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provide companion dogs to veterans and then provide support for both the dog and veteran over the dogs’ life. We know that owning a dog can provide companionship, promote taking exercise and a good routine, and we aim to match suitable veterans with companion dogs in order to support the transition into civilian life. Where possible and suitable we will look to re-home dogs from an animal welfare charity.

We are offering the opportunity to own a dog and then get expert support in training the dog, to whatever level you want. One of the best ways to build a healthier relationship with your dog is to understand how your dog learns and use the principles of positive training to make learning as rewarding, successful and easy as possible.

“Irma saved my life. If it wasn’t for her I don’t think I’d be here… simple as that.” Veteran Paul Wilkie

The dog will not be trained for you; support will be given for you to train your dog. This support will be ongoing throughout the dogs life. As well as training and supporting the veterans from before they get the dog, we will support the veterans with pet insurance, feeding and equipment.

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Bravehound aim to support a smooth transition back into civilian life, bringing communities together and helping ex-service personnel and their families adjust to living with the visible and invisible wounds of war.

Veterans will be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of the application process: Apply Here

“Most veterans adapt well to civilian life but many face real difficulties, in particular those with post-traumatic stress disorder. That’s where the charity come in by offering much-needed support and companionship.” Fiona MacDonald (CEO)

Bravehound is the trading name of GLEN ART SCIO. Registered Scottish Charity SC043908. Regulated by the OSCR, Bravehound is a member of the Confederation of Service Charities and in partnership with the Armed Forces Covenant.


2017 : Caring Animal Of The Year ~ Animal Hero Awards
2017 : UK’s Best Voluntary/Charity Project ~ National Lottery Awards
2019 : Points of Light Award ~ Fiona MacDonald
2019: Soldiering On Awards ~ Animal Partnership
2019: Gardening Scotland ~ Silver Medal



Who we are

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Fiona MacDonald (CEO) and BRAVEHOUND founder…

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The Old Garden Centre | Erskine Home
Bishopton | Renfrewshire | Scotland PA7 5HS

Telephone: 07980 631 110
Email: hello@bravehound.co.uk

BRAVEHOUND is the trading name of GLEN ART SCIO Registered Scottish Charity SC043908

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