Real Life Stories
A sensitive Labrador called Woody makes the world a much easier place for Jarrah to navigate. Not to mention, mum Emma.
Echo brings smiles to staff and students faces at Kalinda Support School.
Ethan and Bella are the best of friends. She helps him with his homework, and is his constant companion.
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.
Having raised her from a young pup, Megan is delighted to have recently graduated with her Autism Assistance Dog, Kelly.
Rufus is the four-legged friend that 6 year old Christian needed.
Phoenix is an Autism Assistance Dog, who has recently joined the family in Derby, West Kimberley, to help 9 year old Colin.
Justus the Educational Support Dog is a best friend to everyone at Coodanup College.
“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”.
Jiyu, the second ever Assistance Dog for Dementia in Australia. Jiyu the black labrador has been matched with Rolf and Vyrna in Melbourne.
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.
Rob says his new Assistance Dog Jimmy is helping him start conversations about PTSD.
Nina is the black Labrador supporting and empowering John at home, as he lives with the early stages of Dementia.
“Stella gives me a sense of independence that I have never really had before.”
Meet Madison; the 18 year old girl who loves dressing up, hairdressing, beauty and her new best friend Dollarmite.
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.
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.
Stephane is one of the first Assistance Dogs Australia clients to receive a PTSD Service Dog - read his story here.
Cossie, the Jack Russell-Cattle Dog cross, now has a loving home with May.
Fizz is the four-legged furry friend who helps Mike with his everyday life.
Deemed ''Prozac on legs!'', Natasha is so happy to have her Assistance Dog Biscuit because he is her non-judgemental, loving best friend.
NSW teenager Daniel has a new lady in his life, Nellie the golden Labrador.
Opal the Assistance Dog brings hope to Alexis.
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.
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.
West Australian Peter Darch’s service dog, Phoebe, has a heart to match her coat of gold, providing him with freedom and more independence.
When Laura walked into Finn Riley’s world and heart she changed his world forever.
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.
Eleven year old Abby has the best friend ever - an Assistance Dog named Jemima.
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.
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.
Assistance Dogs Australia’s Service Dog Tiggy and his recipient Amanda McKenzie from Wagga Wagga definitely got off on the right paw.