What is Dogtober?
Dogtober is a fantastic way to get involved with Assistance Dogs, have some fun and help train super pups to help people with disabilities.
Dogtober is all about lending a paw by creating your own doggie themed event or being sponsored to undertake a challenge which will raise much needed funds and awareness.
To help out during Dogtober, some great ideas for events could be organising a Dog’s breakfast or baking and selling pupcakes to Dogs-bowling. For more dog-spiration ideas visit the Dogtober website. You will be helping out so much, no matter which event or activity you choose, and every cent you raise will help them train another Assistance Dog. So what are you waiting for? Register today, and bring freedom and companionship to the lives of people with disabilities.
About Assistance Dogs Australia
Assistance Dogs Australia is a small national charity that trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities. These dogs take two years to train at a cost of over $27,000 each and are then given free of charge to people in need. Assistance Dogs open the door to freedom and independence for their owners, helping with everyday tasks like opening and closing doors, retrieving dropped objects, removing items of clothing and alert barking in emergencies. Their wagging tail and unconditional love also helps relieves social isolation, providing physical and emotional support for the the next 8-10 years of their working life.
Assistance Dogs Australia has placed over 190 trained dogs across Australia. They have up to 30 pups in training at any one time. They rely solely on the generosity of individuals and corporates to raise funds to support their work in the community. There are over 100 people currently waiting for one of the Assistance Dogs and it can take up to two years until they are matched with the right Super Puppy. Dogtober helps raise money to train more super pups so Assistant Dogs Australia can dramatically change the lives of these people in need.