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have been adopted through the Thank Dog I’m Out non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion. vol­un­teers, many of whom have adopted their own pets through the pro­gram.

She said each fam­ily must apply and be vet­ted to en­sure they can pro­vide a safe and lov­ing home for the dogs, many of which have suf­fered trauma in their lives.

Pet size re­stric­tions

There’s re­ally a need for smaller dogs be­cause so many build­ings and life­styles in Van­cou­ver have pet size re­stric­tions, said Eve, one of the vol­un­teers who adopted dog, Stella, through the pro­gram in 2015.

Vol­un­teer Jade Mitchell sat on her knees in one of the en­clo­sures. A small, white ter­rier emerged from a crate. It ap­proached Mitchell, wagged its tail and sniffed around its en­clo­sure.

“We adopted or res­cued a dog two years ago and we re­ally love the way the or­ga­ni­za­tion works and they checked us re­ally good,” Mitchell said.

“It feels so good just to know that we are some of the first peo­ple to be able to love them, not know­ing where they come from,” she said. “It’s re­ally awe­some.”

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