Hey kids, help the RCMP name the puppy
In support of the RCMP Name the Puppy contest, the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS) is inviting the media to a photo opportunity at BC RCMP headquarters at 10 a.m. on March 10, 2021. Several puppy recruits in training will be in attendance along with Police Service Dog Kanto and his handler Constable Ross Findlay.
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 2022. We’re hoping for children to suggest original and creative names that these dogs can wear with pride during their career serving Canadian communities, says Constable Ross Findlay, this year we’re looking for names that start with the letter ‘R’.
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 “R”
- 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 17, 2022
For more information on how to enter, please visit Name the Puppy contest online.
Constable Ross Findlay will be available at the media event to answer any questions about the contest or RCMP Police Service Dogs.