2016: Our 20th Birthday Year

In 2016, we are celebrating 20 years of Assistance Dogs Australia, and we want you to be a part of the celebrations!

With over 200 Assistance Dogs placed across Australia already, and more super puppies on the way, we expect 2016 to be a big year. 

Read our story of how it all began here and find out more about how you get involved in our 20th birthday year below.


20 new puppies for 20 years!

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Run with us


Celebrate our birthdays together

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Give a Super Puppy a Birthday Present

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    It's your time, Adelaide!

    Thu 22, Mar 2018 In the Year of the Dog, the state capital steps into the spotlight for our FIRST EVER South Australian graduation ceremony.
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    A tail of two Gallens

    Mon 12, Mar 2018 The Sharks legend has met his match — in a bundle of chocolate fur! We name a pup in honour of Paul Gallen's contribution to Sutherland Shire.
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    Tradies: Supporting their local based national charity

    Fri 23, Mar 2018 We are excited to welcome Tradies as the proud sponsor of Luna, one of our new Super Pups-in-training.
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    It's raining pups

    Sun 25, Feb 2018 The staff of Assistance Dogs Australia are all walking around with huge grins on their faces. There is an abundance of puppy love in the air, thanks to our in-house breeding program. THREE litters have arrived — all within a month of each other.
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    PAWesome news for TODAY Extra!

    Tue 13, Feb 2018 Watch out, David and Sonia — The Nine Network's morning show, TODAY Extra has a new team member, and she's sure to steal the spotlight!
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    Scentre Group funds exciting Australian first research project for Assistance Dogs

    Thu 17, Aug 2017 The Animal Assisted Intervention Program has been funded by long-term supporters of the charity, Scentre Group via the Westfield Community Program. The program aims to make a sustainable contribution to the communities in which they operate. Scentre Group has supported a number of major programs for Assistance Dogs Australia including the PAWS Program helping parents and children with autism.
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Each Assistance Dog costs over $35,000 to train

This includes everything from purchasing a puppy to food, vaccinations, training and placement. Assistance Dogs are provided free of charge to people in need.

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