Why Name Change

We changed our name from the St. Thomas Dog Park Association to the St. Thomas Dog Owners Association to reflect a broader responsibility for the welfare of dogs and the place they have in our community.

We were advised by other service organizations that cities and municipalities prefer to deal with umbrella groups that will deal with a broader picture rather than a narrow focus on just one issue or event.  We were advised that the chance of success is increased by taking a broader view because cities and municipalities must by their nature take a broad view, and it would enable us to liaise better with local governments to address a wider range of issues that may arise from time to time.

The St. Thomas Dog Owners Association is a non-profit organization that promotes off leash dog parks and supports responsible dog ownership and the welfare of dogs.