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Rotary Club of Scottsdale North raises over $14,000 for Soldier’s Best Friend


SCOTTSDALE – The March 19 fundraiser for Soldier’s Best Friend held by the Rotary Club of Scottsdale North raised over $14,000, which will be doubled through a matching grant to Soldier’s Best Friend.  

The Rotary noted that the North Scottsdale/Cave Creek/Carefree communities were very generous with donations for the silent and live auctions, as well as the raffle. This fundraiser will help Soldier’s Best Friend continue to pair U.S. Military Veterans living with PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury with service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters.

The March 19 event was held at the General Store Patio in North Scottsdale. Live music throughout the evening was provided by the band The Last Straw. John Burnham, DVM, President and Founder of Soldier’s Best Friend, spoke to the attendees and introduced a U.S. Veteran and his Therapeutic Companion Dog, who shared his experiences and his gratitude to Soldier’s Best Friend.

For more information about the Scottsdale North Rotary Club, see; for more details on Soldier’s Best Friend, visit