What are our hopes for the future

Recovery and social connection programs

Our Services

Disability program

Happy Paws Happy Hearts is a registered NDIS provider offering unique programs which have been designed by experienced animal handlers and disability carers.  The program draws on well-established methods to create enjoyable experiences through animal interaction.  Happy Paws Happy Hearts programs are delivered by passionate and professional staff and volunteers. For further information, download our disability services overview.

Aged care booked visits to and from RSPCA animals

Happy Paws Happy Hearts delivers animal-assisted therapy sessions in group environments at both the RSPCA Animal Care Campus and external facilities.  We offer a unique and innovative way to bring people together in a social and engaging manner that leaves lasting impressions.  Our aim is to help our participants strengthen existing and create new connections, lessen the occurrence or risk of social isolation and increase knowledge of animal care and welfare.  For further information, download our HPHH program overview.

Social connection and recovery programs

Happy Paws Happy Hearts is pioneering new programs which support ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF).  Our dedicated veterans are engaged in intense dog training courses and are coached on how to reform complex dogs at the RSPCA. Many of our participants go on to run new animal-related businesses and stay on as highly skilled volunteers at their local shelter.  For further information on this program, please contact us directly.