Bandanna Club Sponsorship
Help Delta Therapy Dogs make a Difference
When you become part of the Bandanna Club, you are choosing to adopt a Delta Therapy Team to continue their important work for a year.
Our wonderful dogs are renowned for their special uniform – a bandanna which signifies they are a qualified Delta Therapy Dog. By joining the Bandanna Club, you will be ensuring your chosen Delta Dog can continue to wear their bandanna and spread their special kind of love all year.
Why Adopt a Delta Therapy Dog Team?
It costs Delta Society over $1,000 every year to support each of our 1,000+ Delta Therapy Teams. This includes recruiting each volunteer and their dog, assessing and reassessing the team, training the team to our professional standards, providing uniforms, providing insurances, placing the team in a participating health care facility and providing ongoing support.
As a non-profit with no government funding, Delta needs support from generous members of the public like you to ensure we can continue to offer this vital program.
An annual donation of $500 will help your adopted Delta Dog to be a welcome visitor to the patients, residents, families and staff for an entire year.
Benefits of Bandanna Club Membership
When you join the Bandanna Club you will receive the following recognition for your annual donation:
Opportunity to attend one therapy visit annually with your adopted team
Your company logo on the volunteer’s shirt
Certificate of thanks including photo of your adopted team
A thank you on Delta’s website
An individual announcement of your support on Delta’s Facebook page (which you can Like and Share)
Permission to promote your support on your own media
Exclusive quarterly Bandanna Club updates
Your adopted dog will also receive a brand new, personalised soft collar as a gift from you, to match their bandanna!
Who can adopt a Delta Team?
You can adopt a Delta team in the name of your business or organisation, as an individual, as a family, or even in the name of your dog!
Perhaps your dog wants to help others but doesn’t have quite what it takes to become a Delta Dog? The next best thing is for your dog to adopt their very own team and share their doggy love in another way.
How to adopt a Delta Team
To adopt a Delta Therapy team, simply complete the online form in th green panel below and we will contact you about your donation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I adopt my own Delta team?
If you personally know a Delta Therapy Team and would like to adopt them, or would like to adopt yourself, you can certainly request a particular team. Otherwise, Delta will assign you to a team that works in your local area.
Can I adopt more than one team?
You can adopt as many Delta teams as you like!
Can a team be adopted more than once?
No, each Delta Therapy Team can only have one special supporter. However, the team can be supported by more than one person in a group – for example, the donation can be made on behalf of an entire family or group of friends, who all contribute to the annual cost of adopting the team.
Can my dog really adopt a Delta Therapy Team?
Yes! We welcome Bandanna Club members in all shapes and sizes – both two legged and four legged. The Bandanna Club is a wonderful way for your pet to support their canine brothers and sisters in their important work.
If it costs over $1,000 to fund a team for a year, why is the annual donation only $500?
The health care facilities where our Delta Dogs visit also make an annual contribution to Delta, which helps go towards keeping Delta Therapy Dogs making visits. Delta also fundraises and receives donations from the public to help keep our teams where they are needed most. You are welcome to donate the $1000 per team if you would like to.
What happens if my team stops visiting or retires during the year?
If this happens, you will be assigned a new Delta Therapy Team to support for the remainder of the year.
How long does my donation last?
A $500 donation last for a year, and will be automatically renewed each year unless you tell us otherwise. You also have the option to change the team you sponsor at the end of each year.
How many teams do Delta have in need of adopting?
Delta has over 1,000 Delta Therapy Dog Teams around Australia that need your support!
How do I tell my friends about my adopted team?
You will be provided with an exclusive Bandanna Club logo which you can post on your Facebook profile, Twitter feed, Instagram, email and any other way you communicate with your friends. Hopefully your friends find out about your incredibly kind gift to Delta and “Like” your generosity!
Where do you get the personalised red collars which are given as a gift to my adopted Therapy Dog?
Delta Society is very grateful for the support and service we receive from "Personalised Pet", who supply all our embroidered collars at a heavy discount for our special adopted Therapy Dogs. You can find out more about their fantastic products at www.petcollars.com.au!