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A Few Years Back….I Fell in Love!

Posted by on 04 16, 2018 | 2 comments

A few years back, a friend introduced me to NSD weekend dogs. I fell in love! Having recently lost a golden retriever but living in an apartment, the evening program and weekend sitting was a perfect compromise. The dogs were so well behaved and had great personalities. Although the whole having a perfect dog around was a bonus, the first time I attended an NSD grad – I bawled my eyes out – the whole ugly cry, mascara dripping bawl...

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Canada Litter

Posted by on 09 15, 2017 | 1 comment

In celebration of Canada 150, meet NSD’s Canada Litter. These future life changers were named after influential Canadians or significant historical events for Canadians. We are pleased to introduce: Hansen – in honour of Rick Hansen, Canadian Paralympian, activist, and philanthropist for people with disabilities. This puppy was sponsored by NSD volunteers Hadie – in honour of Col. Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut....

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IN SERVICE – Portraits of Dogs that Change Lives

Posted by on 05 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Now Available for pre-sales! Your ‘oohs and aahs’ will change the world. Read the stories of brave people and see the beautiful portraits of the doggies who have rescued them. This book has it all. It is real, it is moving, it is for everyone – from artists and art appreciators who will savour smart illustrations, to animal lovers who can marvel at the stories of these wonderful pooches. To anyone who just wants to help change the lives...

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