Currently up for adoption are Toby a.k.a Toblerone (left) and Popcorn (right). You can visit the official Rocky Road Rescue website to see more dogs up for adoption. Courtesy photos

CHESTERVILLE – Want to do something special to help man’s best friend?

Rocky Road Rescue is putting together their very first event at Chesterville Gathering House on Sat., Dec. 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help raise money for their rescue medical costs.

“Rocky Road Rescue is a 100 per cent volunteer run, foster based dog rescue for Ottawa and surrounding areas,” said Tammy Plath, event coordinator for Rocky Road Rescue. “We do not operate out of a shelter. All our rescues are placed in homes until they are ready for adoption.”

The event will have a number of exciting items to check out including a craft sale, a bake sale and Chili Cook-Off where SDSG MP Eric Duncan will be judging.

“After the judging, people will be able to pay five dollars for a bowl of their favourite chili,” said Plath.

Victoria Street Café has already entered the competition and they are still looking for more entrants before the big day.

“We want to raise awareness on how much dogs need care and support,” said Plath. “We’re hoping to raise enough funds for the medical costs and care for our current dogs.”

While collecting donations for their rescue, they are also going to be collecting food donations for the House of Lazarus. For more information about Rocky Road Rescue and the upcoming event, you can visit their website at