Places to help your family pick a pet
So your kids’ relentless begging to add an addition to the family has worked, but you’re undecided on what kind of pet to get. Here are a few places to check out to help you decide.
It’s exactly how it sounds. Sign up for free to volunteer to spend some quality time with someone else’s four-legged friend. Take a part-time pooch for a walk, to the park, or invite them over night for a sloberparty. It’s a win-win; dog owners get to share the love of their best friend, and it gives your family the opportunity to try out a few different breeds. Check out the details here.
If you think your family is more of a cat family, reserve some seats at the the popular Catfe on Pender. Located on the second floor of International Village Mall, your kids will have a blast amewsing themselves amongst a pack of friendly kitties currently looking for new homes. Plenty of pastries to purr over. Open daily (except Thursdays) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 88 W Pender St #2035, Vancouver. For more details, check out their site.
Trust me – it’s a thing. Stretch amongst hopping bunnies in this unique class that sells out well, as quick as a bunny. In partnership with Bandaid for Bunnies, Sunberry Fitness in Richmond offers classes to help abandoned rabbits in Richmond. Afterward, you and your little ones can feed the bunnies and speak with volunteers to consider adoption if you find it’s right for your family. If you’re not quick enough nab these rascally tickets for their Easter stretch, be sure to check the site often for additional classes.
Check out the Pet Lovers Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford this weekend (Feb. 27-28). But be forewarned, your kids will probably want to take one of everything home with them, including the wee ponies.
Get up close and personal with a number of barnyard animals, feel your skin crawl at the creepy reptile shows, check out the super cute bunny agility events – there’s even a few drug sniffing dogs roaming around.
Event runs Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.