My dog’s name is Flicka. She is a Golden Retriever, and she was born in March 2011.
Flicka was bred and trained by National Service Dogs.
Flicka is the first Certified Service Dog in Canada to have been bred and trained to assist an individual with non-armed combat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (e.g., an individual without prior Armed Forces experience).
National Service Dogs is the only organization in Canada accredited to breed and train certified service dogs to work with individuals who suffer from PTSD.
During her travels, Flicka has met some great people, including:
Canadian Prime Minister – The Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Canadian/International Singer and Song Writer – Sarah McLachlan
Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club Star Pitcher – R.A. Dickey (#43)
Leader of Canadian Liberal Party and son of the late Right Honourable Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada – Justin Trudeau
Canadian Journalist, Author and Host of TVO’s flagship show “The Agenda” – Steve Paikin
Canadian Television Personality Rick Mercer
Canadian and American Television Personality Kevin O’Leary
National Basketball Association (NBA) Legend Dominique Wilkins
Canadian Musician, Actor and Writer Alan Doyle (“Great Big Sea”)
Canadian Actor, Writer and Director Zaib Shaikh
Canadian Actors Amber Marshall and Graham Wardle
Canadian Actor Krystin Pellerin
CPAC Host of “Beyond Politics” and daughter of The Right Honourable Joe Clark, the 16th Prime Minister of Canada – Catherine Clark
Former Ontario Attorney General – The Honourable Chris Bentley
Canadian Industry Minister – The Honourable James Moore
Toad the Wet Sprocket’s Singer, Glen Phillips
Chief Executive Officer of The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), Richard Waugh
CBC Dragons’ Den Personalities David Chilton and Bruce Croxon
CBC Dragons’ Den Personality Jim Treliving
Weather Specialist / Remote Reporter at CP24 (BellMedia), Patricia Jaggernauth
Province of Alberta Premier – The Honourable Alison Redford
Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club Mascot Ace
Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Blue Mascot Carlton
Last Updated: November 23, 2014