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OMD Weekend News Roundup For March 7th-12th

OMD Weekend News Roundup For March 7th-12th

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekly OMD news roundup where we post some of our favourite stories from the past week!

I hope you have some amazing adventures planned this weekend with your dog as we head into Spring and the days get longer and brighter. Let us know what your plans are by tagging us on social.

Don’t forget tomorrow is Day Light’s Saving Time which means you get an hour extra sleep tomorrow! Make good use of it.

Now without further ado, here are some of our favourite articles we posted this week that we think you’ll enjoy!

RCMP Helps You need to Name Police Pups

On February 8th, 2022, Nova the police dog gave birth to a litter of 13 adorable German Shepherd pups. Now the RCMP is holding its annual contest to get these little pups named. Kids are encouraged to keep in mind that they will be naming police dogs, not pets. So it’s advised to think less cutesy, and more, well…police-appropriate. Still, creativity and imagination are big factors in winning. Kids still have until March 17th to get their names in.

Top Pet Sitters in Vancouver Recommended by Local Dog Owners

We put together a list of the top 5 recommended pet sitters from Vancouver dog owners. Pet sitters can be invaluable in a pinch and so it’s always handy to have a list or reputable companies. Check out our list HERE

Dogs Proven to Improve Our Brain Power

A new study out of the University of Florida shows that owning a pet can ward off memory loss and other negative brain functions. (Here at OMDNews we didn’t need a study to show that!) Research shows that the memorization of words, for one thing, has been attributed to being around a loving pet.

The study found having a dog (or other pets in the house) for five years, made significant boosts in brain research. Social companionship and a real sense of responsibility played big in the study. It just amps up that us dog-lovers have that kind of furry care to count on!

Vancouver Island Trainer Selected For National Team

A Vancouver Island Border Collie is going to get to travel internationally for the first time when she competes for Canada at the International Agility Competition. Kenzie Bailey, who is only 14-years-old, and her Collie, Luna, are heading to Holland at the end of May to be part of Team Canada. I know we’ll all cheer her on!


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