Owning a dog in an urban environment like downtown Vancouver poses unique challenges. Small apartments do not allow dogs to run around and neither do they allow for backyard romps. In addition to the impact of limited space, apartment-dwellers must be mindful of the noise that their furry friends make. Loud barking or the clickety-clack of claws on hardwood probably won’t get you any Christmas cards. And, with Vancouver’s notoriously limited rental market, pet-friendly apartments are at a premium.
Dogs help break down social barriers.