A brighter futurefor all our pals
We are looking for a place to call our forever home
Our ultimate headquarters will;
Be set on a small acreage property between Brisbane and Gympie (Sunshine Coast) with easy access to the highway. It will have a main dwelling for caretaker / managers who will live on the property, so they have 24/7 access to animals housed on the property. A large all-weather training arena will also be constructed to facilitate group training in all weather conditions.
The Sunshine Coast is seen to be the ideal location due to ease of access from anywhere in Australia and the temperate climate which allows for year round training in relatively comfortable conditions.
Eventually a few small units will be constructed or placed on the property to accommodate handlers while they undergo intensive training with their dogs.
Once fully established, whilst we try as much as possible to use volunteers, the charity will be employing qualified trainers and other staff in the future. The supply of fully trained assistance dogs to our first responder and military personnel has been shown to reduce suicide rates and the reliance on medications. Future accommodation units could be used as temporary housing for homeless veterans.
Benefits to the community
Our ultimate goal is to be Australia’s leading training and support organisation for PTSD assistance dogs. We would be proud to call Queensland our home with our national headquarters and training facility based here. We already have trainers in Perth and Melbourne but they report back to and train here on the Sunshine Coast, their role is to provide support training to handlers in their areas.
Benefits to Queensland
By investing in our initiative, your funding will enable us to:
- Establish a state-of-the-art training facility: A dedicated property will provide the necessary space and resources to train assistance dogs to the highest standards. This facility will include specialized training areas, kennels, and classrooms for training sessions with recipients.
- Provide temporary housing for recipients: A portion of the property will be dedicated to providing temporary housing for recipients undergoing team training with their assistance dogs. This will ensure a smooth transition and enable recipients to bond with their new companions in a supportive environment.
Your generous contribution will not only impact the lives of Veterans and First Responders but also their families and communities. By supporting our plea for funding, you will be giving individuals the opportunity to regain their independence, improve their quality of life, and experience the unconditional love and support that only an assistance dog can provide.
Ready to help
PTSD Dogs Australia Ltd is a registered charity, fully approved by the Australian Charities & Not for Profit Commission. All donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible, as approved by the Australian Tax Office. Your generous donations are invested directly to the training and supplying of service dogs.