Assistance Dogs Australia

October 2020

Assistance Dogs Australia is a charity that trains highly intelligent, specially bred dogs to help people living with disabilities across Australia.Our fully-accredited Assistance Dogs help Australians with a disability to live as fully and independently as possible. Physical and emotional support from Assistance Dogs can save lives. With a 96% success rate, Assistance Dogs Australia currently has 400 dogs changing lives across Australia.


Giving freedom and independence to people living with disabilities


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Assistance Dogs Australia brings happiness and joy to those living with a disability through providing clever pups who learn more than 50 specialised skill cues to meet the persons specific needs. For the month of October, we will be donating 10% of our Be Happy sales to Assistance Dogs Australia to bring more happiness to those who need it.

Proceeds: 10% of Be Happy sales during October

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About Assistance Dogs Australia

Founded in 1996, Assistance Dogs Australia trains and places unique dogs with Australians in unique situations. We currently train dogs that specialise in support for people with aphysical disability, autism or PTSD, as well as providing a range of services to these individuals andtheir families.Our free-to-client assistance dogs provide Independence, self-esteem, improved health and relationships to individuals and families – resulting in stronger and more successful communities.We continue to set new benchmarks of success in training and placement. Our dedication to training and placement is what keeps us going, but it’s also an incrediblyexpensive endeavour, and we rely solely on donations from the public. Tens of thousands of dollars are required for the training and placement of a single dog. Assistance Dogs Australia is proud to be a trailblazer when it comes to the range of tasks our dogs can perform and the services we have introduced over the past several years.Our dogs are placed completely free of charge with clients across Australia. It takes two years to train and costs over $40,000 to provide a qualified Assistance Dog. This covers all training, food, veterinary treatment, kennelling costs and placement with a client.As we receive no government funding, we rely solely on the generosity and philanthropy of individuals and organisations. We have an estimated waiting time of up to two years to receive a dog. Due to the demand our waitlist is currently closed