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.”