Smart Pups Assistance Dogs Organisation is a not-for-profit charity organisation based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Smart Pups specialise in providing trained service dogs to assist children with special needs. Their goal is to improve the quality of life of children with special needs by training assistance dogs in task-specific skills.

Each year, organised by Craig Harley, newly appointed CEO of ClubsQLD, the club and pub industry get together to raise funds for Smart Pups at the annual luncheon at the celebrated Paddo Tavern in Brisbane.

Once again the industry attendees filled the Paddo Tavern to enjoy lunch and listen to guest speakers.

This year’s event included keynote speaker Peter Moody and popular Aussie band Sheppard keeping everyone entertained.

Each year the event presents a family with the pup that Smart Pups will train for their child with special needs.

You can see some highlights of the day (including very cute puppy photos!) here >>>>

$ 100% of the funds raised on the day is donated by the industry to the Smart Pups Assistance Dogs Organisation.

You can donate directly to Smart Pups here >>> https://www.smartpups.org.au/donate/