Responsible Dog Owners of Canada (RDOC) is a non-profit, national organization comprised of volunteers who believe that responsibility, respect and recognition are fundamental components of dog ownership.  

Founded in 1999, RDOC's primary mandate is to develop and host educational programs. RDOC is working to build and support a network of responsible dog owners, raise awareness of dogs and their behaviour and facilitate the restoration and preservation of a dog-friendly society.


Quote by Edward Everett



Mission Statement

Promote responsible dog ownership and public safety through education and support;  

Cultivate respect for the rights and privileges of all members of society, both dog-owning and non-dog owning;  

Encourage and foster recognition of the contribution that canines make in society through companionship, service/assistance and therapy; and  

Assemble a strong network of responsible dog owners to ensure the restoration and preservation of a dog-friendly society.


RDOC By-laws  in PDF Format  ::  in MS Word Format



Chair:  Julie More
Vice Chair:  Jennifer Harris

Treasurer:  Betty Harris
 Claudette Levac
Membership Co-ordinator:  Julie More
Volunteer Co-ordinator:  Julie More
Media:  Jenn Thorgeirson
Director:  Sheri Pendlebury



Information  ::   morejulie@hotmail.com  
Newsletter Editor  ::  editor@responsibledogowners.ca
Webmaster ::  webmaster@responsibledogowners.ca

Telephone  ::   613-868-2201   Please leave a message

Mail to  ::   RDOC/ACPRC, 24 Elderwood Trail, Stittsville, ON K2S 1C9, Canada



Membership is open to all dog owners and dog enthusiasts who support responsible dog ownership.

There are so many benefits to joining Responsible Dog Owners of Canada. You can read about them on the Membership Page.

Please join us!



Information published on the RDOC website is provided for information and educational purposes only. RDOC shall not be liable for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs or obligations arising from the use or misuse of the material contained in this website, whether such obligations arise in contract, negligence, equity or statute law. We do not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information provided.

This website contains links to other websites that are independently operated. Any links that RDOC provides to other websites are provided as a service to website visitors. RDOC does not recommend or endorse any of the products or services on linked websites, and expressly disclaims any liability associated with such sites and/or their products or services. Links are provided for convenience and information only, and we assume no responsibility for their content or their privacy practices, nor is liability assumed for incompatibility, non-suitability, viral infection, worms, Trojan horses, or other destructive/disruptive components on or from such sites. RDOC does not guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness or appropriateness of the information contained within linked websites, nor is it liable for the products and services sold through, by or from these sites or their proprietors.



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this page updated October 2020




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