Can you help us name the puppies?
B.C., Police Dog Services
2023-03-07 11:00 PST
The Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta, needs help in thinking of names for 13 German Shepherd puppies that will be born in 2023.
This is an exciting oppawtunity for kids to suggest original and creative names that these dogs can wear with pride during their career serving Canadian communities. This year we’re looking for names that start with the letter ‘S’.
The 13 children whose puppy names are selected will each receive a laminated 8×10-inch photo of the pup they name, a plush dog named Justice and an RCMP water bottle.
Although there can only be 13 winners, children may still end up naming a police dog as submitted names will still be considered for other puppies born this year. BC kids have been winners in the past and sometimes even get to meet the dog they named!
The contest rules are simple:
- Contestants can suggest only 1 name (1 entry per person)
- The name may be for a male or a female pup
- The name must start with the letter "S"
- The name must have no more than 9 letters
- The name must be 1 or 2 syllables
- Contestants must be 4 to 14-years old
- Contestants must live in Canada
- Entries must be received by March 16, 2023
- For more information on how to enter, please visit Name the Puppy contest online.
This contest is a great way for us to connect with the kids across the country and highlight the Police Service Dog program in Canada, said Cst. Ross Findlay of the LMD IPDS.
The dogs themselves are great ambassadors of the program and they go on to do tremendous police work assisting in ensuring the safety of our communities.
Through their careers these dogs will locate missing people, help locate evidence, drugs, and other property, as well as track and aid in the apprehension of numerous dangerous suspects.
Constables Ross Findlay and Teresa Carter will be available at the media event to answer any questions about the contest or RCMP Police Service Dogs.
S/Sgt. Kris Clark
BC RCMP Media Relations
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