Win a BC SPCA Shop Gift Card

Comments 55 by Rebecca Bollwitt

“It would have been perfect, but I would have to give up Buttons,” my mother has said to me several times over the last year. She’s been looking to move back into Downtown Vancouver but since adopting her kitten, the search has been a struggle since many properties do not allow pets in some capacity.

Pet-friendly rental accommodations has been a hot topic in Vancouver, as more than 60% of Vancouver residents have a dog or cat. According to the BC SPCA, 20 per cent of the animals dropped off at their shelter is by owners facing housing related issues1. However, landlords say renting to pet owners isn’t an easy decision.

“I agree that everyone has a right to a home. I’m not sure that right extends to including pets,” said David Hutniak, Landlord BC’s CEO. He said they love animals too, but regardless of how well-behaved a pet is, units have to be maintained – and that often means replacing flooring once the animal moves out.2

The City of Vancouver is pushing for the province to revitalize legislation on pet ownership to accommodate our furry family, but that’s not to say there are a few options out there already. Bosa and BlueSky Properties offers pet-friendly rentals in three Vancouver communities including Downtown, Chinatown and False Creek, with buildings offering pet-friendly amenities like “laundro-mutt” pet wash stations at LIDO at False Creek.

Win a BC SPCA Shop Gift Card

To keep the conversation going, Bosa and BlueSky Properties have offered up a $100 gift card to the BC SPCA’s online store that I can give away to a Miss604 reader.


The shop has plush toy animals, leashes and harnesses, t-shirts, hoodies, and many more items for the pet lover in your life. You can also donate to the care of a wild animal, or purchase educational resources.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $100 BC SPCA shop gift card from @blueskybosa & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 12:00pm. Follow Bosa and BlueSky Properties on Twitter and Facebook for more information about their pet-friendly properties and amenities.

1, 2Source: Global BC

Update The winner is Andrea!

55 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Mike GismondiFriday, April 15th, 2016 — 6:19pm PDT

    The spca is such a great cause

  2. ChristelleFriday, April 15th, 2016 — 7:05pm PDT

    My daughter baked cupcakes for the SPCA national cupcake day. She loves animals; she would be thrilled to win this prize.

  3. Bonnie RFriday, April 15th, 2016 — 7:51pm PDT

    Great — !

  4. Tammy HFriday, April 15th, 2016 — 8:35pm PDT

    Great prize pack❤

  5. yvonneSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 6:30am PDT

    Great giveaway!

  6. LeanneSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 9:21am PDT

    We adopted our kitty from the spca. love them

  7. LeanneSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 9:21am PDT
  8. KimSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 10:19am PDT


  9. JasonSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 11:30am PDT


  10. HeidiSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 11:42am PDT

    I’ve been meaning to visit the SPCA shop. This would be great!

  11. DebbieHSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 11:52am PDT

    Roses to the BCSPCA for all they do for the animals 🙂

  12. KevinSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 11:53am PDT

    Great giveaway

  13. Lisa GSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 1:38pm PDT

    It is horrible that so many rentals turn away potential tenants with pets. My landlord didn’t hesitate to let us move in with a dog AND a cat after we had a civilized conversation about it (and I gave a small pet deposit) it is a shame not more landlords have an open mind – so many owners surrender pets because of these archaic policies!

    Thank you for supporting the SPCA and hosting this contest!

  14. LindaSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 1:54pm PDT

    Great give away.

  15. Michelle MartinSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 2:28pm PDT

    Would love to win! I am a monthly donor to the SPCA and would love to buy some stuff from their shop to show my support and create more awareness of their cause of course. Great idea for a contest! 🙂

  16. MayaSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 2:50pm PDT

    Great contest!

  17. Jason BSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 4:13pm PDT

    The SPCA is great.

  18. janSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 5:20pm PDT

    I didn’t know they had these items

  19. Silvia DSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 5:20pm PDT

    Wonderful giveaway! Didn’t realize they had a shop!

  20. Silvia DSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 5:20pm PDT


  21. RebeccaSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 6:40pm PDT

    Love my rescue dog!

  22. TrevorSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 10:13pm PDT

    Great giveaway. Our cat is from the spca. Wonderful organization

  23. MaryanneSaturday, April 16th, 2016 — 10:55pm PDT

    Great giveaway! I didn’t know they had a shop.

  24. colleen tsoukalasSunday, April 17th, 2016 — 7:21am PDT

    SPCA – great cause and great gift for my pet loving inlaws who have may birthdays.

  25. RobinSunday, April 17th, 2016 — 10:44am PDT

    Just spent the day with a Chinese Crested and a Pit Bull. As long as they left each others food alone, peace reigned.

  26. MelissaSunday, April 17th, 2016 — 12:47pm PDT

    Love this 🙂

  27. Marisa.PSunday, April 17th, 2016 — 3:33pm PDT

    Love supporting this ❤

  28. ShannonSunday, April 17th, 2016 — 5:22pm PDT

    What a great giveaway!

  29. ShannonSunday, April 17th, 2016 — 8:00pm PDT

    I had no idea the SPCA had shop! Super great, great cause!

  30. MarySunday, April 17th, 2016 — 10:01pm PDT

    Every year I donate to the SPCA and I wasn’t aware they had a shop!!!

  31. CindySunday, April 17th, 2016 — 11:40pm PDT


  32. HammercatMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 8:23am PDT

    The SPCA has made great strides in attaining justice for animal rights and so much more. Still a long way to go.

  33. candace whitlockMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 10:02am PDT

    awesome! The spca is such a great cause! 😀

  34. LindaMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 4:04pm PDT

    The SPCA does great work. This is a great prize.

  35. Adam SteeleMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 6:03pm PDT

    i adopted two kittens

  36. Ariel CMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 6:04pm PDT

    great giveaway

  37. Shannon HMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 6:59pm PDT

    I love the SPCA. I signed up for their lottery this year, hope i get lucky

  38. CarolMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 9:25pm PDT

    I didn’t know the SPCA had a shop, what a great idea.

  39. HayleyMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 9:57pm PDT

    love the SPCA, I donate whenever I can~

  40. TonyMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 10:59pm PDT

    Love the clothes

  41. PaulineMonday, April 18th, 2016 — 11:35pm PDT

    I volunteer at My Sisters Closet, so really believe in sustainability. Great idea for earth week!

  42. StephanieTuesday, April 19th, 2016 — 12:14am PDT

    What a great cause!!

  43. RachelTuesday, April 19th, 2016 — 1:18pm PDT

    The BC SPCA does amazing work to protect and care for animals in BC! Great cause.

  44. Marina PetruzzelliTuesday, April 19th, 2016 — 3:56pm PDT

    I am a crazy cat lady and would love to win this contest so I can buy a cat shirt to wear 🙂

  45. SImonTuesday, April 19th, 2016 — 6:36pm PDT

    My daughter’s idea of a fun time is for me to drive her to the BC SPCA and the City pound (just nearby) and make friends with all the animals. Then commercial drive for ice cream. This would be a cool present for her.

  46. TracyTuesday, April 19th, 2016 — 8:26pm PDT

    Oh man, they have cute stuff!

  47. Pat BTuesday, April 19th, 2016 — 10:49pm PDT

    Kudos to Bosa Properties for building such accommodation! Much appreciated 🙂

  48. HelenWednesday, April 20th, 2016 — 12:12am PDT

    Great giveaway

  49. DeeWednesday, April 20th, 2016 — 5:55am PDT

    Love, puppy

  50. KittyPrideWednesday, April 20th, 2016 — 7:20am PDT

    The SPCA saves lives, great organization.

  51. Andrea AlexanderWednesday, April 20th, 2016 — 11:56am PDT

    I love the work the SPCA does, I donate monthly and buy an SPCA lottery ticket every year. I would love to have some of their gear to wear and show how much I love them!

  52. RenfrewWednesday, April 20th, 2016 — 4:58pm PDT

    They are all angels there.

  53. ZoeFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 9:39am PDT


  54. E CFriday, April 22nd, 2016 — 10:03am PDT

    Would love! Our dog is a rescue and adds so much joy to our lives.

  55. Chad NehringTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 7:24am PDT

    Neat prize!

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