Smart Pup for James

Smart Pup for James

A mobility and autism assistance dog will help James navigate the world as he grows. Be a friend to lean on when he is feeling unsteady. To help him stay calm, self regulate and keep him safe. A bridge to give him the confidence to socialise and explore new environments.
101.13% Raised
$20,225.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
75 Donors

James has faced challenges over the past 2 years. After a rushed entry into the world, he suffered neonatal seizures, landing him in NICU. He was subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 4 months and has only ever known a life of therapy and appointments. Recently not long after his 2nd birthday he received an additional diagnosis of ASD. James struggles to express himself and make social connections.
We like all parents, want James to have a happy and fulfilled life. When looking into alternative solutions to help James over come some of the challenges he faces we came across smart pups. We were thrilled when James’s application was accepted into the program.
Attaining a smart pup is not an immediate process. First we need to raise $20,000 to go towards the extensive training. Training that takes a minimum of 12 months and that can not begin until the money is raised. With early access into the smart pup program James could have his furry partner in crime at an age when it will have the greatest impact on his life.

Your donation will be greatly appreciated no matter how big or small. 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.

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

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.

73 Comments
  • Romina Spalding
    Posted at 22:05h, 10 April Reply

    Lots of love gorgeous boy xx from the Spaldings

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    Romina
    Posted at 22:14h, 10 April Reply

    Lots of love you gorgeous boy xx the Spalding family xx

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:06h, 23 May Reply

      Thanks Ian and Mina for your support

  • Cheryl Stocker
    Posted at 07:21h, 11 April Reply

    Love for James

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    Jullie Gray
    Posted at 15:19h, 11 April Reply

    Good luck with the donations James, hope your puppy is organised soon. Xo

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:06h, 23 May Reply

      Thanks Jullie and could you pass on my thanks to Belinda

  • Karl Stocker
    Posted at 08:44h, 13 April Reply

    This just a start little man

  • David Layt
    Posted at 17:16h, 13 April Reply

    Sounds like a great program ❤️🧡❤️

  • Isabella Armstrong
    Posted at 23:06h, 13 April Reply

    best of luck x

  • Lyn Astin
    Posted at 15:23h, 14 April Reply

    Wishing wee James a happy life. From someone else’s grandma.xxx

  • Derek Wierda
    Posted at 09:20h, 20 April Reply

    Hi Janet and Karl, mum and dad asked me to donate $30 from them. Hope you reach you goal and wish James the best

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:07h, 23 May Reply

      Thanks Derek and Emma, please pass on my thanks to John and Eliz.

  • Tess Ebbage
    Posted at 16:41h, 20 April Reply

    With love from Grandma

  • Karl Stocker
    Posted at 16:51h, 27 April Reply

    BBQ today fundraiser

  • Robin Valentine
    Posted at 18:54h, 27 April Reply

    Go Team Stockers! As a team you can make big things happen!

  • Nicole Turley
    Posted at 19:28h, 27 April Reply

    Good luck James 🐶

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:48h, 23 May Reply

      Thanks Nicole, we will get there

  • Blake Neiland
    Posted at 13:17h, 28 April Reply

    Good luck guys!

  • Theresa Paolucci
    Posted at 10:34h, 05 May Reply

    Good luck James. Love Aunty Tess

  • Jill Schnchez
    Posted at 19:25h, 11 May Reply

    From Aunty Jill

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:48h, 23 May Reply

      Thanks Aunty Jill

  • Lois Stocker
    Posted at 19:28h, 11 May Reply

    Lots of love from Grand Grandma Stocker xxx

  • Olivia Stocker
    Posted at 05:41h, 15 May Reply

    I can’t wait for James to get a smart pup. Love your big sister Libby xxx

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:50h, 23 May Reply

      I’m so proud of you Olivia, on your generosity of donating your hard earnt pocket money, as I said I have matched your $20 so in total you donated $40..

  • Cheryl Stocker
    Posted at 06:19h, 15 May Reply

    Love from Grammy xoxo

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:08h, 23 May Reply

      Thanks for your continued support Mum, its truly appreciated.

  • Pipere Stonebridge
    Posted at 18:58h, 17 May Reply

    It’s only a small amount but hopefully it helps to get James his pup x

  • Mark Tildsley
    Posted at 08:15h, 19 May Reply

    Good mate, good bloke. Had my back when needed, now I’ve got his

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:09h, 23 May Reply

      Cheers old mate, it was good to hear from you, thanks for your support.

  • Emma Wierda
    Posted at 20:18h, 19 May Reply

    Nutrimetics Fundraising!

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:53h, 23 May Reply

      Thanks Emma for your support

  • Anne Neiland
    Posted at 09:50h, 20 May Reply

    We are getting there James – a real puppy soon!

  • Tess Ebbage
    Posted at 10:01h, 20 May Reply

    For our darling James – Lots of Love from Grandma

  • Elona Riddiford
    Posted at 18:19h, 20 May Reply

    Saw this on FB and shared. Good luck little man, may you smash your hurdles and reach for the stars.

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:47h, 23 May Reply

      Thank you Eloise for your support.

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        Karl Stocker
        Posted at 09:52h, 23 May Reply

        Thank you Elona for your support.

  • Eloise Morse
    Posted at 21:26h, 20 May Reply

    I’m feel sure you will reach your goal .. Wishing you all happiness and a bright future for your beautiful James ..! 💖🌸

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:51h, 23 May Reply

      Thank you so much Eloise.

  • Owain Davies
    Posted at 08:01h, 22 May Reply

    Wishing you all the best for the future James

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:09h, 23 May Reply

      Thanks Owain

  • Cheryl Stocker
    Posted at 07:49h, 23 May Reply

    Thanks Olivia, very much for your hard work in making things for James’s puppy.

  • Vikram Bansal
    Posted at 20:04h, 24 May Reply

    Lots of love. I hope you get your smart pup soon

  • Helen Low
    Posted at 11:20h, 03 June Reply

    Bee Wrappy – Beeswax Food Wraps Fundraising -Our Lady of the Way School.

  • Carl Brockie
    Posted at 17:53h, 06 June Reply

    Hope you guys get the Smart pup soon guys 👍 wishing you all the very best!

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 10:57h, 14 June Reply

      Cheers Brockie for your support!!

  • Glenn Trenberth
    Posted at 20:25h, 06 June Reply

    One step closer James. Go little champion.

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:26h, 21 June Reply

      Cheers Trendy

  • Anne Neiland
    Posted at 12:30h, 11 June Reply

    We are almost there James.!

  • Karl Stocker
    Posted at 15:28h, 16 June Reply

    Love ya bim of lol

    From Michael

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 06:20h, 21 June Reply

      Well done Michael, I am proud that you donated your hard earnt pocket money. I’m proud of you son!

  • Andrew Turnbull
    Posted at 19:50h, 17 June Reply

    All the best James!

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 07:50h, 20 June Reply

      Cheers Andy.

  • Nicole Clark
    Posted at 18:04h, 18 June Reply

    Much love
    Nicci Summa and Thomas

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 06:19h, 21 June Reply

      Thanks Nicci and family

  • Cheryl Stocker
    Posted at 07:33h, 21 June Reply

    Getting closer to James puppy.

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 09:18h, 21 June Reply

      Thanks Mum

  • Audrey Menheere
    Posted at 08:10h, 28 June Reply

    Wish the very best for a wonderful future with your smart pup.

  • Helen Low
    Posted at 11:12h, 28 June Reply

    Our Lady of the Way School – Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser – Donation.
    Smart Pup for James.

  • Romina & Ian Spalding
    Posted at 08:14h, 30 June Reply

    another step closer to your puppy James xx lots of love

  • Nikki Grice
    Posted at 16:36h, 30 June Reply

    Best of luck with your fundraising James.

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    Emma
    Posted at 21:09h, 30 June Reply

    Nutrimetics Profits!!!

  • Patrick Neiland
    Posted at 08:49h, 01 July Reply

    Square

  • Gary Heather
    Posted at 19:32h, 06 July Reply

    Hope your little fellow gets his pup and all is good.

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      Karl Stocker
      Posted at 06:50h, 12 July Reply

      Cheers Tassie

  • Neil and Val Jamison
    Posted at 14:41h, 07 July Reply

    We hope the pup helps you guys out.

  • Brian Gilbert
    Posted at 13:15h, 09 July Reply

    Good luck, I hope the lad gets his puppy soon.

  • Anne Neiland
    Posted at 13:05h, 11 July Reply

    We can do all things together James Love your Nanna

  • Robin & Terry Shanahan
    Posted at 13:51h, 12 July Reply

    God bless

  • Kelly Williams
    Posted at 11:44h, 19 July Reply

    We’re part of the Narangba Rangers community. Love and strength to you all.

  • Anne Neiland
    Posted at 22:16h, 19 July Reply

    thank you Joseph for the yummy almonds. James thanks you as well!

  • Tim Hutchin
    Posted at 21:35h, 11 August Reply

    Hope it helps get the pup soon

  • Karl Stocker
    Posted at 09:59h, 20 August Reply

    Lions Club of Morayfield

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    Karl Stocker
    Posted at 09:48h, 23 August Reply

    We have reached our goal for a Smart Pup for James. Jeanette and I are overwhelmed to the support that we have received.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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