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Easter Egg Hunt For Dogs, March 25, 2016

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Thank you for an exciting 2016 Hunt! Throughout this event’s history we have enjoyed some beautiful spring days, sunshine and green fields, and yes, we all prefer that. But for many reasons the 2016 Hunt 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. We have a number of donor and sponsorship Find out more

Accreditation, ADI and Imagine


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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

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Introducing NSD Ortona

TORONTO – National Service Dogs (NSD) and Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) are proud to introduce NSD Ortona. At just 12 weeks he is already showing the temperament, trainability and personality sought in PTSD and Autism Service Dogs.

Next week Ortona will be flying to Edmonton where he will be matched with his new NSD Puppy Raiser, Capt. Donna Riguidel. For the next sixteen months the Riguidel family will be teaching him all of his basic obedience skills and

Puppy Raisers Needed!

Spring is just around the corner! Within the last month we have welcomed 20 bouncing puppies to the NSD family, 7 from new mom NSD Valley and dad, NSD Dart, and 13 puppies from NSD Nellie and NSD Oscar. All puppies and parents are doing well. If you have always wanted to puppy raise, now is the time! We will be in need of 20 loving homes in the weeks ahead. To apply to our Puppy Raising program, please contact cathyk@nsd.on.ca or 519-623-4188, ext. 18.

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