PTSD Face-Off Campaign

Recent statistics show an alarming rate of first responder suicides, with one tragic incident occurring every four weeks. Unfortunately, the occurrence of these traumatic events rises even higher to one suicide every two weeks in veterans. PTSD Dogs Australia is determined to help reduce these staggering numbers. Through their tireless efforts to train and provide assistance dogs to those affected by PTSD, they offer a glimmer of hope in what can be an otherwise bleak situation.

It is important to note, however, that this service is not cheap. In fact, the initial training process alone requires over 300 hours of intensive work. Then, further training is necessary once the dog has been paired with its designated handler. All in all, each dog can cost over $40,000. Despite the high price tag, the positive impact on the lives of PTSD sufferers is immeasurable — with some even stating that these dogs have saved their lives.

Face-Off Fundraiser Sign Up

Help us by getting your friends to sponsor you as you face off against PTSD. If you would like a campaign page set up complete the form below and we will take care of the rest. Haven’t got a beard? You can still support us by sponsoring me or your mates.

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Help us Face-Off against PTSD

Roger Weeks

I am hoping to raise enough money to rescue another dog that can be trained to be a life saving assistance dog for another veteran or first responder who, like me suffers from PTSD.
If I can save one more life, then I will be happy that I am doing what I can to help my comrades

Thomas Taylor

By sponsoring my beard shaving in the PTSD Face-Off Campaign, you can help make a real difference in the lives of first responders and veterans suffering from PTSD. Together, we can help combat the alarming rate of suicides and create a brighter future for those battling the invisible wounds of trauma.

Geoff Robins

As a former first responder with PTSD, Anxiety and Depression, I know only too well the challenges I face daily. So my mission is to do everything possible to support other first responders with PTSD and PTSD Dogs Australia in achieving their goals. Together we can make a real difference.

Benjamin Smith

Breaking the stigma one beard hair at a time. It is reported that at least 1 veteran commits suicide every 2 weeks and 1 “frontline first responder” commits suicide every 4 weeks. As someone who suffers from Complex PTSD please help me raise much needed funds for PTSD Dogs Australia and help breaking the stigma of mental health.

Kevin Riddell

I have respect for our Veterans and First Responders and all that they go through to help us in our hour of need. Personally, I have suffered with the Black Dog of depression. Given that I have had and still manage the Black Dog this cause is very dear to my heart. So please jump on board and help make a difference along with me.
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Travis Davis

Not everyone struggles through life in the same way. Some have pain, others struggle mentally or emotionally. I have many family members, friends and patients who’ve bravely battled PTSD. PTSD Dogs is an amazing not for profit, setting out to help people with PTSD the way that I strive to help people struggling with pain.

Steve Clarke

With friends and family who silently battle PTSD daily, I want to help shine a light on the challenges they face while raising much needed funds towards the quality support that PTSD Dogs Australia provides.

Tim Morrow

I met the PTSD Dog crew and their dogs on the weekend and new straight away I needed to help out. As a lover of dogs and humans I see this as an opportunity to make a difference and help two souls to heal and renew. We all have people we know that struggle so if you can get on board and help us make a difference.

David Reynolds

Because I’m shaving off my majestic red beard for a good cause

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Team Work Makes the Dream Work

Together the team of volunteers who have put their beards on the line have raised the following - thank you to all the sponsors, you are making a real difference in the lives of these dogs and the humans they will be trained for.


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No directors are ever paid for their positions on the board. If you would like more information please call us at +61 488 101 026 or send us a message.

"You came into my life full of energy, your my mate, my friend now my guardian. In the short time we've know each other you've made my life enjoyable. I can eat out with my partner, navigate the shops, and live a normal life that so many others have. Tears well as I write about you because I don't think you'll ever know just how much you have impacted my life. The joy, the security the constant eye over me"

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