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

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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

Mark your calendar for the 14th Annual NSD Ride and Poker Run

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This year in memory of Canadian Veteran Harry “Dusty” Watts

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

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Service Dog Prescriber Guidelines for PTSD

The Aanderson Service Dog Prescriber Guidelines for PTSD is a newly developed tool for treatment professionals to assist them in understanding how service dogs can impact clients, required states of readiness to receive a service dog and best practices when acquiring or recommending a service dog.

Please feel free to share this document: Aanderson Service Dog Perscriber Guidelines 2.0

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