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November 19, 2019

Competition For Assistance Dogs Australia

Competition for Assistance Dogs Australia

Competition for Assistance Dogs Australia

Your pooch could win prizes and a place in the Park Your Paws Calendar

Parkhound and Mad Paws aim to raise $40,000 for Assistance Dogs Australia

Change a life by purchasing the Park Your Paws Calendar


19th November 2019 – Sydney, Australia: Mad Paws and Parkhound are offering Australia’s doggo’s the chance at being featured as stars of the Park Your Paws 2020 charity calendar. This initiative has a goal of raising $40,000 for Assistance Dogs Australia.


The charity teaches extremely clever, specially bred dogs to benefit disabled people across Australia. Parkhound is Australia’s leading peer-to-peer marketplace for parking – so, submissions require images of pooches safely in car parks. These cute calendars can be pre-ordered here, donating funds to transform lives.


Mike Rosenbaum, CEO, Parkhound, commented: “As we are all focused on making positive changes at Parkhound, we decided to launch our inaugural charity calendar competition, Park Your Paws 2020. We’re calling for Australians to get creative and take pics of their pooches in car parks and upload it to social media with #ParkYourPaws before 29th of November. Our aim is to raise at least $40,000, which enables Assistance Dogs Australia to transform someone’s life. 100% of the organisation’s clients find it easier to leave the house, with 81% of clients feeling encouraged to socialise more thanks to their assistance dogs.”


Mad Paws, Australia’s biggest pet sitting community, also joins this initiative. “We’re thrilled to be working with Parkhound on this project,” Mad Paws Community Manager Thomas Derricott quoted. “Even assistance dogs need assistance at times. By contributing to this calendar competition, we hope to further the crucial work that ADA does on a daily basis. Our community is comprised of avid dog lovers, and we can’t wait to see what they contribute for the calendar!”


Richard Lord, Assistance Dogs Australia’s Top Dog commented: “Assistance Dogs Australia receives no government funding, so we are entirely reliant on the generosity of individuals within our community.  It takes $40,000 and two years to train and accredit an assistance dog. These highly intelligent, specially bred dogs help Australians living with a disability to live as fully and independently as possible. We are delighted to be the recipients of the profits from the sale of the Park Your Paws 2020 calendar.”


Parkhound and Mad Paws are offering prizes for the 12 most adorable pup pics. As well as a spot in the Park Your Paws 2020 charity calendar, your dog will win a leash, gift voucher and toy.


To enter:

  1. Take a pic of your dog in a driveway, car space or garage. You can even dress them up for a monthly theme!
  2. Tag your photo on social media with #ParkYourPaws before 29th of November.
  3. Tell your friends and followers to vote. Bonus points if you follow @parkhound, @madpawsau and @assistancedogsaustralia. The cutest photos with the most ‘likes’ will feature in the calendar.