National Service Dogs works to empower people to achieve their full potential with trained and certified service dogs.

Certified Service Dogs for Autism

Since 1996, National Service Dogs (NSD) has been training Service Dogs to assist children diagnosed with autism and their families.

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Certified Service Dogs for PTSD

These dogs are used to assist individuals living with long-term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). NSD is currently offering this service to Canadian Veterans and First Responders.

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Canine Assisted Intervention

CAI Dogs are matched with treatment professionals within organizations/facilities from a variety of disciplines to work as partners in therapy to address Health and Wellness in communities across Ontario.

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Legacy Giving

Extend your support for National Service Dogs and make a lasting impact on families in need of a life-changing Service Dog, catalysts for restorative change.
Whether you would like to put your donation to work today or benefit families after your lifetime, you can find a plan that fits your needs.
Together, we can come up with a plan that lets you provide for your family while helping other families through our charitable bequest program.

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Stay Engaged with NSD

An Unexpected Journey

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.

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Donor & Sponsorship Opportunities

NSD does not receive any government funding. We rely entirely on support from corporate sponsors, local community members, service clubs and annual fundraising events. If you share NSD’s mission to empower

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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

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