|| Good Dogs Taking PAWt
1. Take PAWt
Sign up to take PAWt (it’s FREE) and create a fundraising page. Then ask your friends, family and other PAWrents to sponsor you to help Variety Assistance Dogs!
2. Dress for Success to WIN
PAWpare yourself for some PAWsome weekly doggie dress-up themes announced every Tuesday in Petember. There’s heaps of great prizes to win from SCHMACKOS™ Brand and FuzzYard!
3. Support Variety Assistance Dogs
It costs around $40,000 to train and place a Variety Assistance Dog. Your supPAWt fund dogs for kids currently on our waiting list and to work with service providers to train, care for and place future assistance dogs.
What is Petember?
Welcome to the biggest doggie dress-up comPAWtition in Australia! Petember is extra special because your PAWticipation raises funds and awareness for Variety Assistance Dogs. These PAWsome animals change the lives of kids living with Autism, Anxiety and Epilepsy.
Each week in September, there will be some exciting dress-up themes for you to showcase your dog’s PAWsonality!
There’s LOADS of prizes from SCHMACKOS™ Brand, $5,000 in FuzzYard prizes and even special awards when you reach your FUNdraising goals including a SCHMACKOS™ treat pack! PLUS if you enter and make a PAWsonal donation you'll earn a sweet SCHMACKOS™ bandana award!
It's simple - sign up and take on the doggie dress-up challenge with your best friend. Then ask your friends, family and other PAWrents to sponsor you to help make a difference!
Petember – Good Dogs, Doing Good.
Check Out Our Weekly Themes
Check out these suPAW fun themes! Get creative with your dog as you interpret the theme to suit their PAWsonality! Upload your entries on your page dashboard under the "Upload Your Weekly Entry" section each week in September to go in the running to win. You can also upload your PAWparation pics and other fave outfits to the gallery section on your page. And don't FURget to share on socials with the #Petember @tag VarietyPetember and SCHMACKOS_AU
Dress to impress and bring on the pupparazi - show us your best bouji red carpet realness!
The Ruff-eree is in the building! Dress as your favourite sports team or stars to WIN!
Do you love a howling good time with your fave songs? Dress as your fave pop star and strut your stuff!
Good Dogs Doing Good
By taking part in this PAWsome event showcasing your good dog’s best fashion-forward looks, you'll be helping raise awareness and funds for life-changing Variety Assistance Dogs for kids in need. Last year both Jett and Lilah received assistance dogs thanks to your involvement. You can read the difference these special animals made to their lives here.
- Jan and her pack just donated $36.40
- Jane & Bowie.Bow.Wow just donated $26
- JB Cameron just donated $1,015
- Anonymous just donated $26
- Tara Robinson just donated $12
- Dianne Smith just donated $2,715
- peter kelly just donated $100
- Kirsten Friederich just donated $26
- Katherine Lehmann just donated $104
- Suzanne Denslow just donated $5.20
- Good Luck Bruce ..... Love Miss Mia x just donated $26
- Mitch Coffey just donated $500
- ValentinoVogues just donated $26
- Helen & Brucey just donated $26
- Fat boy treats just donated $5.20
- Celia and Nathan Rangitaawa just donated $49.92
- Karen Cross just donated $26
- Anonymous just donated $20.80
- David Hobbs just donated $60
- Nikki Mostaard just donated $10
Your supPAWt makes a difference! Assistance Dogs give kids living with disability:
Dogs are trained to be tethered alongside kids with autism and sensory disorders. The dogs sit or lie down to anchor them, allowing safe visits near roads and other public areas and getting kids out and about in the community and taking part in day to day activities.
Dogs provide companionship and a best friend for kids living with anxiety and other disorders. The dogs reassuring presence grows kids confidence to interact with their peers and form strong social connections, often for the very first time.
Dogs can detect an oncoming anxiety attack in kids and intervene by nudging, applying contact pressure or licking to induce calm. These special dogs can even retrieve a parent or carer to provide assistance to their child.
...And Save Lives
Specially trained seizure alert dogs save lives. These highly trained animals can place their bodies next to a child having a seizure to prevent injury, remain with the child as a support and, most importantly, activate an alarm to alert parents and carers that a seizure is taking place.
Bark out loud for our PAWsome SupPAWters! Good dogs doing good for kids in need while having FUN and showcasing their PAWsonality!