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At Smart Pups Assistance Dogs, our mission has always been clear: to enrich the lives of children with special needs through the incredible power of canine companionship. Our furry friends aren't just pets; they are life-changing partners who bring physical health, independence, confidence, and happiness...

We were delighted to join the Big Dog Pet Foods team as a guest on their podcast Paws and Listen! [audio mp3="https://www.smartpups.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/PL-Episode-Smartpups_4mixdown.mp3"][/audio] In this episode we had our Corporate Specialist Fundraiser, Helene Christensen and Trainer, Simon Burrough chat with Johnny ‘Manno’ Manny to talk about the...

We are thrilled to announce that Smart Pups are once again partnering with IGA stores to repeat the success of last year's collaboration for our paw campaign! Throughout the month of August 2023, we will be promoting and selling $2 paws to support our incredible...

Smart Pups received a $500,000 grant from the QLD Government in May 2022, and $54,000 from private donors, allowing us to provide new, and improved facilities for our hard-working pups in training in Verrierdale QLD. We are so grateful for our ongoing positive collaboration with...

At eight weeks old, specially bred and selected Labradors and Golden Retrievers begin their training with foster families. Their daily routine is one of fun, sleep, exercise, house training, and basic obedience. Puppies enjoy lots of socialisation and public interaction out in the community. When they are...

HUNDREDS of children with special needs are raising money for a Smart Pup to help them with day-to-day life, such as six-year-old Lila who has already reached her $20,000 fundraising target. Through the family’s fundraising campaign on the Smart Pups website, friends, families and strangers have...

Smart Pups needs $735,000 by the end of the month to secure new, larger premises on the Sunshine Coast and continue supplying assistance dogs to children with special needs. Smart Pups CEO Janelle Denny said the pressure was on to ensure the future of the charity...

Australian swimming legend Dawn Fraser AC MBE is the new Patron for Smart Pups. “We are very pleased to announce that Dawn has accepted the invitation to be Patron of Smart Pups Assistance Dogs,” said CEO Janelle Denny. “Her acceptance continues the long association with our organisation....

A record number of guests at the 10th anniversary Smart Pups luncheon in Brisbane dug very deep for the charity and saw first hand the joy in a child’s face as nine-year-old Matilda was presented with her own assistance dog. Host Donna Lynch surprised Matilda and...

Four cute Smart Pups showed off their stretching ability and finely tuned downward dog skills at a Stretch and Fetch yoga fundraiser at Mudjimba on Sunday, 29 May. Eight-week-old pups Tula, Tully, Lynchy and Trapper joined yoga instructor Celia for a relaxing Sunday morning yoga session,...

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