Assistance Dogs Australia
Our Assistance Dogs are fully trained to international standards and provided to people with physical disabilities, free of charge. Each Assistance Dog costs the charity just over $27,000, which covers the two year training period and follow up support.
Assistance Dogs are already making a dramatic difference in the quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities. Not only do they assist them physically, but also these special dogs relieve loneliness and social isolation, helping their owners integrate more with their local communities. This increase in independence allows them to get on with their lives, often attending college, getting employment or engaging with the community.
We have currently placed over 140 dogs all around Australia. We have nearly 50 dogs currently in training, many of which are pups in prison. Assistance Dogs is currently helping over 250 people throughout Australia.