For thousands of years, humans and dogs have shared a very special bond — we look after each other physically and emotionally, and become best mates in the process.
And for many Australians, that bond runs even deeper.
Currently, 1 in 5 Australians lives with a disability, which can impact their mobility and mental health. Assistance Dogs can tremendously improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities. According to a survey of Assistance Dog recipients:
- 83% of people with a physical disability reported an increase in motor skills
- 72% of people living with PTSD decreased their medication
- 61% of people living with PTSD reported a reduction in substance abuse
And most importantly, 100% of recipients reported having more positive experiences in public and having an easier time leaving their house.
Assistance Dogs are more than just a companion to people living with disabilities: they are their lifeline. Please sign your name to support our work and help us continue placing Australians with Assistance Dogs!