Category: Dogs & Young People

  • Smart Pups receive Newman’s Own grant

    Smart Pups Assistance Dogs Smart Pups Assistance Dogs is a dedicated not-for-profit organisation based on the Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia that focuses on improving the quality of life for young people with Autism and Seizure related syndromes, and their families through training their dogs in ‘task specific’skills. a grant from Newman’s Own Foundation will be […]

  • Golden Retriever Saves Six-Year-Old Girl from Dying

    Baxter, a Golden Retriever from Glasgow used to be a regular, loveable house pet, but last month his status changed from normal dog to hero dog after he saved 6yr old Olivia Goodman from drowning. Olivia was fighting a high fever and stayed home from school to sleep off the virus. Her mom Amanda Goodman […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]