Your Therapy Dog
Ways To Fundraise
A therapy dog is an investment in your future and it does require a financial commitment. These ideas can help you fundraise for your therapy dog.
Trusts & Grants
There are funds and grants available that support individuals living with disabilities. Once we have accepted a therapy dog application, we can then discuss funding options with you and support you with your applications.
Set Up A Give A Little Page
Get your friends and family involved with a GiveALittle page. It’s a secure way to collect funding from your community. Check it out here: givealittle.co.nz
Create A Community Event
Engage your local community, schools, businesses, service and sports clubs in fundraising events. Some fun ideas include a Disco night, Bake-off/Cake stall, Mufti-day, Sausage sizzle, Car wash, Movie night, Auction event.
Help A Therapy Dog Family In Need
There are many Kiwi families that are in desperate need of a therapy dog to support their family member, but they may not have the financial means to achieve it.
We are currently building a special fund named the Lois Bowie Therapy Fund for New Zealand families that cannot afford a therapy dog. We hope to have enough funds to support one special family on the waiting list each year.
About Our Patron
We have personally known our patron, Lois Bowie for the past 20 years as a donor, friend and avid service dog supporter.
She has a huge love for dogs, especially the Labrador retrievers, and was the first person to own and show a Labrador in NZ many years ago.
Over the years, she has supported Guide Dogs, Assistance Dogs, Riding for the Disabled and many other charities to show her love of animals, especially dogs and enabling them to help others.
Lois has kindly agreed to be our patron, endorsing Therapy Dogs New Zealand to help provide therapy dogs for those less fortunate.