Assistance Dogs Australia provides freedom and independence to people with disabilities.
Since 2014, Leumeah High School have been supporting Assistance Dogs Australia by fundraising "Dogtober". Pupcakes, Furry Floss and Hot dogs are made by the staff and students and sold to raise much needed funds for Assistance Dogs Australia.
Assistance Dogs perform a range of tasks for people living with disabilities, ensuring that an Assistance Dog is not only man's best friend, but man's most helpful friend too.
Every Assistance Dog undergoes tailored training to meet the individual needs of their new owner. Assistance Dogs supports people living with physical disabilities, autism, post-traumatic stress and dementia, as well as schools and care facilities.
It can take up to two years and costs over $30,000 to train each dog. Assistance Dogs are placed completely free of charge with their new owner, providing life-changing support for up to 10 years.
For more information on Assistance Dogs Australia, please click on the link.