How to Get Involved

team_flagTherapy Dogs

If you (and your dog!) are interested in volunteering in our Therapy Dog program, please fill out this form.

Please note that the following breeds are not appropriate for our program and will not be tested:
1. American Pitbull Terrier
2. American Staffordshire Terrier
3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
4. English Bull Terrier
5. American Bulldog
6. Bullmastiff
7. Cane Corso (Korso)
8. Shepherd (Anatolian, Beauceron, Belgian Caucasian, Central Asian, South-Russian and Yugoslavian)
9. Akita Inu
10. Black Russian Terrier
11. Portuguese Sheepdog
12. Rottweiler
13. Doberman
14. Rhodesian Ridgeback
15. Irish Wolfhound
16. Chow Chow
17. Maremma

Hero’s Companion requires that dog and handler (the team) pass an evaluation by a Hero’s Companion Evaluator.  Each team is required to submit an application form along with a copy of a current rabies certificate (Note: the dog cannot be tested without submission of rabies certificate or copy.  The certificate or copy should be brought to the evaluation.)

If you are a health professional working in Ukraine and are interested in having our therapy dogs visit your centre, please send us at e-mail at

Service Dogs

At this time we are no longer accepting applications for service dogs.

Service Dog Sponsorship Program

Hero’s Companion runs a Service Dog Sponsorship Program, where for $1500 you can “adopt” a veteran-service dog team. All service dogs are provided free to qualifying veterans, and your sponsorship will help ensure that we are able to provide service dogs for as many veterans as possible.

$1500 covers all necessary expenses in the training, pairing, and certification process, including:

  • The dog (donated or purchased at minimal cost)
  • Training equipment (leash, collar, harness)
  • Food
  • Travelling expenses for both veteran and trainer

If you or your company would like to sponsor a veteran-service dog team, please send us an e-mail at

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Donations can be made via the link. No amount is too big or too small.

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