Do you share NSD’s mission to empower individuals to reach their full potential through the life-changing power of Certified Service Dogs? Why not organize your own fundraiser in support of National Service Dogs? From golf tournaments, tea parties and painting parties, to bike races and skating parties, donor-organized events are a special way you can help NSD get more service dogs to the people who need them.

Annual Third Party Events:

David Hare Memorial Golf Classic – This annual tournament is a memorial to a cherished life cut short. David Hare lost his life as a result of a plane crash in Resolute Bay on August 20, 2011. David was a shining star in the lives of all who knew him. The proceeds from this event which brings together friends, family and members of the community to celebrate Dave’s extraordinary life, will help get life-changing National Service Dogs to those who need them. 

Lumpy’s Pig Roast, a private gathering of friends and family, has raised $3230 in 2016 and a whopping $21,336 for NSD programs over the years. Thank you Lumpy!  Join Lumpy and his family on July 15, 2017 for this year’s pig roast.

The Southern Cruisers Jelly Bean Ride in support of NSD is an annual charity ride held every August.  Despite the stormy weather and tornado warnings in 2016, the Southern Cruisers annual fundraiser for NSD was a great success, surpassing previous rides and raising $2965 to help get specially trained dogs to those who rely on them.  Thank you Southern Cruisers. (The 2017 Jelly Bean Ride will include an alternate date in case of inclement weather 🙂 )

muddy paws logoCelebrate excellent wine and food in Niagara — and bring along your best four-legged friend. The Muddy Paws Wine Festival is an awesome paws-friendly weekend in July held at Featherstone and Vineland Estates.  Our friends at Featherstone Estate Winery, donate a portion of wine sales to NSD!  Mark your calendars and be sure to join us at Featherstone on July 8 or 9, 2017 for the 3rd annual Muddy Paws Wine Festival.  Tickets are limited so order your today!  More information at Muddy Paws Wine Festival.

Host Your Own Fundraiser in Support of NSD!
NSD staff are available to help with all aspects of your fundraising event. We’ll provide you with everything you’ll need from promotion, planning and execution. We’ll even arrange an appearance from a puppy-in-training if proximity allows.

Step one:  Download a copy of our Third Party Fundraising Package and submit it to and together we’ll work on making your event a success!

The NSD Paws Program:
NSD’s Paws Program is a fundraising program designed to raise awareness of autism, PTSD and Certified Service Dogs. Paper paws are sold as a point of purchase sale within retail outlets and posted with the donor’s name. The program can be run for any length of time and is often very successful in April as it is National Autism Awareness Month or in August during International Assistance Dogs Week; however, the program can be run at any time throughout the year.

For Information:
Please contact or 519-623-4188, ext. 13 for more information.