Host a Collection Dog

Guide Dogs Tasmania’s iconic collection dogs patiently sit in cafes, shops and restaurants across the state. They help raise much-needed funds for Guide Dogs Tasmania’s Guide Dog, Autism Assistance and Therapy Dog training programs — making a profound difference to the lives of Tasmanians who are living with low vision, disability and illness.

If you would like to join the team of supportive Tasmanian businesses and host a collection dog at your venue, please complete the form below, or get in touch.

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For more information, please contact our Community Fundraising Coordinator:

Phone: (03) 6232 1233


puppy sitting next to a collection dog tin

Every cent counts!

Around 2000 local Tasmanian businesses currently host a Collection Dog.

Collection Dogs are collected quarterly and the amount raised counted by our dedicated team of volunteers. Twice yearly, you will receive a special ‘Thank you’ certificate with the amount you and your customers have raised.

We also offer a self-banking option if we do not have a volunteer in your local area. Host businesses can empty, count and forward donations to us twice annually or quarterly via direct deposit. Hosts simply provide their unique site identification number as a reference when the complete their direct deposit.

We won’t, under any circumstances, hold your business liable for any Collection Dogs in the unfortunate event of theft. We do encourage businesses secure the Collection Dogs, and can provide necessary equipment.

Model options

Mini dog

This small-footprint, 35cm tall lightweight plastic pup is designed to take up minimum space, and sit on a countertop near the till, to collect any spare change.

Tap-to-donate dog

A digital upgrade to the original Mini Dog, is the same counter-friendly size, but allows supporters to make a donation with a single tap of a credit or PayWave card. Each dog is fitted with a SIM card – all that is needed is a power outlet.

Model dog

An 83cm tall Model Dog is designed to be floor standing. Ideal for higher traffic areas, eg. supermarket or shopping centre, these iconic dogs have been a well-loved and fondly-remembered feature for many years.

Our volunteer collectors will always present their official Guide Dogs Tasmania ID badge before removing the dog and its contents.

Collection Dog Application Form

  • Which model dog option are you interested in?

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