Become a Puppy Sponsor
Becoming a Puppy Sponsor is an exciting opportunity to contribute directly to one of our puppies in training. It costs approximately $37,000 to raise each puppy to become a Hearing Assistance Dog and we cannot do it without your support. By sponsoring a puppy, you will receive monthly updates on their growth and development in the puppy program, and then their training journey to become a Hearing Assistance Dog.
Our puppies come from a variety of rescue organisations and certified ethical breeders. They then spend six months in the home of a Foster Carer, before coming into formal Hearing Dog training for six to eight months. Once our dogs pass a Public Access Test, they are placed with a person who is deaf or hard of hearing anywhere across Australia.
Giddey is affectionately named after Josh Giddey, Adelaide 36ers star Point Guard, and was named by 36ers fans in support of ALHD. Giddey is a young Tenterfield Terrier pup coming to the Hearing Dog puppy program from Gumhaven Kennels in early May 2021.
By joining as a Puppy Sponsor, you’ll be supporting Giddey to become a Hearing Assistance Dog. Giddey will spend the first 6 months of his life in our Puppy Program with a volunteer Foster Carer, learning basic obedience, social, and behavioural skills. After this time, Giddey will come in for formal training to become a Hearing Assistance Dog for 6-8 months, until heis placed with a deaf or hard of hearing recipient.
Your support will help Giddey to become a fully accredited Hearing Assistance Dog, and change the life of someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.