Newsletter for RDOC


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pdf icon  Spring 2018 Newsletter   (PDF)


  • Highlights
  • Board news
  • A letter to Candice
  • Colouring contest
  • Dogs and Kids safety project
  • The Dogs’ Den
  • Condo living with your pup
  • ‘Going to the Dogs’ fundraiser
  • Park clean-ups
  • Membership
  • Kids Page
  • Thank you


Gabe Parent, winner of our first Safety Award



pdf icon  Winter 2017 Newsletter   (PDF)


  • Highlights
  • Board news
  • "Flying with a larger dog"
  • Things you wish you had taught your pup; and skills you are glad he learned
  • Winter and Holiday safety tips
  • "The Dogs’ Den" by Tyler, Nellie and Morgan     
  • "Going to the Dogs" fundraiser changed to an online auction
  • "Take your owner for a walk and support RDOC" fundraiser
  • Ferguson Forest Dog Park
  • Park clean-ups  
  • CCGC testing
  • Kids page
  • Thank you


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pdf icon  Fall 2017 Newsletter   (PDF)


  • Highlights
  • Board News
  • Flying With Your Pet
  • 6 Ways Pets Make Our Lives Better
  • "Going to the Dogs" Fundraiser   
  • Park Clean-Ups  
  • Garage Sale
  • Teddy Bear Picnic
  • Kids Page



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Summer 2017 Newsletter       Summer 2017 Newsletter  (pdf)


  • Highlights
  • Board News
  • Pet Friendly Retirement Homes in Canada
  • Traveling in the Car with your Dog
  • Summer Safety Tips
  • “Going to the Dogs” Fundraiser   
  • Park Clean-Ups  
  • Garage Sale
  • Kids Page
  • Thank you



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Spring 2017 Newsletter       Spring 2017 Newsletter  (pdf)


  • Highlights
  • Board News
  • Retirement Homes and Pets   
  • Prepare Your Dog for a Move to a Retirement Home
  • “Going to the Dogs” Fundraiser   
  • Park Clean-Ups  
  • Garage Sale
  • Pet Expo
  • Kids Page
  • Thank You







Park Clean-Up Days


Park Notice - Pick Up After Your Dog

Once in the Spring and again in the Fall we clean our local off-leash dog walking parks.

During the morning we hand out bags and gloves to dog owners. They are the ones who do all the work picking up the garbage etc. Their reward is a much cleaner park, and their dogs get dog cookies.

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RDOC would like to take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful dog owners who help keep our parks clean.




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image: Join Us!


Annual Membership Fees:

Seniors and Students $10

Adults and Family $20 (volunteers get 50% discount)

Not-for-Profit Organizations $35

Corporations and Businesses $50

To join or renew your membership, please email 

or go to our website at



Responsible Dog Owners of Canada (RDOC)

Responsible Dog Owners of Canada is a registered non profit organization that promotes responsible dog ownership through education and support, cultivates respect for the rights and privileges of members of  the dog-owning and non dog-owning communities, fosters recognition of the contribution that canines make through companionship, service/assistance and therapy and aspires to assemble a strong network of responsible dog owners to ensure the restoration and preservation of a dog-friendly society.

Responsibility   ·    Respect   ·   Recognition

Contact RDOC  by:
Phone: 613-868-2201   Please leave a message

Write to us at:
24 Elderwood Trail
Stittsville, ON
K2S 1C9, Canada




Newsletter Archives

Links to our older newsletters:

Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2016
Fall 2016
Summer 2016  
Spring 2016
Winter 2015

Fall 2015
Summer 2015
Spring 2015
Newsletters  ::  2014
Newsletters  ::  2011
Newsletters  ::  2010
Newsletters  ::  2009
Newsletters  ::  2008


A List of the Main Articles in our older Newsletters





About Us Education Dogs and Us Join Us News & Events





Mission Statement
Board of Directors
Contact Us

Dog Bite Prevention
Preschool & Dog Program 
Kids Activity Page
Fido, Friend or Foe?
You, Your Dog & the Law

Senior Living
Resources & Services
Dog-Friendly Places
Miscellaneous Articles
Travel & Accommodation

Donating to RDOC

What's New
Photo Galleries




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