Here’s How You Can Make National Dog Day Every Day For Pups Less Fortunate

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The serotonin that dogs and puppies give us truly cannot be overstated. Their little paws! Those little tongues! The big hearts that just want to love you above all else! It’s all too much. Since my roommate got her first dog, Trixie the Cavoodle, my quality of life has improved exponentially just because every day I’m greeted with a flurry of kisses and hugs when I walk through the door. In my mind, every day is National Dog Day.

While August 26 was the official National Dog Day, some of us — including me — believe in celebrating dogs every single day of the year. Any time is the perfect time to think of dogs in need. We all want our own dogs to live spoiled, cushie lives, but in reality, there are many dogs who don’t have that lifestyle. They’ve been abused, neglected, abandoned, malnourished and worse, and those wrongs need to be righted.

You can spend your time, and money, spoiling your pup (like you needed another excuse to buy them a new toy), but it’s important to think about the dogs that aren’t as lucky as yours. With Play For Purpose, you can give back to the lil’ floofs that give so much to us and go in the draw with a chance to win a share in $300,000 worth of amazing prizes.

What Animal Charities Does Play For Purpose Support?

Disabled dachshund dog in a wheel chair sitting on a bench with the owner

Play For Purpose has over 30 different charities that focus on animal welfare that your raffle ticket can help support. Organisations like Dachshund IVDD Support Australia, which helps educate and raise awareness for health issues that specifically impact sausage dogs, or Guide Dogs Queensland, helping equip people with low or no vision with services that can help them feel active and independent. There are also charities like Hear No Evil — Australian Deaf Dog Rescue that focuses on rescuing, rehoming, and rehabilitating special needs dogs. Explore Play For Purpose’s website to discover a wider range of animal charities dedicated to helping all our furry friends big and small who need your help.

How Can I Help Support?


Buying a $10 raffle ticket through Play For Purpose means that you get to choose what charity half the ticket proceeds directly support. It also puts you in the draw to win a major prize pack worth a huge $250,000. The pack includes a $17,000 shopping spree, $100,000 worth of literal gold, and the all-electric BMW iX3 M Sport.

Picture the fantasy: You support a dog rescue charity through Play For Purpose after learning about the good work the charity does. You love charity work so much that you adopt your very first rescue dog! After months of getting to know each other and undoubtedly building a lifelong bond, you get the call — you’ve won Play For Purpose’s major prize pack. Think of all the dog treats, clothes, and beds you can buy with a $17k shopping spree or $100k worth of gold. Deck out the back seats of your new BMW iX3 M sport to make it completely pooch-friendly. The vision just makes sense!

Even if you miss out on the major prize pack, there are still huge rewards up for grabs. We’re talking a $15,000 Woolworths WISH gift voucher (cozzie livs, am I right?), a $7,500 JB-HiFi voucher, and more.

Make sure you head on over to Play For Purpose now to buy a $10 raffle ticket that can not only help you win big, but make lifelong changes to dogs around the country.

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Play For Purpose charity raffle tickets are just $10, so get behind the community cause closest to your heart for your chance to WIN a $250,000 first prize pack. For the latest raffle prizes, see playforpurpose.com.au.

If you’re an established ACNC registered charity looking to supercharge your fundraising, contact the Play For Purpose team to learn more about becoming a charity partner. Promoter is 50-50 Foundation Ltd. Entry open to Australian residents who are aged 18 years or older. See full T&C’s at playforpurpose.com.au.