Smart Pup for Harvey

Smart Pup for Harvey

Harvey, 2, is the most beautiful, sweet little boy with just a little too much cheek! He is cute and he knows it! However, don’t let that smile fool you! Everyday is a challenge for Harvey!
30.70% Raised
$6,140.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
28 Donors

Life didn’t start out easy, Harvey was born at 34 weeks and was quite unwell. He spent 5 weeks in NICU and has spent many more days and nights back in hospital over the past 2 years. Harvey has level 3 autism, epilepsy (suffers from 2 types of seizures), global developmental delay and we are going through the assessment process to rule out cerebral palsy.

We are seeking a Smartpup in hope the dog will enable Harvey to “be a normal kid”. Meaning we can go to the park, do the grocery shopping, go on adventures outside the four walls of our home and not be in fear that Harvey will run off, worry that he will get so distressed, frustrated and overwhelmed that he injures himself or tries to get away. Harvey has significant sensory needs and a sSmartpup will help us get through those challenges. A Smartpup would help distract and support harvey when he is frustrated or overwhelmed. It would provide a friend, a constant companion, support and mean that he wouldn’t feel so alone in this big world that he struggled to understand. But most of all, a Smartpup would give my beautiful boy the best chance at experiencing a normal childhood, like any child deserves.

This organisation is a non for-profit organisation and we feel well and truly honoured to have been chosen. The training for the pup can take 12-18 months but it is intense, and these dogs are just incredible.

Your donation no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your donation! All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Thank you for your suppawt.

Harvey and I thank anyone who is generous enough to donate. It would truly make the world of difference to his life.

Smart Pups
Smart Pups Team
enquiries@smartpups.org.au

Every donation adds up to make a big difference! Your ongoing support goes towards training each Assistance Dog for a child with special needs. You are part of an incredible community of loyal supporters, who together help to make great things possible from what are often small beginnings. Thank you for your donation! All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Thank you for your suppawt.

38 Comments
  • Brii Kapetanovski
    Posted at 09:34h, 13 March Reply

    Love you to the moon and back baby boy! x

  • Kate Crane
    Posted at 10:41h, 13 March Reply

    Good luck from the UK.

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 19:56h, 19 March Reply

      Thank you so much Kate!

  • Yvonne Unthank
    Posted at 21:10h, 14 March Reply

    Every child deserves to feel safe and loved. Hope your puppy helps your mum and you feel better.

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 19:56h, 19 March Reply

      Thanks so much Yvonne!

  • david house
    Posted at 11:15h, 15 March Reply

    all the best harvey! ATD Gardens crew

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 19:57h, 19 March Reply

      Thanks so much Dave and crew!!

  • Ashlee Osseweyer
    Posted at 17:12h, 15 March Reply

    Lets make this happen for little Harvey.

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 19:57h, 19 March Reply

      Yes! Let’s do this! Thanks Ash

  • Nina Swanson
    Posted at 21:43h, 15 March Reply

    Be kind to yourself, this is your journey too.

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 19:59h, 19 March Reply

      Thanks Nina! appreciate it

  • Tania Roche
    Posted at 22:06h, 15 March Reply

    Fingers crossed for my favourite little ragamuffin!
    Xoxox

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 20:00h, 19 March Reply

      Thanks Tania!! xo

  • Tania Roche
    Posted at 22:10h, 15 March Reply

    Fingers crossed for my favourite little ragamuffin!
    Xoxox

  • Andrew Charousek
    Posted at 19:41h, 23 March Reply

    $50 of the $55 With thanks to Rad Rasaratnam

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 15:23h, 25 March Reply

      Thanks Andrew,’and Rad. Much appreciated.

  • Mark Sawyers
    Posted at 22:03h, 23 March Reply

    Good luck brave Harvey. We’ll get you that Smartpup to be your ‘bestie’, and everything will be so much better. Stay strong little man!

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 15:24h, 25 March Reply

      Thank you so much Mark. Agreed, we’ll get there!!

  • Fiona Bradley
    Posted at 09:22h, 24 March Reply

    Much love as always xxx

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 15:25h, 25 March Reply

      Thanks Fiona!

  • Ilia Menegatos
    Posted at 12:23h, 28 March Reply

    All the best little fella..!!

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      Brii Kapetanovski
      Posted at 19:14h, 29 March Reply

      Thank you!

  • Rosemary and Jack Wilcox
    Posted at 12:31h, 28 March Reply

    I am confident you’ll reach your target. Much love xx

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      Brii Kapetanovski
      Posted at 19:14h, 29 March Reply

      Fingers crossed!! Thank you so much x

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    Brii kapetanovski
    Posted at 19:17h, 29 March Reply

    Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far! It is all very very appreciated and thank you isn’t really enough! It’s starting to feel like this dream is going to be possible! Much love from myself and Harvey!! xx

  • Brii Kapetanovski
    Posted at 12:43h, 01 April Reply

    With thanks to the lovely lady who came up to me at Coles!!

  • Brii Kapetanovski
    Posted at 12:46h, 01 April Reply

    Donation made possible thanks to everyone who came and supported our first sausage sizzle!

  • Brii Kapetanovski
    Posted at 14:09h, 08 April Reply

    Thanks mum and Andrew for donating profits of the garage sale!!

  • Brii Kapetanovski
    Posted at 14:11h, 08 April Reply

    very big thank you to the lady who paid for our sausage sizzle shopping at Coles

  • Fiona Charousek
    Posted at 18:31h, 08 April Reply

    Donation on behalf of Nikki @ ESS

  • Karah Broad
    Posted at 16:09h, 12 April Reply

    My son Charley has just been accepted into the SMARTPUPS program! Stay strong! You can do it! Good luck Harvey! If you need any moral support feel free to message me xxx

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      Brii Kapetanovski
      Posted at 08:41h, 18 April Reply

      Thank you so much. I wish you the absolute best with this adventure also. and feel free to contact me for some moral support!

  • Taila Sharp
    Posted at 10:40h, 14 April Reply

    Our first of hopefully many donations from memories as promised Gracie when to her forever home on the 13th of april

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      Brii Kapetanovski
      Posted at 08:42h, 18 April Reply

      Thanks so much Taila xx Good luck Gracie!

  • Sammy Northe
    Posted at 14:02h, 14 April Reply

    What a gorgeous little boy.
    We hope you hit that target real soon.
    Love, The Northe Family. Xo

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      Brii Kapetanovski
      Posted at 08:42h, 18 April Reply

      Thank you very much !

  • Tracy Ellis
    Posted at 14:19h, 26 April Reply

    Wishing you all the very best.

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      Brii kapetanovski
      Posted at 16:45h, 27 April Reply

      Thank you very much

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