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Real Life Stories

The Woody and Jarrah Story

The Woody and Jarrah Story

A sensitive Labrador called Woody makes the world a much easier place for Jarrah to navigate. Not to mention, mum Emma.

The Echo and Kalinda School story

The Echo and Kalinda School story

Echo brings smiles to staff and students faces at Kalinda Support School.

The Ethan and Bella Story

The Ethan and Bella Story

Ethan and Bella are the best of friends. She helps him with his homework, and is his constant companion.

The Karen and Brandy story

The Karen and Brandy story

Brandy recently joined Karen in Melbourne. As a successor dog, she had big paws to fill, but she is taking it all in her stride.

The Megan and Kelly Story

The Megan and Kelly Story

Having raised her from a young pup, Megan is delighted to have recently graduated with her Autism Assistance Dog, Kelly.

The Christian and Rufus Story

The Christian and Rufus Story

Rufus is the four-legged friend that 6 year old Christian needed.

The Colin and Phoenix Story

The Colin and Phoenix Story

Phoenix is an Autism Assistance Dog, who has recently joined the family in Derby, West Kimberley, to help 9 year old Colin.

Justus and Coodanup College

Justus and Coodanup College

Justus the Educational Support Dog is a best friend to everyone at Coodanup College.

The Leah and Lauchie Story

The Leah and Lauchie Story

“The little milestones we reach with Lauchie and Leah are always incredibly moving and elating – they might be not obvious to everyone but those subtle changes mean the world to us”.

The Rolf and Jiyu Story

The Rolf and Jiyu Story

Jiyu, the second ever Assistance Dog for Dementia in Australia. Jiyu the black labrador has been matched with Rolf and Vyrna in Melbourne.

The Wicket and Nursery Road School Story

The Wicket and Nursery Road School Story

Wicket is a two year old black Labrador who spends his days in Nursery Road State School near Brisbane. With up to 135 students with a wide range of physical and developmental disabilities, Wicket has a big job to do.

The Rob and Jimmy Story

The Rob and Jimmy Story

Rob says his new Assistance Dog Jimmy is helping him start conversations about PTSD.

The John and Nina Story

The John and Nina Story

Nina is the black Labrador supporting and empowering John at home, as he lives with the early stages of Dementia.

The Will and Stella Story

The Will and Stella Story

“Stella gives me a sense of independence that I have never really had before.”

The Madison and Dollarmite story

The Madison and Dollarmite story

Meet Madison; the 18 year old girl who loves dressing up, hairdressing, beauty and her new best friend Dollarmite.

Floyd and Burleigh Heads State School

Floyd and Burleigh Heads State School

Floyd the Educational Support Dog is the talk of the town at Burleigh Heads, and has certainly made an impression on the children and staff at Burleigh Heads State School.

The Benson and Lake Illawarra High School story

The Benson and Lake Illawarra High School story

Benson the Educational Support Dog doesn't help just one person, he helps many, during his days at Lake Illawarra High School Student Support Unit.

The Stephane and Veo Story

The Stephane and Veo Story

Stephane is one of the first Assistance Dogs Australia clients to receive a PTSD Service Dog - read his story here.

The Cossie and May Story

The Cossie and May Story

Cossie, the Jack Russell-Cattle Dog cross, now has a loving home with May.

The Michael and Fizz Story

The Michael and Fizz Story

Fizz is the four-legged furry friend who helps Mike with his everyday life.

The Natasha and Biscuit Story

The Natasha and Biscuit Story

Deemed ''Prozac on legs!'', Natasha is so happy to have her Assistance Dog Biscuit because he is her non-judgemental, loving best friend.

The Daniel and Nellie Story

The Daniel and Nellie Story

NSW teenager Daniel has a new lady in his life, Nellie the golden Labrador.

The Alexis and Opal Story

The Alexis and Opal Story

Opal the Assistance Dog brings hope to Alexis.

The Kathy and Vero Story

The Kathy and Vero Story

Assistance Dogs Australia’s newest service dog, Vero, has been making paw prints on the hearts of those in the Winston Hills community. But the deepest mark he’s made, in on the heart of his new recipient Kathy Walden.

The Matthew and Bronte Story

The Matthew and Bronte Story

Assistance Dogs Australia’s Service Dog Bronte has helped Matt of Adelaide reach a new chapter in his life, one filled with freedom and independence.

The Peter and Phoebe Story

The Peter and Phoebe Story

West Australian Peter Darch’s service dog, Phoebe, has a heart to match her coat of gold, providing him with freedom and more independence.

The Finn and Laura Story

The Finn and Laura Story

When Laura walked into Finn Riley’s world and heart she changed his world forever.

The Tanya and Kuro Story

The Tanya and Kuro Story

A few months ago, Tanya didn’t believe in love at first sight. But all that changed when she first met her tall, dark and handsome man, Kuro.

The Abby and Jemima Story

The Abby and Jemima Story

Eleven year old Abby has the best friend ever - an Assistance Dog named Jemima.

The Tim and Roxy Story

The Tim and Roxy Story

You might recognise Tim McCallum from Ricky Martin's team on The Voice, but Tim's number one team mate will always be Roxy - his Assistance Dog and best friend.

The Nathan and Ruby Story

The Nathan and Ruby Story

She helps him get dressed, she takes him to school, she opens and closes doors, but probably the most wonderful thing that Ruby, Nathan’s Companion Dog provides him with, is independence.

The Amanda and Tiggy Story

The Amanda and Tiggy Story

Assistance Dogs Australia’s Service Dog Tiggy and his recipient Amanda McKenzie from Wagga Wagga definitely got off on the right paw.

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