Brando, Regimental #893

Brando, Regimental #893

Brando is a purebred German Shepherd who was born on Nov. 11, 2009 in Innisfail, AB. Brando started his career in Lower Mainland B.C. and went on to a posting in Yellowknife and then Yorkton, SK. He worked with handler Cst. Scott McLeod until 2013 when he was re-teamed with Cpl. Craig Matatall.

Brando enjoyed going to presentations with Cpl. Matatall, but he usually made it difficult to give them. He liked to bark when Cpl. Matatall was speaking and when Cpl. Matatall stopped talking, so would Brando. It made for long presentations. Brando also has a love for Cheerios and hunts for every last one no matter if they’re tossed into the grass or snow.

Brando retired in 2018 and had no specific health problems at the time; however, he is now having some trouble with his back and is experiencing some anxiety.

Tribute for Brando

With profound sadness, we regret to announce that our beloved hero Brando passed away on September 12, 2022, after a short illness.  Brando was one of our Ned’s Wish ambassadors, attending many of our events as a meet and greet dog, and helping us show the public how amazing our heroes are.  Brando was special to each of us in a different way, and will be sorely missed.   From Brando’s Handler: If there was ever a dog living his best life it was Brando, and he deserved it. Brando and I partnered under tough circumstances for both of us.  Brando