Hero's Companion – Друг Героя
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is a not-for-profit project focused on harnessing the power of the centuries
 
old human-canine bond to heal the invisible wounds left behind by war.

With this goal in mind, the project is aimed at training dogs

for veterans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and volunteer battalions
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"'Your task in war is to survive,' said Pavel Kovalsk, 24,

his voice 
starting to break and his leg beginning to shake.

'The physical wounds will heal; those just need time.

But other wounds, they will remain.
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Ukrainian Soldiers Ill-Prepared For Psychological Toll of War




VETERAN WITH PTSD FINDS DOG THERAPY BEATS MEDICATION



See how a service dog, "his biggest saviour," has given a

Canadian veteran relief and comfort after a long road

to recovery. 


"Out of everything I've gone through and done,

the dog has probably helped the most," he says.

A PROJECT OF GUARDIAN ANGELS UKRAINE

Hero's Companion – Друг Героя is a not-for-profit project focused on harnessing the power of the centuries old human-canine bond to heal the invisible wounds left behind by war. With this goal in mind, the project is aimed at training service dogs for veterans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and volunteer battalions.

"'Your task in war is to survive,' said Pavel Kovalsk, 24, his voice starting to break and his leg beginning to shake. 'The physical wounds will heal; those just need time. But other wounds, they will remain.'"— Ukrainian Soldiers Ill—Prepared For Psychological Toll of War

MILITARY THERAPY DOGS AID SOLDIERS

Therapy dogs trained to sense a soldier's distress are doing wonders to help veterans return to family life.

About Us


about_us_the_project2Hero’s Companion is a Canadian-Ukrainian not-for-profit project which aims to harness the power of the human-canine bond to help heal veterans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Ukrainian volunteer battalions who continue to struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other invisible injuries inflicted by time spent in combat operations.


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