The Canadian Veteran Service Dog Unit (CVSDU) has been in operation since 2012.

CVSDU’s mission is to provide trained service dogs to our Canadian Veterans and First Responders to help them in their recovery from the injuries, both physical and psychological, they sustained in their duties in service to Canada at no charge to the Veteran or First Responder.

The CVSDU’s purpose is therefore to relieve conditions associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Operational Stress Injury (OSI) and mobility related disabilities for Canadian Veterans and First Responders with the assistance of Service Dogs.

The unit’s mandate allows direct assistance only to individual Canadian veterans and First Responders who reside in Canada.