Pets For Therapy

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Pets for Therapy

Our aim is to give
Joy, Loveand Laughter


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Sponsors and Friends of Pet for Therapy


Due to declining health Yvonne will be retiring, and the Pets For Therapy
will cease after 26 years at the end of 2015


Please Support our past Sponsors



Nerang : 5596 2233
Nerang Broadbeach Rd


Robina : 5575 7676

Suite7 Easy T Medical Centre -

Cnr Christine Avenue and Scottsdale Drive


Southport 5591 4777

65 Nind Street






Yvonne Cody, founder of the Gold Coast Pets for Therapy Program, is a valued and long-term supporter and fundraiser of Guide Dogs Queensland. The Association receives less than seven per cent in government funding, for some specific Rehabilitation Services, and none for our Guide Dogs. Thanks to the volunteer and fundraising efforts of people such as Ms Cody, as well as our Puppy Sponsors, Bequests Donors and Commercial Activities we can continue to provide our life-changing Guide Dog and Rehabilitation Services.
For more information about our services, or opportunities to support

Guide Dogs Queensland please go to

Guide Dogs


Vet Surgeries

24 hour
Emergency Service


0414 752 610

Surfers Paradise Vet Surgery - Ph. 5538 9900

97 Bundall Road - Bundall

Ashmore Vet Surgery - Ph. 5539 2211

Ashmore Shopping Plaza (next to Post Office) - Cotlew St.

Dr. Ian K. Smith B.V.Sc., B.Ag.Sc. - - - Dr. Amanda Berkovitch B.V.Sc.(Hons)


Gallery Giselle

Gallery Giselle - Gallery & Studio

Exhibitions - Art for Sale - Art Classes > Tues/Wed - $30.00 per 3 1/2 hour class

For Details click here -

Sponsors: - Hosting for "Pets for Therapy".

Dieter Luske - Naturopath / Web-design

Natural Health & Lifestyle Directory

For Details contact Dieter - click here
Sponsors: -
Hosting for "Pets for Therapy".


The Petcare Professionals - Our salon offers a comprehensive, loving and caring grooming and clipping service

Call Kerrie today - 5539 1822 -
13/7 United Road, Ashmore



Chep Print Digital

Best Quality and Prices on the Gold Coast -

4 Scarborough St, Southport Qld 4215 (next th NAB)

Ph: (07) 5591 1646 - - Fax: (07) 5591 3727


Cést Jolie Gifts & Home Shop

19 Ashmore Plaza, 160 Cotlew Street,

Ashmore Qld 4214 Ph: 55 393 111



Bulk Pet, Garden and Pool Supplies

Phone: 07 5529 1822

1 Telford Place - Arundel Qld 4214


Cyn-D. Fisher - Chief Instructor -

Gold Coast Dog Obedience Training Club



Organic food grade fossil sheall powder - For humans and animals

Marilyn Gunston - 0419 545 100

email :


DMD Hair & Beauty

Shop 5 , Coco's Shopping Centre

Gooding Drive Carrara


Excel vets


Gold Coast City Council


Gold Coast - Boarding Kennels and Cattery

The Pets Resort - Extra Large Kennels -
Specialised Care Large Grassed Excercise Yards
350 - 352 Brisbane Rd - Arundel Qld 4214

Current Vaccination required - (C5 - dogs) (F3 - cats)

Ph: (07) 5594 0009


Gold Coast Panel Works - Merv Gray

PH: 07 5531 2961

28 Bailey Crescent - Southport 4215

All Insurance Work - Panel Beating - Spray Painting


Guardian Pharmacy


Hair Biz


Heaven Earth Healing - Robert & Shauna Kendall - Holistic Practitioners

Complementary Medicine Clinic  -A Balance of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Acupuncture - Herbal Medicine - Emotional Freedom Techniques Counselling - BodyTalk - Kinesiology - Meditation/Relaxation Classes - Art - Sponsered: Dog related greeting cards ... e-mail


Theresa Jamieson

Yoga and Meditation - Counselling - Natural Therapies - Aromatherapy Massage

Weekly Yoga and Meditation Classes - Weekly Yoga Classes for Pregnancy

0407 274 481


Steven Langley
Planet Palms Tree Services
0410 434 397



Ashmore Florist & Gourmet Baskets

Phone: 07 5597 2777 - - - 07 5539 4877

Shop 15 Ashmore Plaza - 160 Cotlow St. Ashmore Qld 4214


MEGA WASH - 24 hour car wash

Anthony Breen

58 Ferry Road - Southport


Nutrimetics - Naturally - In-home Spa Relaxation - Bridal & formal makeup

Small business opportunities

Contact: Belinda Thompson - 07 55109644 -



Professional Service &

Repairs For All Cars & 4WD's

07 5596 5538

1/19 Brendan Dr. Nerang Qld 4211

Please visit our web-site -



Suzuki Auto Recyclers & Specialists

07 5596 3844

3/19 Brendan Dr. Nerang Qld 4211

Please visit our web-site


PETstock Ashmore, 6/345

Southport-Nerang Road, Ashmore


Gina Savaris

Dress Making & Alterations

19 Young St. Southport Qld 4215

Please phone: (07) 5571 190


Jill Simpson

Podiatrist M.A.P.A

109 Honeyeater Drive - Burleigh Waters 4220

Ph: (07) 5576 6544


Uncle Tom's Plant and Pet Supplies

Brian Cox

2/34 Bredan Drive - Nerang Qld 4211

Ph: 07 5596 0650 -- -- Fax: 07 5596 4671


Volunteer Resource Centre -

Chantel Charalais - Co-ordinator

Suite 18 Surfers Paradise Transit Centre - 10 Beach Road, Surfers Paradise Qld 4217

Ph: 07 55262811 - e-mail


Bronwyn Devlin - Holistic Pet Foods

All Natural Holistic Dog Food and Cat Food -- NO Corn, Wheat, Soy, Grain Fractions or By-Products.


Basenji Breed Network Queensland & Australia

Ethel Blair

The goal of BBNA is to promote the breed and to share the fun of

exhibiting, breeding, sporting, and playing with our Basenjis.


Pet Food Supplier – No Preservatives or additives




Canine Command Gold Coast

Tailored trainng for you and your dog


Distributor of Preservative free Pet Foods


Call Paula – 0421314598




Past Commercial Sponsors








Please click here to contact Yvonne




Read the following example, of how private sponsors can help:

article from Dec.2001 "Gold Coast Sun"

Gifts going out from the heart

Yvonne Cody calls them 'gifts from the heart'.

They're 500 beautifully decorated little Christmas present and bon bons Yvonne and the other volunteers with the Gold Coast's "Pets for Therapy" program will deliver to local nursing homes residents over the next few weeks.

But the generous gesture nearly didn't happen this year because PFT a totally voluntary program, had grown to such a degree that the self-funded organisation could not see how everyone at the homes could get a present this year.

However there's a saying that 'what goes around comes around' and the group that brings joy to so many has now been given a helping hand.

It was a chance question in Southport's overell Park that lead to that help arriving.

Yvonne, who founded Pets for Therapy 12 years ago was exercising her poodle Jo Jo and taking the chance to pick up gum nuts and banksia pods to decorate the Christmas parcels, when fellow dog owner, Ingrid Neugebauer, asked her what she was doing.

"She offered to help and with a couple of other women approached a number of local traders who all responded with warm and spontaneous generosity giving small items such as soaps, handcream and hankies, paper and decorations for the little gifts, "said Yvonne.

She said this assistance meant that the people for whom the Pets For Therapy program had become such a joy would get a Christmas gift this year.

"It is so important because for some of them it will be the only gift they get," said Yvonne.


She thanked contributors including;

Kevin's Florist, Broadbeach,

Karen's Candid

Copy Print Design,

Damien at Crazy Clarks, Southport,

Steve at Ashmore Plaza Discounts,

Anthea at Ashmore Produce Markets,

Therese at Brumbies, Ashmore Plaza,

Carol and Tony of Southport Home Bakery,

Christopher Dean at the Thursday Plantation,

Grace Cosmetics,

Helen at Amcal Chemists, Southport Park,

Mick at Ashmore Plaza Newsagency,

Matthew and David at Southport Park Woollies,

Value Hairdressers,

Spotlight at Southport

and the Pet Cafe, Bundall.




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