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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 a registered Scottish charity SC043908 regulated by the OSCR, a member of the Confederation of Service Charities and in partnership with the Armed Forces Covenant.

AWARDS
2017 : Caring Animal Of The Year Animal Hero Awards
2017 : UK’s Best Voluntary/Charity Project National Lottery Awards

BBC World Service Dan Damon interviews CEO Fiona MacDonald →
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Who we are

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Fiona MacDonald (CEO) has been involved in fundraising and event management for many years, primarily for military charities…

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Elisabeth Winkler Lawrence (Trustee) passionately believes that making music and art…

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Lorraine Stewart (Trainer) has always loved dogs. She grew up with German Shepherds…

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

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