Best Friends for Life (BFFL) came to life on November 15th, 2013, by two Moms who met through the love of one rescue dog (one was the foster, the other the adopter). BFFL was created because we wanted to help pets living on the streets, and in the surrounding area of Main & Hastings, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, stay warm, safe and fed.
We asked ourselves, “How can we help these pets?” and our answer was to provide pet food, dog jackets/sweaters, leashes, collars, harnesses and kitty litter. We have also collected, and distribute, on a request only basis, dog brushes, combs, toys and specific items.
Over the past couple of years we have changed our program slightly to better service those that we support. We found having distribution days was challenging for some. We now receive regular donations from local supporters and provide these to a site on the downtown eastside who stores and distributes as needed. This ensures that those that really need it know where to go and don’t have to wait until our next delivery to get their pet food or kitty litter.
We are so grateful for the wonderful support by our followers and donors. It is such a heartwarming experience to see an owner’s face light up when they know that we are there to help with any of their pets, and that we will be providing regular drop offs. We do not judge, and our philosophy is, if they ask, they must need, no pets stomach will stay empty.
Someone once said…
Is it you or I who stumbled first? It does not matter. The one of us who finds the strength to get up first, must help the other.
We ask that you choose one of the following ways to show your support, and hope that you enjoy sharing this journey with us.
- Tell a friend about our program
- “Like” us on Facebook
- “Share” one of our Facebook posts
- Donate time, supplies or cash
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Every little bit helps.