Veterans with Dogs



We are the UK's first non profit organisation training Assistance Dogs and owners' companion dogs to enhance quality of life for British ex-forces with "invisible injuries".

Wholly recognising the therapeutic value of dog ownership for our ex-service personnel our work includes helping Veterans train with their own dog as well as training Assistance Dogs for the specific needs of mental health.

Our community centred approach gives Veterans the opportunity to meet and engage in an informal and safe environment, amongst peers and with professional training support.


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We work with Veterans who want to increase their own quality of life through the benefits of dog ownership, whilst being supported by our organisation.

Our activities for Veterans include educational initiatives for the training and better understanding of dogs, workshop projects, access to modern professional training, seminars, walks and 'meet and greets'.

We have also introduced the PALS Residential Programme in 2014 for Veterans with their own dogs, (financed by the Big Lottery Fund) and takes place in Devon here in the South West.

We have ongoing research regarding training, and the benefits of Assistance Dogs for Veterans with invisible injuries. We are currently developing our Assistance Dog Scheme and have launched the Pounds for Puppies Appeal to enable us to start the next phase of puppy training and placements.

We have established partnerships with universities in both the UK and USA, sharing information and conducting practical research to gain further evidence of our theories and practises.

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or feedback.

". . . Dogs Changing Lives. . . "


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