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.
65.67% Raised
$13,134.50 donated of $20,000.00 goal
133 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
enquiries@smartpups.org.au
146 Comments
  • 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

  • DANIELLE HAAK
    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 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽💓💓

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 18:34h, 23 September Reply

      We really hope so Cassandra!!!! Thank you so much for supporting Pip

  • 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

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 18:36h, 23 September Reply

      Max and family,
      thank you so much for supporting Pip 🙂

  • 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

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 18:37h, 23 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Henry and family. We are one step closer to a Smart Pup thanks to your donation xx

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

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

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 18:39h, 23 September Reply

      Thank you for helping Pip get closer to her Puppy xx

  • 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.

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 18:41h, 23 September Reply

      Thank you for your love and support, Eloise and Carmel xx

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

    For my friend Pip, Love Norah from BB

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 18:43h, 23 September Reply

      Thank you for helping Pip get closer to her smart pup, Norah and Family xx

  • 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!!!

      ❤❤

  • Chris Essex
    Posted at 13:11h, 23 September Reply

    From the Big Dog family

    • Aaron Coupe
      Posted at 09:55h, 24 September Reply

      Huge thanks to the Big Dog family for their generosity. Big love

  • Grey Coey
    Posted at 18:13h, 27 September Reply

    We love the support dogs can give an individual we hope this helps in some way

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 14:29h, 30 September Reply

      Absolutely it helps!!!! Thank you so much for donating.. we are one step closer now!

  • Paul Meakin
    Posted at 19:00h, 27 September Reply

    Good luck and we hope this helps 🙂

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 14:30h, 30 September Reply

      Thanks for supporting us, Paul!
      Every donation helps and gets us closer to Pip’s dog. Much appreciated

  • Tristan Vercoe
    Posted at 19:41h, 27 September Reply

    Yeehah! Love you Pip!

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 14:19h, 30 September Reply

      Aww! You’re the best!! She loves you too Thank you xx

  • Rachel Wise
    Posted at 12:27h, 28 September Reply

    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 Mikelj
    Posted at 11:05h, 29 September Reply

    All the best, can’t wait to see you with your dog.

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 14:21h, 30 September Reply

      Thank you so much guys!!! Much appreciated

  • Brian Laura Reid
    Posted at 13:44h, 30 September Reply

    Good Luck with the pup. Love Uncle Brian and Aunty Laura.

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 14:33h, 30 September Reply

      Thanks so much Uncle Brian and Aunty Laura

  • Kate Fisher
    Posted at 19:19h, 03 October Reply

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Smartpups family.
    With less be from Marleigh and her Smartpup, Paddy

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 14:00h, 13 October Reply

      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 Cathcart
    Posted at 22:19h, 03 October Reply

    Every little bit helps.

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 14:03h, 13 October Reply

      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 Kuhlmann
    Posted at 09:14h, 05 October Reply

    Hope Pip and family can meet the new pup soon!

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 14:05h, 13 October Reply

      Christina! Thank you SO much for your donation and helping Pip get closer to getting her dog xx

  • Sonya Fathi
    Posted at 19:46h, 07 October Reply

    Love from Izayah Kindy B

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 14:07h, 13 October Reply

      Awwww, Thank You Izayah and family. Pip is lucky to have great friends in Kindy B xx

  • diane beatty
    Posted at 13:32h, 17 October Reply

    Good luck to this little girl and her family. A pup will be so wonderful

    • Rachel wise
      Posted at 19:51h, 27 October Reply

      Diane,
      Biggest thanks for thinking of Pip. Your donation is very much appreciated

  • Susie Fane
    Posted at 13:54h, 19 October Reply

    Donating as Rach is an awesome mum & a fabulous person to boot!

    • Rachel wise
      Posted at 19:52h, 27 October Reply

      Awwww Suze!! Thank you so much xx

  • Marie Callander
    Posted at 18:12h, 25 October Reply

    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 wise
      Posted at 19:53h, 27 October Reply

      Thank you for supporting us Marie!!!
      Every bit helps us get closer to Pip’s puppy

  • Stephen Williams
    Posted at 13:35h, 26 October Reply

    Hope it all works out for you guys.

    • Rachel wise
      Posted at 19:54h, 27 October Reply

      Stephen, thank you so much for your donation!!!!

  • Jennifer Cook
    Posted at 09:08h, 27 October Reply

    Good luck Rach, hope you and Pip reach your target! xx

    • Rachel wise
      Posted at 19:49h, 27 October Reply

      Thanks so much for thinking of us Jen!!!

  • Marnie Reid
    Posted at 09:23h, 31 October Reply

    Love from George

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 09:50h, 01 November Reply

      Thanks George xx

      Meow 😊

  • Jenny Monaghan
    Posted at 19:01h, 05 November Reply

    A brighter future for Pip!

  • Jenny Monaghan
    Posted at 19:03h, 05 November Reply

    A brighter future for Pip

    From cousin Jenhy

    • Rachel wise
      Posted at 13:41h, 09 November Reply

      Thanks so much Jen xxx

  • Samantha Foxcroft
    Posted at 21:03h, 03 December Reply

    Lots of love 🙂

  • Samantha Foxcroft
    Posted at 21:11h, 03 December Reply

    Lots of love

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 12:49h, 07 December Reply

      Awwwwww. Thanks Aunty Sammy xxx

  • josie wing
    Posted at 21:29h, 09 December Reply

    I asked lee to do this for pips birthday…. but just found out he hadn’t got around to it

  • Rachel Wise
    Posted at 15:25h, 16 December Reply

    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Paul ter Bogt
    Posted at 14:56h, 20 December Reply

    4 legged friends are the best !

  • R K WISE
    Posted at 15:18h, 21 December Reply

    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 Mulcahy
    Posted at 18:05h, 22 December Reply

    Hope you get there soon 🙂

    • Rach Wise
      Posted at 12:26h, 23 December Reply

      Thanks lovely xx very much appreciated

  • Avia Swan-Brown
    Posted at 11:47h, 29 December Reply

    I can only imagine the difference a pup would make for Pip ❤️

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 11:56h, 05 January Reply

      Avia,
      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 Wise
    Posted at 13:52h, 30 December Reply

    GO Pip an’ Pup!!!!

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 11:57h, 05 January Reply

      Wooooooooot!!! Thank you Shane and Susi!!!
      Much love. Thanks for getting us over the line

  • Sam Foxcroft
    Posted at 21:51h, 08 January Reply

    Lots of love Pippy

    • Rachel Wise
      Posted at 12:11h, 18 January Reply

      Thanks so much Aunty Sammy xxxx

  • Maggie Okeeffe
    Posted at 02:55h, 18 January Reply

    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 Wise
      Posted at 12:12h, 18 January Reply

      Mags,
      Thank you sooooo much for thinking of Pip. Much love always from my family to yours xxx

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