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Park your Paws 2020 Charity Calendar & Competition

Parkhound and Mad Paws launch the Park your Paws 2020 Charity Calendar and Competition for Assistance Dogs Australia

Australia’s beloved pooches now have the chance to become the stars of the Park Your Paws Calendar 2020 initiative, launched by Mad Paws and Parkhound, which aims to raise at least $40,000 for Assistance Dogs Australia. 

The charity trains highly intelligent, specially bred dogs to help people living with disabilities across Australia. As Parkhound is Australia’s leading peer-to-peer marketplace for parking, entries must include images of doggos sitting safely in car parks. Pre-order your cute calendar and donate to transform lives here.

Mike Rosenbaum, CEO, Parkhound, commented: “As we are all focused on making positive changes at Parkhound, we decided to launch our inaugural charity calendar competition, Park Your Paws 2020. 

We’re calling for Australians to get creative and take pics of their pooches in car parks and upload it to social media with #ParkYourPaws before 29th of November
Our aim is to raise at least $40,000, which enables Assistance Dogs Australia to transform someone’s life. 100% of the organisation’s clients find it easier to leave the house, with 81% of clients feeling encouraged to socialise more thanks to their assistance dogs.”

Joining Parkhound in this initiative is Mad Paws, Australia’s largest pet sitting community. “We’re thrilled to be working with Parkhound on this project,” said Mad Paws Community Manager Thomas Derricott. “Even assistance dogs need assistance at times. By contributing to this calendar competition, we hope to further the crucial work that ADA does on a daily basis. Our community is comprised of avid dog lovers, and we can’t wait to see what they contribute for the calendar!”

Richard Lord, Assistance Dogs Australia’s Top Dog commented: “Assistance Dogs Australia receives no government funding, so we are entirely reliant on the generosity of individuals within our community. It takes $40,000 and two years to train and accredit an assistance dog

For an example of someone whose life has been transformed by Assistance Dogs Australia, please see this video
These highly intelligent, specially bred dogs help Australians living with a disability to live as fully and independently as possible. We are delighted to be the recipients of the profits from the sale of the Park Your Paws 2020 calendar.” 

Parkhound and Mad Paws are offering prizes for the 12 cutest pup pics to be featured in the Park Your Paws 2020 charity calendar. On top of bragging rights, your dog will also receive a leash, gift voucher and toy.


#1. Take a pic of your dog in a driveway, car space or garage. You can even dress them up for a monthly theme!
#2. Tag your photo on social media with #ParkYourPaws before 29th of November.
#3. Tell your friends and followers to vote. Bonus points if you follow @parkhound, @madpawsau and @assistancedogsaustralia. The cutest photos with the most ‘likes’ will feature in the calendar.

Calendars are available to order here until 4th December and are only $20, with $12.90 from each calendar going to the charity. Calendars are scheduled to be delivered by 20th December 2019 in time for Christmas.

About Parkhound

Parkhound is Australia’s #1 marketplace for long term parking solutions for local communities. It has over 40,000 parking spaces from a variety of peer-to-peer spaces and car park operators and it is trusted by over 200,000 Aussies. Since 2015, members have earned over $20million dollars thanks to the platform. Parkhound was acquired by in September 2017 and operates nationally across all cities in Australia.

About Mad Paws

Mad Paws is the number one go-to online pet sitting community in Australia, where pet owners can find trusted pet sitters near their homes. With more than 15,000 trusted sitters, you can book in any pet-related services such as pet sitting, dog walking, daycare or house visits. Whether you are gone for a few hours or for an extended holiday, Mad Paws helps you to enjoy your holiday with peace of mind, knowing that your pet is not only safe but also having fun! For more information visit

About Assistance Dogs Australia

Assistance Dogs Australia is a charity that trains highly intelligent, specially bred dogs to help people living with disabilities across Australia. It takes $40,000 and two years to train and accredit an Assistance Dog. These clever pups learn more than 50 specialised skill cues to meet the specific needs of a person living with a disability. Assistance Dogs are placed with clients free of charge and have a working life of around 10 years.

MEDIA RELEASE, 19th November 2019

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