A handful of new RCMP recruits recently arrived at the Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta, and Mounties are now asking youth across Canada to suggest names for the 10 newest and cutest, recently born German Shepherd puppies.
Children are encouraged to be original and imaginative in finding suitable names that will serve these puppies well in their policing careers with Canada’s national police force.
The deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 5, 2014.
The 10 children whose 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 cap.
Contest rules are simple:
• Contestants can suggest only one name (one entry per person). It is important to keep in mind when picking a name that these are working police dogs and not pets.
• The name may be for a male or a female pup.
• The name must start with the letter “G”.
• The name must have no more than nine (9) letters.
• The name must be one or two syllables.
• Contestants must live in Canada and be 16-years-old or younger.
Three ways to enter:
1. Enter online: www.rcmp-grc.ca/depot/pdstc-cdcp/name-the-puppy-nomme-le-chiot-eng.htm
2. Email the child’s name, age, address, telephone number and the suggested name for a puppy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Send a postcard or letter to the following address. Be sure to print the child’s name, age, address, telephone number and the suggested name for a puppy.
Attn: “Name the Puppy Contest”
Police Dog Service Training Centre
Innisfail, AB, T4G 1S8
We also love to receive creative drawings and paintings with the entries when submitting by mail or email.
Although there can be only 10 winners, names not selected for the contest will be considered for other puppies born during the year.
Contest winners and prizes will be announced on April 15, 2014. Winning names will be chosen by the PDSTC staff. A draw will determine the winning entry in the event of multiple submissions of the same puppy name.