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
- Degenerative diseases that affect mobility
- Chronic back/neck problems
- Chronic Fatigue/M.E./Fibromyalgia
- Ehler Danlos Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Spinal Cord Injuries
This list is not exhaustive so please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about your own circumstances.
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 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 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?
Hounds for Heroes meet the cost of the assistance dog’s food, equipment, insurance and veterinary treatments. Therefore, you can apply knowing that having one of our dogs will not have an impact on your existing outgoings.
Can I apply if I already have a dog?
Yes, but our team will assess your own dog to ensure that neither the Hounds for Heroes dog nor your own dog will be adversely affected by the situation.
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.