For Adults 

elderly couple

Your pet wants to retire with you. See our Retirement homes survey.

Fundraising: we have several events happening this year - 'Going to the Dogs' fundraiser; Annual Garage Sale; RDOC Walkathon. Read more .....

Park Cleanups: twice a year, Spring and Fall, we clean up Ottawa's off-leash dog parks. Read more below .....

Canadian Canine Good Citizen Test.
Please bear with us while we reorganize the Canadian Canine Good Citizen (CCGC) testing - it will not be available until further notice. Watch this space!

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.


Christmas Jack Russell TerrierDon't forget to visit the latest Kids Activity Page on our website. We have some easy tricks to teach your dog, puzzles to solve, and colouring pages.

Ottawa Area Park Cleanups

Information about the cleanup

Please join us for our Clean-Up Days that take place in the Spring & again in the Fall. We hand out bags & gloves to the dog owners, & cookies for their dogs.

Stittsville Dog Park:  Saturday, April 21, 9-10 a.m.
Bruce Pit
:  Saturday, May 12, 9-10 a.m.
Conroy Pit
:  Saturday, May 26, 9-10 a.m.

Please note the Stittsville Park clean up date has been changed to Saturday, April 21, 9-10 am. RDOC would like to thank Kathleen Edwards of Quitters Coffee for providing pastries, coffee and hot chocolate to all who come out to help.

RDOC Safety Award

GabeFirst Place

Gabe Parent, winner of our first Safety Award.

Thank you Gabe for pointing out that  “You shouldn't over-tire/over-stimulate your dog or puppy with too much play. It makes dogs grumpy and puppies feisty and bite.”


 cat hiding in car wheel archPlease remember to check for cats or other animals hiding under the hood or in the wheel arches of your car. Make noise, bang on the hood, slam the car door, and honk your horn for good measure before you start your engine. And give the animal a little extra time to escape, it may be in a tight space.

If you wish to make a contribution, comment, or submit an article,
please e-mail RDOC at:
write to: 
RDOC, 24 Elderwood Trail, Stittsville, Ontario K2S 1C9, Canada                     Canada

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