What are we doing
We’re a not-for-profit charity solely dedicated to the rescuing, rehoming, and training of suitable displaced and unwanted dogs to support and assist Australia’s first responders (fire, police, and ambulance servicepeople) and Australian Defence Force personnel suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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We're a dedicated pack
We’re a team of professional advocates, volunteers and supporters with a passion for people and animals. We’re dedicated to the rescuing, rehoming and training of displaced and unwanted dogs.
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Cobber has come from being a reserved puppy to a fun-loving young boy who loves his walks at the beach, the more sand the better, foraging for scraps, and watching the world go by. Eager to learn and please, he will try whatever new ‘task’ is being asked of him and will surpass all expectations once he puts his mind to it.
An 18month old rescue groodle cross brought into the PTSD Dogs family as an adolescent. Arlo is a very willing worker for both food and a game. He will also let his trainer know if he is bored with what’s happening. Very laid back and chilled, Arlo is very confident about his world and every environment he enters. Arlo is in training to be paired with an airforce veteran.
Effervescent sassy and strong Ms Pinky is a born leader. From the moment she arrived with her two sisters we quickly identified Pinky as the Alpha Dog. Wherever she went the sisters would follow. Pinky will push her way through with a head strong determination. These traits can make for a robust and resilient Assistance Dog.
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October 10th is World Mental Health Day and I will be celebrating this special day by shaving off my beard to help raise awareness and funds for PTSD dog training. It’s a small gesture with a big impact! I truly believe that together, we can make a difference. Whether you choose to participate in fundraising efforts or simply support us by spreading the word, every single person can make a meaningful contribution.
Buderim Concert Band Charity Concert
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"You never walk alone when you have a trained PTSD Assistance Dog by your side. PTSD Assistance Dogs are gentle, intuitive and full of unconditional love."
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Are you a veteran or first responder with PTSD? We’d love to help you change your life for the better with the love and support of a fully trained and certified assistance or therapy dog.
Please call us at +61 488 101 026 or fill in our application form.
Assistance or Service dogs are working animals that are specially trained to help people who are living with disabilities do everyday tasks and activities so they become more independent.
Most people are familiar with Guide Dogs used to assist people with sight disorders to navigate the world around them in safety, however there are many other types of Assistance dogs that can be trained.
Therapy dogs are very similar to Assistance dogs and undergo the same training program however they are not required to perform the tasks that Assistance dogs are. Unlike an Assistance dog who is trained to assist their handler by performing certain tasks, Therapy dogs are trained to provide affection, comfort and support all kinds of people, not just their handlers.