Smart Pup for Lara

Smart Pup for Lara

We are generally very private people, but we need help to raise funds for a Smart Pup, assistance dog, for our daughter, 14. If you can help us out, no matter how much or how little, that would be greatly appreciated.

5.45% Raised
$1,090.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
8 Donors

Despite medical and allied health support, anxiety has robbed Lara of the ability to live a normal life. She struggles to leave the house and if she does leave the house, she finds it difficult to travel too far from home. Crowded places or social situations with unfamiliar people are unbearable, which restricts her life incredibly. These issues combined with OCD means that Lara’s life is very limited and she is unable to engage in a life, typical of a girl her age. This includes attending a mainstream school, attending social engagements, engaging in sport or making new friends. As you can imagine, the impact on her mental health is enormous and makes us fear for her safety.

An assistance dog would help Lara’s anxiety and would alert her to changes in her well-being, which would help her to improve her safety. Lara may be able to go out in public more easily with an assistance dog and may be able to do it without her mother being present. This increase in her independence and confidence would be life changing for her and for our family.

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.

  • Marguerite Tideman
    Posted at 19:06h, 09 August Reply

    Thinking of you Lara, and hoping you can welcome a beautiful little four-legged friend into your life in no time. Keep the faith Lara!

    • Lara Smith
      Posted at 18:43h, 10 August Reply

      Thank you so much! x

  • Manjula Denkanikota
    Posted at 20:13h, 09 August Reply

    You are precious, every effort is worth it! Fighting 👊🏾Love from us all

    • Lara Smith
      Posted at 18:43h, 10 August Reply

      Thank you!

  • Jayne Seargeant
    Posted at 02:55h, 10 August Reply

    I hope you get your pup. ♡

    • Lara Smith
      Posted at 18:45h, 10 August Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  • Rebekah Lisciandro
    Posted at 09:21h, 10 August Reply

    Lara, you are incredible. This would have done me a world of wonders at my age, so I’m going to try really hard to make sure you can get access to this wonderful initiative. I can’t spare much right now but I’ll give more when I can <3

    • Lara Smith
      Posted at 18:45h, 10 August Reply

      Thanks bek x

  • The Garlando's
    Posted at 10:42h, 11 August Reply

    So happy to help towards this awesome goal. We wish only the best for you sweet girl.

    • Lara Smith
      Posted at 13:55h, 14 August Reply

      Thanks xx

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