Defence Bank - Sponsor a Dog

Sponsor a Dog

Dog Sponsorships for Clubs, Groups and Businesses:


It costs over $10,000 to train a DCD Assistance Dog and provide it free of charge to a Veteran. 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 costs, boarding, feeding, vet bills, flea and worming treatments, animal transport costs and professional training sessions.


It usually costs over $30,000 to train a dog to this level, but with the help of the inmates at correctional centres and our 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 donating or sponsoring a dog today.


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

Dog Sponsorship Options

Option 1 : $10,000 for full sponsorship of an Assistance Dog

Dog Sponsorship Benefits

Each sponsor will save a rescue dog and support it’s training to become an Assistance Dog for a Veteran in need.


Each sponsor will get:

  • Company name or group logo on a dog’s jacket
  • A welcome letter
  • A Dog Sponsorship Certificate
  • A fully tax deductible receipt
  • An update at the time of Dog Handover

For more information please email [email protected]