Forget October, it’s officially Dogtober
Assistance Dogs Australia is more than just helping individuals, they are making stronger communities.
Assistance Dogs Australia (ADA) trains and places unique dogs with Australians in unique situations. Their free-to-client assistance dogs provide independence, self-esteem, improved health, and relationships to individuals and families — resulting in stronger and more successful communities.
Why does Assistance Dogs Australia need your support?
The dogs trained by ADA are placed completely free of charge with clients across Australia. Each dog takes two years to train and costs over $40,000 to provide a qualified Assistance Dog. This covers all training, food, veterinary treatment, kennelling costs, and placement with a client.
As no government funding is available, ADA relies solely on the generosity and philanthropy of individuals and organisations.
The estimated waiting time to receive a dog is up to two years.
Community donations and funding from corporate and philanthropic organisations allow ADA to continue to provide these services free of charge to the community.
Each Assistance Dog costs $40,000 to train
This includes everything from purchasing a puppy, to food, vaccinations, training & placement. Assistance Dogs are provided free of charge to people in need. Your donation helps covers training, vaccinations, food, and equipment for an Assistance Dog, who is given to a client free of charge.
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