On this page you’ll find the information you need to help decide whether to apply to VWD.
Please read the eligibility criteria, exclusions and application process before requesting (or submitting) a Register of Interest.
We also recommend you check out the FAQ's for more answers to common questions.You should also download and read "Is an Assistance Dog right for me?"
In order for VWD to accept a Register Of Interest, a Veteran must meet all of the following basic criteria:
There are circumstances where an application would be declined based on any of the following:
The following summarises the processes that are used to select candidates to participate in our programme:
(*Attendance of PALS Meet & Greet is a pre-requisite to a full application being accepted).
If you meet the eligibility criteria then first of all submit a 'Register of Interest' form.
(You will automatically receive confirmation we have received your submission and a copy of the ROI).
We will then write to you within 28 days of the outcome of your ROI.
If eligible we will then write and invite you to the next available Meet & Greet day in Devon where you will meet some of our Team and be given a more in depth overview of the PALS programme. It is at this point you are then given a full application to take away and complete.
We look forward to hearing from you and we can be contacted directly if you have any further questions.