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Donations Needed For Vancouver BC SPCA & Charlie’s Food Bank

25 Sep

Hey East Van peeps, we’ve just learnt that the Vancouver BC SPCA and Charlie’s Food Bank have put out a call for donations of DRY CAT FOOD and WET DOG FOOD. It can be pate, pureed, stew or chunks – beef, chicken, liver or fish. All flavours and types accepted, the more the better, as this allows them to manage a variety of dietary needs for pets in their care.

The Vancouver BC SPCA is located at 1205 East 7th Avenue and staffed 7 days a week. If you are in a position to donate some food, they ask that you drop them off donations between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm and place them in the bin located outside at their entrance.

Tugboat Landing Artisan Market In SE Vancouver December 7 & 8, 2019

28 Nov

BulldogwithHatHave you made your way down to the walking trails along the Fraser River in SE Vancouver?  If you have, you will come across an area called Tugboat Landing at the foot of Victoria Drive at East Kent Avenue South.  If you aren’t familiar with this area, it once housed tugboats at this landing on the Fraser River hence the name. It was redeveloped into a community of condos and townhomes that enjoy river front living.  The area is located on a public walkway and cycle path just steps away from Gladstone Park and less than a mile West of the new River District development.

The 4th Annual Tugboat Landing Artisan Market will be happening in this still not that well known area at 2010 East Kent Avenue. The artisan market is a small curated market with about 20 vendors per day offering a wide range of items perfect for gift giving this holiday season.  Some of what you can expect to find include handmade artisan chocolates by Ladner Artisan Chocolates, custom dog wear from ScouterWear, jewellery by Ebb & Flo Designs, Cord & Stone and Sole Tibi Studio.  Il Fioraio Florist will be on hand with fun whimsical floral holiday décor. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to make homemade preserves, Mary Anne Dragan will be on hand with her cookbook and tips.  If you want keepsake holiday décor and ornaments, stop by and see Rakia.   If it’s eats you have in mind, Stepping Stones Bakery will be on hand with a wide variety of baked goods. Be prepared for a line up though.  Also on hand will be Bill’s Jams & Chutney and Toon’s Hot Sauce which is a newly created hot sauce by a local chef.  If you are looking for gifts for the wee ones, Guava Jelly will be on hand with hand painted onesies and adorable toques. ILiveInEastVan will be on site with a selection of totes, t-shirts & toques. Lastly, Second Nature Home will be on hand hosting a Pop Up Shop with a wide array of items from their store.

The fireplace will be on, so will the coffee, tea and hot cocoa along with sweets for nibbling while you shop. These items available by donation with all proceeds going to the Vancouver BC SPCA and SAINTS Rescue. Hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free.  Stop by and support your local makers and artisans.

Scout, a Porti-Doodle Rescued by the BC SPCA from the Langley 66 Puppy Mill, Inspires the Inception of Scouter Wear

13 Nov

ScouterWearLogoWith the upcoming market season, we will be featuring some local makers and artists heading into the holiday season. Those that follow us regularly know we are big on supporting local.  Today we would like to introduce you to a local maker Scouter Wear ‘Dog Gear for Dog Lovers’. Scouter Wear is a company started by Jill Bartlett that creates quality, water-resistant dog coats, hand-knit dog sweaters, ergonomic dog harnesses and dog accessories. This business was inspired by a dog that came from the BC SPCA. A partnership with the BC SPCA has been a driving mission for Scouter Wear since its inception. Founder Jill Bartlett wanted to give back to the organization that was so instrumental in bringing this business to life. The Company name and logo incorporate Jill Bartlett’s Porti-Doodle, Scout, one of 66 animals seized on February 4, 2016, in Langley, BC. At the time, it was the largest puppy mill seizure in BC’s history, now known as the “Langley 66”. Jill Bartlett and her husband, Mike Hancock, watched news stories in horror as images of abused dogs crossed their TV screen. They decided then and there, they wanted to adopt one of these dogs. After a rigorous screening process, they were invited to view a group of 12-week old puppies that were available for adoption. On arriving, they were ambushed by a sea of 10-pound puppies all clamouring for attention. One of them, a black Porti-Doodle named “No Collar”, captured their hearts and went home with them that day and became Scout, the namesake of the company. They are blessed to have this sweet-natured dog in their lives, so full of playful antics and an unwavering enthusiasm. Jill Bartlett says;

On that adoption day, I made the decision that I wanted to give back to the BC SPCA. Scouter Wear was launched in part as a way to give back to this organization that has given us so much joy”.

Scouter Wear is now an official supporter of the BC SPCA. Scouter Wear contributes 5% percent of its sale proceeds to the BC SPCA. Locally, you can find Scouter Wear products at Spa Dog, 3471 Commercial Street and the Pet Parlour, 3457 Cambie Street as well their website at ScoutWear.com which, of course, is available 24/7. If you wish to check them out in person, you can find them at Deeley’s Day For The Animals on April 27th. This is a great event featuring many amazing animal rescue organizations and related businesses.


Rescue Me: K.D. & Lange – Two Chihuahuas Looking For Their Forever Home(s)

11 Jan

Welcome to the next installment of Rescue Me in which we feature pets waiting for adoption at the Vancouver BC SPCA. Today we would like to introduce you to 2 lovely little Chihuahuas.  They are K.D. and Lange and came together to the Vancouver SPCA through a cruelty investigation.  These two girls are 7 and 8 years old respectively.  It would be nice to see K.D. and Lange go  to a new home together, but their friends at the Vancouver BC SPCA think they would both adjust to being adopted separately with some love and understanding from their new pet savvy guardians. Both girls would be able to go to a home with another dog as long as it is a calm, patient and confident canine, but neither would be suitable in a home with young children. The girls are a bit nervous, but gaining more confidence with the help of the staff and volunteers at the Vancouver BC SPCA, so much so they are now wagging their tails when it’s time for their walk. They are not fully house trained yet, but staff and volunteers have been working with them. Both K.D. and Lange would love a lap to curl up on and each would smother you with kisses.  The girls are hanging out behind the desk with the staff at the Vancouver BC SPCA Branch, so feel free to stop by and say hi to these two lovely girls.  You can see them at 1205 East 7th Avenue or if you have questions, you can contact the Shelter 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 these lovely girls find their FURever home.

Giving Locally: Vancouver BC SPCA Wish List 2016

19 Dec

spcaadoptedismyfavouritebreedWe 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 (big need, few donations)
  • 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
  • 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. For those that are cat lovers, VOKRA- Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association is another great East Vancouver based non-profit that seeks your assistance. Visit their Wish List available online for more information. 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: A Sweet Miniature Schnauzer Cross Looking For His Forever Home

12 Jul

MikeyWelcome 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 Mikey. He is a 7 year old miniature Schnauzer Cross who came to the Vancouver SPCA through a cruelty investigation.  This sweet boy lived with untreated skin allergies and infections for long periods of time. Therefore, he is a bit leery of being touched and petted in certain areas. He is a bit fearful of new situations and may not do well being left alone for long periods of time. Therefore, he will need some experienced guardians.  Having said this, once you’ve earned his trust, he is a very affectionate boy and we hear he has quite the zest for life.  We understand Mikey is an amazing little walker and loves going for long walks.  His friends at the Vancouver BC SPCA think he will flourish in the right home and is currently living with other dogs in foster and enjoying their company.  The Vancouver BC SPCA does feel a quiet adult home is best for Mikey.  Can you give this sweet boy a chance at a loving caring home?  If so his friends at the Vancouver BC SPCA would love to hear from you.  As Mikey is in foster, the Vancouver BC SPCA would be more than happy to arrange a meeting. You can reach them by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. As always, we welcome all shares that will help this boy find his forever home.


Foto Friday – Cocktails & Cats

24 Jun

OddSociety_BCBramble0605_PhotoCreditRD_Cane_croppedAs it’s Friday, we are hankering for cocktails and we are lucky to have some great spots in East Van for just that. One of our fav spots for drinking them that we don’t get to as often as we’d like is Odd Society Spirits. Of course, our friends at Sips Cocktail Emporium are always ready to help you put together that perfect cocktail at home. So today, on the beginning of a summer weekend, we bring you a few of our favourite cocktail photos courtesy of Odd Society Spirits and a fine photographer RD Cane. So where do the cats come in you ask? Well now that I have your attention with the cocktails, we’ve learnt that 2 cats we’ve featured Lenny and Sky are STILL waiting for their forever homes at the Vancouver SPCA. Plus a new kitty has been brought our attention which we have a soft spot for Phyllis. She was surrendered to the BC SPCA just over 2 months ago and is the sweetest girl. She does have a heart condition, but does not require any specialized care just monitoring. If you don’t snap her up, we just might.  We’ve included links for more information on Phyllis, Sky and Lenny.  Meow and Cheers!


Foto Friday – STILL A Record Number Of Canines In Foster At Vancouver SPCA – Can We Change That?

20 May

VanSPCAFostersSo as many know that follow us regularly, we are big supporters of the BC SPCA and the work they do.  We regularly feature pets waiting for adoption and often they are ones that are a bit harder to place.  In last week’s Foto Friday we featured a collage of pets that have been patiently waiting in foster for that forever home.  We mentioned that the Vancouver BC SPCA currently has a record number of canines in foster care.  As of last week’s writing, all the dogs are STILL WAITING, so we are giving them another chance, as they so deserve, for that forever home on today’s Foto Friday.  If you would like more information about any one of these dogs, you can find more information on their website at Vancouver BC SPCA, 1205 East 7th Avenue. You can also reach them by telephone at 604-879-7721 or by email at vancouver@spca.bc.ca. They will be more than happy to arrange a visit for you.  As always, we welcome any shares, but today we ask that you do. Please share so these canines can finally find their forever home.

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