Ned’s Wish is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life for retired police and military working dogs by providing financial support for their medical wellbeing and educating the public on the importance of after-retirement, canine care.
Our organization develops partnerships with law enforcement agencies and the Canadian Armed Forces, veterinarians, and families who have adopted retired police and military dogs to ensure canine retirees receive the best care.
We need your support to fulfill Ned’s Wish! Donations will aid in the health care costs of retired police and military working dogs dogs.
Dogs are often kept with their handler or placed with a trusted family.
There isn’t a centralized Canadian adoption agency for retired police and military working dogs, and there are few available retirees. Availability and programs vary across Canada. In your area, any police agency that utilizes police and military working dogs should be able to provide you with information.
Each claim is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Funds are allocated according to funding availability and each dog’s needs. Less than 12% of our budget goes to administrative costs.
Every police agency is different and we can’t speak on their behalf. However, Ned’s Wish prides themselves in the work they do to ensure quality of life for retired police dogs.
No. Ned’s Wish welcomes dogs from all Canadian police agencies, Canada Armed Forces, and affiliates.
Ned was a police dog who had a full career and happy retirement. Due to the physical demands of canine police work, Ned had expensive health care needs after he retired. Although Ned had passed away, the people whose lives he touched have formed Ned’s Wish, a foundation to help families cover the health care costs of their retired police and military working dogs.
It’s simple: Healthy, happy retired police and military working dogs, and helping families by providing funding for their health care.
Families submit receipts for the veterinary health care costs to care for their retired police and military working dogs. Claims are verified and assessed on a case-by-case basis. All expenses must be veterinary approved.
Yes, but this is rare. The reality is most publicly funded police agencies are unable to afford this care.
Due to the physically demanding nature of canine police work, orthopedic injuries are common (i.e. knee injuries). Also, most of our retired dogs are seniors, so senior’s health care issues are also common.
Heck yes! Organizations exist all over the world: China, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, to name a few. However, Ned’s Wish is the first of its kind in Canada to support all Canadian Retired Police and Military Service Dogs!!!
Most people associate animal welfare charities with shelters. The dogs at Ned’s Wish are retired police and military working dogs with homes and loving families. Fundraising supports families by easing the burden of their health care costs due to the physically demanding nature of police and military work.
Although no police agencies participate in the business operations of Ned’s Wish, we partner with police agencies to fund raise and educate the public on the important contributions police and military working dogs make to our communities.
There are several hundred police and military working dogs working across Canada. Although the population of the retirement community is smaller than the working population, exact numbers are unknown. Ned’s Wish isn’t about quantity; it’s about quality: Quality of life and giving back to the canine heroes who have selflessly served our communities.
Visit nedswish.com . Volunteer. Make a financial contribution. Host a fundraising event in your community. Tell your friends and family about Ned’s Wish. It’s a ‘Cause for Heroes with Paws.