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As a benevolent non-profit organization, our focus lies in the rescue, rehabilitation, and training of displaced and abandoned dogs. Our mission is to provide aid and companionship to Australia’s brave first responders – including fire, police, and ambulance services – as well as personnel from the Australian Defence Force. These individuals often grapple with the invisible wounds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and our aim is to alleviate their pain and foster healing through the companionship of our specially trained dogs.

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We are more than just a team; we are a family of passionate advocates, selfless volunteers, and steadfast supporters, united by our common love for both people and animals. Our hearts are deeply committed to the mission of rescuing, rehoming, and training dogs that have been displaced or neglected. We pour our souls into this endeavor, driven by the belief that every dog deserves a second chance and every human deserves a loyal companion. Together, we are transforming lives, one rescue dog at a time.

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Cobber

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.

Arlo

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.

Ravinn

RAVINN is a 10 month old Labradoodle who was gifted to PTSD Dogs Australia.  
RAVINN has been named after her benefactor Gita Bellin from Gita Bellin and Associates who has made a Living Bequest to our organisation.
RAVINN gets a new direction in life and we get a new trainee. 
 

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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. 

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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 dog.

​Please fill in our simple online application form and we will contact you to assist.

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.

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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.

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At PTSD Dogs we understand that everyones journey is different. Are you in need of an assistance dog but want to be a part of the training process? We offer the unique opportunity to suitable candidates to train their very own assistance dog.

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