Companion Dogs

With their calming presence and training, Companion Dogs improve the quality of life for adults and children living with disability or illness.

Their friendship and ability to assist with certain tasks can provide relief and reassurance to those identified by Guide Dogs Tasmania as a suitable for placement.

Companion Dogs do not have public access rights.

Apply for a Companion Dog online
Download application form

For more information, please contact our Guide Dog Services Department:

Phone: (03) 6232 1222


little girl cuddling a labrador

“I hope the people who put all that work into raising and training Benji can see just what a difference he’s making.”

Shelley, Salvation Army Glenorchy

If completing this form for someone under the age of 18 please provide parent/guardian details where applicable.

Companion Dog Application

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Applicant Name(Required)
Applicant Date Of Birth(Required)
Residential Address(Required)
Do you, or anyone in your household, have a disability?(Required)
Do you understand that a Companion Dog does not have public access rights?(Required)
Would you consider an older/retired dog?(Required)
Are you an experienced dog owner?(Required)
Do you currently have a dog?(Required)
Is your dog neutered?
Does your dog spend time indoors?
Has your dog attended obedience classes?
Is your dog regularly wormed and vaccinated?
Do you have any other pets / livestock?
Do you own your home or are you renting?(Required)
If you are renting, do you have approval from your landlord to have a dog live with you at the property?
Is the property adequately fenced (dog proof)?(Required)
Can you commit to supporting a dog with health issues (financially and practically)?(Required)

Please note: A fee will be incurred for the purchase of a Companion Dog, which will be assessed at time of matching. Wait-list times can vary and are dependent on availability of dogs and suitability of applicants.