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It’s no walk in the park teaching puppies to become Smart Pups Assistance Dogs. It requires boundless energy, care and experience; not to mention a lot of space! As it stands, the demand for our Smart Pups is highly outweighing our capacity to meet the...

Can you vote for us? Our friends at Sunshine Plaza are ‘sharing the love’ by donating to charity next month and we would love to be chosen as one of the lucky charities. 💕 Do you have a minute to help by voting for Smart Pups...

We are loving Lulu! She is just the most amazing, special girl and we are forever grateful to everyone at Smart Pups. So, a little about Miss Lulu and Cody. Before Lulu, Cody was a 14 year old boy who would rarely engage with anyone in...

Season’s greetings to our wonderful fosters, clients supporters and volunteers. After a tumultuous year we wanted to pass on our wishes to you as one of our valued Smart Pups devotees and to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Christmas is traditionally a...

This week at Smart Pups… I would like to draw your attention to our Smart Pups Campaign page and simply ask you to consider including one extra child on your Christmas list this year. Please take some time to read the words written by families who are...

Christmas music is playing in the stores, trees are up and shoppers are out in force, searching for gift ideas. You could join the crowds, hunting for a car park and for a meaningful gift that doesn’t blow the budget …. Or you could relax...

There is, perhaps, no greater thing in this world than to give, to use your skills and creativity to selflessly support others. To be generous – in a world that all too often conditions us into self-prioritizing – is a profound ability that few have....

Smart Pups has had a lot to celebrate lately. Our recent blog focused on Jester our 200th assistance dog placed in Australia. This year also marks ten years since our founder Patricia McAlister (Trish) began her remarkable journey that led to the creation of the...

Former ‘Wild child’, pup Jester tries his graduation hat for size, in preparation for his big day. In September Jester will finish his training and leave his kennel mates and foster family to become the 200th Assistance dog to be placed by Smart Pups. An accidental...

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