About Us

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. We 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.

Our mission is to support people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health-related illnesses, as a result of trauma during service.

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.

Private Not-for-Profit Organisation

All our funding raised from Corporate Australia and public donations go into the delivery of exceptional Labrador Service Dogs for Veterans and First Responders.

Integra Service Dogs Australia is an approved assistance dog training institution under the Queensland Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dog Act 2009. To find out more go to: https://www.qld.gov.au/disability/out-and-about/ghad/choosing-ghad#trainers

Integra Service Dogs Distribution by State

  • ACT
  • NSW
  • VIC
  • QLD
  • WA
  • TAS
  • SA
Where Teams are based outside the A.C.T, ISDA pairs them with a qualified 
and experienced trainer to prepare them for their Public Access Test (PAT). 
Integra supports these Veterans and First Responders in the ongoing training 
and development of their Service Dogs. We have successfully saved the lives of
Veterans and First Responders through the placement of our extraordinary
Labrador dogs.

Integra Service Dogs Distribution by Handler's Occupation

Veterans

  • Army
  • RAN
  • RAAF
  • ADF

First Responders

  • Police Officers
  • Paramedics
  • Fire & Emergency Services

Frequently Asked Questions

When was Integra founded?

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.

How do dogs help veterans?

Our exceptional dogs support Veterans and First Responders which leads to reduced periods of hospitalization, reduced medication levels, helps individuals rebuild trust and relationships, and connect with family, friends and the community.

Where do donations go?

100% of all donations to Integra from the public go directly to supporting Veterans, First Responders and our dogs – we can assure you that no funds donated by you go to administration or hidden costs for the organisation. All of Integra’s staff work as volunteers, freely giving their time and expertise.