Mission, Aims and Values

"As an organisation focused on helping Veterans to lead more independent lives, we are passionate about the life-transforming effects that can happen when we bring people and dogs together.
We’re excited about our future and how we can help more Veterans through partnerships with assistance dogs. We invite you to share our vision and help us to achieve our goals here at Veterans With Dogs."


To improve the quality of life for veterans who are living with mental health disorders with the support and companionship of one of our specially trained assistance dogs via our unique and pioneering programme.
(A Veteran is defined by the Government as any person of any age who has served in the British Armed Forces).


To be a leading organisation in the field of assistance dogs for mental health


The founding values of the Charity are Respect, Care and Compassion.
  • Respect – treat every person as an individual acknowledging personal life experiences and challenges    
  • Care - for our animals at an exemplary standard
  • Compassion – in the way that we approach our work