Smart Pup for Pip (111216)

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.
32.06% Raised
$6,412.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
88 Donors

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.

Smart Pups
  • Eszter Cathcart
    Posted at 17:56h, 01 September Reply

    Good luck & can’t wait to see the pup

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 09:38h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you lovely xx

      There will, no doubt be a tonne of doggo spam

  • Lynette Koopmans
    Posted at 19:05h, 01 September Reply

    Everyone needs to feel safe

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 10:53h, 02 September Reply

      thank you so much lynette. we’re so grateful for everyone’s support

  • Kate Frewin
    Posted at 19:27h, 01 September Reply

    I donate on the basis that I get a pat from Pip’s dog

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 09:36h, 02 September Reply

      Hahaha. Of course mate!
      Thanks so much💙

  • Rach Wise
    Posted at 19:37h, 01 September Reply

    We are off and running!!! Biggest thank you to everyone who helped us kick this thing off.

  • Nicole McInnes
    Posted at 19:42h, 01 September Reply

    Happy to support this little girl to get a puppy,for a brighter future.

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 09:39h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much 💙💙💙💙

  • Nicole McInnes
    Posted at 19:44h, 01 September Reply

    To brighten this little girls future.

  • Donna King
    Posted at 20:29h, 01 September Reply

    Good luck sweetheart ♥️🐶

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 09:42h, 02 September Reply


      Thank you!!!! This will be life changing for her

  • Scott Milner
    Posted at 22:22h, 01 September Reply


    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 09:43h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you for supporting Pip 💙

  • april peters
    Posted at 22:52h, 01 September Reply

    best of luck mate

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 09:44h, 02 September Reply

      Thank u for supporting Pip 💙💙

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 11:05h, 02 September Reply

      April, thanks so much for helping us help pip <3

  • Jess Kelly
    Posted at 00:13h, 02 September Reply

    All the best Pip! Hope you have your assistance pup very soon! x

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 10:11h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you for supporting our Pipsticks 💙💙

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 11:07h, 02 September Reply

      thanks jess, youre a diamond x

  • Kim Maney
    Posted at 03:57h, 02 September Reply

    Sending so much love to Pip and her puppy pal. xxx

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 10:08h, 02 September Reply

      Kim!!!! Thank you so much for always supporting us!!!

      Love you and miss you xx

  • Brooke Arnolda
    Posted at 05:58h, 02 September Reply


    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 11:14h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks so much for supporting us lovely xx

  • Kimberly Demamiel
    Posted at 07:06h, 02 September Reply

    Good luck, have seen how smart pups and mind dogs change lives 🙂

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 22:39h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks so much for your support, Kimberly. Much appreciated

  • Rachel Wise
    Posted at 08:17h, 02 September Reply

    💙💙 love you Pipsticks

  • Janis Twittey
    Posted at 09:55h, 02 September Reply

    Her Grandmother is my best friend from year 4. And would dearly love to help Pip get her dog x🐕💕

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 21:03h, 03 September Reply

      thank you so much!!!!

  • Justine Butcher
    Posted at 10:19h, 02 September Reply

    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 Wise
      Posted at 18:55h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks so much Justine!!!!!!

      Very much appreciate your help 💙💙

  • Kelly Millar
    Posted at 13:03h, 02 September Reply

    Such a wonderful ‘fur guardian angel’ for your daughter, Aaron!

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 21:51h, 03 September Reply

      thanks so much kelly. its gonna help her so much

  • Emily Hand
    Posted at 13:21h, 02 September Reply

    All the best Pip! Hopefully you get it soon 🥰❤️

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 21:53h, 03 September Reply

      thanks for all your help emily.

  • Erin Matheson
    Posted at 13:30h, 02 September Reply

    These pups make a big difference in these kids’ lives, all the best 🧡🐶

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 21:54h, 03 September Reply

      thanks erin, its going to be great seeing how much the pup helps

    Posted at 13:47h, 02 September Reply

    A sweet girl deserves a sweet pup… 🙂

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 21:55h, 03 September Reply

      thanks for your support danielle!!

  • Paula Wise
    Posted at 14:16h, 02 September Reply

    What a great initiative! Congrats and good luck.

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 21:04h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks for your support lovely xx much appreciated

  • Mel Kodjamanis
    Posted at 15:59h, 02 September Reply

    Good luck with the fund raising. Here’s hoping Pip gets her pup very soon.

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 21:55h, 03 September Reply

      thanks for your support mel

  • Demi Hutcheon
    Posted at 17:02h, 02 September Reply


    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 21:57h, 03 September Reply

      the support is greatly appreciated demi!!

  • Tiffany Dimmack
    Posted at 17:45h, 02 September Reply

    Amazing news Rach! <3

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 21:37h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks Tiff 💙💙

  • Jody & Julie Reid
    Posted at 18:27h, 02 September Reply

    Hope you reach your goal quickly…a dog is a wonderful friend xx

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 21:07h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks so much for your support guys xx

  • Denise Olholm
    Posted at 07:43h, 03 September Reply

    Looking forward to seeing the new family addition and Pip’s progress.

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 21:36h, 03 September Reply

      Thanks so much for your support Denise 💙💙

  • Terry Clark
    Posted at 16:47h, 03 September Reply

    You are in your way.. keep focused
    Terry Clark
    Smartpups volunteer

  • Kellie Ninnes
    Posted at 08:27h, 04 September Reply

    Hope you reach your goal quickly. Good luck xx

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 13:03h, 08 September Reply

      Thanks for helping get Pip closer to her pup Kellie.

  • Marnie Reid
    Posted at 18:36h, 04 September Reply

    Good luck team!

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 10:45h, 08 September Reply

      Thanls chick 💙💙💙

  • Joao Marcal Fidalgo
    Posted at 23:04h, 04 September Reply

    Another cute puppy at the Villas soon! Yay
    J, E, T & L (n10)

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 10:44h, 08 September Reply

      Thank you soooo much for your support, awesome neighbours!!!!!


  • Reynaldo Carrasco
    Posted at 10:46h, 06 September Reply

    All the best guys

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 13:05h, 08 September Reply

      Thanks for your support Rey, much appreciated

  • Terry Gall
    Posted at 15:34h, 06 September Reply

    Hope you reach your goal quickly Regards Terry and Maureen Gall

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 13:06h, 08 September Reply

      Mauren and Terry, thanks so much for helping get Pip closer to a pup. Much appreciated

  • Laffan Lynda
    Posted at 07:43h, 07 September Reply

    Support for a friend

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 10:42h, 08 September Reply

      Thank you so much for supporting our family Lynda 💙💙

  • Janis Twittey
    Posted at 16:57h, 07 September Reply

    For Pip from our Grandchildren. Hope u get your special dog soon

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 20:41h, 07 September Reply

      Janis, many thanks to you and the grandkids!!

  • Sarah Williamson
    Posted at 20:13h, 07 September Reply

    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 Wise
      Posted at 09:53h, 08 September Reply

      Omg Sarah!!

      Thank you soooo much for supporting Pip xxx

  • Scott Edmonds
    Posted at 13:56h, 08 September Reply

    All the best Pip.

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 20:27h, 08 September Reply

      Thanks for supporting Pip, Scott. Much appreciated.

  • Susan Bond
    Posted at 15:05h, 08 September Reply

    Hope Pip’s goal is met soon.

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 20:28h, 08 September Reply

      So do we!! Thank you so much for helping us get that one step closer.

  • Robyn Singleton
    Posted at 15:09h, 08 September Reply

    Hope Pip’s goal is met soon. All the best.

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 20:29h, 08 September Reply

      Thank you so much for helping us Robyn. Much appreciated.

  • Darshan Poopalan
    Posted at 16:05h, 08 September Reply

    Glad to be a support to you Rachel as you’ve been so helpful in making a difference in my life 😁

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 20:26h, 08 September Reply

      Darshan, Thank you so much !

  • Cassandra Vecellio
    Posted at 21:54h, 08 September Reply

    You’ll have that pup in no time, I can feel it 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽💓💓

  • Max Nicholls
    Posted at 11:53h, 20 September Reply

    Hope you get your puppy Pip!
    From tour friend Max, in Kindy A

    • Rach wise
      Posted at 10:12h, 23 September Reply

      Max and family,
      Thank you so much for helping Pip xxx

  • Janine Schokman
    Posted at 11:54h, 20 September Reply

    Love bb

    • Rach wise
      Posted at 10:14h, 23 September Reply

      Janine and BB team

      Thank you so much for your love and support.
      It means the world to us

  • Kirsten Kern
    Posted at 11:57h, 20 September Reply

    From Henry, Kindy B

  • Mei-Ling Chen
    Posted at 14:58h, 20 September Reply

    Little donation from Kindy -A ( Summer Ormond and the family)

  • Carmel Murphy
    Posted at 15:01h, 20 September Reply

    From Eloise in Kindy A and her Nanny. Pip, we wish you happiness and lots of love.

  • Chantelle Conomos
    Posted at 15:26h, 20 September Reply

    For my friend Pip, Love Norah from BB

  • Natasha Condon
    Posted at 16:48h, 20 September Reply

    😊yay Pippy,

    • Rach wise
      Posted at 10:16h, 23 September Reply

      Thank you so much Tash!!!


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