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Paging all pet lovers: Fun events for you and your furry friends

Meet fellow dog owners and support a worthy kitty cause.
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Get out and about with your pooch by your side.

Here are a few fun ways to enjoy being out and about in Vancouver with - or for - your favourite furry friends.

Walk for the Kitties 

Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue helps more than 1,400 felines every year. And they need your help! Join the cause by registering for this weekend’s 5K fun walk at Jericho Beach. Dog owners be not deterred — you and your leashed buddy are more than welcome to join the cause. Registration includes a T-shirt and swag bag. 

When: May 15 at 10 a.m. 

Where: 3941 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver

Cost: $27.54 

Spring Paw-ty 

Hit up plant-based dog food brand Virchew HQ in Kitsilano for their Spring Open House. This women-owned brand serves vegan meals to dogs across British Columbia. You won’t go hungry either. Say Hello Sweets, Yumy Candy, My Matcha Life, and more plan to dish up treats for the humans, too! There’s also the possibility to win two free months of Virchew’s Love Bowls food.  

When: May 15 at 1 p.m. 

Where: 2960 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

Cost: Free 

Bark Park 

In the words of your favourite canine classic, Go Dogs Go, “It’s a dog party!” Bring your pup to Bentall Centre’s Bark Park for rooftop views and ice-cold brews on Saturday, May 28, 1–7 pm. Located in the heart of downtown, the Bark Park features puppy portraits, a live DJ, and a North Point Brewing beer garden. Not to mention, many fellow dog lovers! 

When: May 28 at 1 p.m. 

Where: 1025 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver

Cost: Free