Dogs! Dogs! Dogs!

On the second Monday in November
Monday, November 8th at 7:00PM

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In 2017, the Vancouver Parks Board estimated that there were 55,000 dogs in Vancouver. Four years and one pandemic later, it could be possible that there are up to 60,000 or more dogs in the city. What that stunning number means is the potential for lots of conflict between dogs, their owners, and non-dog citizens. So, what are the options and concerns for dog owners and their precious furry friends? Daily dog walks? Visits to local dog parks? Runs in off-leash areas? Hopping into a car and driving to other municipalities with other better dog amenities?

What kinds of conflicts can arise between dog and non-dog people and what can dog owners do to improve the situation? What are the responsibilities of civic officials like the Parks Board, the School Board, and the City of Vancouver? Do we have enough dog parks to serve our city and our neighborhood? Are people scooping? And exactly what happens to all that poop?

Join us to explore these issues and have your say. We will be joined by dog-owner and City Councillor Pete Fry and Denise Fantinato of See Spot Run Canine Services. Also joining us will be Veronika Khvoro, a researcher/journalist who has covered dog issues at CBC Radio.