Links to sections below:
Dog Park Links
See our Dog-friendly places and services page for information about dog parks, web searches etc.
Dog Training Schools
TAG Dog Training & Education Centre (Ottawa
"This company exists as a labour of love and a belief that every dog should have the opportunity to lead a happy and healthy life – for as long as we are blessed with their presence." This is Cheryl Smith's new dog training centre.
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 (Kanata/Nepean)
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 (Barrhaven/Ottawa) New listing
Private training/Boarding/Board and Train/Phone assistance services
Country Canine Care (Comox Valley, BC) New listing
Training, Boarding, Daycare
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
All French Bulldog ~ French Bulldog 101, The Ultimate Guide to Frenchies new listing
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 Animalso.com 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."
365 Pet Insurance Reviews for 2019 new listing
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
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 http://www.lung.org/ .
https://quitday.org/support/healthy-pets/ The effects of smoking and how to quit: https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/
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
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): http://www.cheo.on.ca/En/allfunandgamesuntilsomeonegetsbitten
Under the right condition, any dog can bite!
How to Love Your Dog website: http://www.loveyourdog.com/bite.html
Get Dog Smart With Diggity The Dog!
Get Dog Smart website: http://www.getdogsmart.com/ (not sure about this link, the website appears to have died)
How to be a Dog Buddy
Ottawa Humane Society website: http://ohskids.ca/fun-zone/how-to-be-a-dog-buddy
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
List of Veterinarians in the Ottawa area
Ottawa Pet Cab - Safe, Reliable, Stress Free
http://www.pet-cab.com tel: 613-858-8294
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 (Ottawa)
Ontario Aussie Rescue
The Ontario branch of Aussie Rescue & Placement Helpline
Ottawa Humane Society
B.A.R.K. ~ 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
Pet Amber Alert - helping pets find the way home, pet recovery service
Fido Finder - lost dog database
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
OVC Pet Loss Support Helpline
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."
Kennels (Carp, Ont.)
Pet Care (Stittsville, Ont.)
Kennels (Gloucester, Ont.)
Kennels (Navan, Ont.)
and Trails Country Pet Resort (Dunrobin, Ont.)
Carleton Boarding Kennel (Kinburn, Ont.)
Holme Kennels (3512
Carp Rd., Ont.)
Country Pet Resort
(Carleton Place, Ont.)
Dave's Home Pet Care
Cats Paradise (Almonte, Ont.)
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.
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) New listing
Training, Boarding, Daycare
Products and Services
Ecomerchant - BioDOGradable Bags new listing
"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 new listing
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 EasyPetFence.com when they purchase dog and cat fence kits. The code is “Easy123” and will give 10% off dog and cat fence kits from EasyPetFence.com.
Spring contest - win a free roll of dog fencing from EasyPetFence.com if you enter by May 6, 2019
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 (Ottawa)
"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 (Ottawa)
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.
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
Pet Photography, Artwork
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