Serving those
who served.

OUR SERVICE DOG TRAINING PROGRAM
PROVIDES VETERANS WITH RENEWED
PURPOSE, CONFIDENCE AND
UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT.

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He has added to my strength and his gentle
nature has opened my heart and mind…as
long as Ace is with me, I know that I am just
fine.– Greg Alkerton –

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Too often the trauma of military service leaves veterans with deep scars that make regular life challenging, if not impossible.
At Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs, our goal is to offer our veterans and their families a reprieve from the suffering. VICD is a
nonprofit organization that matches veterans suffering from a stress Injury like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with a compassion dog.
Together, they embark on a unique 52-week service dog training program, that is as much about saving the person, as it is the dog.

Compassion dogs provide veterans with a living, breathing lifeline to the outside world.

This powerful, primal bond
between human and dog is a
catalyst to peace, purpose and
healing for our returning
wounded.

VICD serves our veterans by fostering genuine connection and building community.

THE PROGRAM

Our service dog training program provides veterans with renewed purpose, confidence and unconditional support.

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TRAINING

We train both veteran and dog as one unified team, creating a powerful bond based on trust and mutual service.

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FOR VETERANS

We are here to help our neighbours, friends and family resurface from the depths of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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DONOR CENTRE

Help remind our veterans that their sacrifice is not forgotten. DONATE NOW

ABOUT OUR DOGS

Like any good partnership, chemistry counts. Our dogs are young, rescued or repurposed, and carefully matched to their veteran.

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PTSD

Anxiety, depression and helplessness are just some of the demons haunting people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Upcoming Events

Courtenay, Nov. 27, 2017
Hounour Table Dedication
Driftwood Mall
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Dog Treat Advent Calendar
Fundraiser
www.falvaicreative.com
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Team Stories

TEAM MAC

Mac was introduced to me in early July 2014, when Barb, CEO of Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs, came for a home visit. After introductions she told me that Mac, this massive Black Lab, was mine. I asked about the size, and she said “sometimes you get the dog you want, and sometimes you get the dog you need”. Since then Mac and I have been constant companions.
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VICD Level 1 Training Complete

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Big Thanks to Comox Valley Corporate Connections

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Media Launch for the 2017 Wounded Warrior Run

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