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And the winner is...

Congratulations to Natalie and Bejeepers! They are the winners of the first ever Ottawa Dog Blog Contest Giveaway!!

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest – your support has been overwhelming! I will definitely be holding more contests in the future so stay tuned!

Ottawa Dog Blog is 1 year old!

The Ottawa Dog Blog came into being on February 15th, 2008. It has been such an awesome year thanks to each and every one of you! Thank you for making the blog as successful as it is – this next year will be even better!

I have some really exciting projects underway and hopefully I’ll be able to announce them soon.

For now, I am hosting the first ever Ottawa Dog Blog Contest Giveaway, sponsored by Ottawa Dog Blog and Room Candy.

Prizes include a set of 3 toys generously donated by Room Candy and your choice of either an Ottawa Dog Blog Mug, Clock or Tote Bad!

To enter:

  • You must live in Ottawa & Area
  • Leave a comment below with your name, your dog’s name, your dog’s breed, your dog’s age and what part of Ottawa & Area you live in!
  • The winner will be picked at random using the comment number on March 1st and will be contacted by email.

Contest Givaway!

Good Luck!!


  1. sashac says:

    Hi, I have a frisky 2 year old Labernese. We live in carling/kirkwood area. Her name is Beauty. The only thing that she does that is really bad is whining and howling when I am not at home.

  2. Madalena says:

    Hi there, I have a Toy Poodle named Jazzie and she’s a year and 9 months old. We live in Barrhaven and she’s a crazy little girl with lots of energy.

  3. pswilson says:


    Paul here with my dog Dott – a Morkie (Maltese / Yorkie) who just turned 1 year old in January 2009. We live and play in Stittsville. One of those Dog Blog mugs sure look nice.

  4. Maria says:

    Hi and congrats on the success of the Ottawa Dog Blog! I have a sweet 2 year old male Pomeranian, Ricky, and we live in Centretown :)

  5. Chanters says:

    Congratulations, Liz!
    Chantal here, from the Ottawa Canine School.

    We have 2 dogs: Everest, a 3 year old White Shepherd (rescue), and Hemingway, a 2 year old Brindle Great Dane (rescued from a Puppy Mill bust in September).
    We live in the East end, near Aviation Parkway and Ogilvie.
    We have voted, and think that the Ottawa Dog Blog clock would look great in our kitchen.

  6. Holli says:

    Hi Liz!

    You already know all about Skittles, but I’ll tell you again anyways 😉 She’s a 3 year old pomeranian, and we live in the south end, near Bank/Hunt Club. It would be nice to meet Maria and her pomeranian, since there aren’t many poms in Ottawa!

  7. Ophio says:

    Andria here, my dog Caesar is 8 months old, a Pomeranian Chihuahua Cross. We are in Nepean.

  8. Jo says:


    I’m Jo. My dog is Sacha (nicknamed Shy Dog). She is a labrador, husky, shepherd mix. She’s about six years old. We live in Centretown.

    Happy Anniversary! :)


  9. Laurie says:

    Congratulations on a great first year. Allow me to introduce my 2 miniature daschunds. Oskar, the male is black and tan and he is 2 and a half years old. Olivia, the female is black and tan dapple and she is 1 and a half years old. We live in Ottawa South in the Blossom Park area.

  10. Janet shaffer says:

    Happy anniversary!

    I’m Janet, and I live in Barrhaven with my 3 retired racing greyhounds – Jake 9, Jet 7, and Peanut almost 4.

  11. Samara says:

    Hello There! Love the dog blog :)

    My name is Samara, and I have a six months old shih-tzu/king charles spaniel mix by the name of Winston. We live in Centretown (Elgin area).


  12. Natalie says:

    Caleb is a 5 year old, blue merle, Shetland Sheepdog. We live in the South Keys area..

    Congrats Liz, keep up the good work!!!


  13. twellon says:


    Teri here. My pup is Gordon a goldendoodle who is turning 1 on Feb 21st. We live in Nepean and we love ottawadogblog!

  14. Krista says:

    Hi Liz!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! (Kira says “Way to go – woof! woof!”) She’s 10 months old now – still a stubborn wee papillon. :-)
    Thanks for keeping us all up-to-date!

  15. Krista says:

    …oops…we live in Kanata… :-)

  16. Iconise says:

    My name is Sue Hill and my dog’s name is Ike. He is an 8 month old Pug. We live in Kanata.

  17. Barry says:

    Hey Liz – congrats!! Trice is a 3 year old Mantle Great Dane…we love checking out ottawadogblog for all the latest happenings….we live near woodroffe and richmond road!!

  18. I’m a Pug named Wiki that lives in Westboro at the age of 6 months. I really wants those treats and my Master Kevin wants a Coffee mug so he can keep me active :)

  19. Darren says:

    My name is Darren, my dog’s name is Samuel. He’s an 8 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound. We live in the Orleans area.

  20. Krystyna says:

    Congrats on 1 year! My name is Krystyna, and last year we got a Golden Retriever Puppy named Cooper (who is just 7 months now). Ottawa Dog Blog has been a great source of info!! We live in Orleans by Ravine Park/Billberry Creek where Cooper LOVES walking in the forest and meeting other dogs.

  21. Jennifer says:

    Happy Anniversary! I have two rescue dogs, Charlie a Jack/Shih mix and Seamus a Boxer. I also foster for LOYAL rescue and am currently fostering Lucy a mini schnauzer from a puppy mill bust in Mtl last fall, Pablo a Min Pin mix and Dylan and Thomas. They are two yonng brothers and are Cairn/Shih mixes. It’s quite the crew!!

  22. KKBokovay says:

    My name is Joey. I’m a yellow lab and I live in Val-des-Monts with my boss Karen, 3 cats (bleck–hate cats), a really tall guy, and until recently a rooster.

    I used to be a therapy dog. Now, I’m the greeter dog at the corn stand.Oh, cool story about the tall guy! I showed my boss how to find the right man!

  23. Anne says:

    HI Liz; congrats on your 1 year anniversity, I love your site. I have three dogs(all rescues)Mr.Jiggs is a 10year old Llasa poodle mix, Rita is a 10year old hound mix and Biscuit a 7 years old ShitShui and we live in Nepean

  24. WOW youre baby just turned one, very cool. And congrats. AND 20 something comments to boot. Great following I’d say.
    Ok count me in this shin dig. We have a 3 yr old chocolate lab, he goes by the name meiko. You can often here his name being called in a high pitched shreik from my wife. Hes a bit of a racal and always up to no good. Usually poking her with his nose or body checking her. Quite amusing really.

  25. Amelyssa says:

    Congradulations Ottawa Dog Blog on turning the big ONE!

    I’m owened by a 6 month old ball of hyperactivity named Trinity. She is half lab and half shepard, but all cute. We live in Barhaven.

  26. gibeaur says:

    Love the site Liz … finally all the information I look at in one site!

    Rachelle Gibeault
    Dog: Patches, beagle, 7yrs old
    I live in the Alta Vista area.

  27. nenright says:

    Hi there!
    My name is Nadine Enright and Chase is our 17mth old boxer/lab mix. We currently live in the Vanier/Overbrook area.

  28. Amanda says:

    My name is Amanda
    My dogs are: Brady the 1yr old husky (former dog of the week), Charley the 5 yr old Rotti, and Tia the 9 yr old Rotti.
    We live in Bells Corners and work for DoggingIt Daycare and Grooming, which just turned a year a few months ago!

  29. Lucannus says:

    My name: Jon Wells
    Dog’s Name: maddoxx
    Maddoxx Age: 6 months
    Breed: Chow Chow
    Area of Town: Rockland

  30. Jacquie says:

    Jacquie Schwass
    Bella and George
    Bella – 4
    George – 2 3/4


  31. Adrienne says:

    Congrats Liz! We love Ottawa Dog Blog!! Keep up the great work!

    My name is Adrienne and my partner in crime is…Kirby, a 1.5 year old Border Collie/Aussie mix! We live in the Market area!

  32. Fiona says:

    Hi Liz, as you know, I am the South Mountain cat lady but I’m often puppy-sitting Riley who lives next door. He is a 2 year old yorkie/maltese mix. If he’s anywhere near my door when it opens, he tears into the house to seek out my cats. One of my cats looks identical to his outside best friend and he doesn’t quite get that it’s not Kitty and why is she hissing at him and getting big and fluffy? When he’s not chasing my little friends, he does curl up nicely in my lap, which is fun because my cats don’t do that, so I like borrowing him for cuddles.

  33. kirajenn2002 says:

    Hey there,
    My name is Jennifer Gabriel, & my pup’s name is Sable Lara. She’s a four and half year old Siberian Huskey. We live out in Kanata. And your blog shares my husband’s birthday! 😉

  34. Julie says:

    Congrats on your one year!! I love checking out the website to see new events and fundrasiers around the city.
    I am the proud dog parent of Lola, a Boston Terrier who is 2.5 yrs. We live in Nepean.

  35. Amber says:

    Congratulations on your first year anniversary! I am the co-parent of Priscilla, Paddington’s friend. She turns 3 on July 2 and is a chihuahua/schnauzer mix. We live in Hintonburg where Priscilla is happy to finally have a backyard to play in. We will have to have your girls over for a play date!

  36. Mimi says:

    I have a 2 1/2yr. old German Shepard named Rosie, we enjoy checking out the blog to keep up to date on the goings on around town.
    Jacquie Abrams
    Blossom Park

  37. LVan says:


    Congratulation on your one year anniversary! My name is Leslie, and I own a 13 week old Puggle names Lexus. She is very Playful, but also enjoys naptime, especially if she gets to cuddle. I am from the west-end, Stittsville to be more specific. Good luck in the coming year :)

  38. Rene says:

    Way to go Dog Blog! I live in Sandy Hill with my two mutts: Daisy the 1.5yr old puggle and Callie the 3.5 year Shepherd cross.
    Best wishes for the second year!

  39. melanie says:

    We live in the market area with Shelby, the 4 year old Lab-Doberman mix!

  40. Okwari says:

    My dog is named Cosmo, she’s an active 9 year old black lab/border collie cross, and we live outside of Ottawa in the Carleton Place/Perth area but are often in town delivering rustic benches and Pet Feeders to clients.
    Happy birthday DOG BLOG!!! oh and I could use one of those stylish tote bags for when shopping for groceries :)

  41. Kjax says:


    I have a 7.5 month old Red Doberman named Kyuss. We live in the Ottawa South region near South Keys Shopping Plaza.

    Happy 1st Birthday ODB!!

  42. Ppom says:

    I have an 8 and a half year old Jack Russell named Wendy. We live in Orleans (Avalon). We just discovered this website recently and we love it! Thanks.

  43. Stella says:

    Bark & Fitz Ottawa would like to congratulate Liz & ODB with their successful first year of keeping the Ottawa dog community well informed and entertained.

    My owner is Lynne and although she seems to think that I have plenty of toys, I know for a fact that she would love to have an ODB clock in our grooming salon. I could always donate my toy prizes to B.A.R.K. rescue…

    sniffs & licks,
    3 year old mini wirehaired doxie

  44. Sabrina says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I didn’t realize you are so young–I think I have been reading from close to the beginning!

    I have a 1 1/2 year old female pug named Beulah and we live in Ottawa South (with my cat, Marble–had to get her in there!). Anyway, I know that one of those tote bags would be great for bringing here gear to and from agility class!


  45. Brandon says:

    congratulations on the one year i have 2 beagles one is male and is 7 months old, and the other is female and 8 months old, they love to play and follow their nose’s.

  46. Anna says:

    Hi Liz, Paddington and Corduroy

    Way to go on your 1-yr Ottawa Dog Blog anniversary! As a first time dog adopter, I have found the blog especially useful. Our dog’s name is Gucci. He is 3 years old and is a rescue dog. His breed has been suggested to be among the following: Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Cairn Terrier, Poodle. He may be some, all or none of them, regardless he is awfully cute. We live in the Westboro area.

    Anna and Gucci

  47. Nathalie says:

    Happy 1 year b-day to !!!

    Keep up the good work Liz, I love your blog, that’s how my dogs have a social life… Give a hug to Paddington and Corduroy.

    From George the black pug who is almost 4 and Eddie the corgi who will be 5 this summer.

    Nathalie, who lives in Ottawa (Centretown)

  48. fotochick says:


    my 2.5 year old bichon-frise/poodle mix is whiskey! :)
    my name is angela and i live in hintonburg.

  49. karinelangley says:


    I love the Ottawa dog blog and am a frequent visitor. They introduced me to Caniswear and Bark n Fitz and most importantly the wonderful photographer called Liz Kerrison.

    Bubba is a 10.5 year old Llasa Apso, I also have Sophie a 10 year old Nova Scotia Ducktolling retriever. We live in the Elmvale Acres area.

    My name is Karine

  50. George says:

    Congrats and great work on the blog Liz. You already know Tinsley (former dog of the week) our 2 and a half year old Standard Schnauzer from Hull, Quebec.

    Keep up the great work!
    Tina and George.

  51. melanie says:

    We love the Blog… keeps us informed with socials, news & helpful info! love seeing the dog of the week too!
    We live in Stittsville, and have Bella the 2.5 yr old pug… she looks forward to the next get-together:)

    Melanie & Matt

  52. Louise says:

    Hey Liz, love the blog! I am lucky to share my life with my 4 year old West Highland Terrier, Elsie. We enjoy life in the Hunt Club/Riverside area.

    Thanks for all you do.
    Louise and Elsie

  53. Natalie says:

    Hey Liz!

    My name is Natalie and my chihuahua’s name is Bejeepers and we live by Billings Bridge in Old Ottawa South.


  54. JEN says:

    Hi…I am Jen(nifer) and I have two dachshunds…Ms. Texas Belle, 5, a red shorthair who rides a Harley Davidson, and my Hopeful Hearts Rescue boy, Zeus, who is 2 and progressing beautifully after a rough beginning to his life. We live in the west end close to Centrepointe.

  55. Amanda says:

    Hi. I have two dogs. My 20mth old male, Petie (for Peter Pan) is a border collie/black lab/beagle. My 3mth old female, Annie (Princess Annabelle Daisy, according to our family compromise), is a siberian husky/chocolate lab. They are both my little darlings. We live in Centretown West, Ottawa.

    Congrats on your one year!

  56. Angie says:

    My dog’s name is Corky. She is a 16-year-old mutt, but looks like a bit of terrier (little beard) mixed with weiner dog. She’s got stubby legs! We live in the East End, Orleans!

  57. hannah.marchand says:

    Hey Liz,
    Thanks for all your efforts with the ottawadogblog.. very informative, fun, and entertaining articles. Your pictures are also great! My dog is Gunner (2 year old Lhasa). We are both looking forward to more social dog walks when the weather gets better!

  58. Sally says:

    Sally writing to talk about my coy boy, Chester, a 9-year-old golden retriever, who still acts like a clown: he’s Chester-the-Jester to people who know him. Glad I discovered this Blog…

  59. Suzanne says:

    Happy first year Liz
    We have 2 of Birchhaven Resuce and Rehabilitation’s DBB Great Danes, Jenni and Mudslide.Both are 23 months and litter sisters to the core….LOL

    Chuck and i and the Girls live in Orleans and we love the blog

  60. Mindy says:

    Spenny and I just love Ottawa dog blog keep up the great work:) Spenny is a 2 year old Black cocker spaniel and the love of my life! We live in Kemptville.

  61. Morgan says:

    I have two Boston Terriers, Clifford & Dottie, who are half brother and sister. Clifford is two and a half and Dottie is one year old. We live in the Nepean area.

    Love the blog! I check it out at least 4 or 5 times a week. Keep up the good work!

  62. A big woof of thank you, Liz!
    Einstein the LabX who is 7yrs.
    Rasta the pug, who is 2yrs.
    Lastly, but not in his mind,
    Buju the pugshire, who is 8months.
    Den Mother,
    Anne Swerdfager of Frank Ryan Park (Ottawa West)

  63. liz_scott says:

    Stuart, the schnoodle, is 4 years old. We live in Barrhaven. Good job on great progress in only a year Liz!

  64. Lee Turcotte says:

    Kami the Shiba is a mere 5 months old. Kami is a frequent visitor on your site, as she makes many trips into Ottawa from her home in Aylmer. Before we met you, I had stumbled onto your website when searching for information on Dogs in Ottawa. Kami is hoping that she will get hooked up with some doggie apparel. Looks like your site has had a successful year. Looking forward to your exciting ideas in the upcoming year.

  65. EllaFricka says:

    Hello my name is Ariella and I’m 24.
    I am visiting a breeder on Saturday Feb 28th to hopefully pick up my new puppy! S/he (unsure of puppy’s sex, will have to wait to see temperament first) is going to be a Maltese!!! So my puppy will be 2 months old. I live in South Ottawa!!! (all the exclamation points – can you see how excited I am for a puppy!?!) I found your blog when I was initially looking at possibly getting a Morkie, and me and my mom have been hooked ever since!

  66. Rachelle says:

    I live in the Glebe area with my 5-year-old white toy poodle Charlie Brown, who is the most affectionate dog I’ve ever known. I think he literally could survive on love alone – thankfully, he is bombarded with it daily:)

  67. Cassara says:

    Bailey, our Bichon Frisé, is a 2 1/2 year old bundle of energy. He loves his squeaky stuffed bear, getting a massage, and stealing Kleenex (which we try to prevent!). We live in the Glabar Park area.

  68. Clare says:

    Hello, my name is Clare and I have a Boston Terrier, Bodie, who is 10 weeks old. He loves play hockey with my 3 yr old boy. Bodie loves to run after the puck. I just found out about your website tonight and I am so excited about it. And I live in Orleans.

  69. Sara B says:

    Hi! My name is Sara and my husband and I have a 1 year old Shih-poo named Penny. She is full of energy and loves the snow! We live in Ottawa-South.

  70. Raecheal says:

    Hello, I”m Racheal. We have a little black shih tzu named Stella… she is 5 months and 5 days. We live in Ottawa-West area.

  71. dog cariole says:

    Hi! I’m Val in the Carp countryside and Allistair is a 12 1/2 yr. old copper and white Siberian Husky coping with liver fibrosis. His companion, a 13 1/2 yr. old gray and white Sibe, Minnie just crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Monday and joined her litter brother and oncology/palliative care Sibe therapy dog Zipper, dark gray and white, who passed just before Christmas.

  72. Vada says:

    Great site!
    Orson is my 8 month old pug.
    We live in Ottawa South near Bank & Walkley.

  73. kdenault says:

    Hi Liz, congrats! I visit your site daily :-) Breeze is a 3yr old Shepherd/Chow mix who loves to give kisses and unfortunately I had to put my old guy Storm down Oct 16th after 15.2yrs of loyalty! We live in St. Albert (will be moving back in the city soon enough hopefully!)

  74. LV2TAT says:

    Dusty came to us from Friends of Abandoned Pets in Ottawa about 6 weeks ago. She is 8 months old and is a mix of poodle /yorkshire/ Cairn Terrier they think!
    We live in Kars just outside of Manotick.
    Congratulations on your one year anniversary Liz.
    We’re all very fortunate you’re providing a great service to all pet lovers in the Ottawa area.
    Keep up the good work.

  75. Andrew Lee says:

    Oh my gosh, my pugs want those! Pookie (6) and Pugoda (4), both pugs, love small toys like those donuts. To bad I’m not in Ottawa area.

    Congrats on the one year and thanks for doing contests. Everyone loves contests.

  76. Nicole says:


    I live in Vanier with 5 year old Weimaraner, Copper. She is a retired bitch we have just adopted — our doggy toy collection is in need of donations :)

  77. heymelanie says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on your first anniversary. I’m so glad I found this site – it’s terrific! Keep up the great work – it’s appreciated!

    I have a beautiful 10 year old Border Collie mix named Hannah and we live near her favorite dog park – Conroy Pit.

  78. sara says:

    Merlin, our Great Dane will be two in July. We live east of Ottawa in Hammond

  79. JP Levac says:

    I have an awsomely (just made that word up) cool dog named Carson; he was dog of the week once! hehe. He is a four year old border-collie breed. And we live in the downtown area of Ottawa.

    Love this website, gratz on the anniversary!

  80. jessica_cyc says:

    What a super site!! My first visit!

    We recently adopted James, a 2 year old (we think!) German Shep from BIN. We live in the south end and are at Conroy Pit almost every day!

    Here is a link to pics of our handsome boy:

  81. JordanS says:

    My year and half old Dogo Argentino’s name is Dirty Harry. We call him Harry for short. We live in The East end of Ottawa in Orleans.


  82. Caro says:

    my name is Carolyne and my owner is Lola, a 9 months old Maltese!
    I live in the old Barrhaven area

  83. doberman87 says:

    Hi, first time on the site and loving it!! I definitely will be coming back!!! I have a 5 month old Doberman called Tucker. We live in the south end.

  84. pugmamakelty says:

    Hello! Bill is our 8 month old pug! and he can’t wait for his first Christmas with mom and dad!

  85. pugmamakelty says:

    Hello! Bill is our 8 month old pug! and he can’t wait for his first Christmas with mom and dad! Oh and we live in the East end of Ottawa, Orleans :)!

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