Smart Pups aims to make the lives of Australian children with special needs a little easier by providing trained and accredited Assistance Dogs.

We are an Australian charity based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and we need your help to make a difference. Your donation will help us to purchase, care for and train Smart Pups from 10 weeks old until they are placed with their child and family at about 18 months of age.

You can help improve the life of a child by sponsoring a puppy and following their unique journey. You’ll receive photos and regular updates, and a sponsorship pack with some fun goodies will be on it’s way to you.

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  • The Gift of a Puppy

  • $20per month
  • Regular small donations enable us to continue to provide our recipient children with the gift of a Smart Pup.

    It costs $40,000 to train an Autism Assist, Seizure Response or Mobility Assist service dog. The Smart Pups team works together with the recipient family to fundraise up to 50% of the target amount. By choosing ‘The Gift of a Puppy’ sponsorship your regular donations will help our recipient families fund their Smart Pup.

  • Food and Vet Care

  • $50per month
  • Smart Pups has more than 20 dogs in training and the ongoing costs for their care and for critical items such as food and vet care are substantial.

    A ‘Food and Vet Care’ sponsorship will ensure our puppies are kept happy, healthy and ready for learning every day. Your regular donations will provide the puppies with the highest quality dog food and monthly flea, tick and worming medications.

  • Purchase and Train

  • $100per month
  • Our Smart Pups are sourced from registered breeders and selected for their aptitude and calm temperament.


    A ‘Purchase and Train’ sponsorship enables us to purchase the best puppies and provide them with the unique specialist advanced training and socialisation required to ensure they become top quality, fully qualified Autism Assist, Seizure Response or Mobility Assist service dogs.

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