VWD receives no government funding and relies entirely on support from individual and corporate sponsors, local communities, clubs and annual fundraising events. Your generous, tax-deductible donation helps Veterans facing the invisible wounds of war.
Our assistance dogs helps them heal - with our goal of raising top tier assistance dogs for Veterans and active duty Service Members with trauma challenges.
To learn nearly 100 assistance dog commands, each VWD dog needs proper nourishment. This includes premium food, supplements, and of course, treats to motivate learning. In the two-year dog training period, nourishing each pup costs about £1,400.
In addition, high quality nourishment is essential to helping VWD pups thrive. After all, thriving puppies today become tomorrow’s top tier assistance dogs for Veterans and active duty Service Members. And just as importantly, it helps them live long, healthy, and productive lives.
It’s a marvel to see our amazing dogs perform tasks. Teaching assistance dogs for Veterans and active duty Service Members to help means training them where people would normally do these tasks.
This can be in home environments or out in public. For all tasks, we go to the right kind of location to work with them. On average, we spend about £500 per dog on training equipment.
VWD is busy place! At any given time, we may have dogs at various levels of training, volunteers helping out or learning, puppy parents doing pick-ups and drop-offs, or members of the community visiting us.
Our office location is the hub for our important work – training assistance dogs for Veterans and active duty Service Members.