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Charity Shop Volunteers

Smart Pups
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We are looking for volunteers that can help in our Cooroy (now) & Pomona (in May) stores with Customer Service, Sorting, Cleaning & Pricing, Admin, Sewing, Merchandising, Social Media and Recycling. You can even bring your friendly dog to work with you.

Our vison for our Charity Shops; • Raise money for the training of our Smart Pups Assistance Dogs • An outreach into the community • Create community awareness about assistance dogs and be involved in the local community • To create a revenue stream away from relying on day to day fundraising • Help the environment by reselling or repurposing unwanted goods that may otherwise go to landfill

The Vital Facts:

  1. It costs $30,000.00 to train just one Smart Pup
  2. It also costs $2,000.00 to maintain an Assistance Dog each year
  3. Each Smart Pup takes over 120 hours of specialist training
  4. PLUS over 120 hours of guided socialization
  5. They are 12-14 months old before they are placed with their families