Across Australia, PAWGUST is happening! Challenge yourself while having fun with your dog and walk 30 minutes a day for 30 days during the month of August.
Raise much-needed funds for Guide Dog puppies in training.
RegisterFREE today and you'll receive your own free PAWdometer for your dog.
Don't have a dog?
Don't worry! You can still get involved in PAWGUST 2019 by doing your 30-minute walk each day solo or with your human best mate! There's a reason this challenge is so popular and fun to take part in - You can walk whenever suits you, morning, noon or night. Find walking tips here!
By joining in and receiving donations for PAWGUST, you'll be directly helping support Guide Dog puppies currently in training.
One day, with your help, these very special puppies will go on to be the guiding eyes for people in your local community living with vision loss or blindness.
Where will the money you raise go in 2019?
A quality leather collar for a Guide Dog pup in training. ($22.00)
A folding white cane for someone living with vision loss. ($54.00)
A grooming kit and a bundle of enrichment toys for a puppy raiser. ($85.00)
A new Guide Dog user with a Guide Dog instructor for one hour. ($175.00)
A harness for a working Guide Dog. ($290.00)
Support a great cause and have fun with your dog - Photo courtesy Leonides Ruvalcabar on Unsplash
Guide Dogs Australia believe that vision loss will not and should not limit a person's independence.
They provide assistance to anyone with vision loss, no matter what age or level of vision and they work to ensure that people with low vision or blindness are active and involved members of the community.
They breed, raise and train dogs.
They have orientation and mobility services include the development of skills in the use of long canes, guide dogs and other mobility aids.
In some states across Australia they provide Autism Assistance Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and Companion Dogs.
They teach people with vision loss daily living skills which offset the impacts of vision loss through skills development and specialised equipment.
They provide training on the use of adaptive technology and specialist equipment which facilitate continued access to information, social and community activities.
They support clients in navigating funding.
They advocate on behalf of their clients to make the community an easier place in which to live and work.
By raising funds this PAWGUST, you are supPAWting these vital services!
PAWGUSTStarts on 1st August and finishes on 30th August.
Leader of the Pack – Top National Individual Fundraiser
This award goes to the individual that raises the most funds throughout PAWGUST 2019.
1st Prize - Apple iPad Air (valued at $779) 2nd Prize - Dyson Ball Animal Vacuum (valued at $599) 3rd Prize - Apple Watch Series 3 (valued at $399)
Top Dog Team - Top National Team Fundraisers
This award goes to the team that raises the most funds throughout PAWGUST 2019.
1st Prize - KONG Pet Hamper (valued at $600) 2nd Prize - 2 x Jaybird Run XT Wireless Headphones (valued at $279.95 each) 3rd Prize - 3 x FitBark 2, Dog Activity Monitor (valued at $120 each
Most PAWS to hit the Pavement
This award goes to the individual who records the most PAWS stepped throughout PAWGUST 2019.
1st Prize - iFetch Automatic Ball Thrower Machine (valued at $399) 2nd Prize - Red Balloon Voucher (valued at $200) 3rd Prize - FitBark 2, Dog Activity Monitor (valued at $120)
Largest Canine Crew
This award goes to the team who recruits the most team members to join their team throughout PAWGUST 2019.
1st Prize - KONG assorted Pet Hamper (valued at $400) 2nd Prize - PAW by Blackmores Hamper (valued at $250) 3rd Prize - Google Home (valued at $149)