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Friday, April 15th, 2016 — 5:06pm PDT
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“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!

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  1. Mike Gismondi says:

    The spca is such a great cause

  2. Christelle says:

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

  3. Bonnie R says:

    Great — !

  4. Tammy H says:

    Great prize packโค

  5. yvonne says:

    Great giveaway!

  6. Leanne says:

    We adopted our kitty from the spca. love them

  7. Kim says:


  8. Jason says:


  9. Heidi says:

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

  10. DebbieH says:

    Roses to the BCSPCA for all they do for the animals ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kevin says:

    Great giveaway

  12. Lisa G says:

    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!

  13. Linda says:

    Great give away.

  14. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Maya says:

    Great contest!

  16. Jason B says:

    The SPCA is great.

  17. jan says:

    I didn’t know they had these items

  18. Silvia D says:

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

  19. Rebecca says:

    Love my rescue dog!

  20. Trevor says:

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

  21. Maryanne says:

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

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

  23. Robin says:

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

  24. Melissa says:

    Love this ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Marisa.P says:

    Love supporting this โค

  26. Shannon says:

    What a great giveaway!

  27. Shannon says:

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

  28. Mary says:

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

  29. Hammercat says:

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

  30. candace whitlock says:

    awesome! The spca is such a great cause! ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. Linda says:

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

  32. Adam Steele says:

    i adopted two kittens

  33. Ariel C says:

    great giveaway

  34. Shannon H says:

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

  35. Carol says:

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

  36. Hayley says:

    love the SPCA, I donate whenever I can~

  37. Tony says:

    Love the clothes

  38. Pauline says:

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

  39. Stephanie says:

    What a great cause!!

  40. Rachel says:

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

  41. Marina Petruzzelli says:

    I am a crazy cat lady and would love to win this contest so I can buy a cat shirt to wear ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. SImon says:

    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.

  43. Tracy says:

    Oh man, they have cute stuff!

  44. Pat B says:

    Kudos to Bosa Properties for building such accommodation! Much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Helen says:

    Great giveaway

  46. Dee says:

    Love, puppy

  47. KittyPride says:

    The SPCA saves lives, great organization.

  48. Andrea Alexander says:

    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!

  49. Renfrew says:

    They are all angels there.

  50. E C says:

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

  51. Chad Nehring says:

    Neat prize!

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