There are a number of ways you could help us to help a veteran or first responder to get a life changing Service Dog.

You can make a difference. From the Sunshine Coast in Queensland to Perth in Western Australia and everywhere in between there are veterans and first responders that desperately need a Service Dog. Every donation, volunteer hour and act of support makes a difference in the life of someone in need. We welcome Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Here are a just few ways you could help;

PTSD Dogs Australia Ltd is a registered charity, fully approved by the Australian Charities & Not for Profit Commission with all donations $2.00 or more being tax deductible as approved by the Australian Tax Office.

Become an assistance dog trainer

We love creating win – win situations and here is an opportunity for you to become a fully qualified assistance dog trainer whilst helping a veteran regain their independence through having a highly trained assistance dog by their side.

By signing up to a cadetship with PTSD Dogs Australia (conditions apply) we will pay for your training and give you the opportunity to gain  hands on experience you need to become a fully qualified trainer with nationally recognized credentials.

Cadetship positions are extremely limited, so if you apply please tell us as much about you and your ambitions as you can.

 Contact us today for more information >>

One time donations

Your one time donation is always welcome and assists us to run our program of rescuing dogs, training them to become life changing Service Dogs and giving them to our First Responders and Military Personnel who have PTSD. Donate here>

Regular donations

By making a regular donation you can give an affordable donation each month without having to remember to do anything, this can be an effective way of reducing your tax at the end of the financial year, it also helps us to budget for some of the more expensive aspects of running the charity. {Simply choose your amount and check the box to make it a regular payment } Make a regular donation here> 

Host a Fundraiser

Fundraising events can be a way of remembering a loved one who is no longer with you through a rally or BBQ, even a memorial dinner.

You could organise a sporting event, charity dinner, motorcycle club event such as a porker run or even get your company involved with a business fundraising campaign.

Fundraising events help us in more ways than just raising much need dollars, it also helps create a community awareness for PTSD and the need to help those who have done so much for our country.

Contact us today to work together organizing your fundraiser

Leave a Bequest

A bequest (also known as a legacy) is a gift of money or assets that you leave through your Will. Bequests are critical to PTSD Dogs Australia and the people we support. They enable us to safeguard our vital veteran support services, ensuring we can continue to stand with Australians who have done so much for us ensuring we can live in a safe environment.

By leaving a gift in your Will to PTSD Dogs Australia you will help our veterans and first responders isolated from the community by mental health issues to get their lives back on track.

There are several types of bequests. Some are specified amounts of money, items of property or stocks and shares. Other bequests may be a percentage of an estate or the remainder of an estate once family, friends and taxes are taken care of.

The best way to arrange leaving a bequest to PTSD Dogs Australia is to speak with a solicitor. They can ensure your estate is distributed in a way that meets your wishes. How you choose to leave a bequest depends on your personal preference or circumstances.

As a guide, the most common types of bequests include:

  • Residuary – This gift consists of the remainder of your estate once your family and friends have been provided for and any taxes and charges are settled.
  • Percentage/fractional – This is a gift in the form of a specified percentage of your estate.
  • Specific/pecuniary – This is a gift in the form of a specified amount of money, item of property or stocks and shares.

Some people like to give a combination of two or more of these types of bequests. Regardless of the method you choose, PTSD Dogs Australia is very grateful for any support you can provide.

Your solicitor can also create a Will for you or update your existing Will to include a gift to PTSD Dogs Australia with the appropriate wording.

If you wish to choose an alternative method, please discuss this with your solicitor. If you don’t have a solicitor, the Law Council of Australia website can provide suitable direction.

1. Wording for a residuary bequest

I give and bequeath the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to PTSD Dogs Australia – (ABN 96 624 595 959) PO Box 565, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655, for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of an executive officer at the time, shall be sufficient discharge of my executor’s duty.

2. Wording to leave a percentage of the residue of an estate

I give and bequeath __________ per cent of the residue of my estate PTSD Dogs Australia – (ABN 96 624 595 959) PO Box 565, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655, for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of an executive officer at the time, shall be sufficient discharge of my executor’s duty.

3. Wording for leaving a percentage of the total estate

I give and bequeath __________ per cent of my estate to PTSD Dogs Australia – (ABN 96 624 595 959) PO Box 565, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655, for its general purposes and declare that the receipt of an executive officer at the time, shall be sufficient discharge of my executor’s duty.

If you’ve included PTSD Dogs Australia in your Will, please let us know. 

Thank you for making a powerful commitment to creating a suicide-free Australia.

We are always happy to receive unexpected gifts.  But, your gift can go even further to make a difference if you let us know when we have been included in your Will.  This is a huge help to PTSD Dogs Australia long-term planning, and it also allows us to keep you informed of our plans over the years. 

Sponsorship Program

We have a number of sponsorship packages to suit all budgets. By joining a sponsorship package you’ll become a valued member of PTSD Dogs Australia and will receive special videos, pictures and training updates via e-mail. Sponsorship members are our most dedicated patrons and help provide a reliable income to fund the training, boarding and medical care for dogs in our program.

  • Junior – Just $10 per month
    Yes, for as little as $2 per week, you can help us to rescue worthwhile dogs and start them on the journey to become a life altering assistance dog for someone who has given so much of themselves.
  • Playmate – Just $15 per month

    Assistance dog training starts early. Your donation will provide enrichment toys and training aids to boost our puppies’ learning potential and give them the best start for a successful assistance dog career.

  • Learner – Just $25 per month

    Assistance dog training is rigorous. Assistance dogs receive over 300 hours of training with qualified trainers before they’re ready to be tested and certified. Your donation will help cover the costs associated with this training and the dog’s placement with a veteran of the armed forces, police or emergency services suffering from PTSD.

  • Graduate – $50 per month
    Assistance dogs are for life. Veteran and assistance dog form a bonded team, however, some of our veterans need ongoing financial help keep their dogs in tip top condition – costs like veterinary care; monthly flea and heartworm treatment; and a healthy feeding regimen. Your donation will help ensure a dog can remain in service for its full working life. 
  • Pack Leader – $100 per month
    Assistance dog training is expensive. It takes anywhere from $35,000 to $40,000 to certify a fully-qualified service dog. Your monthly donation will help cover the costs of credentialed trainers, boarding, feeding and medical treatment during the training period, as well as the costs associated qualifying veterans to receive an assistance dog.
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Volunteer

If you have any spare time or talents you think we could benefit from, we would love to hear from you. We have a couple of opportunities advertised however we are also keen to hear from anyone else who could help us in some way, manning a stand at a local market for example.