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SPARROW – SPCA Animal of the week – by Kristina

img_4875 img_4874 img_4873 img_4872They call me Sparrow (hold the Captain Jack), and I’m a Lovebird!  I’m about 1 year and 2 months old and I’m super cute, don’t you think?   I flew into someone’s yard and simply never left. I think I knew that the nice people there would take me to the shelter, where I’m now, awaiting my forever home.

I was a little skittish at first but I’m learning to trust people more and more. I’d love to snuggle up with someone who has a little bit of patience.  I just know I could become hand-tamed and a lot more social.

In case you don’t know much about my kind, lovebirds are small parrots so we can be a bit noisy.  (Well, you call it noisy, I call it communicating.)   I need lots of stimulation and play/interaction time because I’m really smart!  And because I’m single, I’d like to spend a bit more time with my humans than if I was paired up with another Lovebird like me.

There’s also a pair of bonded Lovebirds at the West Van shelter, Peach and Blueberry.  But I’d like to move out of here first, I’ve been here the longest! for more information on adoption.  Remember, pets are NOT presents.

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Gypsy – Pet of the Week

thumb_screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-7-55-20-am_1024Hello everyone! My name is Gypsy and I’m a seven years young, Border Collie/Akita Inu. How’s that for a cool cross? I’m looking for a fun retirement villa with a soft dog bed to call my own. I used to live in the backyard, which sucked, frankly.

And while I may be seven, I’m still quite playful and I can get a bit silly when I get excited. I do like other pups but I want to see out my days in a single pet home. It’s me time! I do know my basic commands (I am seven after all) and I really like some praise. Who doesn’t need some positive reinforcement now and again? I love to go for walks (just keep an eye on me) and I do get a bit anxious when I’m left alone, but let’s work on that together. I can be a bit shy with new people, but once we have a few pets, I warm up pretty quickly. What I really want though, is lots of love.

For more information about me please contact and note that you’re trying to reach Gypsy. For more visit Vancouver SPCA.

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Hi! I’m smiling Sawyer and I’m a six year old pit bull terrier. I’ve been in foster care with a family with three dogs since January. I love those guys but I’d really like to find a place of my own.

I can be exuberant and playful, but I’m mellowing out every day. I love my humans, but I also love my canine brethren. Like a LOT. Getting my exercise is the best, so what I really enjoy is going on sniffy walks, following my nose and just trotting aside my humans, soft-leashed.

They say I’m pretty smart, and who am I to disagree? That means I need to keep my brain sharp. I’ve learned to swim, fetch in water, run calmly alongside a bike, and I can do a whole bunch of tricks, provided there’s a treat at the end, of course.

Because I’m a bit excitable, I do best with humans who get me and have experience with pups. While I love my doggie pals, I don’t think I’d like to live with cats or young kids.

For more information about me please contact and note that you’re trying to reach Sawyer!

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Adopt a Pet – Feature by Kristina Matisic

** EACH FRIDAY we will feature a pet from the BC SPCA who is looking for a forever home.  Please take a moment to share these posts, far and wide.  – thank you #MBY
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Hi, my name is Rafiki and I’m a handsome fellow, if I do say so myself.  I’m currently at the West Vancouver branch of the BCSPCA but I’m looking to find my forever home.  I also like to hang out at the the Catfe in the International Village Mall because it’s always good to get out and meet new people, right?! 
I’m only about a year and five months old, and I’m looking for a fun place where I can play!  I’m super sweet, social and I love to cuddle.  Bring string toys if you want to get in my good books.  I also enjoy getting my food in puzzles and toys. Sounds weird, but trust me, it’s a cat thing. 
One thing I don’t like so much is when I’m confined. I like to get out and explore my surroundings, so a home with outdoor access is pretty important to me.  Have other cats at home? No probs. I’m down with that.  
For more information about me go to 
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