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  • Cheryl Cole

5 dog events happening in Vancouver this month that you won’t want to miss


Not sure what dog events are coming up in Vancouver? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered.


We're always on the look-out for dog-related events happening locally so we can make sure all you dog-lovers don’t miss out.


And great news - there’s plenty happening this month.


Whether you want an event you can take your pup along to or something to raise money for dogs in need – check out our list for all things dog-related happening in Vancouver in February.



1. Pet Lover Show at Tradex

The name says it all. If you love pets, this is one event you're not going to want to miss.

Bringing together animal lovers from the Vancouver area and the lower mainland, this is Western Canada’s largest pet-focused event - and PawSwap will be there again this year.


So bring your friends, and dogs, and join us in Abbotsford for a fun-filled day of activities, food, vendors, products, and LOTS AND LOTS of fur-babies!


Also, we've got a special package deal, especially for you guys!

By purchasing a ticket through us, you'll get special discounts, your name will be included in a draw, AND you'll receive a $10 voucher towards any purchase with us.

Click here for more details.


EVENT DETAILS


When: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:00 AM to Sunday, February 16, 2020, 5:00 PM

Where: 1190 Cornell St, Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H5



2. Paws 4 Stories at VPL Central Branch

‘Paws 4 Stories’ allows children to read books to volunteer therapy dogs, helping to build their confidence while also improving their literacy skills.


Currently only available for children, this St John's Ambulance initiative is running throughout 22 libraries across communities in British Columbia and once again is coming to VPL Central Branch this month.


Registration is needed so if you have children who love dogs and need an extra little boost of confidence when it comes to reading, don't miss your chance to book a free spot.


EVENT DETAILS


When: Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm  

Where: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch,

350 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

Canada



3. Poses & Pups at RYU - West 4th


We held our first Poses & Pups event last month and you guys (and your furry friends) loved it!


After the success of our first dog yoga class, we can't wait for the next one! So, if you haven't heard of Poses & Pups, here's the lowdown.


Our very own Poses and Pups event includes yoga with your dog, led by Emily Lee, a canine cool down, mingling, snacks and sips – literally the perfect Sunday morning!

So if you loved the first class, or maybe missed your chance to get a ticket first time around, don't forget to book your spot early!


Find more info here.

EVENT DETAILS


When: February 23rd, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Where: RYU - West 4th,

1745 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M2

4. RunGo Dash for Dogs at Stanley Park

If you missed out on tickets to next month's Poses & Pups event, or maybe running is more your thing than yoga, then you might be interested in this event taking place in Stanley Park on the same day.

With 3 distances to choose from (2km, 5km and 10km) this fun and non-competitive and guided race through Stanley Park is suitable for all levels - and you don't even need to have a dog to run.


As long as you want to support dogs, then you're welcome as 100% proceeds are going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs.


EVENT DETAILS


When: February 23, 2020

Start Times: 10km: 9:45 am, 5km: 10:00 am, 2km: 10:15 am

Where: Brockton Pavilion (1151 Stanley Park Drive Vancouver BC)



Find more info here.

5. Blues for Paws Fundraiser at Fairview Pub


You can't take your pup along to this event, but you can raise funds to help local dogs so we thought you'd want to know about it!


The 12th Annual “Blues for Paws” fundraiser - a night of live music, a silent auction and games hosted by Rob Montgomery - is happening next month to raise funds for BC SPCA’s Charlie’s Food Bank and Veterinary Clinic in Vancouver.


Charlie’s Pet Food Bank is a community-based initiative created to improve the lives of pets living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and is a great cause close to many local dog lovers' hearts.


For the full line-up and more information, click here.


EVENT DETAILS


When: February 23, 2020 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Fairview Pub,

898 W Broadway Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J8