Canine Partners

Why does the Veterans' Foundation support Canine Partners?

Canine Partners offer veterans with physical disabilities the chance to live as independently as possible with the support of their own highly-trained dogs. 

Not only do these animals help clients with everyday tasks like getting from one place to the other, but they also offer security and, perhaps most importantly of all, friendship. Often, veterans who are injured in combat require support to live by themselves - individuals like these are perfect candidates for a companion dog. 

Currently, Canine Partners has provided 16 British veterans with support dogs. 

The process begins when the dogs are puppies and continues until the animal has passed an advanced level training. Once a client has been found and assessed, the chosen dog then goes through additional tailored tuition which ensures the dog in question is perfectly suited to do whatever tasks are specifically required by the veteran. 

Canine Partners then make regular visits and consultations to ensure both client and dog are enjoying a purposeful relationship. 

The charity then continues to support the dogs until they retire at the age of 12.

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to hundreds of UK-based military charities and organisations since its inception in 2016. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and millions of pounds have been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.

If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.