NSD’s Companion Dogs are valued at $10,000; however, each dog is provided free of charge to approved clients.
NSD receives no government funding and relies entirely on donations from the general public, corporate sponsors, fundraising events, and community supporters.
Clients are not obligated to fundraise, and fundraising efforts are in no way tied to when and if they receive their Companion Dog; however, many of them assist by asking for donations from friends and family or hosting their own fundraiser or Pledge-A-Thon. NSD also has many third party fund raisers that host events in support of our dogs and clients. Companion Dog recipients become the sole owners of the dog upon receipt and are responsible for all expenses associated with the dog from that day forward.