Dogs for Kids is based in Melbourne,Victoria. We raise and train Assistance and Therapy dogs for children whose everyday activities are restricted by physical, intellectual, sensory, social and emotional challenges.
We provide Assistance dogs and Therapy dogs for children. By empowering children and their families, together we work to promote inclusion and break down social barriers, to realise children’s potential, and to foster well being, love and friendship.
Assistance dogs are specially trained for children living with a disability. They can accompany the child anywhere they go, both at home and in public.
Therapy dogs provide comfort and companionship to a child within the home environment. They help improve the lives of children who face a range of challenges.
Every donation helps Dogs for Kids raise and train more Assistance and Therapy dogs and contributes to the cost of food, veterinary care, training and equipment.
Yes. Dogs for Kids is a public benevolent institution endorsed as a deductible gift recipient since July 2012. Keep a copy of your receipt to give to your accountant at tax time.