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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.

Helping Heal Invisible Wounds

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

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

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.

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.