The Petspiration Foundation has announced a three-year partnership with Assistance Dogs Australia (ADA) that will see $195,000 donated over that period.

The donation includes $30,000 towards the development of ADA’s upcoming Sensory Garden and $105,000 towards funding all placement packs throughout the partnership.

Tara Cheesman, National Major Relationships Manager at ADA, said The Foundation has been a respected partner for many years and they are excited to continue into a longer-term agreement.

“We’ll be able to provide many more Australians with the essential support and day-to-day guidance they need to be part of their respective communities thanks to the long-term support of The Foundation.

“The new Sensory Garden will help improve the training of our dogs, and the placement of newly graduated dogs with clients will not only provide us with financial aid, but also help us open countless more doors for them as individuals.”

Also throughout October, The Foundation will support ADA’s Dogtober campaign which encourages the community to organise fundraising events to help ADA continue to train highly intelligent, specially bred dogs to help people living with disabilities across Australia.

Sherralea Cassidy, Charity and Events Lead at The Petspiration Foundation, said the partnership will go a long way in helping ADA raise and place trained dogs with clients.

“We are proud to be able to support like-minded organisations like ADA who are committed to empowering a better future for both pets and people.

“Since first partnering with ADA in 2017, we’ve witnessed first-hand the positive impact that their work has on the lives of pets and people across the country.

“Providing Australians with better access to emotional and physical support through pets is extremely powerful, so we’re so excited to join ADA in October – and over the next three years – to help provide even more Australians with the support that they need.”

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