Smart Pup for Liam

Smart Pup for Liam

Our hope is that an assistance dog would be able to help make Liam’s life a little easier. Whether it be acting as a anchor if he tries to run or helping provide deep pressure when Liam gets overwhelmed in public situations or at home. Not only will an assistance dog help Liam but also our other 5 children because then we can go out as a family.

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$20,000.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
78 Donors

For those who dont know Liam, he has UNLIMITED energy! the Energizer bunny as we say ….
He loves to run, jump, climb on everything in sight. He absolutely has no fear and no sense at all for his personal safety and others. If the mood strikes him he is extremely likely to climb over the fence and take off, he runs on road with car close by, he goes to the park down the road or in the neighbours yards. This is our biggest fear for both Alan and myself, esspecially with school starting next year.
Liam also gets over stimulated when this happens, he has no idea of who or what is around him, we hope that an assistance dog will help keep him in the “here and now” helping him to focus on the dog with touch and play.
Our main goal is to help Liam be as independent and safe as possible, but still be there for him whenever he needs a helping hand we would do anything for our kids and we belive that an assistance dog would make the world of difference for Liam.

Any contribution towards our goal would be deeply appreciated more than words could ever say. 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.

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Smart Pups Team

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.

  • Dean Malden
    Posted at 21:42h, 04 March Reply

    All the best. You guys are amazing. Good luck.

  • Gerry Huybregts
    Posted at 09:42h, 05 March Reply


  • Laura McDonald
    Posted at 22:49h, 05 March Reply

    Good luck guys hope you get this dog to help out Liam

  • Vonnie Bradfield
    Posted at 18:44h, 06 March Reply

    Liam is a gorgeous little man, with a beautiful personality ❤️❤️❤️

  • Amy Haythorpe
    Posted at 06:42h, 07 March Reply

    We love you liam, we hope this happens for you xxxx
    Thank you all for donating xxxx

  • Coby Nash
    Posted at 07:14h, 08 March Reply

    Liams future is so bright we hope you guys reach your goal and we cant wait to meet the puppy ❤lots of love from the Nash family

  • Chris + Kandiice Tee
    Posted at 14:26h, 09 March Reply

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    Posted at 10:02h, 10 March Reply


  • Paula Luethen
    Posted at 09:15h, 11 March Reply

    I hope all your children have every chance of a full childhood to grow, learn and reach their full potential

  • Amy Haythorpe
    Posted at 10:33h, 12 March Reply

    Thankyou all for help fundraising this money $840 wow just amazing xxxx

  • Tam & Darryl Haythorpe
    Posted at 21:23h, 12 March Reply

    When you don’t try something you will always wonder what if we had.
    You are wonderful parents with a great family. Good luck.

  • Gerry Huybregts
    Posted at 10:48h, 13 March Reply

    Golden opportunity to help a worthy family <3

  • Amy Haythorpe
    Posted at 15:50h, 15 March Reply

    For my little buddy liam, nanny loves you to the moon and starts xxxx

  • Jodi Monro
    Posted at 07:21h, 18 March Reply


  • Emma McArthur
    Posted at 07:22h, 18 March Reply

    For Liam

  • Leeann Poole
    Posted at 07:24h, 18 March Reply

    I heard your story on the radio this morning and while I don’t know what its like to have a special needs child I do have 2 boys and 1 with learning and behaivoural issues, we are currently trying help our boy any means possible. I hop you raise your money needed quickly.

  • Margie Woods
    Posted at 07:27h, 18 March Reply

    Your strength is amazing – all the best

  • Lisa Montfrooy
    Posted at 07:28h, 18 March Reply


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    Posted at 07:36h, 18 March Reply

    Love you! Love Dylan & Hayley

  • Sarah Jarvis
    Posted at 07:37h, 18 March Reply


  • Amy haythopre
    Posted at 07:40h, 18 March Reply

    Thank you all so much!!!! words can not explain what this means to our family

  • Lucia Mangos
    Posted at 07:47h, 18 March Reply

    Such a moving story and as a mother of 3 young children, I felt the need to help out this beautiful family. Praying for health, happiness, protection and safety for this blessed family always.

  • Katherine Heintze
    Posted at 07:50h, 18 March Reply

    As someone who works with children with autism (and a dog enthusiast!), I understand how much an assistance dog can improve the well-being of that child.

  • Stacey Jenkinson
    Posted at 08:07h, 18 March Reply

    I know my $50 isn’t much but I hope it helps! Xoxo

  • Amy Haythorpe
    Posted at 09:59h, 18 March Reply

    We are so overwhelmed with all the love and support thank you all so much love the Haythorpe family xxxx

  • Madison Lawler
    Posted at 12:27h, 18 March Reply

    Dylan and Hayley; you are amazing.
    I only wish I had more than this in my account to donate… payday is Friday so expect more then. Love you guys! Go Liam!

  • leanne denichilo
    Posted at 13:05h, 18 March Reply

    Good luck

  • Carolyn Bettens
    Posted at 18:06h, 18 March Reply

    All the best guys.

  • Christine Wolf
    Posted at 18:16h, 18 March Reply

    Hopefully everyone will donate what they can, so Liam can get his smartpup.
    All the best to the family.

  • Katrina Odoherty
    Posted at 18:18h, 18 March Reply

    We hope this brings Liam and his family comfort and allows them all to get out and about a little bit easier. From one family who has a little boy on the spectrum to another you are not alone and we feel grateful we can help support you….even if it’s just a little bit

  • Annelise Heckendorf
    Posted at 18:34h, 18 March Reply

    I hope this happens soon for you guys. xx

  • Sarah Mitchell
    Posted at 21:44h, 18 March Reply

    My son Liam 12, is also autistic, we got our dog Lewis 4 years ago he has made a huge difference for us. He is not a trained assistance dog, but has many relatives that are, the best decision ever! I hope you reach your goal, good luck xx

  • Paul M
    Posted at 07:56h, 19 March Reply

    All the best Liam!

  • Deborah Breslauer
    Posted at 08:46h, 19 March Reply

    I was lucky enough to be Amy’s makeup artist for jer wedding and the love the family have for their children is a beautiful thing. As a parent i cant imagine feeling like i couldnt leave the house without the worry of what might happen. A little goes a lkng way and if this helps ease the stress a little then why not xx

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  • Alan Haythorpe
    Posted at 15:47h, 19 March Reply

    Hello all I am Alan liams father I would just like to say how grateful we are to our family,friends and all the kind and caring people that have donated and even to the people who can’t donate but have read our story you are all amazing people and I think we are all blessed to know that there is kind and caring people out there.
    Dylan and Hayley at nova have done an amazing job and we never would have imagined the impact and support we have received from them talking about it on the radio we would just like to say thank you very much we would not have been able to do this without everyone’s support cheers.
    From the Haythorpe Family

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    Posted at 07:13h, 20 March Reply

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  • Melissa Kennedy
    Posted at 07:22h, 20 March Reply

    Its not much but we wish the family the best.

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  • Kelly Noon
    Posted at 07:55h, 20 March Reply

    As a mum of a new baby, I can’t imagine what life is like for you! I hope this pup brings you all some relief. Big hugs ❤️

  • AMY
    Posted at 09:48h, 20 March Reply

    Thankyou all so much from the bottom of of hearts your live and support mean the world to us. Our family is forever grateful more that words could ever say xxxx from the Haythorpe family xxx

  • Marissa Wilkinson
    Posted at 17:06h, 20 March Reply

    I’m sorry I can’t donate more. I have a son with special needs too and wish I’d gotten him an assistance dog when he was younger. Good luck x

  • Amy Haythorpe
    Posted at 20:12h, 01 April Reply

    Thank you all this is truely amazing we are blessed that you all have helped xxx

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