Scottsdale Rotary, Soldier’s Best Friend partner for successful fundraiser

Soldier's Best Friend fundraiser with Scottsdale Rotary raised over $14,000. (submitted photo)

Soldier’s Best Friend fundraiser with Scottsdale Rotary raised over $14,000. (submitted photo)

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

Our north Scottsdale/Cave Creek/Carefree communities were very generous with donations for silent and live auctions as well as a raffle. This 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, according to a press release.

The event was held in 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 told us about his experiences and his gratitude to SBF.

For more information about the Scottsdale North Rotary Club or Soldier’s Best Friend visit or

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