Our Passion - Our Mission
Pound Paws Australia
Pound Paws provide a modern online approach to the overall re-homing process for pets available for adoption in pound & rescue centres around Australia. Sadly, up to 200,000 happy and healthy pets are euthanised per year. It is Pound Paws mission to reduce this number, by educating the Australian public, hosting dog adoption events and providing online support. UWDOGS have supported dog adoption, and participated in Pound Paws events since 2016. We will continue to support Pound Paws in 2020, helping raise awareness of dog adoption nationwide.
Assistance Dogs Australia
In 2019 Underwater Dogs began a supporting role with Assistance Dogs Australia through one of their newest recruits, Bernie the Bernese Mountain Dog puppy. At the time, I was coming to terms with the imminent loss of my own dog (RIP Ralphie J. 2003-2019) who highlighted in me (to great depth), the effect canines can have on our daily lives. With his passing came a sorrow unrecognisable, but cemented the overwhelming realisation that dogs mean far more -if you're listening. Learning more about Assistance Dogs Australia has opened my eyes to the great work done in training dogs to help humans in need. ADA's free-to-client assistance dogs provide independence, self-esteem, improved health and relationships to individuals and families – resulting in stronger and more successful communities. I have been naturally drawn to supporting Assistance Dogs Australia through Ralphie's passing and will continue to support Bernie on the road to becoming Australia's first, Bernese Mountain Assistance Dog.