Hounds For Heroes
Hounds For Heroes
Hounds for Heroes' aim is to provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK armed forces and civilian emergency services.
Hounds for Heroes, assisted by serving members of the armed forces, and many other volunteers from all walks of life, is training assistance dogs who will be both help and companion to our clients, giving them increased independence and an enhanced quality of life.
Allen Parton was inspired to set up Hounds for Heroes by his partnership with labrador Endal, who transformed Allen's life following a severe head injury received during the first Gulf War. Aware of the more than 900,000 ex-servicemen and women with disabilities, Allen started Hounds for Heroes to help those who could benefit, as he has done, from owning a dog like Endal.
Allen says, "it has been a dream of mine to have a charity that works specifically for these people who routinely put their lives in danger. Hounds for Heroes is our chance of giving people the same chances that I have had. We owe them a great debt and this is our way of saying thank you. "
Dog ownership has benefits for all: building confidence, improving health, providing a bottomless well of affection and loyalty, and our clients' dogs will also be specifically trained to perform tasks that enable them to go about their daily life, be that work, hobbies or tasks in the home, with greater ease.
Our military ethos is reflected in the names given to our puppies, and the 'uniforms' our dogs will wear, embroidered with their owners medals and insignia.
Our first six puppy 'cadets' are now in training, to be followed by many more.
Hounds For Heroes aims to:
- Recruit puppy parents to care for and train our second and third intakes of puppy cadets in 2012.
- See our current six puppy 'cadets' through their basic and advanced training, up to placement with a client in 2013.
- Establish a network of support partners across the UK to care for our clients and their dogs througout their working lives.
Established: February 2010
Registered Charity Number: 1134359
Board members: 6
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 01730 823118
Address: Unit 2B Rookery Farm Buildings Ramsdean Petersfield Hampshire GU32 1RUView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website