Please note:

PPADT is not accepting new applications and is not responding to new enquiries at this time.
Also, please be aware that our old Yahoo email address is no longer in use.

Applying for a PPADT dog

Requesting an application for a PPADT dog - what do you need to know beforehand?

We at PPADT advise that the following support team system must be in place:

  • Disability assist dog team
  • Recipient (owner/handler)
  • Disability Assist Dog
  • Guardian (if dog is for child)
  • Training team
  • Recipient (owner/handler)
  • Disability Assist Dog
  • PPADT
  • Private dog trainer
  • Family support team
  • Recipient (owner/handler)
  • Disability Assist Dog
  • Private dog trainer
  • Family/friends/household
  • Advocacy team
  • Recipient (owner/handler)
  • Disability Assist Dog
  • Family/friends/household
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Community advocates
  • PPADT

PPADT expects the support teams show to follow these expectations:

  • Disability assist dog team
  • Provide care for the dog
  • Attend training sessions
  • Practice training
  • Follow reqirements and policies of our organisation
  • Training team
  • Assist the owner/handler in training the assistance dog
  • Help educate owner/handler with regard to using their dog to assist them.
  • Family support team
  • assist with care of the dog and provide care when handler/owner is unable
  • support training methods and rules related to training at home
  • Advocacy team
  • Assist PPADT in developing a training plan that will be therapeutic to the recipient
  • Advocate for the owner/handler when discrimination or challenges arrise

So you are thinking of applying for a Disability Assist Dog? Before applying to PPADT, we insist you take the time to consider the following five questions, as they contains topics essential for your application:

Having read through all of the above and would still like to move forward with an application, please contact us. Please note that there is a non-refundable NZ$100 application fee, which must be received along with the application.

Please strive to convince us in your application, and include all relevant information. Applications that are received lacking the application fee or sufficient information will be declined.

Once a full application has been received, a member of PPADT may phone you to discuss your application. All applications will be taken to a PPADT board meeting, and a decision made by the board. Therefore, please allow up to 8 weeks to receive an answer.

Contact Us

Perfect Partners Assistance Dog Trust
Auckland 2110

Mobile Phone: 021374449

Email: contact@ppadt.org.nz

Important: Please note that our old Yahoo email address is no longer in use.

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