At 180 lbs, Tess might be Vancouver’s largest lap dog


We asked you to send us photos of your HUGE DOGS and you delivered!

Another in our series of huge dogs (a branch off our long-running Dogtown Vancouver SERIES) is Lauren’s big buddy, Tess. Here’s what she had to say about her…

Name: Tess
Breed: Great Dane
Neighbourhood: Shaughnessy
Favourite snack: bananas and peanut butter

Tess is 180 pounds. She is a massive lap dog, who due to her age, likes to cuddle all day.

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Adam Nanji is the Content Manager at Vancouver Is Awesome. When he’s not scouring the city for awesome news, he performs as ¼ of local band, Belle Game. Adam grew up in Vancouver and earned a degree in Cultural Studies with a double minor in Communication and Gender Studies from McGill University. He’s passionate about Vancouver’s social issues and local art. You’ll typically find him standing on a corner, contemplating where to eat next. Tell him what you think is awesome: