Are you a family with a child who could benefit from an Assistance or Therapy dog?

Here's how it works:


Have a look at our FAQs


Fill in an application form

We ask everyone to fill in the same form which is reviewed by one of our expert team.

Home visit

A Dogs for Kids team member will meet with your family to discuss how we're best able to meet your needs


The matching process is integral to a successful placement and can begin once a dog achieves a certain level of advanced training.


Clients and dogs are matched on their individual and mutual needs to ensure the match is optimal for both the child and the dog.

Training together

The dog’s training program continues, culminating with training directly with the child in the home.

Apply for a dog

We ask everyone to fill out this form so we can learn more about your specific Assistance Dog and Therapy Dog needs. Click through the button below and please give us as much information as you can and we’ll be in touch.

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Dogs For Kids has merged with Assistance Dogs Australia