01 Sep Smart Pup for Pip (111216)
Pip is 4 years old and is a beautiful soul. She is very loving and caring of her friends and family but she really struggles with some of the basic aspects of life. She has Trisomy X and is Autistic. Her family is fund raising for a Smart Pup to assist her with her sleep, safety, emotional regulation, social interactions and improve her gross motor skills. Pip experiences the world a little differently and having a canine buddy to support her will ease her anxiety and make her feel more calm, capable and confident.
Sleep has been problematic since Pip was 6 months old. She has trouble going to sleep and often wakes for hours in the middle of the night. Pip is often distressed and resorts to head banging and vocal outbursts that can wake and keep the entire family awake for the duration. Her Smart Pup will be trained to comfort and nuzzle her when she wakes so she may fall back to sleep without distress. This will benefit the entire family.
Pip has no awareness of personal safety and when in public, she often wanders/runs off. Pip is tethered to her dog whilst out and the dog is trained to lie down should she try to run away. This is particularly important when the family is out and about and near roadways.
The Smart Pup is also trained to disrupt negative behaviours such as head banging and becomes a “social bridge” for Pip, who is often unsure of how to interact with others.
We need to raise a minimum of $20,000 of the $30,000 it will cost to raise and train Pip’s Smart Pup. Donations of $2 or more are fully tax deductible and any amount you can spare goes directly towards Pip’s dog. We greatly appreciate any contribution you are able to make towards Pip’s happiness and safety.
Every donation adds up to make a big difference! 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.
Eszter CathcartPosted at 17:56h, 01 September
Good luck & can’t wait to see the pup
Rach WisePosted at 09:38h, 02 September
Thank you lovely xx
There will, no doubt be a tonne of doggo spam
Lynette KoopmansPosted at 19:05h, 01 September
Everyone needs to feel safe
Aaron CoupePosted at 10:53h, 02 September
thank you so much lynette. we’re so grateful for everyone’s support
Kate FrewinPosted at 19:27h, 01 September
I donate on the basis that I get a pat from Pip’s dog
Rach WisePosted at 09:36h, 02 September
Hahaha. Of course mate!
Thanks so much💙
Rach WisePosted at 19:37h, 01 September
We are off and running!!! Biggest thank you to everyone who helped us kick this thing off.
Nicole McInnesPosted at 19:42h, 01 September
Happy to support this little girl to get a puppy,for a brighter future.
Rach WisePosted at 09:39h, 02 September
Thank you so much 💙💙💙💙
Nicole McInnesPosted at 19:44h, 01 September
To brighten this little girls future.
Donna KingPosted at 20:29h, 01 September
Good luck sweetheart ♥️🐶
Rach WisePosted at 09:42h, 02 September
Thank you!!!! This will be life changing for her
Scott MilnerPosted at 22:22h, 01 September
Rach WisePosted at 09:43h, 02 September
Thank you for supporting Pip 💙
april petersPosted at 22:52h, 01 September
best of luck mate
Rach WisePosted at 09:44h, 02 September
Thank u for supporting Pip 💙💙
Aaron CoupePosted at 11:05h, 02 September
April, thanks so much for helping us help pip <3
Jess KellyPosted at 00:13h, 02 September
All the best Pip! Hope you have your assistance pup very soon! x
Rach WisePosted at 10:11h, 02 September
Thank you for supporting our Pipsticks 💙💙
Aaron CoupePosted at 11:07h, 02 September
thanks jess, youre a diamond x
Kim ManeyPosted at 03:57h, 02 September
Sending so much love to Pip and her puppy pal. xxx
Rach WisePosted at 10:08h, 02 September
Kim!!!! Thank you so much for always supporting us!!!
Love you and miss you xx
Brooke ArnoldaPosted at 05:58h, 02 September
Rachel WisePosted at 11:14h, 03 September
Thanks so much for supporting us lovely xx
Kimberly DemamielPosted at 07:06h, 02 September
Good luck, have seen how smart pups and mind dogs change lives 🙂
Rachel WisePosted at 22:39h, 03 September
Thanks so much for your support, Kimberly. Much appreciated
Rachel WisePosted at 08:17h, 02 September
💙💙 love you Pipsticks
Janis TwitteyPosted at 09:55h, 02 September
Her Grandmother is my best friend from year 4. And would dearly love to help Pip get her dog x🐕💕
Rachel WisePosted at 21:03h, 03 September
thank you so much!!!!
Justine ButcherPosted at 10:19h, 02 September
Just a small donation to help with this wonderful cause. Thanks Mads for sharing on FB so I was aware of this! I will be sharing too.
Good luck with it all, it sounds like a beautiful solution for Pip & family.
Rach WisePosted at 18:55h, 03 September
Thanks so much Justine!!!!!!
Very much appreciate your help 💙💙
Kelly MillarPosted at 13:03h, 02 September
Such a wonderful ‘fur guardian angel’ for your daughter, Aaron!
Aaron CoupePosted at 21:51h, 03 September
thanks so much kelly. its gonna help her so much
Emily HandPosted at 13:21h, 02 September
All the best Pip! Hopefully you get it soon 🥰❤️
Aaron CoupePosted at 21:53h, 03 September
thanks for all your help emily.
Erin MathesonPosted at 13:30h, 02 September
These pups make a big difference in these kids’ lives, all the best 🧡🐶
Aaron CoupePosted at 21:54h, 03 September
thanks erin, its going to be great seeing how much the pup helps
DANIELLE HAAKPosted at 13:47h, 02 September
A sweet girl deserves a sweet pup… 🙂
Aaron CoupePosted at 21:55h, 03 September
thanks for your support danielle!!
Paula WisePosted at 14:16h, 02 September
What a great initiative! Congrats and good luck.
Rachel WisePosted at 21:04h, 03 September
Thanks for your support lovely xx much appreciated
Mel KodjamanisPosted at 15:59h, 02 September
Good luck with the fund raising. Here’s hoping Pip gets her pup very soon.
Aaron CoupePosted at 21:55h, 03 September
thanks for your support mel
Demi HutcheonPosted at 17:02h, 02 September
Aaron CoupePosted at 21:57h, 03 September
the support is greatly appreciated demi!!
Tiffany DimmackPosted at 17:45h, 02 September
Amazing news Rach! <3
Rach WisePosted at 21:37h, 03 September
Thanks Tiff 💙💙
Jody & Julie ReidPosted at 18:27h, 02 September
Hope you reach your goal quickly…a dog is a wonderful friend xx
Rachel WisePosted at 21:07h, 03 September
Thanks so much for your support guys xx
Denise OlholmPosted at 07:43h, 03 September
Looking forward to seeing the new family addition and Pip’s progress.
Rach WisePosted at 21:36h, 03 September
Thanks so much for your support Denise 💙💙
Terry ClarkPosted at 16:47h, 03 September
You are in your way.. keep focused
Kellie NinnesPosted at 08:27h, 04 September
Hope you reach your goal quickly. Good luck xx
Aaron CoupePosted at 13:03h, 08 September
Thanks for helping get Pip closer to her pup Kellie.
Marnie ReidPosted at 18:36h, 04 September
Good luck team!
Rach WisePosted at 10:45h, 08 September
Thanls chick 💙💙💙
Joao Marcal FidalgoPosted at 23:04h, 04 September
Another cute puppy at the Villas soon! Yay
J, E, T & L (n10)
Rach WisePosted at 10:44h, 08 September
Thank you soooo much for your support, awesome neighbours!!!!!
Reynaldo CarrascoPosted at 10:46h, 06 September
All the best guys
Aaron CoupePosted at 13:05h, 08 September
Thanks for your support Rey, much appreciated
Terry GallPosted at 15:34h, 06 September
Hope you reach your goal quickly Regards Terry and Maureen Gall
Aaron CoupePosted at 13:06h, 08 September
Mauren and Terry, thanks so much for helping get Pip closer to a pup. Much appreciated
Laffan LyndaPosted at 07:43h, 07 September
Support for a friend
Rach WisePosted at 10:42h, 08 September
Thank you so much for supporting our family Lynda 💙💙
Janis TwitteyPosted at 16:57h, 07 September
For Pip from our Grandchildren. Hope u get your special dog soon
Rach WisePosted at 20:41h, 07 September
Janis, many thanks to you and the grandkids!!
Sarah WilliamsonPosted at 20:13h, 07 September
Best of luck! I have seen this work wit so many kids! I wish I could help more. The kids would love to meet your two one day! Much love and strength, Sarah, Madi and Robbie xx
Rach WisePosted at 09:53h, 08 September
Thank you soooo much for supporting Pip xxx
Scott EdmondsPosted at 13:56h, 08 September
All the best Pip.
Rachel WisePosted at 20:27h, 08 September
Thanks for supporting Pip, Scott. Much appreciated.
Susan BondPosted at 15:05h, 08 September
Hope Pip’s goal is met soon.
Rachel WisePosted at 20:28h, 08 September
So do we!! Thank you so much for helping us get that one step closer.
Robyn SingletonPosted at 15:09h, 08 September
Hope Pip’s goal is met soon. All the best.
Rachel WisePosted at 20:29h, 08 September
Thank you so much for helping us Robyn. Much appreciated.
Darshan PoopalanPosted at 16:05h, 08 September
Glad to be a support to you Rachel as you’ve been so helpful in making a difference in my life 😁
Rachel WisePosted at 20:26h, 08 September
Darshan, Thank you so much !
Cassandra VecellioPosted at 21:54h, 08 September
You’ll have that pup in no time, I can feel it 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽💓💓
Rach WisePosted at 18:34h, 23 September
We really hope so Cassandra!!!! Thank you so much for supporting Pip
Max NichollsPosted at 11:53h, 20 September
Hope you get your puppy Pip!
From tour friend Max, in Kindy A
Rach wisePosted at 10:12h, 23 September
Max and family,
Thank you so much for helping Pip xxx
Rach WisePosted at 18:36h, 23 September
Max and family,
thank you so much for supporting Pip 🙂
Janine SchokmanPosted at 11:54h, 20 September
Rach wisePosted at 10:14h, 23 September
Janine and BB team
Thank you so much for your love and support.
It means the world to us
Kirsten KernPosted at 11:57h, 20 September
From Henry, Kindy B
Rach WisePosted at 18:37h, 23 September
Thank you so much, Henry and family. We are one step closer to a Smart Pup thanks to your donation xx
Mei-Ling ChenPosted at 14:58h, 20 September
Little donation from Kindy -A ( Summer Ormond and the family)
Rach WisePosted at 18:39h, 23 September
Thank you for helping Pip get closer to her Puppy xx
Carmel MurphyPosted at 15:01h, 20 September
From Eloise in Kindy A and her Nanny. Pip, we wish you happiness and lots of love.
Rach WisePosted at 18:41h, 23 September
Thank you for your love and support, Eloise and Carmel xx
Chantelle ConomosPosted at 15:26h, 20 September
For my friend Pip, Love Norah from BB
Rach WisePosted at 18:43h, 23 September
Thank you for helping Pip get closer to her smart pup, Norah and Family xx
Natasha CondonPosted at 16:48h, 20 September
Rach wisePosted at 10:16h, 23 September
Thank you so much Tash!!!
Chris EssexPosted at 13:11h, 23 September
From the Big Dog family
Aaron CoupePosted at 09:55h, 24 September
Huge thanks to the Big Dog family for their generosity. Big love
Grey CoeyPosted at 18:13h, 27 September
We love the support dogs can give an individual we hope this helps in some way
Rach WisePosted at 14:29h, 30 September
Absolutely it helps!!!! Thank you so much for donating.. we are one step closer now!
Paul MeakinPosted at 19:00h, 27 September
Good luck and we hope this helps 🙂
Rach WisePosted at 14:30h, 30 September
Thanks for supporting us, Paul!
Every donation helps and gets us closer to Pip’s dog. Much appreciated
Tristan VercoePosted at 19:41h, 27 September
Yeehah! Love you Pip!
Rach WisePosted at 14:19h, 30 September
Aww! You’re the best!! She loves you too Thank you xx
Rachel WisePosted at 12:27h, 28 September
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to Pip’s campaign this far!!
Whether you left a comment or not, I wanted to re-iterate our gratitude and thanks for supporting our Pip-sticks 😀
Dean and Stacey MikeljPosted at 11:05h, 29 September
All the best, can’t wait to see you with your dog.
Rach WisePosted at 14:21h, 30 September
Thank you so much guys!!! Much appreciated
Brian Laura ReidPosted at 13:44h, 30 September
Good Luck with the pup. Love Uncle Brian and Aunty Laura.
Rach WisePosted at 14:33h, 30 September
Thanks so much Uncle Brian and Aunty Laura
Kate FisherPosted at 19:19h, 03 October
We look forward to welcoming you to the Smartpups family.
With less be from Marleigh and her Smartpup, Paddy
Rachel WisePosted at 14:00h, 13 October
Kate and Marleigh (and Paddy)
Thank you so much for thinking of Pip! We can’t wait to be officially part of the Smart Pups family xx
Adam & Eszter CathcartPosted at 22:19h, 03 October
Every little bit helps.
Rachel WisePosted at 14:03h, 13 October
Yes, it absolutely does!!!! Thank you both so much (again) for helping us get one step closer to a Smart pupper for our Pip-sticks
Christina KuhlmannPosted at 09:14h, 05 October
Hope Pip and family can meet the new pup soon!
Rachel WisePosted at 14:05h, 13 October
Christina! Thank you SO much for your donation and helping Pip get closer to getting her dog xx
Sonya FathiPosted at 19:46h, 07 October
Love from Izayah Kindy B
Rachel WisePosted at 14:07h, 13 October
Awwww, Thank You Izayah and family. Pip is lucky to have great friends in Kindy B xx
diane beattyPosted at 13:32h, 17 October
Good luck to this little girl and her family. A pup will be so wonderful
Rachel wisePosted at 19:51h, 27 October
Biggest thanks for thinking of Pip. Your donation is very much appreciated
Susie FanePosted at 13:54h, 19 October
Donating as Rach is an awesome mum & a fabulous person to boot!
Rachel wisePosted at 19:52h, 27 October
Awwww Suze!! Thank you so much xx
Marie CallanderPosted at 18:12h, 25 October
Looking forward to seeing the many adventures Miss Pip enjoys with her new best mate! Not a lot, but a little bit towards your goal ❤️
Rachel wisePosted at 19:53h, 27 October
Thank you for supporting us Marie!!!
Every bit helps us get closer to Pip’s puppy
Stephen WilliamsPosted at 13:35h, 26 October
Hope it all works out for you guys.
Rachel wisePosted at 19:54h, 27 October
Stephen, thank you so much for your donation!!!!
Jennifer CookPosted at 09:08h, 27 October
Good luck Rach, hope you and Pip reach your target! xx
Rachel wisePosted at 19:49h, 27 October
Thanks so much for thinking of us Jen!!!
Marnie ReidPosted at 09:23h, 31 October
Love from George
Rach WisePosted at 09:50h, 01 November
Thanks George xx
Jenny MonaghanPosted at 19:01h, 05 November
A brighter future for Pip!
Jenny MonaghanPosted at 19:03h, 05 November
A brighter future for Pip
From cousin Jenhy
Rachel wisePosted at 13:41h, 09 November
Thanks so much Jen xxx
Samantha FoxcroftPosted at 21:03h, 03 December
Lots of love 🙂
Samantha FoxcroftPosted at 21:11h, 03 December
Lots of love
Rachel WisePosted at 12:49h, 07 December
Awwwwww. Thanks Aunty Sammy xxx
josie wingPosted at 21:29h, 09 December
I asked lee to do this for pips birthday…. but just found out he hadn’t got around to it
Rachel WisePosted at 15:25h, 16 December
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Paul ter BogtPosted at 14:56h, 20 December
4 legged friends are the best !
R K WISEPosted at 15:18h, 21 December
Paul, Thank you so much for your donation!!! It really means the world to Pip and our family. The campaign tally on this page doesn’t reflect it, but we are actually only a couple of thousand away so at this point, EVERY SINGLE DONATION is key.
Thank you again for your generosity at this time of year.
Naomi MulcahyPosted at 18:05h, 22 December
Hope you get there soon 🙂
Rach WisePosted at 12:26h, 23 December
Thanks lovely xx very much appreciated
Avia Swan-BrownPosted at 11:47h, 29 December
I can only imagine the difference a pup would make for Pip ❤️
Rachel WisePosted at 11:56h, 05 January
Thank you so very, very much. It will make the world of difference to her – to the whole family really.
It’s life changing. Thank you for thinking of us.
Shane & Susi WisePosted at 13:52h, 30 December
GO Pip an’ Pup!!!!
Rachel WisePosted at 11:57h, 05 January
Wooooooooot!!! Thank you Shane and Susi!!!
Much love. Thanks for getting us over the line
Sam FoxcroftPosted at 21:51h, 08 January
Lots of love Pippy
Rachel WisePosted at 12:11h, 18 January
Thanks so much Aunty Sammy xxxx
Maggie OkeeffePosted at 02:55h, 18 January
Pip – the sky is not even the limit to what you are capable of achieving with your rockstar mom in your corner. So much love to this beautiful family ❤️❤️❤️
Rachel WisePosted at 12:12h, 18 January
Thank you sooooo much for thinking of Pip. Much love always from my family to yours xxx
Kylie LonerganPosted at 20:10h, 09 July
I am donating on behalf of our family who has been fortunate enough to be gifted our smart pup Lynchie (when she finishes training). I hope that you reach your goal soon, good luck Pip