Dogs for Kids with Disabilities

Dogs For Kids with Disabilities (DKD) is a not for profit organisation based in Victoria, Australia. Our Assistance and Companion dogs improve the lives of children and young adults who face a range of challenges (including physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders).

Every person with a four legged best friend knows the benefits of their unconditional love and loyalty. Now imagine a dog who is loving, loyal and has been expertly trained to help a child. Trained to prevent bolting, decrease self harm behaviours and reduce melt-downs in children with autism. Raised to help children sleep better, reduce anxiety and build communication.

Most importantly, imagine the comfort and companionship that DKD dogs provide. It’s a beautiful relationship and one that we are proud to establish and support.

To help us continue to make a difference for kids, you can donate, sponsor or volunteer.

Visit us on Facebook to see heartwarming updates and beautiful photos of our DKD dogs and families.

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“So many people have noticed how much more CONFIDENT and interactive
Rory has become. Kino’s presence makes him feel much less anxious and more
ADVENTUROUS. It’s all pretty impressive for a little boy who was terrified of
dogs only a few months ago. Kino had to have such PATIENCE while
Rory learned how to interact appropriately with him.
I’m still so AMAZED at what a huge impact he’s had, in such a short time.”

~ Michelle (Rory’s mum)

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