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What sort of conditions can Hounds for Heroes dogs help with?

Our dogs are partnered primarily on the basis of physical mobility needs not conditions. However, to some examples, we have placed dogs to help people with various conditions such as:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Amputees
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic back/neck problems
  • Degenerative diseases that affect mobility
  • Ehler Danlos Syndrome
  • MND
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

This list is not exhaustive so please do contact us on if you have any questions about your own circumstances.

Can I apply if my injury or diagnosis is not service-attributable?

Yes, we accept applications for disabilities which are either service or non-service attributable.

Can I apply if my disability occurred after I left the service?

Yes, we cover disability that occurs after your service period, and there are no time limiting criteria for applications.

Can I apply on behalf of someone else?

It is possible to find out information on behalf of someone else, however, you cannot apply on behalf of someone else.

Can I apply if I’m still working in the services or in any other employment?

Yes, being employed will not prevent the placement of an assistance dog. You will need to seek prior permission from your employer to take a dog to work with you, and your work place environment must be suitable for an assistance dog. Suitability will be assessed on an individual basis.

How much will it cost me?

We can fund the entire cost of the dog for all of its working life, including all food and vet bills. However if partners are able to assist with any of the costs involved this is greatly appreciated. We don’t believe receiving a dog should put any financial burden on the partner, particularly one relying on a military or emergency services disabled pension.

Can I apply if I already have a dog?

Yes, but each situation will be assessed on an individual basis taking into account the number of dogs in the house in relation to the number of adults in the house. 

Can I apply if I have children?

Yes, however every family situation is different and applications will be assessed individually to ensure that the placement is successful.