Tag Archives: Pet Adoption

Rescue Me: Cookie Is Looking For Their Forever Homes

2 Nov

gerryWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a couple of animals who’ve been patiently waiting for their forever homes. First off, meet Gerry who is a fun young excitable dog with lots of energy. Thus, he does require an active and patient guardian. Gerry is a white and tan Pit Bull Terrier who is almost 2 years old. He originally came into the Prince George SPCA as a stray and was then later surrendered by his guardian.  Gerry is a very affectionate dog and will shower you with kisses and is a little over eager at times  Some formal obedience classes will help him with his manners and thrive in the right environment.  His friends at the Vancouver SPCA think Gerry is best suited to an adult only home. And if you love snuggling and swimming, you are a great match. These are two of Gerry’s favourite things to do.  If you think you could give this bouncy boy a forever home the Vancouver SPCA Shelter would love to hear from you. You can find Gerry at 1205 East 7th Avenue or by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. UPDATE: Gerry has been adopted! 🙂

Next up, we’d like to introduce you to Cookie. Cookie is a beautiful sassy cat. She is a black cat that’s 8 years young that requires a cat savvy home, preferably the only one. Cookie we hear has an adorable chirp and loves to roll on her special rug and show off her lovely locks.  She enjoys the cocookiempany of people she knows, but does have a lower petting tolerance than some other cats. So a cat savvy guardian that knows when she needs her alone time is best. Her friends at the Vancouver SPCA think she would be happiest in a quiet adult-only home.  If you think you could give this lovely girl a forever home the Vancouver SPCA Shelter would love to hear from you. Again, you can find them and Cookie at 1205 East 7th Avenue or by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. We are, as always, grateful if you share this information and help Gerry and Cookie find their forever homes.

Rescue Me: Bruce A Rottweiler & Husky Cross Looking For His Forever Home

3 Aug

BruceSPCAWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a lovely playful boy named Bruce. Bruce is a young male Rottweiler and Husky Mix. If you happen to be looking for someone to head into the great outdoors with, Bruce is your guy. He loves going for hikes, swims and car rides. Bruce needs a dog savvy guardian though with some time and patience. His new guardian will need to continue working with Bruce on his obedience training as well as slow departure exercises to help reduce his separation anxiety.  His friends at the Vancouver SPCA say that Bruce has been learning how to properly introduce himself and interact with other dogs, but will require someone that can continue working on this to keep up his great progress. Bruce is currently being fostered and has been waiting for his forever home for over 50 days. Bruce would really like a forever home he can call his own. If you think you can give Bruce a new home, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue would love to hear from you. You can reach the Vancouver SPCA by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email atvancouver@spca.bc.ca. As always, we are grateful for those that share this information.

Rescue Me: Arwin Labrador Retriever Cross Is Looking For Her Forever Home

20 Jul

ArwinSPCAWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a lovely playful girl named Arwin. Arwin is a black female Labrador Retriever Cross who is just over 3 years old.  She is an active and exuberant lab with a super sweet disposition. Unfortunately this girl spent some time being tethered in a yard prior to being brought to the SPCA.    Thus, Arwin needs a home where she can get lots of physical exercise and mental stimulation.  This girl loves her toys and has a very keen sense of smell.  Arwin needs a saavy dog guardian that can give her some structure and positive based training to improve her doggy manners. She has been socialized with other dogs, but needs continued socialization so she learns to play well with others.  Her friends at the Vancouver SPCA do not believe she would be suited to having cats in the home. If you think you can give Arwin a new home, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue would love to hear from you. You can reach the Vancouver SPCA by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email atvancouver@spca.bc.ca. As always, we are grateful for those that share this information.

UPDATED: July 29, 2015 Arwin has found her forever home.

Rescue Me: Denny A Young Tabby Cat Looking For His Forever Home

18 May

Denny2Welcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to Denny. Denny is a 2 year old brown and white tabby.  He came to the Vancouver SPCA Shelter as a stray, abandoned by his owner.  Denny didn’t take well to life in a shelter.  As soon as they found him a foster home though, he started to thrive in a loving home.  Denny currently lives with other foster cats and a dog. He’s a wee bit nervous around the dog, but we hear that he seems to get a little braver each day.  His foster family says that Denny has been a little skittish while adjusting to a new environment, but improving daily and loves affection.  He loves to head butt and will come back to you for frequent pets if you sit down and welcome him.  Denny we hear is also a chatty boy, he likes to tell you about his day. His foster family and friends at the Vancouver SPCA think Denny would not be suited in a home with small children who could easily frighten him.  If you think you could give Denny a forever home, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue would love to hear from you. They will be happy to connect you with the foster family so you can meet Denny. You can reach the Vancouver SPCA by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca.

UPDATED June 8, 2015 – We are pleased to report Denny has found his forever home.

Rescue Me: Toby and Zoe Looking For Their Forever Home

13 Apr

SPCAToby&ZoeWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a lovely bonded pair of dogs, Toby and Zoe.  This sweet pair are 9 (Toby) and 8 (Zoe) years of age and each are a Chihuahua cross. As it is harder to place two dogs together, these too have been in foster care for some time and would REALLY like a forever home to call their own.  Toby is a friendly, social guy. His foster family says that he may show a bit of fear in new situations, but it doesn’t take him long to warm up and become your new best friend. Zoe on the other hand is a quiet girl. She is a bit shy at first, but her foster family says once she knows you, your lap will be her favourite place.   Toby and Zoe are currently living with other cats and dogs and are happy in that environment. They are both accustomed to having people around the most of the time. Thus, an adult-only home with people who are retired or people that work from home would be best for this pair. If you are interested in meeting Toby and Zoe, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter would love to hear from you.  The staff is more than happy to make the arrangements. You can reach them by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. As always, we thank you in advance for sharing this information to help Toby and Zoe find their forever home.

UPDATED June 8, 2015 – We are pleased to report Zoe & Toby have found their forever home.

Rescue Me: Hyde Is A Siamese Cross & Kitty Comedian Looking For His Forever Home

14 Feb

HydeSPCAWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to Hyde.  Hyde is a young adult Siamese Cross that is a  bundle of energy and lots of fun.  The Vancouver SPCA is seeking an active guardian for this cool cat. Hyde was found in someone’s backyard shed where he had been taking up residence for a week or so. He is a very exuberant young cat and needs plenty of stimulation and activity to keep him feeling entertained. His friends at the Vancouver SPCA think he will bore easily so his new home should be spacious and his owners should be home often. This boy loves to play and is quite fine with being the life of the party. Note Hyde does crave outdoor access and his friends at the Vancouver SPCA have been working on harness training with him and he is loving it! In typical Siamese fashion Hyde is bold, chatty, hilarious, and cuddly. This boy has loads of purrsonality and would make a great kitty comedian.  We are thinking possible YouTube star material here!  If you think you could give this boy a forever home, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue would love to hear from you. Stop by for a visit anytime. If you would like more information about Hyde, contact the Vancouver SPCA. You can reach them by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca.

While we have your attention, the BC SPCA has this month kicked off their Million Acts of Kindness Campaign in which they encourage kind acts towards all animals. Their aim is reach their goal of 1,000,000 acts of kindness in one year’s time. The idea is that each time you carry out one of their featured acts or post one of your own, you are making your community a safer and more humane place for animals. One of their suggested actions, is simply sharing  information about a pet waiting for adoption.  So we invite to participate in the Million Acts of Kindness Campaign and share Hyde’s story so he can find his forever home.

UPDATED March 5, 2015 – Hyde has found his forever home.

Rescue Me: Decost Is The Cat’s Meow And Is Looking For His Forever Home

1 Feb

DecostSPCAWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a sweet boy named Decost.  He is a 9 year old short hair cat that has personality plus.  Decost has been hanging out at the Vancouver SPCA for 60 days now. This boy was a stray for about a year prior to that so really needs a home to call his own.  Speaking of home, you will know you are at home with this boy around.  His meow is a raspy sounding thing which will be sure to keep you entertained.   Decost loves his treats and is responding to clicker training. His friends at the Vancouver SPCA say he will be shaking a paw soon.   Decost is best-suited to a cat-saavy adult home.  He is accustomed to indoor/outdoor living, so a good fit would be with someone that is willing to safely introduce him to supervised outdoor outings. Although the shelter is better than being a stray, Decost is a tad bored at the shelter and would really like his forever home. Could it be yours? If so, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue would love to hear from you. Stop by for a visit anytime. If you would like more information about Decost, the Vancouver SPCA would love to hear from you. You can reach them by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. As always, we thank you in advance for sharing this information to help find Decost his forever home.

UPDATED February 10, 2015: We are pleased to report Decost has found his forever home.

Rescue Me: Roman A Neapolitan Mastiff Cross Looking For His Forever Home

18 Jan

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Welcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a sweet boy named Roman. He is a Neapolitan Mastiff Cross who is 5 years old.  Roman was surrendered to the Vancouver SPCA because his people could not care for him properly. Upon his arrival Roman was severely underweight, but has now gained some weight and is already at 125 pounds and gaining. He has been recently neutered and had surgery to his eyes to correct inward growing eyelashes.  Roman is a social, friendly and calm dog.  The Vancouver SPCA is looking for a special home for this boy.  He requires people who are familiar with the breed and/or large dogs.  Roman as you might expect at 125 pounds is a strong dog and not suitable for a frail guardian.   Roman is a wee bit nervous around lots of traffic and loud trucks thus a home that is in a quieter area would be best for him. He has not lived with other animals so the Vancouver SPCA thinks he would be best suited for being your one and only at home.  One disclaimer, you must be prepared for a bit of drool, but in return you will receive extra love. Come meet this big sweetie at the Vancouver SPCA Shelter, 1205 East 7th Avenue.  If you would like more information about Roman, the Vancouver SPCA would love to hear from you. You can reach them by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. As always, we thank you in advance for sharing this information to help find this sweet boy his forever home.

UPDATE January 30, 2015 Roman found his forever home.

Giving Locally: Vancouver BC SPCA Wish List

25 Nov

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We at ILiveInEastVan.com are big supporters of all the great work the staff and volunteers do at the Vancouver SPCA.  The SPCA is a non-profit organization that helps nearly 37,000 injured, abused and homeless animals each year and relies on generous donations from supporters.  We provide our support wherever we can. If you follow us, you know we regularly feature many of the pets waiting for adoption.  Today, we would like to tell you about a different way you can support the Vancouver SPCA. That is by contributing some much needed items from their Wish List.  Maybe you have some extra items at home that they could use, or maybe you would like to purchase a few items from their Wish List for them this Christmas. Which ever way you choose to support them, these items go a long way to helping them do the great work they do.  If you do purchase new items to be donated, keep your receipt and drop it off with some identification and you are eligible for a tax receipt for income tax purposes.  We have set out below a short list of some of the most wanted items that would help them immensely, we invite you to take a peek:

Animal Care

  • Gently Used Bedding, Towels & Blankets
  • Clumping litter for cats
  • Fancy Feast or Tiki cat tuna for adult cats & senior cats
  • Treats for cats: They love Temptations
  • Smart toys and kongs of any kind
  • Leashes/collars
  • Bully sticks and hard chew toys for dogs
  • Training treats for dogs
  • Small animal toys for -chinchillas, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats & gerbils
  • Craisins, Cheerios, Shreddies
  • Romaine lettuce, bok choy, carrots, cilantro & parsley for the rabbits

Cleaning – Office

  • Eco friendly cleaning products
  • Paper Towels
  • Dishwashing soap
  • Heavy duty garbage bags
  • Photocopy paper

Donations can be dropped off at the Vancouver Shelter at 1205 East 7th Avenue (at the corner of East 6th Avenue & Keith Drive). For those taking transit, the Vancouver SPCA Shelter is located across the street from the VCC-Clark Skytrain Station.  The shelter is open Monday to Friday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday from Noon – 4:00 pm and items can be dropped anytime during those times.  If you have any questions, you can phone or email the Vancouver shelter directly at T: 604-879-7721 or vancouver@spca.bc.ca. We thank you in advance for helping support the great work these folks do speaking for all those that cannot speak for themselves.

Rescue Me: Snow White Cat Marlee Looking For Her Forever Home

14 Nov

MarleeWelcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to a sweet girl appropriately named Marlee.  This snow white female short hair cat is approximately 1 year old. She came to the Vancouver SPCA as a stray and although she had a tattoo, the SPCA was unable to reach her owners.  So now this happy little spitfire of a girl is looking for a forever home.  But full disclosure, Marlee is deaf. Thus, she must be a strictly indoor cat for her own safety because of her hearing impairment.  Marlee loves to perch herself by a window and meow at a passerby. She is a happy loving girl who is a bit half dog/half cat and the SPCA feels she might do well with some harness and leash training so she can safely enjoy a bit of outdoor time with you.   She is a very confident and social cat and loves to be around people.   When alone she can sometimes be rather vocal and since she can’t hear herself meow, it’s a little louder than she realizes. For this reason, her friends at the Vancouver SPCA think that apartment dwelling might not be the best for her.  This blue eyed beauty would love to find herself a loving forever home with a family that will nurture her for the rest of her days. Could that be you or someone you know? If so, Marlee’s friends at the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch would love to hear from you whether by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. As always, we thank you in advance for sharing this information to help find this lovely girl find her forever home. Purrrrrr.

UPDATED November 20th: Marlee has found her forever home.

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