The RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail needs help finding names for Canada's future Police Dogs. Canadian children are invited to enter name suggestions online for 13 German Shepherd puppies that will be born at the Centre this year.

A new letter is selected each year to start the names. For 2023, all the names must begin with the letter “S”. PDSTC is looking for original and creative names that these dogs can wear with pride during their career serving Canadian communities.

All contest entries must be submitted using the online form


Winners - one from each province and territory - will receive a laminated 8×10-inch photo of the pup they name, a plush dog named Justice and an RCMP water bottle.

Contest rules

  • Only kids between the ages of 4 to 14 years old may enter.
  • Contestants can suggest only 1 name (1 entry per person).
  • The name must start with the letter “S”.
  • The name must be 1 or 2 syllables.
  • The name must have no more than 9 letters.
  • Contestants must live in Canada.
  • Entries must be received by March 16, 2023.

Contest winners and the winning names will be announced on April 6, 2023, on the RCMP website and social media.

Information provided by the Alberta RCMP