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'Going to the Dogs'

We would like to thank everybody who participated in the 'Going to the Dogs' fundraiser. It was a great success. The money we raised will be used to enhance our educational programs and to encourage responsible dog ownership.

A special thank you goes to all our donors and volunteers. We could not have done this fundraiser without your help.


RDOC Walkathon -

Responsible Dog Owners of Canada (RDOC) would like to thank all our wonderful supporters at our second annual 'Take your owner for a walk and support RDOC' fundraiser. We raised $625. What an achievement!

Here are some of the projects the funds will be used for:

1. Continuing with the projects we started last year:

  • Handing out more 'Fido, Friend or Foe?' activity books
  • Working on the 'Dogs and Kids' safety project (booklet for 5 to 8 year olds) on 'How to be safe around dogs while having fun'
  • Publishing a monthly newsletter for children (5 to 8 year olds), the 'Kid's Edition' of 'The Dog Guardian'

2. New projects:

  • Developing a 20 minute presentation for nursery school children (2 to 4 year olds) on 'How to be safe around dogs while having fun'
  • Redoing our brochure to include our new projects

Thanks again for your support.

Read more about the Walkathon .....

For Kids

RDOC proudly announces the publication of our updated activity book on Dog Safety, "Fido, Friend or Foe?", which is available on our website as a pdf, in both French and English. There are lots of colouring pages that can be printed from the pdf file, as well as important safety information to be aware of when children and dogs are together.

Don't forget to visit the Kids Activity Pages on our website. We have some easy tricks to teach your dog, fun puzzles to solve, and pictures to colour.

We also have lots of links for parents about keeping children safe around dogs.


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Canadian Canine Good Citizen Test.

RDOC is very pleased to announce that the CCGC program has restarted! We would like to thank everybody for their patience while we reorganized the program.

Our next CCGC test will be held on Sunday January 6, 2019 at TAG Dog Training & Education Centre in Ottawa.
More information here.

Ottawa Area Park Cleanups

We would like to thank all the people who came out to help with the clean-up at Bruce Pit, Conroy Pit and Stittsville Park.

A very special thank you goes to Kathleen Edwards, owner of Quitters Coffee shop in Stittsville ( who provided coffee, hot chocolate and pastries for our hard working Stittsville clean-up crew.

Our dogs are very happy to be able to walk, run, play ball and have fun in a clean park. Our dog owners are happy too.


Thank You


RDOC Annual General Meeting

Responsible Dog Owners of Canada (RDOC) will be holding their AGM on Sunday, October 28th at 10:30 am.  
For more information please email  or call 613-868-2201.
Thank you.


If you wish to make a contribution, comment, or submit an article,
please e-mail RDOC at: 

or write to: 
RDOC, 24 Elderwood Trail, Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1C9, Canada                     Canada

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