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Dog Park Links

See our Dog-friendly places and services page for information about dog parks, web searches etc.


Dog Training Schools

Call of The Canine  (Ottawa area)   new listing
Classes: Puppy, Life Skills, Workshops, Canine Confidence, Just For Fun, Street Smarts, Rescued, Private in Home, Brainathon For Your Canine. Puppy playdates, daycare

Connective Training
(Victoria, BC)   
Dog training in Victoria BC for 9 years and counting!  Voted #1 dog trainer in Victoria BC

Carolark - The Canine Learning Centre
(Kanata / Ottawa, Ontario)

Dogz Canine Sports Centre
Lessons ~ Green Fees ~ Fun Matches/Trials/Clinics ~ Training Equipment

Camp Dogwould,
Ottawa, Ontario
A special experience for you and your pet

Best Friends Dog Training
Home of the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dogs

Shake-a-Paw Dog Training
(Kemptville, Ontario)

Canadian Association of Rally Obedience
Rally-O, the new fun and exciting sport for ALL dogs

Caroline's Dog Training

Private training/Boarding/Board and Train/Phone assistance services

Country Canine Care
 (Comox Valley, BC)  

Training, Boarding, Daycare

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Associations,  Breed Clubs,  Dog Sports   

Ottawa Kennel Club

Canadian Kennel Club

Sled Dog Central
An introduction to the Sport of Dog Scootering

Canadian Bulldoggers Association
Premier National Specialty Club for Bulldog Breeds in Canada
"We are a non-profit incorporated association. We invite you to learn about our program initiatives and to attend our programs on specific bull breed related topics, seminars and shows.  
Designed for the serious bulldogger."

Dog Paddling Adventures
paddling, hiking and winter adventures take people and their dogs
on outdoor trips year round

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Miscellaneous Links

The Ultimate Guide to Travelling with Pets     new listing

All French Bulldog
~ French Bulldog 101, The Ultimate Guide to Frenchies

Animalso ~ how to take care of and train your dog correctly
"The blog’s aim - to present different experiences and valuable lessons which an animal lover needs to know. Here at you will be able to find important answers to your questions and you will also find a community that shares your love for animals."

"The guides are well researched and in-depth, aiming to reduce number of homeless and neglected dogs by informing owners, adopters, and fosters on strategies for improving dog behaviour."  

Some articles on the web site: Potty Training Tips for Puppies and Dogs. How to stop a dog from barking.  Crate Training Complete Guide


Canada's Guide to Dogs ~ A complete resource site for Canadian dog enthusiasts

How to Love Your Dog ~ A Kid's Guide to Dog Care

International Fund for Animal Welfare

Pet Import and Export Service, Boarding
  (United Kingdom)
we take care of the hassle of pet import and export for you. Hassle like customs clearance, booking your pet onto a dedicated carrier, talking to other countries, completing paperwork, dealing with DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs), handling quarantine and vaccinations, and organising air kennels." 

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365 Pet Insurance Reviews for 2019  
Providing educational information and resources on pet insurance
"At 365 Pet Insurance, our mission is to be an impartial knowledgebase on all things Pet Insurance".

Trupanion Pet Insurance       
Medical insurance for your pet

Animal Care Courses at Open Colleges, Australia
   updated    updated

Smoking & Animals: Healthy Habits for Healthy Pets   
Smoking's impact on pets. How pets and families can be healthier without cigarettes. Supported by the American Lung Association .       The effects of smoking and how to quit:

Walks 'N' Wags Pet First Aid
National Leaders in Pet First Aid.  Courses offered across Canada, also New York State.

Canadian Animal Rehab Services  
(Newmarket, Ontario)     
Specialize in custom-made braces and animal wheel chairs for dogs and cats.
Canadian Animal REHAB Services was started in October 1998 to address the need for short and long term treatment of joint and spinal injuries and to improve the post-injury
or post-surgical rehabilitation of dogs and cats.

The Pet Arthritis Resource Center

A very informative site about arthritis in pets. Over 100 articles on treating arthritis and hip dysplasia in pets,
the science backing glucosamine, a review of treatments, a pet arthritis newsletter, and much more.

Arthritis and Glucosamine Information Center  

Information on arthritis and glucosamine, latest research, details on arthritis medications and treatments,
tips for effectively managing pain. Includes pages on arthritis in pets.  

Caring and informative resources for Pet Owners, Professional Veterinarians, and Vet Students.
Comprehensive Pet Product reviews, Pet Med comparisons, and Animal Health news.

Canine Water Wellness
(Ottawa, Ont.)  
Hydrotherapy & aquatic services, spa treatments, exercise and fun

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Dog Bite Prevention

See the Education section of this web site for valuable information on bite prevention,
and safety concerns when
children interact with dogs 


Dr. Sophia Yin's website
Seven posters on bite prevention and safe behaviour around dogs

Dog Parks & Bites - What You Need to Know

Holiday Bite Prevention Tips

Dog Bite Prevention  (ASPCA)

"Let's Talk Dog! Awareness Poster", From the Liam J. Perks Foundation

All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Bitten

(From CHEO website):

Under the right condition, any dog can bite!

How to Love Your Dog website:

Get Dog Smart With Diggity The Dog!

Get Dog Smart website:  (not sure about this link, the website appears to have died)

How to be a Dog Buddy

Ottawa Humane Society website:



Services for Pet Owners in the Ottawa Area

West Ottawa Veterinary Mobile  ~  Dr. Bob Georgeson DVM    
"Your Pet,  Your Home,  Your Convenience"   
Convenient veterinary care in the comfort and stress-free environment of your pet's home
Affiliated with an accredited animal hospital for emergency and referral cases.   Evening & weekend appointments available.  Servicing West Ottawa, Nepean, Kanata, Barrhaven, Goulbourn, West Carleton
tel:  613-795-2022 

List of Veterinarians in the Ottawa area 

Ottawa Pet Cab -
Safe, Reliable, Stress Free
       tel:  613-858-8294


Rescue Links

Rescue Groups

New Beginnings Pet Rescue   (Ottawa)  

Boxer Rescue Ontario

Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary   (Ontario)

Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services, Giant breeds, equine   (Ontario)

Loyal Dog Rescue
,  for smaller dogs

Freedom Dog Rescue

Ontario Aussie Rescue
The Ontario branch of
Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline 

Ottawa Humane Society

 ~  Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines

4 Legged Love
  (in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)

Westies in Need    

Westies in Need (WiN) is a non profit Canadian group that provides rescue, fostering, transport, medical attention and adoption services for surrendered, abused, abandoned, neglected, and/or homeless West Highland White Terriers in Ontario and Quebec.

Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS)  
 (Edmonton and Athabasca, Alberta)
Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) is an Edmonton and Athabasca based volunteer run, Canadian nonprofit rescue society.
SCARS operates as a no-kill rescue and primarily takes in animals who are slated for euthanization at municipal pounds. SCARS actively works within the community to promote responsible companion animal guardianship. This includes promoting spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping and training.



Canada’s Guide to Dogs


Guides to choosing a rescue dog, how to help him settle in to your home

"Meet Your Match: Ten Tips for Choosing a Shelter Dog"   By Karen Pryor Clicker Training, 10/11/2013

"Guide to Adopting: Dogs"

"5 Tips to Acclimate a Rescue Dog Into Your Home Environment"


"Choosing a shelter dog", Dogtime, May 10, 2012


Lost Dogs

Pet Amber Alert - helping pets find the way home, pet recovery service

Fido Finder
- lost dog database

Helping Lost Pets - Free National Pet Registry


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Service Animals & Animal-Assisted Therapy

Paws & Co. Animal-Assisted Therapy and Learning     
Consulting.  Educational Programs.  Animal-Assisted Therapy
"Paws & Co. is a unique professional service designed to offer creative healthcare solutions in partnership with certified therapy animals.  Services are based on Standards of Practice for animal-assisted therapy and designed to meet your individual or organizational needs."

The Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services   
"Our vision is to be the philanthropic leader that supports the innovation, coordination, and integration of Animal-Assisted Support Services within Canada's health-care and
social service sectors.  Our mission is to ensure the sustainability, credibility, and availability of Animal Assisted Support Services by supporting related charities and those they serve."

Therapeutic Paws of Canada - Paws With Love to Share
"At Therapeutic Paws of Canada (TPOC) we offer a volunteer based therapy dog visitation programme for senior's facilities such as retirement homes, nursing homes, Alzheimer day
away centers, hospitals and where there is a need."

Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind

Ottawa Therapy Dogs

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Pet Loss   

Eternal Companions

OVC Pet Loss Support Helpline

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Boarding and Dog Walking 

Boarding, home care, and dog walking establishments, in no particular order.
Please note that RDOC does not recommend or endorse any of these establishments - read our disclaimer here

Casa Canine   (Osgoode, nr. Ottawa)

Dogs at Camp   (Ottawa, Uxbridge, Cookstown, Ont.)
Open concept Overnight and Day Care for dogs

Walk 'N Wag,  A Dog Walking Service  (Kanata, Dunrobin, W. Carleton, Stittsville, Constance Bay, Carp, Ont.)

Bone Voyage  (Ottawa area)  
"We are a network of dog care providers around the city, and we match dog owners whose dogs need care with a suitable care provider based on the breed/energy level/age, etc.
of the dog customer."

Dog World Bedrock Kennels   (Carp, Ont.)  (used to be known as Bedrock Kennels)    new listing

Oak Meadows   (Carp, Ont.)   

Bekkers Pet Care   (Stittsville, Ont.)

Gloucester Kennels   (Gloucester, Ont.) 

Eastway Kennels   (Navan, Ont.)

Tails and Trails Country Pet Resort   (Dunrobin, Ont.)

West Carleton Boarding Kennel   (Kinburn, Ont.) 

Maple Holme Kennels   (3512 Carp Rd., Ont.)
tel: 613-839-5724

Country Pet Resort   (Carleton Place, Ont.) 

Dave's Home Pet Care   (Ottawa area)
tel: 613-836-7702

Cats Paradise   (Almonte, Ont.)

Matthews Kennels   (Ashton, Ont.)

For the Love of Pets  (Ottawa area)
A bonded and insured business offering professional dog walking, cat sitting, house sitting and pet taxi service to Canada's National Capital Region.

Shelamo   (Ottawa area)  
In-house kenneling for your dog.  Seniors, special needs, puppies.

Cedar Grove Kennels   (Carleton Place, Ont.)

Listing of Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers in Ottawa area

Dragonluck Kennels (Ottawa area)   
Breeder of Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, All Breed Boarding, Dog Day Camp

Country Canine Care  (Comox Valley, BC)  
Training, Boarding, Daycare

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Products and Services

Ecomerchant  - BioDOGradable Bags      
"More and more people are aware that we as a species on this little blue planet need to be doing much, much more to keep it green. We will carry more and more products but only those that use natural ingredients, reduce waste or have a true socially conscious focus. It all starts with you and us!"

Easy Pet Fence
Specializing in DIY dog and cat fencing that is strictly humane. We do not carry shock collars nor wireless dog fences on our online store.
Easy Pet Fence are offering RDOC members a coupon code for new pet owners to use on when they purchase dog and cat fence kits. The code is “Easy123” and will give 10% off dog and cat fence kits from

Jack and Jill Dog Diapers   (Kitchener, Ontario)   
We are a Canadian home based business, we have been operating since 2005.  We take pride in every Dog Diaper & Belly Band made.  Our Products are designed for male and female dogs. These products are washable and used for the following:  * Loss of bladder control / incontinence;  * Female dogs in heat;  * Male dogs marking indoors;  *Great tool for house training

Arf'ul Good
Arf'ul Good has been producing a line of handmade, all-natural dog food and treats, using only human grade ingredients, since 2003.  All our products are created in small batches to ensure the highest level of quality; no mass-production processes are employed.  Arf'ul Good prepares food for your dog in the same caring way that you prepare food for yourself and your family; with select ingredients and a concern for taste, appearance and nutrition."

Natural Pet Foods
(Ottawa) is a locally owned and operated family business that provides everything for the four legged friend. This includes healthy food products, supplements, accessories and pet health care services.   
Now also at
61 Bridge Street in Carleton Place

Critter Jungle
Critter Jungle is a locally owned and operated pet supply store with a difference, offering knowledgeable staff and 
the city's best selection of  all natural, alternative nutrition. Critter Jungle also offers pet care seminars and provides space in the store for small pet rescue organizations to help place abandoned pets.  

  (Carleton Place/Kanata)
George De Sousa is a local distributor for Nutri-Zoo based in Carleton Place/Kanata, providing home delivery of pet foods and accessories to residential customers in Ontario and Quebec.  

Creature Comfort
Easy-Reach Raised Pet Bowls

CANINE COMFORT(tm) for dogs & PAWSITIVELY PURRFECT(tm) for cats.
Custom sizes ensure your pet's optimal feeding ergonomics. Custom colors to enhance your decor.
Vet-endorsed and pet approved! Your pet deserves Creature Comfort. (519) 664-3366 St. Jacobs ON

Dog Crates
 (United Kingdom)
Custom made wooden or plastic crates for shipping worldwide  

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Pat Nadarajah

Wendy Beard


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