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Day In The Life Of... Vanessa and Teddy


Meet one of our PawSwap members in Mount Pleasant, Vanessa and her pup Teddy!

Vanessa is a first time dog mom! She adopted Teddy in 2012. Like most rescue pups, Teddy Bear was very anxious and suffered from separation anxiety. The first time Vanessa brought him out for a walk, he just sat there and wouldn't budge. After years of love and training, Teddy is now a happy and well-adjusted city dog who confidently prances around Vancouver with his head held high.


Vanessa and Teddy can...

Take care of dogs while people are at work

Take care of dogs on weekends

Take care of dogs in the evenings or overnight

Take care of dogs over holidays or when someone is on vacation


Does your pup need a buddy while you're at work? Learn more about a typical day in the life of Teddy...



How do you and Teddy usually start your mornings?

We start off every morning with a short walk around the block. Teddy isn't really a morning person so he won't get off his bed until the absolute last second when I'm dressed with my shoes on and his leash in my hand. Then he'll do a big yoga stretch and give me the laziest yawn before trotting over to me so I can put on his leash.


What does an average day look like for you two?

I am the Vancouver lifestyle blogger behind: modernmixvancouver.com. Most of my work is done at home on the computer, so weekdays for Teddy aren't very exciting. He's just content to chill and nap all day. Maybe he'll get up and follow me around for a bit if I'm making a delicious-smelling lunch!


Pst: PawSwappers, add Vanessa as a friend on the PawSwap App so she receives your notifications when you need a hand!


Can Teddy join you at work?

When I first got Teddy, I worked at an ad agency in Downtown Vancouver which was pet friendly. When I switched jobs, we had a few years where Teddy had to stay home (boring!). But since starting my own freelance marketing business, I now work from home, so Teddy and I can be together all day again.



What do you two get up to on weekends?

Vancouver is a fairly pet-friendly city so when I'm out and about running errands on foot, Teddy usually comes with me as my patient little sidekick. Did you know most banks allows for dogs inside? Sometimes mine will even give him a treat! He especially likes shopping in neighbourhoods like Gastown, Main Street, Kitsilano, or South Granville because he gets so much attention from dog-loving store staff and other shoppers. Teddy is really sweet, I like seeing him put a smile on the faces of people we encounter.



Why do you and Teddy love PawSwap?

We love connecting with the community and meeting with other dog owners.



Do Vanessa and Teddy sound like the perfect owner/dog duo to swap with?

Add her as a friend on the PawSwap App!