Australian Assistance Dogs Helping Heroes with PTSD

His work in Australia resulted in an invitation to our co-owner, Nik Wood, to meet Australia’s Governor General, at Government House in capital Canberra, together with a very special group of dogs!

Nik prepares to meet with the Governor General of Australia at Government House, Canberra

Nik met with His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley and Her Excellency, Linda Hurley, as part of a group from Integra Service Dogs Australia.

In recent years, we have highlighted the amazing work of Assistance Dogs Australia through our major client, Ceva Animal Health and the President of Assistance Dogs International, Richard Lord who is now National Partnerships Manager with Integra, the organisation that provides service dogs for military veterans and first responders who encounter post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) as a result of their role.

Integra is a Not-for-Profit Organisation, founded by Veterans for supporting Veterans and First Responders suffering from PTSD. Integra specialises in the sourcing, matching, placement, ongoing training and development of high quality Labrador trainee Service Dogs with Veterans and First Responders suffering from PTSD.

They are a national provider, delivering Assistance Dog services in most states and territories, and have efficiently matched and placed more than one hundred (100) high quality Labrador dogs with veterans and first responders.

See the associated video report here:



Integra was founded in 2016 to deliver the vision established by Mr Ken Lloyd, OAM MSs JP (NSW), which is to provide excellent Service Dogs to Veterans and First Responders who have served our country. Learn more about Integra in the video below.