Support the parks. Support our pups.
Our Purpose, Goals & Objectives: To advocate and encourage responsible dog ownership and to support the interests of dog owners with respect to facilities, policies, and practices in cooperation with the City of London and the London Community
Should I use an off-leash dog park when practicing social isolation?
We are all needing to juggle our social responsibility with the need to get our dogs out and exercised, especially those of us without a back yard.
Social Distancing. If you attend a park, please do not stand or gather in groups. Keep a safe distance from each other (6-10 feet), even when walking the perimeter. If you don’t have gloves, put your hand inside an empty doggie bag to open gates, touch waste containers, etc. Don’t pet other people’s dogs, just in case the virus can be transmitted on a dog’s coat. Better safe than sorry.
Self-Isolation. it is vitally important to stay away if you need to isolate - that is, if you have traveled outside the country, are feeling any symptoms of sickness, or have come in contact with someone who has - please stay home. If you are in an apartment you should ask a friend, relative or service to exercise your dog for you.
This is of particular importance right now as all (apparently some 300,000) Canadians who left the country for March Break despite the warnings not to do so will be returning this week. It is likely that some of these individuals will ignore the self-isolation rules.
Keep safe and keep healthy, friends. @March 22, 2020
What the LDOA is all about
Responsible dog ownership starts with education. This applies not only for ourselves, but for anyone thinking about adopting a dog. Recent events include Pet First Aid.
Opportunities for dog owners to get together with other dog owners.
Learn the latest news from a variety of speakers and how it relates to you and your dog. Recent events include a presentation by Coyote Watch Canada.
Organizing terrific events like our annual Pooch Plunge at Stronarch Pool. Proceeds donated to a different Rescue group every year. Volunteers always needed!