How to Donate

Donations to the Ottawa Valley Search and Rescue Dog Association can now be made through either CanadaHelps or the United Way of Ottawa.

Online payment can easily be completed through the CanadaHelps website.

Donations can also be made through the United Way's website. To have your donation sent to OVSARDA you will need our Charitable Registration #88519 3029 RR0001.

You can also get a free Rona discount card. You'll save 5% at Rona and Rona will send a donation to us!

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Current Needs

1. Our immediate need this year is for new training locations as city expansion has been pushing us out of our regular spots. Ideally, we would like to have access to hay fields that are over 100 acres to train the dogs in tracking, within 50 kms from Ottawa/Gatineau. As well, we are always interested in finding new forested areas for training, we typically need at least 200 acres for the whole team to train.

2. The organization needs a new boat, motor and trailer - 50% of the searches we respond to are water searches. Our current boat has served us well, but we are in need of replacement gear, an upgraded motor to increase our safety on the water.

3. A laptop - while on searches, we need to download GPS data collected by teams in the field, to help plan future search tasks.

4. A place to store the boat: in the summer, boat needs to be in East Ottawa, where we can quickly access it for searches. In winter, we simply need a place to park the boat.