Press

Pets OK BC has received a startling amount of press coverage since launching in February, 2017. The time has come for the provincial government to remove one of the largest barriers to housing: ‘no pets’ policies. If you are interested in covering our campaign, please .

Press Coverage for Pets OK BC

Here are some of the top stories:

CBC News – view on Facebook

Pets OK BC on CBC News

CBC's coverage of our event at Trout Lake on May 7.

"It's very difficult for all sorts of people to find pet-friendly housing, whether they are renters or looking to buy a condo. 'No pets' policies are prevalent in our housing, because housing is treated as an investment commodity instead of a home. And so our position is that blanket 'no pets' policies must be removed," says Eliot Galan, co-organizer for Pets OK BC.

You can watch the full interview here: https://www.facebook.com/petsokbc/videos/1883292261942305/

Posted by Pets OK BC on Monday, May 8, 2017


Housing advocates say 5 BC families a day give up their pets to find a home Roundhouse Radio

Making Change for Companion Animals: Pets OK BC on Rental Housing Policy Animal Voices Vancouver

Pet friendly housing in BC focus of petition to end ‘no pets’ rentals and stratas DailyHive Vancouver

Low vacancy, strict policies causing pets to be surrendered: lobby group CTV News

Advocates aim to abolish no-pet policies in B.C. rental properties Vancouver Sun

Is it time to end no pet policies in BC rental housing? KelownaNow

Pet owners rally to change B.C. rental laws – B.C. Landlords are currently able to discriminate against renters who have pets but advocates want that to change Metro News

Pet-friendly Housing Advocates to Eliminate “No Pets” Clauses – Pets OK BC argue that current legislation is discrimination Victoria Animal News

Petition calls for end to ‘no pets’ policies in rental housing CBC News


Some great articles on the subject from before our campaign began:

Do Vancouver landlords discriminate against pet owners? Vancity Buzz

No Pet City: How Vancouver became Canada’s least pet-friendly city Vancouver Magazine

Vancouver considers making it illegal for landlords to ban pets Global News