THE RYDGES POST
Dogtober is here! Again the month of October has been dognapped for awareness and fundraising for Assistance Dogs Australia and it is shaping up to be the best Dogtober ever.
The month is dedicated to celebrating not only your canine companion but ALL dogs across the country. By getting dog owners and dog lovers to take fundraising into their own paws through individual donations and doggy themed events/challenges, much needed funds are being raised for this great national charity.
Assistance Dogs Australia trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities. Training takes two years and the cost is over $27,000 per dog – and they are then given free of charge to people in need. This gives the new owners freedom and independence with their four-legged friend assisting with everyday tasks as well as providing unconditional love to relieve social isolation.
Assistance Dogs Australia has already placed 165 trained dogs and there are up to 30 pups in training at any one time. 165 trained pups comes in at $4,455,000, all of which has been raised by the generosity of individuals and corporate entities in the community.
Congrats to Jessica and Malinny from the sales team at Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel for volunteering and rattling the tin at help Assistance Dogs Australia, and here is a link to the official Dogtober website where you can get more info and donate to this worthy cause - http://www.dogtober.org.au/.
Here’s a short video teaser (complete with the statistical fact that 12 out of 10 people donate money at the mere sight of a puppy!):