We have clear policies, procedures and standards of practice to ensure the health and wellbeing of our dogs, including those in the day to day care of our representatives (ie staff, clients and volunteers). This includes health and veterinary support; physical care; socialisation and training programmes; the placement of dogs; working practices; safety and security; and retirement.
Veterans With Dogs continues to provide aftercare for each partnership once training is completed. This is determined by each individual's needs and can include a number of different elements from routine visits to continuation training, as many of our Veterans enjoy the contact time this allows. We also keep an overview of how the partnership are managing in general, whilst allowing the partnership to continue developing their own independence and we are able to offer activities that maintain inclusivity with us.