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A Case for Our Cause

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of retired police and military dogs. We create financial support to aid in the cost of healthcare, and we provide education on the importance of caring for police and military dog retirees.

Do the math. On average, police and military dogs retire around seven years of age, and the average lifespan of a police or military dog is between nine and twelve years. Police and military dogs comprise a small portion of the canine population, but the majority of their lives are spent in service to ensure the safety and well-being of others. Retired police and military dogs are near the end of their lives, so by virtue Ned’s Wish is about quality, not quantity. Ned’s Wish exists to help retired police and military dogs enjoy their remaining years..

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A Case for Ned’s Wish™
The physical demands of canine police and military work, coupled with the challenges of age, can affect the quality of life of retired police dogs.
Medical issues and associated costs can dictate how well, how long or even if police or military dogs can enjoy retirement.
Ned’s Wish provides financial support for the medical care of retired police and military dogs.
A Cause for Heroes With Paws
Many Police or Military Dog Handlers adopt their canine partners when they’re ready to retire.

Of those dogs not adopted by their handlers, many successfully transition to forever homes with new families.

Ned’s Wish™ ensures the families who adopt canine retirees don’t have to compromise a dog’s quality of life due to the cost of health care.

Common Ailments and Associated Health Care Costs
Knee/Stifle Surgery (TPLO or TTA) – $4000.00-$7000.00

Chronic Pain Medication – $100.00/month

Prescription Food for Allergies – $150.00/month

Ear Infection–> $150.00 – $350.00

Comprehensive Geriatric Bloodwork – $250.00

CT Scan or MRI – $1800.00 – $3000.00

Emergency intestinal surgery – $3000.00 – $6000.00

Vomiting and Diarrhea – $500.00 – $3500.00

Sedated Wound Repair – $500.00 – $1500.00

Lump Removal under anesthesia – $800.00 – $2000.00

Dental cleaning and extractions – $2500.00

Statistics and average costs obtained with thanks from Our Ned’s Wish Veterinarian Dr. Kathryn Welsman..

Support We Provide

Veterinary expenses for treatment of illness or injury
Some non-deductible expenses not covered by pet or vet insurance
Medication as prescribed by a certified veterinarian
Certain prescription food as prescribed by a certified veterinarian
Certain non-prescription supplements as prescribed or recommended by a certified veterinarian
Certain holistic or herbal treatments as prescribed by a certified veterinarian, not otherwise covered by pet insurance
Mobility Aids such as dog wheelchairs, harnesses or ramps.
Connect registered dog families with our amazing Ned’s Wish volunteer Veterinarian.
Creating partnerships and a community of awareness and education for our Cause!

*Subject to approval and available funding.

It’s Time for Ned’s Wish™
Police or Military dogs spend the majority of their lives ensuring the safety and well-being of others.

Retired police and military dogs are near the end of their lives, so by virtue Ned’s Wish is about quality, not quantity.

Supporting retired police and military dogs isn’t just a matter of compassion, it’s doing what’s right.