Welcome to the
Okanagan Dog Owners Association

The Okanagan Dog Owners Association (OKDog) is about maintaining a voice in the community for dog owners. We started in 1999 as a group lobbying for greater dog access to parks. If you think Kelowna is dog-unfriendly now, you should have tried it then!
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Corporate Members
Okanagan Veterinary Hospital Dr. Marco Veenis
okvet

We provide medical, surgical, orthopedic and dental care for companion animals. Our staff strives to provide top veterinary care in a warm, friendly environment. We understand and cherish the special bonds formed between humans and their pets!
3355 Sexsmith Rd.,
Kelowna, BC V1X 7T5
250-765-5132
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Houndbag

hound bag

A Dog Walker’s Best Friend. A convenient, attractive & compact solution to dog walker woes.
Contact: Mat Hanson
250-718-7566
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Bark n' Fly Dog Daycare & Boarding
bark n fly

Bark n' Fly Dog Daycare & Boarding is Kelowna's newest, largest, cleanest, and safest state of the art facility where your dog or cat can have the most fun ever! We offer luxury 5 star accomodation as well as daycare in our fully climate controlled kennel complete with all the amenities of home including furniture and televisions. Take advantage of our large supervised outdoor play areas for socialization and excersize along with swiming pools for your pet to cool off in.

5830 Old Vernon Road
Kelowna, BC
Canada V1X 7V2
Phone: 250.765.8100
Fax: 250.765.8105
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OK Dog New Executive!
Monday, 31 May 2010

We have a new executive board and are starting to get things rolling again. Please check back often for updates!

Here is a list of the new Executive:

President - Susan Knight
Vice-President – still looking (interested?)
Secretary – Sheila Sutton
Treasurer – Jacquie Paetz
Membership – Kitrin Neeland
Newsletter – Jacquie and Kitrin

 

 
Dog license fees going up in 2010
Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Dog license fees are going up starting January 1, 2010 by more than 20%. This is the first time in 10 years the fees have increased.

A license for a spayed or neutered dog will increase from $16 to $25. A license for a non-spayed or neutered dog will increase from $50 to $60. In addition, ticketed fines will increase from $75 to $100.

Please remember to license your dog! A late fee of $20 will be applied if your dog isn't licensed before the end of February.

 
New Dog Park!
Monday, 26 October 2009
There is a new large fenced dog park in the old KSS soccer fields, on the west side of Richter Street between Hwy 97 and Suther land Ave.
 
Calling all Beagle Owners!
Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Darrel is looking for a Beagle Club or Beagle owners here in Kelowna and the Okanagan area. He has found nothing and he's talked to Vets, Breeders and the BC Beagle Club (Vancouver). Are there any Beagle owners out that there? Please contact Darrel at 250-212-6068.
 
Off leash dog parks need to be rethought
Monday, 10 November 2008

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Note from OK Dog:
If you agree with this, we encourage you to write a letter to city hall.
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Distances to off-leash dog parks.

City Hall to Cedar Creek Park            - 12 Kilometers
                Ellison Dog Park               - 16 Kilometers
                Enterprise Dog Park          - 5.5 Kilometers
                Mission Creek Dog Park   - 7.2 Kilometers
                Glenmore Dog Park           - 11.6 Kilometers

99% of the Kelowna population do not live within walking distance of an off leash dog park, but there are 249 parks in Kelowna. The current bylaws are written to the benefit of the non-dog owners, not to benefit dogs or pet owners.

To be a owner of a dog that needs to run, Kelowna requires that the pet owner owns a vehicle and has a drivers license. That in itself is discriminatory. Buses and taxis do not allow dogs. Pet owners are required to drive to an off-leash park at extra unnecessary personal and environmental cost.

The solution would be to open up larger local parks in the off season. From September until March many of these parks are not used. During the winter months the same parks are barren and snow covered. Open up larger parks to morning use (prior to 8am) and evening use. (after 8 pm).

Dogs should not be allowed into any park where a sports activity or such is taking place. Owners should be required pick up after their dogs or be fined.

Kelowna City Council, it's time to make Kelowna user friendly to all.

Give dog owners, dogs and the environment a break.

S. Barber

 
Dog Walkers in Kelowna
Friday, 22 February 2008
We've been getting many requests from people looking for dog walking services in Kelowna. If you know of a service, please This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it so we can pass on the information!
 
Corporate Membership
Tuesday, 04 October 2005

Corporate Memberships in the Okanagan Dog Owners Association are now available. If you are involved in a dog-related business, or if you are involved in a business that simply loves dogs and their owners, here is your opportunity to let other dog lovers know about it.

Your $100 per year Corporate Membership entitles you to receive a framed certificate to display so your customers know you support OK Dog. As well, we'll display your business name here on our website. You will reach dog owners directly!

Our individual members have already begun to make a difference to the quality of life for people and dogs in the Okanagan. Now your business can be a part of that effort. to tell us you are interested, and we will send you the details. Click here for a list of our fabulous Corporate Members!

Why not show your appreciation, too, by patronizing their business. Let them know you heard about them from OK DOG!

 
Have an Interesting Article?
Friday, 25 November 2005
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