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CEO Update

Only two months in and we are hitting the ground running. 2024 saw the arrival of our very first Border Terrier litter, whelped from first time mum, Krinkl. The litter of five was brought up in our Breeding Centre with the aid of our very dedicated breeding team, who took great care of Krinkl and her puppies as they grew, learned, and interacted with the world. Tuesday, the 9th of January, marked the big day when the
Border Terrier pups went home with their foster carers. This is incredibly exciting, and all eyes are on these pups as they start their journey to becoming amazing Assistance Dogs.

Our Hearing Dog team has rolled up their sleeves, already delivering five dogs to their deaf or hard of hearing recipients. It won’t be long before our 700th dog is being delivered! 

Our Medical Alert Dog program continues strongly, now overseeing six Diabetic Alert dogs-in-training, with several more to join the program soon. We will be looking at delivering our very first Medical Alert Dog interstate in the coming, which will be another milestone achieved!

The upcoming months will be incredibly exciting for the organisation. As April approaches, we are gearing up for a busy and eventful month. National Hearing Dog Day and our annual Open Day are just around the corner, scheduled for the 19th and 20th of April consecutively. Our dedicated team is currently preparing a variety of activities, raffles, demonstrations, and more. All so that you can join us in the celebration. So, keep an eye out for updates of our big news and events, we can’t wait to see you there!