beg as seen by generally much smaller.


9. Barkley

@ilikebigbarks

Barkley is a 5-year-old Shih Tzu who is treated like royalty in his household. He loves his afternoon snack of two baby cucumbers (cut up into small pieces, of course) and if this isn't served on a plate by 1:30pm he will let it be known. He's a very intelligent, and very happy dog!


Fun Fact: He knows all of his toys individually by name and can bring them when requested.



10. Goose

This is Goose. He is a 3 and a half-year-old Vizsla and his owners describe him as a slightly frantic, goofy and extremely friendly pup. His fur is as smooth as velvet, especially his ears.

He’s highly energetic but very gentle at the same time. His casual trotting speed is faster than any human could run.


Fun Fact: At night, he will stand over your face until you do the honours and lift up the covers for him to go under.


11. Ozzy

@ozzy_the_maltese

Ozzy is 8 and a half years old and is from Brooklyn, New York. He has lived in NYC, Sweden, and now calls Vancouver his home. He’s travelled for holidays to Iceland, Colombia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Germany. "He totally thinks he is a small human and has no clue that he's a dog," laughs his owner. He loves to eat anything and he is the king of the house at his home.


Fun Fact: Every time a car drives by, he barks at it and then looks happy because he thinks he scared them away.