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Together we can… build a brighter future

Hounds For Heroes assistance dogs can help overcome some of physical barriers and obstacles caused by your disability; promoting an increased sense of freedom, providing a loyal comrade and just maybe the beginning of a new life. Our application process is open to all UK Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel who have become disabled or been injured.

Complete an application form

You can request an application pack from clientapplications@houndsforheroes.com or telephone 01730 823110

Hounds seek medical reports

On receipt of your application we will contact your GP for an initial medical report (please be aware this can take a few months).

Half day assessment

If your application is passed through to the next stage you will be invited to attend our Training Centre in Hampshire for a half-day assessment. Family members and or carers are encouraged to attend with you.

Home check

Members of the Hounds training team will visit you to carry out a home check and work place assessment if applicable.

Further assessment visits

You will be invited to attend at least one more session at our training centre where you will work with different dogs.

Two-week residential course

You will attend a two-week residential training course usually held in Hampshire. Here you will learn how to look after an assistance dog and manage your dog when out and about.

Going home

If you and your dog are both ready, you will go home with your dog at the end of the residential training course.

Ongoing support

You will continue to receive training and support during regular aftercare visits.

  1. Complete an application form. You can request an application pack from clientapplications@houndsforheroes.com or telephone 01730 823110
  2. Hounds seek medical reports. On receipt of your application we will contact your GP for an initial medical report (please be aware this can take a few months).
  3. Half day assessment. If your application is passed through to the next stage you will be invited to attend our Training Centre in Hampshire for a half-day assessment. Family members and or carers are encouraged to attend with you.
  4. Home check. Members of the Hounds training team will visit you to carry out a home check and work place assessment if applicable.
  5. Further assessment visits. You will be invited to attend at least one more session at our training centre where you will work with different dogs.
  6. Two-week residential course. You will attend a two-week residential training course usually held in Hampshire. Here you will learn how to look after an assistance dog and manage your dog when out and about.
  7. Going home. If you and your dog are both ready, you will go home with your dog at the end of the residential training course.
  8. Ongoing support. You will continue to receive training and support during regular aftercare visits.