Our Purpose

Rescuing dogs who
rescue veterans and
first responders

We believe that every rescue dog can save a human and equally every human can save a rescue dog

Our Pillars

What are we doing

Enhacing Mental Health

Our specially trained dogs have a proven track record of enhancing the mental health of those suffering from PTSD. Our dogs are working animals help people who are living with disabilities do everyday tasks and activities so they become more independent.

Community Awareness

As a national organisation, PTSD Dogs Australia also provides an education program to inform and promote awareness around the valuable role of PTSD-certified assistance dogs in both public and private organisations across the greater community. 

Dog Welfare

The dogs we rescue are between eight months and three years of age. Our newest and most vulnerable recruits receive unconditional love in a caring and positive home environment while receiving their necessary training to become certified.

Rescue dogs can enhance the
mental health of veterans and
first responders with PTSD

Assistance dogs transcend the role of ordinary pets – they are faithful companions that have a profound influence on our lives. Specifically, the dogs we rescue can be expertly trained to bolster the mental wellbeing of Veterans and First Responders wrestling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD, a potent condition that befalls many individuals who have endured traumatic events, can severely impact lives. It’s a well-documented fact that dogs exert a calming influence on humans, significantly mitigating symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress.

These rescue dogs serve a dual purpose – they are not just sources of emotional support but they also instil a sense of purpose and a reason to face each day. Through the use of a rescue dog trained to assist those with PTSD, Veterans and First Responders can access a level of peace and solace that might have been elusive otherwise. This is not mere supposition, but a reality backed by a wealth of research and a multitude of heartwarming success stories.

We're a dedicated pack

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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