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Scentre Group funds exciting Australian first research project

Scentre Group funds exciting Australian first research project

7 February 2017
Assistance Dogs Australia receives funding to head up an important Australian first - an Assisted Animal Intervention program that could have a major impact on approaches to autism.

Give the bestest Valentine's Day gift - a 2017 HOGs for Dogs ride!

Give the bestest Valentine's Day gift - a 2017 HOGs for Dogs ride!

21 November 2016
Buy a Valentine's Day gift to blast through the pack - a ride through the stunning scenery of Royal National Park, NSW on the back of a Harley Davidson!

Dogtober heroes

Dogtober heroes

15 November 2016
The Gold Coast school that took Dogtober fundraising and awareness to a Pawesome new level.

Don't miss Better Homes and Gardens on 18 November!

Don't miss Better Homes and Gardens on 18 November!

8 November 2016
To celebrate our 20th anniversary, Dr Harry and TV crew delved into our world of puppies, advanced training, trainers and Puppy Educators.

Homes needed for three Super Pups!

Homes needed for three Super Pups!

13 September 2016
Calling all puppy lovers! Do you think you could provide one of our chocolate Super Pups with the happy, supportive home life needed to start them on their extraordinary journey to becoming an Assistance Dog?

We've won an award!

We've won an award!

22 August 2016
Assistance Dogs Australia has been recognised as a Winner of The Australian Charity Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2016.

Brand new litter of Assistance Dogs pups

Brand new litter of Assistance Dogs pups

10 August 2016
Former Assistance Dog Chloe recently became a mother for the first-time. Three weeks ago, she gave birth to a litter of five beautiful golden and chocolate-coloured puppies.

Six Assistance Dogs to find their new homes

Six Assistance Dogs to find their new homes

29 June 2016
Assistance Dogs Australia is getting ready to bid farewell to 6 of their dogs in advanced training, as they meet their new owners.

Lions support Assistance Dogs Australia

22 June 2016
Tickets on sale now for a Trivia Quiz Night at Sharkies! Hosted by the Lions Clubs of Caringbah, Cronulla, Kogarah and Sutherland Shire Lioness Club, all funds raised go to Assistance Dogs Australia.

Pup in prison graduates as Assistance Dog

Pup in prison graduates as Assistance Dog

6 June 2016
The first dog to be trained at Southern Queensland Correctional Centre has graduated as an accredited Assistance Dog.

Volunteering for a good paws.

Volunteering for a good paws.

10 May 2016
In celebration of National Volunteer Week (9th-15th May 2016), Assistance Dogs Australia shares the story of one of their volunteers, and puts the call out for more volunteers in the Sutherland Shire to help them raise puppies.

Autism Assistance Dogs visit the training ring

Autism Assistance Dogs visit the training ring

24 March 2016
Assistance Dogs show off their skills to autism support group, Fighting for Autism ahead of World Autism Awareness Day.

A very imPAWtant Graduation

A very imPAWtant Graduation

3 March 2016
Assistance Dogs Australia is celebrating its 20th birthday year with a very imPAWtant graduation ceremony.

Alice's Australian Adventure

Alice's Australian Adventure

25 February 2016
Alice sets out to raise $27,000 for Assistance Dogs Australia.

Twenty years, two hundred dogs and one family.

Twenty years, two hundred dogs and one family.

17 February 2016
The story of how Assistance Dogs Australia began twenty years ago.

Dogs 4 Dementia Success

Dogs 4 Dementia Success

1 February 2016
Jiyu the Assistance Dog for Dementia is having a huge impact on his new owner Rolf, and his wife Vyrna.

26 helping hounds have found their forever homes.

26 helping hounds have found their forever homes.

22 December 2015
In a record-breaking year, national charity Assistance Dogs Australia have trained and placed 26 Assistance Dogs with people and families on their waiting list.

The story of Abby and Jemima.

The story of Abby and Jemima.

30 November 2015
When Abby was asked if Jemima is a good friend, Abby replied, "She's my best friend, I love her a lot".

The perfect gift for someone special.

The perfect gift for someone special.

26 November 2015
Tickets now on sale for the 2016 Assistance Dogs Australia’s annual Hogs for Dogs Harley Ride.

Assistance Dogs lend a helping paw

Assistance Dogs lend a helping paw

17 November 2015
Thursday 19th November is Assistance Dogs Awareness Day, and the super puppies from Assistance Dogs Australia are taking to the streets of Sydney.

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