Thank You from Brando and Family!!

Thank You from Brando and Family!!

THANK YOU everyone for helping PSD BRANDO – our HERO of the month!

WE DID IT!!!!  Because of YOUR Generosity, we raised enough money to pay for Brando’s surgery in its entirety and we have some GREAT news to share with you.

Brando is doing amazing and his surgery site is healing incredibly well. Brando’s veterinary doctor reported that his histology results did not reveal any cancerous cells in the ear canal itself, which means that the cancerous mass was likely removed in its entirety.  The GREAT news is that the tumour hasn’t infiltrated the ear canal and so Brando should not require any further treatment.

Brando’s Handler wanted us pass on a message: 

” This wouldn’t have been possible without your generous support.  Because of Ned’s Wish, Brando will be with our family for many years to come.  Once again thank you from my whole family for the gift you gave us!

Zach and Brando”

Tribute for Diego

Tribute for Diego

It is with heavy hearts we announce that retired PSD Diego has crossed over the rainbow bridge on March 26, 2023.  

Diego spent his last 6 years roaming around a farm in Drayton Valley, Alberta, discovering all of the other animals cohabitating there.  Diego was born on April 12, 2011, at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre, in Innisfail, Alberta.  After years of service, Diego retired from the RCMP due to a pinched nerve between his shoulder blades causing swelling in his front left leg.  He joined his forever-family on a farm in September 2017.  When he first arrived, he discovered that not all animals there were dog friendly. The mule and the longhorn steers made it clear that no matter how much he barked, they just didn’t like him!  

When he was first introduced to the family’s grandchildren, he played with them all day, but could not keep up with them the next day.  Alas, he was retired and could take it easy.  Diego lived the happiest retirement any dog could imagine.  While he learned to respect the longhorn steers and the mule, he befriended his beautiful horses and fell in love with his human family, leaving a gaping hole in their hearts with his departure.

Diego’s family will mourn his passing, especially his 4-year-old human sister, who claimed him as her own.  She loved to put his leash on and lead him around. He would patently follow her.  We will miss him.

Thank you for your service to your community, Rest in Peace your watch is over.

In the memory of…

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Tribute for Berkley

Tribute for Berkley

We are very sad to report the passing of CDD Berkley, who lost her battle with lung cancer on April 24, 2023. Berkley joined Calgary Police Service in 2015 as a Cadaver Detection Dog and completed hundreds of search hours during her working time. Including high profile missing persons and major cases.

Berkley retired in September of 2020, and it took a little bit for her to embrace retirement. She lived for playing fetch with a ball, “Ball is Life” and she loved to cuddle with her family on the couch. She was just shy of her 10th Birthday. Her and her ‘tippy taps’ will be greatly missed. She was such a loyal, smart and all in all, great dog! 

We thank you for her Service to the citizens and families of Calgary and other areas. We send our condolences to her previous handlers and her family.

Until we meet again Berk Berks 💙

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Brando Update

Brando Update

We just learned that Brando is having a bit of a setback with what appears to be an infection at the surgical site.  His postoperative sedation has worn off and according to his human partner, Brando is back to his normal self.  He has a great attitude, but he will need a few more tests and medication to address the infection.  He is now facing weeks of cone wearing to protect the wound, but surely Brando will be making innovative attempts to get it off at all costs.  

We have raised enough to cover almost half of his surgical costs, please help us reach our goal of $6000 to pay for his entire surgery.

Good News From Brando

Good News From Brando

Good news everyone!!!  Brando’s surgery went well and he is now recovering at home.  To save his life, Brando’s tumor was successfully taken out along with his ear canal.  While his inner ear structures were removed, his surgeon was able to preserve his outer ear, so he will be cancer free and will  continue to look distinguished in his golden years.  Although, Brando looks pretty bad-ass with his shaved head.  

 His human partner sent the following:

“.. Belly rubs and naps by the fire are in store for the next few weeks. 

Thank you again for the life saving support you have provided to my old partner.”

With your help we have raised $1295 of our $6000 goal, please consider supporting this distinguished hero and donate today to help pay for his entire surgery!  How can you say “no” to this face?



We are thrilled to announce that we have reached our fundraising goal to help retired PSD CHARGER walk again. We are extremely grateful to everyone for your donations, well wishes and support. You made this possible and you gave a second chance at dignified retired life to this beautiful dog, who stood on guard for you. THANK YOU!

We have officially closed Charger’s fundraiser!!! Sending you all a lot of love and gratitude from Charger himself.

If you would like to support Heroes like PSD Charger please follow the link below

Charger is doing well!

Charger has done so well since his surgery! He went home sooner than expected, he started physio sooner than expected and he wanted no part in his handler putting his harness on today because he was able to walk on his own sooner than expected.

He is having twice weekly physio sessions and soaking that all up. Part of his physio is having under water treadmill sessions which help him relearn to use his legs with the assistance of the buoyancy of water. Stay tuned for more updates

Charger Updates, Thank you donors!

We are happy to share some compilation clips of Charger with you guys!

He is doing great at home! He has an appt on Thursday to get some rehab assessment done and remove his surgical staples. Thank you for your generosity to ensure this Retired Hero received the life saving surgery he desperately needed. We are almost at our goal!!! Please share or spread some awareness for this decorated hero to help us reach our goal

Getting Ned’s Wish Heroes Back On Track

Getting Ned’s Wish Heroes Back On Track

February 8, 2023 

In what can only be described as an uncommonly fitting union, Back on Track Canada — internationally recognized makers of health-promoting garments and accessories for animals and humans — has partnered with Ned’s Wish to bring comfort and joy to K-9 retirees in Canada.

A first-of-its-kind, the new partnership sees Back on Track Canada donating items from its exceptional product line of clothing and accessories infused with a functional, analgesic mineral textile called Welltex® and Iontex® to the non-profit Ned’s Wish, which has been supporting retired police and military dogs in medical crisis since 2019. 

To date, the 100-percent volunteer-run, Alberta-based Ned’s Wish has helped 125 dogs lead better post-service lives, covering nearly $140,000.00 in veterinary bills and helping dogs successfully transition from work on the front lines to well-deserved rest in their forever homes. 

Currently, Ned’s Wish has 160 dogs registered in its program, and is actively supporting over 90 dogs.

“Ned’s Wish is an extraordinary organization doing much-needed and very valuable work on behalf of retired four-legged heroes,” says Tobi Simms, country manager for Back on Track Canada. 

“Our donation will depend on the need of the dog. What’s needed might be a mesh rug or a dog bed. We will evaluate what’s best for an individual dog, and work on a dog-by-dog basis.”

Due to the cost of health care for retired police or military dogs, the potential to enjoy retirement can quite literally rest on a dime. If health care costs become too high, a dog’s quality of life can be significantly reduced or even cut short.

Take the story of Dag. The retired Calgary PSD K-9 was rushed to the ICU because his lungs were filling with fluid, making it difficult for him to breathe. When he arrived at the hospital, he was in critical condition, fighting for his life due to a severe chest infection requiring tubes to be placed to help him breathe. 

Thanks to Ned’s Wish, Dag — who helped apprehend some 100 criminals terrorizing Calgary neighborhoods during a distinguished career — got the lifesaving care he needed, with doctors draining fluid from his lungs and administering multiple tests, including a CT scan, to determine the underlying cause of this infection, resulting in a life saving surgery at a cost of $18,000.00.

Among other products, Back on Track provided Dag with a wearable mesh rug that promoted healing of an incision in his chest by improving circulation. 

“Our mission is to ensure that every retired Canadian police and military service dog’s medical needs are met,” says Stacey Talbot, president and founder of Ned’s Wish and herself a retired RCMP officer with more than three decades of service.  “These high-performance canines are essentially professional athletes whose bodies have experienced extreme wear and tear while protecting and serving their communities and fellow human officers. 

“The opportunity to partner with a world-renowned company like Back on Track — with their proven products that protect vulnerable dog joints to help prevent harm and to speed rehabilitation when dogs are recovering from injury — means the world to Ned’s Wish. We are very grateful for this opportunity. Thank you, Back on Track, for your tremendous support and for partnering with our ‘Cause for Heroes with Paws!’”

For more information, please contact Tobi Simms at or (403) 988-8715 or Stacey Talbot at or (780) 249-7557. Ned’s Wish is a registered charity (#738195510RR0001).