Dogs' Homes of Tasmania Winter Appeal

Welcome to the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania Winter Appeal. We urgently need your help this winter. 

  • The number of dogs in our care is rising as day to day life resumes, and more people return to work.

  • The kennels across our four Homes urgently need repairs. We need to raise $120,000 for repairs including waterproofing, draught proofing and exercise yard repairs in our Homes in Burnie, Devonport, Hobart and Launceston.

  • Funding vet care is always our top priority, but the costs of vet care are an ongoing challenge for us. From desexing and vaccination to major surgery such as eye surgery and orthopedic surgery, we want to ensure every dog in our care is healthy and pain-free. 

How you can help

There are three simple ways you can help us:

  • Make a small donation directly to our appeal. Every dollar helps, and as Norm knows ‘little pups grow into big dogs’.

  • Sign up to paw it forward.  Follow the link to create your own fundraising page on our website (don’t worry its simple!).  Share it on Facebook and ask your friends to help you help Norm.  You could win one of two studio photoshoots for your dog valued at $1550 each, or a team workshop on Taking Better Photos with Your Mobile Phone valued at $600, all donated by the very talented Ken Drake from Ken Drake Photography.  

  • Host an event. If online fundraising isn’t your thing, you can still help us. Get some friends together, host an event and raise funds for us. Follow the link below for some ideas.

Click a box below for more information:

Our Winter Appeal Ambassadogs

Our Winter Appeal Ambassadogs – Norm, Hunter, Pyklet and Halen – are now much loved family dogs, but they remember when they needed our help. They’ve joined forces to paw it forward for other dogs in need.  

Tiny Hunter came to us sad, scared and in pain. His broken leg couldn’t be saved, but expert vet care and then adoption by gentle, loving owners means that his new life is safe, happy and pain-free.


Norm was surrendered at 10 months because he was ‘too big’. He found a new, loving home and now he paws it forward as a foster granddaddy for Dogs’ Home puppies.  

Pyklet and Halen are best buddies and great family dogs. Pyklet is ten and was adopted as a senior and then Halen joined the family as a puppy.  



Ken Drake Photography – About Photographer Ken Drake

Born in the UK, multi-award winning Master Photographer Ken Drake proudly calls Tasmania home. 

Since 2006, he has focused his lens exclusively on animal photography in Australia believing that each and every animal he photographs is an individual with their very own, unique personality. Ken has a special affinity with dogs, taking the time to get to know them in each sitting, drawing out their individual personality and showing the beauty and unique character of each dog. 

Ken has won many photographic awards nationally and internationally, published  four books and appeared on national TV, radio and various media. He now focuses his talents on creating stunning animal wall art and prints and private pet portrait commissions.  

At Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania we are honoured that Ken and his team have given their services for free to assist our Winter Appeal, and delighted with his portraits of our Ambassadogs. 

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