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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 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. 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.

Veterans will be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of the application process:  Click Here ↵  Please telephone or email us if you have any queries.

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)



Who we are

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For more than ten years Fiona MacDonald (CEO) has been involved in fundraising and event management for mainly 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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The Old Garden Centre | The Erskine Home
Bishopton | Renfrewshire | Scotland PA7 5PU

Telephone: 07980 631 110
Registered Scottish Charity SC043908