Veterans With Dogs' assistance dog programme is the first of its' kind in the UK.
We're helping Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other mental health conditions, cope better with their symptoms and enabling them to lead more independent lives.
We do this because we care about our Veterans. There are those with physical injuries, and those with injuries less easy to see. We understand the real need to provide specially trained dogs to help mitigate the debilitating effects of mental health difficulties.
The task is a huge undertaking, but seeing how veterans and their families suffer is a heart-breaking experience, and only strengthens our resolve to do 'something' to help. And that is exactly what we are doing, the results speak for themselves.
The 'PALS' (Partner Animal Life Skills) Programme to train and provide assistance dogs for mental health is just one adjunct to treatment that is having a profound effect on helping Veterans to increase their quality of life and regain independence.
Our assistance dogs are trained to support Veterans with 'invisible injuries'.
Our community dogs enable us to provide visits and public engagement
The puppy programme provides future 'Wonderdogs' for our Veterans