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.

Meet Bella.

Bella arrived at our National Training Headquarters on Friday 13th November, 2020, when she was just eight weeks old. Bella, like many of our rescue pups, was adopted from Yorke Peninsula Puppy Rescue, where she and her brother spent their early days. Bella is a vivacious young puppy, with a very unique personality, and a lot of drive to please, making her an extremely good Hearing Dog puppy recruit. Bella was named and sponsored into the program by the Lions Club of Woolgoolga.

By joining as a Puppy Sponsor, you’ll be supporting Bella through her training to become a Hearing Assistance Dog. Bella will spend the first 6 months of her life in our Puppy Program with volunteer Foster Carers, learning basic obedience, social, and behavioural skills. After this time, Bella will come in for formal training to become a Hearing Assistance Dog for 6-8 months, until she is placed with a deaf or hard of hearing recipient.

Your support will help Bella to become a fully accredited Hearing Assistance Dog, and change the life of someone who is deaf or hard of hearing.