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CEO Update

Spring is just around the corner, and it can’t come soon enough, with how cold it has ben in the Adelaide Hills. The dogs at the Training Centre wouldn’t know though! They have been kept nice and warm throughout the season so they are at their best for their training. 

It has been the season for puppies too, and it seems like we always have little ones around who easily take up everyone’s attention as they grow up and learn about the world, on their way to being Assistance Dogs! Both Daisy and her pups are doing well; she is such a great mum. If her last litter who are currently in training are anything to go by, these pups will be fantastic dogs!

It is always hard to find volunteers who can commit to taking on a puppy in training. Before, we have also restricted the areas of potential foster carers to live within an hour from the Training Centre. However, now we will be extending this restriction, as a trial. We will be heading down to the South East of South Australia to give people in these areas a chance to be involved. Information sessions will be held towards the end of August in both Naracoorte and Robe, and we hope to have a positive response. 

I am happy to announce that we have set a date for next year’s Open Day which will be held on Saturday April 20th, the day after National Hearing Dog Day. Stay updated on our socials and keep an eye out for information as we get closer to the event date. We are always happy to be able to open the doors to the Training Centre and celebrate another year of providing important and much needed services to Australians in need.