All Dogs Have a Purpose

Year: 2011


    The RSPCA is a community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. RSPCA Australia is a Federation of 8 independent State & Territory RSPCA bodies called member Societies. RSPCA member Societies do much of the hands-on work traditionally associated with the RSPCA such as the operation of shelters […]

  • Animal Welfare Science Centre

    The Australian Welfare Science Centre (AWSC) is a partnership of the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, University of Melbourne, Monash University and Ohio State University.AWSC carries out both scientific research and teaching in animal welfare science & makes important national & international contributions to animal welfare research, teaching & training.Its mission is “to contribute to […]

  • Health Cost Savings: The Impact of Pets on Australian Health Budgets

    Health Cost Savings: The Impact of Pets on Australian Health Budgets Nov 1995 This paper was prepared by the Baker Medical Research Institute and The Centre for Public Policy, University of Melbourne, as a contribution to the furthering of discussion and research on the implications of the human companion animal bond. The Australian National People & Pets […]

  • Australian Companion Animal Council

    The Australian Companion Animal Council Incorporated is a non profit organisation. It’s a leading voice for the pet care industry on the benefits of socially responsible pet ownership in the Australian community. While Australian society has seen many changes in recent years, the value Australians place on their relationships with their pets remains constant. Pets […]

  • International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations

    The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) was founded in 1990 to gather together national associations and related organizations interested in advancing the understanding and appreciation of the link between animals and humans. IAHAIO’s main role is to provide a co-ordinating structure between all member countries. As worldwide interest and support for this young science increases, […]

  • Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia

    The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) Australia is a forum for trainers and anyone involved with dogs to communicate and exchange ideas regarding pet dog training and behaviour. APDT Australia provides educational and networking opportunities including a newsletter, sharing of resources such as videos and books, an annual conference & workshops. The APDT annual […]

  • DogsTrust

    Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Its mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Each year the DogsTrust   Care for 16,000+ dogs nationwide network at 17 Rehoming Centres. […]

  • AKA Therapy Dog Program

    The American Kennel Club® (AKA) and responsible breeders aim to preserve and improve the breeds they dedicate their lives to. The AKC leads the charge by donating millions of dollars to canine health research as well as education programs. The AKA Therapy Dog Program recognizes AKC dogs and their owners who have given their time and helped people by […]

  • Service Dog Etiquitte: Hey, I’m workin’ here!

     Service dog etiquitte: Hey, I’m workin’ here! Etiquette when encountering an Assistance Dog: In general, when you meet a person with an assistance dog, please remember that the dog is working, even if it doesn’t appear that way to you. You should be careful not to do anything that will distract or interrupt the dog from […]

  • Puppies In Schools

    Partners In Excellence offers hope, happiness, acceptance, and results to children diagnosed with autism and their families. PawPADs has joined forces with Partners to socialize the dogs and work with the kids.  S.I.T. Program The Social Interaction Therapy (SIT Program) allows the community to help socialise puppies while providing a training opportunity for the puppies […]