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To provide PTSD - OSI service dogs and/or training support at no charge to the military veterans, nurses or other first responders who qualify to enroll in our program.

On occasion we will allow candidates with privately owned dogs  to enter our service dog program but only after the dog passes an initial assessment conducted by one of our trainers.

We train Medical Service Dogs for Veterans, Police, Firefighters, Paramedics , Nurses and 9-1-1 personnel who are diagnosed with PTSD or an Occupational Stress Injury



CITADEL CANINE SOCIETY is a CRA registered charity that trains and delivers PTSD - OSI medical service dogs to new Military Veterans, and First Responders (police, fire, ambulance, nursing, and 9-1-1 personal). We provide these wonderful dogs at no charge to the recipients.  Citadel Canine is the only registered charitable training school within Canada that exclusively specializes in PTSD service dog production.  THAT'S ALL WE DO. While we are based in Vancouver, BC we have training activities stretching from Newfoundland-Labrador right across the country to British Columbia. Citadel Canine is one of Canada's largest PTSD service dog providers, and we are Canada's longest-running mission specific PTSD service dog provider. Half of the dogs we have paired to date have been for CF veterans, and the other half have been paired with First Responders. Within that group more than half are with police members, including a large number of RCMP members.

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Here's more great news about "Chewie", over in North Bay, ON. This remarkable dog, who was a much appreciated donation from Pacific Coast K9 in Custer, WA, was recognized recently by the Honourable Anthony Rota, MP, who is also the Speaker of the House of Commons in Ottawa. Chewie and Gillian received the Platinum Jubilee award for their work in Victim Services with the North Bay Police Service, and in the community. This is a pretty BIG DEAL for this fabulous service dog team, and we send along a BRAVO ZULU to them for their amazing work. And if you look very closely you can see he’s also got a pin on his vest strap. WOOF!!



If you’d like to help us continue to support the training and delivery of PTSD service dogs to our candidates, please consider making a donation.

Every little bit helps, and we sincerely thank you for your kind support!

You can set up a monthly donation account or one-time donation at CANADA HELPS 

You can also make a donation by cheque payable to:

Citadel Canine Society  

202 - 2476 York Ave

Vancouver, BC

V6K 1E2

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