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Assistance Dogs Australia

Contact

Name: Kerin Welford

Position: Fundraising Manager

Email: info@assistancedogs.org.au

Address

996 Old Princes Highway

Engadine

Sydney 2233

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Our Mission / Objective

Founded in 1996, Assistance Dogs Australia is a national charity which trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities, providing them with greater freedom and independence.

As a result of our program these highly trained dogs allow recipients to have greater mobility, gain confidence and allow them to have higher self-esteem.

Each Assistance Dog takes two years to train and requires an investment of over $30,000 – however Assistance Dogs are provided to people living with disabilities free of charge throughout Australia.

Assistance Dogs Australia provides a free service to people with disabilities. Our recipients include those born with developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy and spina bifida, those who acquire debilitating illnesses like multiple sclerosis, and those who have been in tragic accidents and will never walk again.

We also provide dogs for children with autism, sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Assistance Dogs provide emotional support as well as a physical service to their ‘team mate’. They bring independence, freedom, confidence, happiness and hope.

Michael and Fizz

Our Services

Assistance Dogs offers the following services to the Australian community:

Service Dogs are the most highly trained and are offered to recipients with severe disabilities such as, people with C4 quadriplegia, cerebral palsy and paraplegia. We also place Service Dogs with sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and children and adults with autism.

PAWS Workshops – For families with autism, Assistance Dogs Australia runs a series of workshops covering the pros and cons of a therapy dog, and the impact a dog can have on a child with autism.

Pups In Prison – Some of our puppies are raised and trained in correctional facilities, offering companionship, rehabilitation and a chance to give back to the community.

Projects in Progress

 

 

Our People

Leadership Team

Contact details for our team can be found here:

http://www.assistancedogs.org.au/pages/meet-our-team.html

Names of Board Members

Rowan McDonald

Robert Biggs OAM

Sean Brogan

Yvonne Duncan

Ashley Hayden

Sam Haynes

Colin Skead

Registration Information

ABN

90 074 746 160

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

By leaving a bequest or gift in your Will to Assistance Dogs Australia you are ensuring the future of the organisation can continue to provide vital services to people living with disabilities.

We do not receive government funding but rely on the generosity of the public through donations and bequests to fund our vital work.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Assistance Dogs Australia you can do this through your solicitor by drafting a new Will, by executing a codicil to an existing Will, or by nominating Assistance Dogs Australia as a beneficiary of your insurance policy.

In drafting or amending your Will to include Assistance Dogs Australia, you may like to consider these various options:

  • The simplest is by way of a residue gift. After providing for your family, you can nominate that you would like to leave part or all of what is left of your estate (the residue) to Assistance Dogs Australia.
  • Another way is by leaving a nominated percentage or fraction of your estate to Assistance Dogs Australia.
  • Or you may prefer to leave a specific gift – a specific sum of money, real estate, shares, bonds, jewellery or such other gift as you wish to nominate.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Puppy Educators: Volunteers are a integral part of the Assistance Dogs team, helping us to raise and train puppies that grow up to be life-changing Assistance Dogs. Looking after a puppy in their own home for 10-12months, we are always looking for more puppy educators to join our volunteer team.

Puppy Carers: Puppy Carers assist our puppy educators, looking after puppies for short periods of time and offering ”puppysitting” duties while a puppy educator is away on holiday.

Events and Fundraising: This is an excellent team volunteering opportunity, focussed around our FUNdraising month ‘Dogtober’ which runs throughout October where there are a range of ways people can choose to get involved to raise support for the cause, but it’s also all about having fun, getting involved and can be a great way for corporate team-building exercise!  The event includes a merchandise stand, live music, dog demo’s from our trainers and advanced dogs in training, public awareness raising and fundraising activities.

Challenge Events: Will you run with the pack? Take on a challenge this year and help our Super Pups become Assistance Dogs at the same time. It’s a great way to get fit, take on a challenge and help the paw. Whether it is 1km or a marathon, we would be delighted to have you in our team!

Five Puppies

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Founded in 1996, Assistance Dogs Australia is a national charity which trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities, providing them with greater freedom and independence.

As a result of our program these highly trained dogs allow recipients to have greater mobility, gain confidence and allow them to have higher self-esteem.

Each Assistance Dog takes two years to train and requires an investment of over $30,000 – however Assistance Dogs are provided to people living with disabilities free of charge throughout Australia.

Assistance Dogs Australia provides a free service to people with disabilities. Our recipients include those born with developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy and spina bifida, those who acquire debilitating illnesses like multiple sclerosis, and those who have been in tragic accidents and will never walk again.

We also provide dogs for children with autism, sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Assistance Dogs provide emotional support as well as a physical service to their ‘team mate’. They bring independence, freedom, confidence, happiness and hope.

Michael and Fizz

Our Services

Assistance Dogs offers the following services to the Australian community:

Service Dogs are the most highly trained and are offered to recipients with severe disabilities such as, people with C4 quadriplegia, cerebral palsy and paraplegia. We also place Service Dogs with sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and children and adults with autism.

PAWS Workshops – For families with autism, Assistance Dogs Australia runs a series of workshops covering the pros and cons of a therapy dog, and the impact a dog can have on a child with autism.

Pups In Prison – Some of our puppies are raised and trained in correctional facilities, offering companionship, rehabilitation and a chance to give back to the community.

Projects in Progress

 

 

Our People

Leadership Team

Contact details for our team can be found here:

http://www.assistancedogs.org.au/pages/meet-our-team.html

Names of Board Members

Rowan McDonald

Robert Biggs OAM

Sean Brogan

Yvonne Duncan

Ashley Hayden

Sam Haynes

Colin Skead

Registration Information

ABN

90 074 746 160

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

By leaving a bequest or gift in your Will to Assistance Dogs Australia you are ensuring the future of the organisation can continue to provide vital services to people living with disabilities.

We do not receive government funding but rely on the generosity of the public through donations and bequests to fund our vital work.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will to Assistance Dogs Australia you can do this through your solicitor by drafting a new Will, by executing a codicil to an existing Will, or by nominating Assistance Dogs Australia as a beneficiary of your insurance policy.

In drafting or amending your Will to include Assistance Dogs Australia, you may like to consider these various options:

  • The simplest is by way of a residue gift. After providing for your family, you can nominate that you would like to leave part or all of what is left of your estate (the residue) to Assistance Dogs Australia.
  • Another way is by leaving a nominated percentage or fraction of your estate to Assistance Dogs Australia.
  • Or you may prefer to leave a specific gift – a specific sum of money, real estate, shares, bonds, jewellery or such other gift as you wish to nominate.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Puppy Educators: Volunteers are a integral part of the Assistance Dogs team, helping us to raise and train puppies that grow up to be life-changing Assistance Dogs. Looking after a puppy in their own home for 10-12months, we are always looking for more puppy educators to join our volunteer team.

Puppy Carers: Puppy Carers assist our puppy educators, looking after puppies for short periods of time and offering ”puppysitting” duties while a puppy educator is away on holiday.

Events and Fundraising: This is an excellent team volunteering opportunity, focussed around our FUNdraising month ‘Dogtober’ which runs throughout October where there are a range of ways people can choose to get involved to raise support for the cause, but it’s also all about having fun, getting involved and can be a great way for corporate team-building exercise!  The event includes a merchandise stand, live music, dog demo’s from our trainers and advanced dogs in training, public awareness raising and fundraising activities.

Challenge Events: Will you run with the pack? Take on a challenge this year and help our Super Pups become Assistance Dogs at the same time. It’s a great way to get fit, take on a challenge and help the paw. Whether it is 1km or a marathon, we would be delighted to have you in our team!

Five Puppies

Our Annual Reports

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