Please complete the following form as a submission for our 2015 calendar.

If selected for the calendar you will be required to make an appointment with a professional photographer who works with AWDRI (we have these in each state) within a given time frame for a photo shoot with your dog(s). There is also a submission fee of $150 that assists AWDRI with the funding required to produce the calendar. This fee includes you receiving 5 calendars for your use after they have been produced.

Details regarding professional photographers and payments to be detailed upon selection.


Your Name (First & Last)
Your Dog's name.
What breed, sex, and colour is your dog?
Did you adopt your dog from AWDRI?
Your Email address.
Verify Email.
Your Phone Number
Please describe your dog, how you came to adopt it, where it came from (pound/etc) and any other interesting details in regards to your dog and its life.
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Kelly is super soft, super affectionate, super smart. Kelly has just arrived into care, she has a sweet personality, she loves people. At the moment she is being taught some basic manners and learning very fast. She loves to run and chase the ball and is learning to bring it back. Kelly would make an awesome agility dog, she is finely built and easy to train. Kelly is getting long great with her foster fur brothers and sisters This girl would make an awesome family member, would be great for agility or obedience as she is very smart and learns quickly. At the moment we are working on house training her, she is also being crate trained and that is all coming along nicely as well. She is just a delightful little girl :) 009 011 018 025


Finnegan is very low energy for a Border collie and just loves to sit and watch whatever you are doing, although he is not lazy and will walk with you wherever you want to go. He is quite a shy dog who (so far in this early stage of his training) looks as if he will be gentle with other animals. He does get a little intimidated by other dogs even though he is happy to play, so a home by with a quiet and gentle dog would be his preference. He is rapidly learning to sit and wait and how to walk on the lead. He is also a good indoor dog as he has a very quiet nature. Finnegan arrived at his foster family with little training or even understanding of coming when called, so he will need a furever home where time can be spent on consistent training.


AWDRI Tough Mudder is back! It’s in Melbourne this time, and we’ve got a team together!

The event is on March 23rd, and our team consists of the members listed below.

As a supporter, you can pledge to make a donation to support these people, and to bet against them making the distance in a way. It’s fun, and it helps us save more lives! If the entrant completes the course, you pledge to double your donation. If your initial pledge is $25 or more then you’ll receive a  nice ‘Thank You’ card in the mail later on. If the entrant fails to complete the course and/or fails to at least attempt to take on any of the obstacles in it, if your initial pledge is $25 or more, then you will receive a personalised card, a letter of apology, and  a gift from the entrant. Of course the gift will have an AWDRI theme.

As a preview, the Tough Mudder courses are hardcore 18 to 21 kilometre obstacle courses designed by British special forces. Some of these obstacles include electric shock obstacles. To enter a Tough Mudder event, a death waiver must be signed (which they proudly remind entrants of at the start of the course). To read more about the course, please visit the following URL.

The Team


Kim Sharp

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Kim is a first time Mudder, and like most other first timers is a little apprehensive. Kim says “I don’t like diving boards, or anything to do with jumping off things, so the thought of jumping off that huge tower scares me half to death!”.

Running total: $395 (x2 for successful completion)


Steve Lunardon

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Steve “Lumpy” Lunardon isn’t a runner, he’s a basketballer, standing around 6’9″ tall. He did run a half marathon once however, but Tough Mudder is different to that of course. On being convinced to join in with the rest of the team Steve said: “Not sure how sane I really am to agree to this?”.

Running total: $240 (x2 for successful completion)


Chris Fabris

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Chris jumped in to help out, as AWDRI volunteers are known to do, and then found out that the course is actually around 20 kms long. “I don’t know how my knees are going to cope with this.” she stated. “I usually suffer enough after running 5 kms, so I really don’t know how I’m going to finish.”.

Running total: $615 (x2 for successful completion)


Carey Edwards

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Carey is back after having completed the Sydney Spring event in 2013. Carey stated: “Really, the Arctic enema obstacle nearly froze me to death last time, and it was 36 degrees in Sydney on the day. I seriously do not want to have to face that thing if it’s cold in Melbourne. I hate the cold with a passion.”.

Running total: $720 (x2 for successful completion)


Caz Cousins

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Caz completed one of the first Tough Mudders held in Australia a while back, and had to be nagged to join in here. Caz said: “My hips are wrecked with arthritis, so someone may have to carry me to the finish line if it starts hurting too much.”.

Running total: $460 (x2 for successful completion)

Please note that by making a donation you are pledging to double the amount if the entrant completes the course. Completion to be verified according to the Tough Mudder event rules, and includes at least attempting every obstacle..

Please be sure to include your mailing address when completing your donation and pledge if using the option of $25.00 or more.

If you would like to sponsor our entrants in other ways, such as providing apparel, branded or otherwise, please email us at

All donations and pledges go directly to rescuing animals.

AWDRI thanks you for helping us assist those animals in need!

Carbon: Male Kelpie x, 18 mth old, NSW

Carbon: Male Kelpie x, 18 mth old, NSW

Carbon is an absolutely lovable Kelpie cross who is wonderful with people - welcoming them with a full backside wag (the tail isn’t enough) and gets down lows then sits near their feet. He is a puppy so he doesn’t quite know his dimensions therefore expect adults and kids alike to get boofed by his hard head and bowled over with all the excitement- it can really hurt. He is fantastic with all dogs (playful & happy) but has been untested around other animals.

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