The amazing Dogtober initiative is aimed at helping raise funds and awareness for Assistance Dogs Australia. This organisation trains dogs from when they are puppies to help people with physical disabilities.
Dogtober is a great way to have some fun and help train assistant super pups that will be able to help people with physical disabilities once they are fully trained. There are way you can help:
- by creating your own doggie themed event
- or being sponsored to undertake a challenge which will raise much needed funds and awareness.
Inlink commercial director Peter Hunter said: "It costs Assistance Dogs Australia $26,000 per puppy to train, and as there is a great need for more and more of these super dogs, we decided Inlink should get involved."
Assistance Dogs Australia "Top Dog" Richard Lord said: "We are thrilled that Inlink have come on board to support Assistance Dogs Australia and Dogtober. We hope this will encourage others to join the cause, helping us to raise enough to train another 25 Super Puppies to give freedom and independence to people with physical disabilities."
There are many ways in which you as an individual can raise money for Dogtober and we’ve come up with six easy events you can take part in to raise money during Dogtober:
1. Pupcake Sale
Bake dog-themed cupcakes and sell them to friends, family, or colleagues. We’ll even give you the recipe.
2. Welly Wednesday
Where’s the wackiest place you can wear your wellies? At work, in the pub, playing rugby? Surprise us!
3. Dogtober Walk
Make your walk more memorable by inviting others along. Pick a landmark and go there together.
4. Hot Dogs for Good Dogs
Warm up your sports practice with a hot dog stand, or get club members together for a tasty treat indoors.
5. Go Green for Dogs for Good
Fill your home, office, or school with green balloons, wear a green tie, or dye your hair green. Go wild!
6. The Really Good Coffee Morning
As if you need an excuse for coffee, cake, and a chat. You can choose any of the 31 days in October.