Every year in Australia, thousands of children are bornÂ with some form of disability. DKD is committed toÂ providing as many families as possible with a trainedÂ companion or assistance dog, so that each child mayÂ know the loyalty, love and support of a trained canineÂ companion.
Our curious pups begin their life at DKD when theyÂ are just 8-10 weeks old. They are raised by our veryÂ generous puppy foster families for the first 12 months,Â and then enter into formal training. Over the course ofÂ this time the pups are provided with food, healthcareÂ and vaccinations, de-sexing and basic necessities suchÂ as collars, leashes and toys.
Unfortunately DKD does not receive any governmentÂ funding. Therefore our pups rely on the generosity ofÂ others to help them reach their full potential. It costsÂ approximately $25,000 to raise and train a fullÂ assistance dog. We need your help to continue ourÂ commitment to children with disabilities.
Sponsor a Puppy
Sponsoring a pup is a great way to see your pup growÂ from an adorable ball of cuteness, into a proud andÂ confident assistance dog. For as little as $20 dollarsÂ a month (tax deductible donation) you will receiveÂ regular updates on your pup, photos and share in allÂ the excitement of your pups eventual graduation fromÂ the program. Click here to sponsor one of our current DKD pups in training.Â
We are so appreciative of the companies, businesses and individuals who play a significant role in helping DKD with their support and sponsorship. If your business is interested in helping DKD continue to make a difference in the lives of children with disabilities, please find out more about our Corporate Sponsorship Packages here.