The Aussie Pooch Mobile (APM) philosophy of ‘We Care’ not only relates to
cleaning and caring for dogs, it is strongly tied to caring and helping the community, with APM operators throwing themselves relentlessly into many events to help raise money for charity.
A popular event is the Aussie Pooch Mobile Dog Wash Bath-a-thon. A team of
operators get together and raise much needed funds for local charities, schools or clubs. People are encouraged to bring their pooch along to be washed and the proceeds are donated to the event holders.
With a long-standing affiliation with the RSPCA, APM operators in most states participate in the RSPCA Million Paws Walk, where a major dog bath-a-thon is
also held. APM also provides adopted dogs with an initial discounted APM service to help their new owners establish good canine cleanliness and are
actively involved in helping care for abused and rescued dogs. Click here for photos from the 2009 Million Paws walk.
APM are involved with the Animal Welfare League, Lions Hearing Dogs, Assistance Dogs and Breast Cancer Awareness and Variety the Children’s Charity.
“I know I speak for all APM franchisees in saying that we are so fortunate to be doing something we love that we want to be able to give back to the community,” says founder, Chris Taylor.
“Over the next 12 months we plan to raise more funds through our different events for Variety including helping another child
receive an assistance dog. We are also working closely with the Lions Hearing Dogs.
A past fundraising venture was for 3-year-old Reilly Paterson from Norman Park in Queensland who has Autism. Reilly has been given a 2-year-old cross breed, Harry, who will assist Reilly in his every day life. read more...
“We encourage everyone to help in any way they can, so make sure you’re community conscious and keep an eye out for these
upcoming local events. You can help by providing an online donation here.