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You can help children and young people to get the best start in life by re-engaging with education, with a gift that will be tripled.

Paws4Kids supports our Paw Pals education program, using therapy dogs to support kids who’ve experienced abuse, neglect or other childhood trauma to heal and learn again.

To keep this essential program going, and to help many more vulnerable children, we need your help! This program is 100% community funded and relies on generous donors, people just like you. And, if you donate to Paws4Kids, you can have triple the impact. We're humbled by the support we've received to date, reaching our goal of $330,000 - this will allow us to grow our program in Melbourne and Geelong, and expand to Ballarat!

We've increased our goal! Our generous partners are continuing to triple donations until we reach our stretch target goal of $400,000. Additional funds will allow us to hire more staff, train more dogs and reach more kids.

With Lucy, it really helps me feel calm being around her, and really helps me learn some strategies how to stay calm. Lucy just makes it a lot easier.

– Amber

Paws4Kids competitions

Get involved with Paws4Kids through one of our fun competitions! For more information on our colouring and photo competition, view the terms and conditions below.

Thank you to our generous supporters

We are grateful to the following supporters, whose generous support is enabling your donation to be tripled on 28 April 2022:

  • PETstock Assist
  • Catholic Development Fund
  • Gaudry Foundation
  • Integrated Therapeutic Care
  • KLC Recruitment
  • Polished Man
  • Queensland Community Foundation’s Gordon Home for Boys and Girls Inc. Trust Fund
  • Our PawPrints Matching Circle - including Greg Noonan and Angela Rutherford.

There are so many more children who would benefit from a therapy dog to open doors — helping them to connect with their community and new opportunities. If you’d like to be part of our next Paws4Kids campaign to extend the Paw Pals program, contact our Director of Community Engagement - Sam Patterson - on 03 9257 2350.