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provide suitably trained dogs to veterans and then provide support for both the BRAVEHOUND dog and veteran over the dog’s life. We know that 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.

We are offering the opportunity to provide expert support in training a dog. One of the best ways to build a healthier relationship with a dog is to understand how dogs learn and use the principles of positive training to make learning as rewarding, successful and easy as possible.

“My dog saved my life. If it wasn’t for my BRAVEHOUND I don’t think I’d be here… simple as that.” A Veteran

The dog will not be trained for you; support will be given for you to train with a BRAVEHOUND dog. This support will be ongoing throughout the dogs life. As well as training and supporting the veterans from before they are partnered with a suitable dog, we will support the veterans with veterinary costs, 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 (Director)

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 : 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

Jason Isaacs ~ Patron

Jason Isaacs

Theater of War*

Jason Isaacs brings to life scenes from two Greek tragedies in an online production co-presented by the long established partnership of US based Theater of War Productions and BRAVEHOUND.

Jason has supported BRAVEHOUND’s Festival of Remembrance and fundraising events in partnership with the Parachute Regiment Charity Support Our Paras, as well as performances of Theater of War and the memorial event to celebrate the life of RAF veteran and humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton.

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Fiona MacDonald BRAVEHOUND founder…

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Elisabeth Winkler Lawrence (Chair of The Board of Trustees) passionately believes that making music and art…

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Damien Lewis (Patron) has been an amazing supporter and friend of Bravehound…

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Railway Court | Lennoxtown | Scotland G66 7LL

Telephone: 0141 739 8940
Email: hello@bravehound.co.uk

Registered Scottish Charity SC043908

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