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Protecting Yourself From PTSD

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New Study Shows Promise

New study shows assistance dogs are associated with lower PTSD symptoms among veterans

VWD Wins a Sun Military Award

Veterans With Dogs wins a Millie for Support to the Armed Forces

Plymouth Junior Lawyers smashing it

Plymouth Junior Lawyers strike again, hosting networking and charity events whilst raising funds for Veterans With Dogs

Amplifon Award Nomination

Neil and Arbhair nominated for Amplifon Award in the Hero Pet category

Edinburgh to Exeter By Hand

Veteran Patrick Medhurst-Feeney travels from Edinburgh to Exeter on a hand trike to raise funds for charity

Dog Photographer of the Year

Our very own Julie Morrish is 3rd Place Winner in the Assistance Dog category for the Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year with her photo of Adam and Milo.

‘Paws for Support’, by Shaun Bailey

London Assembly Member Shaun Bailey, calls on the Mayor to use cash reserves and corporate sponsorship to set up an interest-free loan scheme that could provide the capital’s most vulnerable veterans with trained dogs. Richard and Ziggy were filmed as part of the feature.

Channel 4 News takes a closer look

Highlighting our work, Channel 4 News ran an exclusive feature whilst visiting our programme for PTSD

Introducing DisabledGo is the UK’s most popular Accessibility Checker. It’s totally free to use and has loads of detailed information about the accessibility of all kinds of places across the UK

Benefits of Dog Ownership

Companion animals deliver proven physical, psychological and health benefits for pet owners and have important benefits for society as a whole.

Dogs Monthly "Pup-a-Roo"!

Special feature in Dogs Monthly talking about the work of VWD and the sponsorship of one of our pups

Mark and Mya on the BBC

For Mark from Berkshire, a black and white collie/spaniel called 'Mya' is more than his best friend.

Helping Heal Invisible Wounds

Why Dogs Heal PTSD Published by Tracy Stecker, Ph.D. in "Survivors"