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Top 5 Things For Animal Lovers To Do In B.C. This Summer (Win!)

August 7, 2022

From bunny cafés to fun-filled cat festivals, animal lovers, look no “fur”-ther; we’ve got the purr-fect summer to-do list for you! —Vita Daily

visit vancouver’s catfe. Opening its doors in 2015, Vancouver’s Catfe was the first cat cafe of its kind in the city, and in North America! Talk about im-purr-sive! Catfe hosts sessions in increments of just under an hour, so it’s perfect for an afternoon, or a short visit on a busy day. If you’re looking for something a bit longer, don’t worry, they also offer Cat Life-Drawing Classes, which are a little less than two hours, where you’ll follow along with an expert artist to draw your very own cat life drawing. Catfe hosts anywhere from 10 to 20 cats at a time, from ages ranging to kittens, to senior cats! While you’re playing and petting the cats, Catfe offers a variety of special cat-themed coffee and treats, as well as a large selection of food items, toys, and more available to buy. Not only will you get to form a feline friendship at Catfe, you’ll also get to support local animal shelters and cat organizations! Catfe is partnered with local shelters to help foster cats while they’re waiting for their forever homes, and helps cover a portion of their vet bills, and other costs. And, if you really get attached to a certain cat, there are open adoption applications available right in the cafe.

check out the bunny cafe. The Bunny Cafe is actually the first of its kind in all of North America. Signing up and booking a reservation gets you access to a whole group of friendly buns, and a vegetable treat you can give to them, too. At The Bunny Cafe, you can get any classic coffee drink, in addition to the bun-derful vegan-friendly bunny themed treats! The Bunny Cafe is partnered with a rescue organization, Rabbitats Rescue, to foster and help socialize rabbits before they find their fur-ever homes! Additionally, adoption applications are available inside the cafe.

attend meowfest 2022. Started in 2018, Meowfest is an annual cat festival with speaker panels, cat celebrity meet and greets, a whole cat-themed market of vendors, and so much more. This festival has dozens of activities, from cat toothbrush demonstrations, to yes, even speed-dating. Meowfest is actually the largest cat festival in all of Canada, attracting thousands of event-goers, raising tens of thousands of dollars for local shelters and best of all, adopting out dozens of cats to their fur-ever homes every year! If you’re looking for something that has a large variety of options for cat lovers, Meowfest is the way to go. With nearly a full day of things to do, meowfest is best for people looking to spend a whole day doing something. This year’s Meowfest takes place at Rocky Mountaineer Station on August 20, 2022, in Vancouver, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by Catit, it is a full-day festival for cat lovers, dedicated to the celebration of all things feline. It’s a party, trade show, and adoption event with all proceeds being donated to local cat shelters. With shopping, speakers, workshops, adoptable kittens, photo-ops, speed dating, food trucks, drinks and even a human-sized cat tree, there’s something for every animal lover!

go to pet-a-palooza. Rather than being located in the same city, like Meowfest, Pet-a-Palooza is a travelling event, rolling out at different times of the year depending on your location on the west coast. Luckily, the Vancouver stop is right in that summer window Pet-a-palooza welcomes all pets, but is mainly a dog-focused event, with the ability to bring your dog to try sample treats, food, accessories, and toys! Some of the many events you can attend at Pet-a-Palooza, are Puppy Yoga, English Bulldog races, Dog pool parties, Doggie Brunches, and so much more! Pet-a-Pallooza started a few years ago, and has been increasing in attendee numbers ever since. A portion of ticket sales go to Dog Adoption efforts, as well as Vancouver SPCA organizations. In addition to this, there is a dog adoption fair at Pet-a-Palooza, giving any pet lover the opportunity to add another member to their family.

volunteering at laps. The Langley Animal Protection Society is always looking for volunteers, and is a great way to not only get the opportunity to hang out with some furry friends, but also a chance to give back to the community, and help the animals that need it the most. From dog walking, to community service and outreach, to fostering a kitten at your own home, LAPS has volunteer opportunities for any level of engagement. After attending a short orientation about the guidelines and mission of LAPS, you can help maintain one of the largest, and most important cat societies in all of Vancouver. LAPS is also a great spot to visit if you’re thinking of adding a pet to your family. The adoption fee covers a portion of the extensive training given to each and every animal that goes through LAPS. LAPS rescues and trains cats, and dogs for all kinds of energy levels, experience, and house size, so even if you aren’t looking to adopt or foster, you can still help walk, or socialize an animal regardless of prior experience.

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Win! Tickets & A Meowfest Prize Pack!

Congrats Shana G. of Surrey, B.C., who will receive two tickets to Meowfest and a cat-lover’s prize pack! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.

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  1. Nova

    August 9th, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    My cat and I love napping together ❤️
    @vancitynova

  2. Carrie

    August 10th, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    I love cuddling with my cats
    @carrie_rogo

  3. Gloria

    August 10th, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Watching tv with my cat sleeping on my lap
    @mousemouse604

  4. Sally

    August 11th, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    I love brushing my cats..all the purring

  5. Johanna Newman

    August 15th, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Do not laugh but my favourite activity is playing hide and seek. She loves it. When she finds me then she runs to hide. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    @JohannaNewman88

  6. Allison

    August 15th, 2022 at 1:06 pm

    I love spending time with my cats while they are playing with their toys. It’s so entertaining. My insta handle is allikitten06@gmail.com

  7. Dyanne

    August 15th, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    With my sweet Angel Bailey, him and I loved to play hide n seek together.
    I adopted two new Ginger boys and together we play with their Cat Dancer Wand, that also enjoy their Meowbox.

    @Bailey_the_diabetic_cat

  8. Dyanne Jack

    August 15th, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    With my sweet Angel Bailey, him and I loved to play hide n seek together.
    I adopted two new Ginger boys and together we play with their Cat Dancer Wand, that also enjoy their Meowbox.

    @Bailey_the_diabetic_cat

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