Glen Art is an established charity that is developing a new programme where we link suitable veterans with companion dogs.
BRAVEHOUND™ is looking to provide companion dogs to veterans and then provide support for both the dog and veteran over the dogs’ life. We know that owning a dog can provide companionship, promote taking exercise and a good routine, and we aim match suitable veterans with companion dogs in order to support the transition into civilian life. Where possible and suitable we will look to re-home dogs from an animal welfare charity.
We are offering the opportunity to own a dog and then get expert support in training the dog, to whatever level you want. One of the best ways to build a healthier relationship with your dog is to understand how your dog learns and use the principles of positive training to make learning as rewarding, successful and easy as possible. The dog will not be trained for you; support will be given for you to train your dog. This support will be ongoing throughout the dogs life.
As well as training and supporting the veterans from before they get the dog we will support the veterans with pet insurance, feeding, and equipment.
Veterans will be asked to complete a questionnaire as part of the application process: Click Here ↵
Who we are…
Lorraine Stewart has always loved dogs. She grew up with German Shepherds, and spent a number of years working in boarding kennels prior to joining Strathclyde Police (Police Scotland) in 1996. It was an ambition of Lorraine’s to become a police dog handler and she fulfilled this in 2009. She handled and trained – her German Shepherd Hunter as well as her specialist dog, Springer Spaniel Gus. She successfully trained Hunter as a general purpose police dog and tactical firearms support dog and Gus in the detection of drugs, cash and firearms. She also competed twice at the Regional Police Dog Trials with Hunter. Both her boys are now retired and live at home with the rest of the pack, Amber, a fox red Labrador Retriever and two more Springers, Jura and Bracken. Lorraine is also a qualified dog groomer and a keen, albeit occasional breeder. She has successfully bred and reared three healthy litters of Springer Spaniels, two from Jura, and most recently in January this year one from Jura’s daughter Bracken. Lorraine is very proud that one of the latest pups, Clachanview Evgenis Kyria, more commonly known as Irma, will be the very first BRAVEHOUND !
Lorraine Stewart. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Heyhoe. Email: email@example.com
Sergeant David Heyhoe and his dog Treo served in Afghanistan attached to 104 Military Working Dog Support Unit, Royal Army Veterinary CorpsTreo was awarded the Dickin Medal, known as the animal VC, and together they were awarded a Sun “Millie”. Treo and Dave were often sent forwards and alone to detect IEDs, together they were to save many lives but the pressure took it’s toll. David wrote “It’s All About Treo” about Treo and his own struggle to adjust to civilian life. Dave is Glen Art’s advisor on our BRAVEHOUND initiative.
For more than ten years Fiona MacDonald has been involved in fundraising and event management for mainly military charities, including PoppyScotland, Erskine, The Afghanistan Trust, Combat Stress, the Parachute Regiment Charity, and the Soldiers’ Charity, as well as the Zimbabwe Academy of Music, and Glen Art, the charity she founded.
Fiona studied as an Opera Singer at the Royal Academy of Music, and has a wealth of experience in organising events. She has been successful in raising funds from Trusts, Foundations, Awards for All Lottery Funding, Heritage Lottery Fund and Creative Scotland.
She is a member of the Institute of Fundraisers, the Director of Glen Art and Trustee of the Wilfred Owen Association.
Fiona MacDonald. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elisabeth Winkler Lawrence. Email: email@example.com
Elisabeth Winkler Lawrence passionately believes that making music and art is a force for good and essential to life as a fulfilled human being. She has supported fundraising for veterans for several years, including Erskine, The Afghanistan Trust and Combat Stress, and is very proud to be a trustee of Glen Art. The ethos of service, sharing and understanding was deeply ingrained during her education at UWC of the Atlantic, a school founded by the educationalist Kurt Hahn. Her book on music education was published by Bloomsbury, and she has worked in the creative industries since leaving the Royal Academy of Music.