Prior to the founding of Veterans With Dogs there were no formally recognised programmes for providing Assistance Dogs for those with psychological injuries as a result of military service in the United Kingdom.
Whilst there was provision for an overlapping need, the priority centered on the primary needs of those with physical disabilities.
Starting in 2010, Veterans With Dogs was the first organisation to address this need by developing a programme specifically for current and former members of the British Armed Forces.
We do not provide any form of registration for dogs that are not part of our PALS programme.
There are a growing number of other excellent programmes and organisations that provide help to people who are not military personnel or Veterans. Both AD(I) and AD(UK) publish details of all accredited and candidate programmes on their websites with relevant contact details.