Smart Pup for Sammy (123217)

Smart Pup for Sammy (123217)

This is Sammy. He is 4 years old. He loves Vegemite toast, Elmo, numbers, zippers, dancing the Hokey Pokey and watching dogs wag their tails. Our Sammy is a cheerful, brave, smart, wonderful little warrior who struggles each day to live a normal life.

51.35% Raised
$10,270.00 donated of $20,000.00 goal
41 Donors

During his birth, Sammy almost died due to oxygen deprivation – still, he fought through and continues to fight each and every day. At age 3 Sammy was diagnosed with non-verbal level 3 autism, severe speech apraxia, sensory processing disorder and social anxiety. Despite these challenges, he has grown into a strong, sweet natured little boy who brings so much joy to others.
We are fundraising for a Smart Pup because animals (particularly dogs) help Sammy centre himself, feel safe and happy. Sammy is now becoming aware of that he is different from his peers and he struggles to connect and make friends. As his parents, it breaks our hearts watching him try to approach others and then be rejected because of his unusual mannerisms and behaviours. These interactions negatively affect his confidence, anxiety levels, sleep, eating, and overall general wellbeing. We believe a smart pup will not only aid Sammy with his daily tasks, but it will also provide him with a friend – a sense of companionship he so longs for and deserves.
Our dream for Sammy is for him to reach his full potential, to be healthy, happy and live an independent life. He has so much to give this world and we just want to help give him the opportunity to build healthy, lasting friendships, use his talents to reach for the stars, feel safe and secure in his environment and feel like a valuable member of his community. Above all, we want him to know how very loved he is and that he is worthy of all the love in the world.
Having an assistance dog would be life changing for Sammy. Giving him such a gift would allow him to thrive by offering him the best quality of life. Each donation means the world to Sammy and our family. We are incredibly touched by all the support we have been shown. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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  • Sanaz Entezami
    Posted at 14:48h, 25 March Reply

    Good luck gorgeous Sammy

  • Rhonda Pike
    Posted at 15:26h, 25 March Reply

    I know Sammy has a lovely nature and he deserves help to develop into a beautiful person.

  • Mahsa Ghazi
    Posted at 16:43h, 25 March Reply

    Enjoy your puppy

  • Power Tamara
    Posted at 19:43h, 25 March Reply

    Hope you get your puppy for Sammy soon xxx

  • Sarah Pinder
    Posted at 08:39h, 27 March Reply

    Good luck Sammy, hope you can have your own Smartpup very soon. Thinking of you from across the pond xxx

  • Chris Harrington
    Posted at 14:58h, 29 March Reply

    This is a wonderful concept. These pups will work wonders – nothing like the love and affection from a companion animal.

  • Tom Wardlaw
    Posted at 13:17h, 30 March Reply

    Sounds like a fantastic idea. Sam will love it.

    Glad we could help

    Claire and Tom

  • Grant Ward
    Posted at 11:33h, 31 March Reply

    Hope the puppy helps you a lot. Love Uncle Grant

  • Danielle Lucey
    Posted at 14:49h, 07 April Reply

    Hoping that you reach your goal soon for little Sammy.

  • Elisabeth Hawkins
    Posted at 19:58h, 07 April Reply

    I’m sure a smart pup will be so wonderful for Sammy. I know a person who cares for such dogs before they find their special person and only the best are chosen

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 16:43h, 14 April Reply

    Sister Alexis & Robyn Jessimen send their best wishes

  • Gareth Tyndall
    Posted at 13:50h, 21 April Reply

    Hi Olivia, what a wonderful cause to support for your Sammy. Praying that the pup can be secured for him. Mr Tyndall

  • Helen Foster
    Posted at 14:08h, 21 April Reply

    I remember you as a student Olivia and of course, working alongside your Mum. Good luck getting a puppy for Sammy. xx

  • Pam Fulton
    Posted at 15:35h, 23 April Reply

    Best foot forward Sammy.

  • Linda White
    Posted at 19:58h, 26 April Reply

    Uncle Rob’s birthday

  • Linda White
    Posted at 20:02h, 26 April Reply

    With all our love, the Whites xxx

  • Bethan Major
    Posted at 11:36h, 27 April Reply

    All the best Sammy!

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 18:31h, 27 April Reply

    best wishes Sammy, Garth Green

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 14:54h, 28 April Reply

    Go Sammy Go, Love Zanette.

  • Alison Montgomery
    Posted at 20:55h, 30 April Reply

    We wanted to help you guys! I really hope Sammy gets his SmartPup. 🐕

  • Jennifer Ricciardone
    Posted at 12:03h, 02 May Reply

    Much love the Ricciardone Family

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 17:32h, 02 May Reply

    Love and best wishes Sammy from Jennifer & Adrian at The Grange

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 22:42h, 03 May Reply

    All the best Sammy, Love Elsie & Cliff McCrum, The Grange

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 19:33h, 07 May Reply

    Compliments of The Grange Friday Night group – Mystery Villa

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 18:09h, 10 May Reply

    Onwards and Upwards little Sammy, Love Mary, The Grange.

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 22:02h, 10 May Reply

    From the Monday night card group, The Grange – Best of luck Sammy

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 13:58h, 13 May Reply

    Love and best wishes from Bernie & Margaret, The Grange

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 17:18h, 13 May Reply

    Good luck, Sammy from Noelene, The Grange

  • Marea Worsfold
    Posted at 14:24h, 14 May Reply

    We hope Sammy enjoys his Smart Pup xx

  • Mary Leese
    Posted at 21:05h, 15 May Reply

    Dark Lindt Hazelnut slice 😃

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 17:42h, 16 May Reply

    Happy to help Sammy, Love Lane & Bill, The Grange

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 22:14h, 17 May Reply

    Best wishes The 500 card players, The Grange

  • Smart Pups
    Posted at 12:26h, 18 May Reply

    We hope that this dog enriches Sam’s life and enjoyment, love Jenny and Graham Gorrel. – The Grange

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 15:35h, 18 May Reply

    Best wishes Sammy, enjoy your puppy. Love Ellen,The Grange.

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 19:02h, 21 May Reply

    Love & Kisses from Janice Hooper, Temora

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 19:13h, 21 May Reply

    Love and Kisses, Janice Hooper, Temora

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 18:19h, 26 May Reply

    Hope you get your dog soon Sammy, Love Liz & Win Jones

  • Robert Ward
    Posted at 18:21h, 30 May Reply

    Have fun with your new puppy, Sammy. Love Carol Morton, The Grange

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