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Established Oct 15, 1989
Incorporated Washington & Illinois
P.O. Box 1406 Newport, WA 99156
Web Site http://www.povn.com/rdows E-mail US rdows@povn.com
Blog http://rdows.wordpress.com E-mail List http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rdows
Little Dog with a Stick
 

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WHAT IS RDOWS?

Responsible Dog Owners of the Western States was formed October 15, 1989 to protect the civil, and Constitutional rights, and interests of dog owners.  It is a not for profit group. Our supporters include pure-bred, rare breed, mixed breed owners, breeders, trainers, exhibitors, breed clubs, obedience clubs, and even people who don't own dogs, but are sympathetic to the right to keep and own dogs responsibly.

 

WHAT DOES RDOWS DO?

RDOWS promotes the responsible ownership, care and treatment of dogs.  We actively fight legislation that undermines the right to own, show, hunt with our breed dogs, including breeding bans, mandatory spay/neuter,  & breed specific codes or ordinances.

RDOWS HAS...

  • Provided speakers for dog clubs, service clubs, and community centers throughout the western states.

  • Had information booths at many dog shows

  • Introduced bills into both houses of Washington's State Legislature.

  • Helped to formulate alternative legislation to that which infringes upon the rights of people to own or utilize their dogs.

  • Attended council, commissioner, and committee meetings.

  • Cooperated with the US Justice and Treasury Departments to help apprehend ALF terrorists

  • Conducted aggressive letter writing campaigns to newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio stations.

  • Kept the dog owning public informed of any legislation directly concerning ownership and use of dogs.