Program Information- Registered Charity with a mission to help Military Veterans and First Responders

Courageous Companions is a registered charity which provides quality trained certified Service Dogs to Military Veterans and First Responders who suffer with physical and/or psychological operational injuries as a result of their service.

About Our Program

First Responders in Canada:

  • Medical Personnel (doctors, nurses, medics, corpsmen, paramedics)
  • Police Officers (RCMP, Municipal police, Corrections Officers)
  • Military Personnel in Canada:
  • Regular Forces, Reserve Forces, Veterans
  • One-Hundred Percent Volunteer Driven

We are a 100% volunteer driven organization that strives to restore dignity, rebuild confidence, and increase the quality of life for our brave men and women who serve in uniform.
Service Dogs provided at no cost
Courageous Companions is a Registered Charity under the Canada Revenue Agency. Courageous Companion service dogs are provided at no charge, and we rely entirely on donations.

Trained for the Specific Needs of the Individual

A Courageous Companions Elite K-9 Service Dog is a specifically molded Service Dog trained to respond to the specific needs of an individual manifesting the symptoms of physical and/or physiological operational injuries. Our service dogs are exclusively trained by MSAR (, an organization that has had six service dogs nominated and two inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame as ‘Service Dog of the Year’.

See more information on: 

  • Service Dogs help relieve symptoms of OSIs
  • Service Dogs trained for the specific needs of the individual
  • Service Dog Definition

About The Courageous Companions Program

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