Vizsla, Bracebridge ON area

UPDATE: OAKLEY HAS BEEN LOCATED AND HAS RETURNED HOME TO HER OWNERS! Please help find "Oakley". Oakley, a 1.5 year old female, spayed Vizsla, bolted from the fireworks at a cottage in Bracebridge Ontario near Beaumont Road, Saturday March 18, 2017. She was last seen near Tree Tops Bed and Breakfast, 1015 Melandaw Lane, Bracebridge, Ontario off Beaumont Road near the lake on Saturday March 18th at midnight. She was wearing a red bandanna but no tags but she is microchipped. Contact: Rob Elliott 416-528-0076. Rob is not a VSO member. The VSO is posting this as a public service announcement because we love and support Vizslas!

Frank Lacko

The VSO mourns the death of long-time member Frank Lacko.

Happy St. Pat's Day

It's St. Patrick's Day! Top o' the morning to you from "Mr. Green" usually known as "Mr. Red" owned by VSO member and Membership Coordinator, Patti Callahan!

Changes to Toronto's pet bylaw

On January 31, 2017, the Council of the City of Toronto (Ontario, Canada) added new subsections to Bylaw 102-2017 "To establish new provisions with respect to the protection of persons and animals from dangerous dogs" which took effect March 1. The new subsections include a ban on using choke collars, choke chains, pronged collars, or any similar device forms. The city has also newly imposed a 1 hour limit for leaving a tethered dog unsupervised as well as a provision that, “No person shall allow an animal to remain outdoors during extreme weather unless the animal has access to an enclosure that will adequately protect the animal from the elements.” This latter provision means neighbours

Last Meeting of Current BOD

The 2015-2017 Board of Directors held its last meeting on March 14. The term for this board ends March 31 and the new board takes office on April 1st, 2017. Many, many thanks to the following (listed alphabetically by surname) who served the club energetically and well during this term and kudos to each and all for their efforts and achievements over the past two years: Sylvia Dorosh (President) Lynda Friendly (Secretary) Mary-Ellen Harvey (VP & Show Chair) Elaine Hopkins (Rescue) Marcia McNabb (Treasurer) Emily Moon (Field Co-chair) Hollyce Nunnenmacher (Memberships) Ray Rowan (Director) Janice Wolff (Field Chair) Ross Woolford (Website & graphic design)

Spring Field Test

Our 2017 spring field test for pointing breeds takes place May 13-14.

2017 Specialty Show

Our 2017 Specialty Show takes place this year on June 4, 2017 in Caledonia, ON.


I’d like to introduce and welcome our new Directors who will assume office on April 1 (no, it’s no joke!). Brand new to the board will be: Lois Brown Caroline Davies Leslie McCormick Current officers / directors who agreed to stay on: Lynda Friendly Marcia McNabb Elaine Hopkins Sylvia Dorosh All positions were acclaimed so there was no need for an election. You’ll learn more about our board members in the next issue of the Vizsla Voice and also on our website after they take office.

Thanks Ross!

We owe a great deal of gratitude to Ross Woolford!

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