Defence Bank - Sponsor a Dog

Sponsor a Dog

Dog Sponsorships for Clubs, Groups and Businesses:


It costs $7,500 to train a dog to the level of Advanced Community Therapy Dog and provide it free of charge to a Veteran suffering from PTSD. A sponsorship will fund the rescue of an abandoned dog, cover costs while training and help meet the costs of uniting the dog with their new veteran. These costs include rescue fees, boarding, feeding, vet bills, flea and worming treatments, animal transport costs and professional training sessions.


It usually costs over $20,000 to train a therapy dog to this level, but with the help of the inmates at Bathurst Correctional Centre and many volunteers, including one of Australia’s leading dog trainers, Steve Austin, we are able to keep these costs to a minimum.  You can help by sponsoring a dog today.


The administration costs to run the foundation are met by The Defence Bank to make sure that all sponsorship funds are provided to Defence Community Dogs to save dogs and Veterans.


Dog Sponsorship Options
Option 1 : $7,500 for full sponsorship of a  PTSD Companion Therapy Dog
Option 2 : 2 x $3,750 donations over an 18 month period
Option 3 : $2,500 to sponsor 1/3 of a Companion Therapy Dog 


Dog Sponsorship Benefits

Each sponsor will save a rescue dog and support it’s training to become a Companion Therapy Dog.


Each sponsor will get:

  • Company name or group logo on a dog’s jacket
  • A welcome letter
  • A Dog Sponsorship Certificate
  • Recognition on the Defence Bank Foundation and Defence Community Dogs website
  • A fully tax deductible receipt


If you would like to sponsor a dog, please complete the Dog Sponsorship Application here.

For more information please email