Blog

Our latest news

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,...

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...

Want to help? Find out how to sponsor, volunteer or foster...