All Dogs Have a Purpose

Category: Charities

  • Working farm dogs find new homes and a new life

    Many Australian farms have at least one working dog, be it a kelpie, a cattle dog or some other breed and while they are valued for their work, many are abandoned or put down each year.  Carey & Di Edwards began Australian Working Dog Rescue International (AWDRI) to save rescue dogs from council pounds and […]

  • Tui, the sniffer dog – helps to count tiny harvest mice

    A sniffer dog is being trained to detect the presence of harvest mice, one of Britain’s smallest and most elusive mammals, in a novel approach to conservation No one really knows how many harvest mice there are currently in the British countryside, but that could be about to change with the help of a flat-coated […]

  • Dogs: A medicine for mental health problems?

    Mental Health Service Dogs open doors for people with psychological disabilities Heeling Allies specializes in privately training Mental Health Service Dogs for qualified individuals with neurological disorders, mental illness, developmental disorders, intellectual disorders, and other psychological conditions that rise to the level of a disability.  Imagine having a dog that could help you become a part […]

  • Township Dog Training Initiative

    Funda Nenja is an NGO in Mpophomeni (outside Howick, KZN) that brings together 70 disadvantaged children and their dogs for training, every Friday after school, where they learn how to care for their animals. This remarkable project consists entirely of volunteers and has been in existence since 2009. As Yvonne Spain, one of the volunteers […]

  • Dogs for Cures

    Dogs for Cures is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of individuals with type 1 diabetes by helping to provide trained medical service dogs to those who could not otherwise afford them. These dogs improve patient health by providing diagnostic support through their keen sense of smell, reducing complications by monitoring medical […]

  • The Koda Tales

    Since 1877, Berry Street has chosen to work with children, young people and families, with the most challenging and complex needs, including those for whom we are often the last resort. They believe all children should have good childhood, growing up feeling safe, nurtured and with hope for the future. At Berry Street (Melbourne, Australia) many of the children […]

  • The New Breed of Service Dog: Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

    What does it take to be a Certified Service or Therapy Assistance Dog for Dementia Patients? There are two ways a dog can help dementia and Alzheimer’s patients, either as a Visiting therapy dog or Companion service dog, who lives full-time with the patient.  In a way, some dogs are born for this type of role. Animals are non-judgmental […]

  • Dogs 4 Dementia launches pilot scheme with Assistance Dogs Australia

    Dogs for Dementia is one of Australia’s first assistance dog programs to help people and their families live with dementia. Dogs 4 Dementia is the first time in Australia that expert Dementia Centre consultants have partnered up with skilled Assistance Dogs Australia trainers to place dogs into the homes of people living with dementia. Dogs 4 Dementia […]

  • The Dogs & Kids Program

    The Dogs and Kids Program is a web based resource originally developed by The Royal Children’s Hospital Safety Centre, Melbourne, Australia. The Program promotes dog bite prevention and socially responsible dog ownership. A one page promotional flyer with key messages is also available as a hard copy hand out from The Safety Centre. The Dogs […]