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Eleven Reasons Why Labradors are Good Assistance Dogs

Eleven Reasons Why Labradors are Good Assistance Dogs

We love all dog breeds, but there are many reasons why the Labrador (or “Labrador Retriever” if we’re being formal) is the most common dog breed in Assistance Dogs Australia. This is because they can more predictably provide a combination of factors that are important...

Therapy Dogs in Australia

Therapy Dogs in Australia

What is a Therapy Dog? We all know that dogs make the best of friends, but they can also help to heal people in the most unexpected ways. Therapy Dogs can reach out to people who may not be responding as well to other forms of therapy. Therapy Dogs can break down...

Dogtober Fundraising

Dogtober Fundraising

Throughout the month of October, we encourage the community to organise fundraising events to help Assistance Dogs Australia train highly-intelligent, specially bred dogs to help people living with disabilities across Australia. We thought Dogtober was a cute name for...

Workplace Fundraising Ideas

Workplace Fundraising Ideas

We believe “the more, the merrier” when it comes to fundraising, so why not get your workplace involved! It’s also a great team-building opportunity and donations are tax-deductible, so your employer may wish to match employee donations. If you are looking to support...

Pet-Friendly Fundraising Ideas

Pet-Friendly Fundraising Ideas

We train dogs for people living with disability, so why not include pets in your fundraising efforts? Make the pets the star and celebrate them in one or more of these ways: Dog (or pet) Friendly Treats: Bake and sell dog safe goodies for donations (you can find dog...

Our Favourite Fundraising Days

Our Favourite Fundraising Days

There are lots of occasions throughout the year that make for perfect fundraising opportunities for a good cause. Some examples include timing fundraising to a special day like International Dog Day or specific week, such as National Volunteer Week (usually in May) or...

Fun Fundraising Ideas

Fun Fundraising Ideas

Put the FUN in fundraising! Fundraising is a great social activity and it doesn’t need to be hard. Bring the feel-good vibes with these ideas your friends and family will love. Your kind donation will help cover the ongoing costs of raising and training tomorrow’s...

Fundraisers for School Kids

Fundraisers for School Kids

Fundraising at school is super fun, a great lesson for all participants, and teaches a child that they have the power to make the world a better place, all while raising money for a good cause. It’s also a great exercise to develop social and organisational skills....

Ideas and Tips on How to Start Fundraising

Ideas and Tips on How to Start Fundraising

As a not-for-profit charity organisation, the kindness and support of our beautiful community is how we can turn puppies into Assistance Dogs! We don’t receive government funding for dog training, so we rely on generous people like you to turn puppies into Assistance...

Puppies in the Sky

Puppies in the Sky

Recently, three clever and adventurous pups-in-training enjoyed a very special training session at Scenic World in the world heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Six-month-old siblings Forrest, Faith and Ariel were on a mission to explore and get used to different types of...

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