Celebrating 20 years of expanding potential through the life-changing power of Certified Service Dogs.

IN SERVICE – Portraits of Dogs That Change Lives



An Unexpected Journey

ortona1From Giving to Receiving. One person’s unexpected journey. 
Sometimes the simplest act of kindness becomes the most extraordinary gift. When Val turned into National Service Dog’s driveway all those years ago she had no idea where fate would take her.  Find out more

Donor & Sponsorship Opportunities


NSD receives no government funding and relies entirely on support from corporate sponsors, local community members, service clubs and annual fundraising events.  If you share NSD’s mission to empower Find out more

Accreditation, ADI and Imagine


Assistance Dogs International, Inc.:
National Service Dogs has been a member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) since 2000, achieving full accreditation in 2008. ADI sets standards for the Find out more

Upcoming & Recent Events

Ride & Poker Run
Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual NSD Ride and Poker Run

The Gulf-Kuwait Motorcycle Unit of the 1st C.A.V. (Canadian Army Veteran) Association presents the NSD Ride. Held every year on the second Sunday in July. Read more

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Petland Paws for Autism

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For 11 years Petland Canada guests have dramatically impacted the lives of two dozen children living with autism through their annual Paws for Autism Fundraiser in support of National Service Dogs .

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