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Dogs that Make a Difference

Saskia Adams

In this heart warming book meet Lucy the labrador, who helps autistic children come out of their shell; Paris, whose special connection with a stroke victim helped his recovery; Elmo, the poodle with whom prisoners let down their guard; and Maggie, whose easygoing nature prompts pensioners to reach out to her. These and other therapy dogs leave a lasting paw print on the hearts of everyone they meet.


Our Delta Book

New Book Coming Soon

We’re publishing a new book and it’s all about our wonderful Delta Therapy Dogs and their experiences. We are proud to partner with Pan MacMillan to publish the book in the Spring/Summer of 2019.

We are collecting stories, photographs, and artwork that tells the story about your life changing experience of working with, meeting, and experiencing the magic of Delta Therapy Dogs.

 To be a part of this special project just read through the information below.

Delta Book Submission Guidelines 

Who can contribute

Submissions are open to all ages and backgrounds and includes anyone who is involved in a Delta program and has met and experienced the joy of our wonderful therapy dogs.

This includes:

  • Delta staff and volunteers

  • Supporters and  friends of Delta, including those who have met Delta Therapy Dogs in a facility or during a Paws the Pressure or Dog Safe visit.

  • Trainers, students, and members of Delta Institute are also invited to share their experiences, tips, and advice of positive dog training with our audiences.


Type of submissions

Your submissions can be in the form of original text, images, and artwork.

2. Written

Personal experiences, short stories, poetry, recipes, jokes, anecdotes telling the story of your life changing experience with a Delta Therapy Dog

2. Images and artwork

Portraits, candid snapshots, illustrations, drawings, water colour, paintings, of Delta Therapy Dogs with their handlers and interacting with people. All submissions to be sent in .jpg or .png set to 300dpi.


Questions to consider for your submission

  • How has a Delta Therapy Dog changed your life and made it the “best day ever”?

  • What did they do? Who was there?

  • Who did you tell and what did you tell them?

  • How did you feel that day?


How do I send my submissions?

All submissions can be emailed to by Thursday 14 February 2019, midnight.


Step 1:

Include the statement below by copying and pasting the following text into the email:

By submitting text, images, and art work I [insert name] give permission for the author to use the submission on social media and grant non-exclusive transferable rights to republish in book form.


Step 2:

Include the following information in the body of the email

  • Full name

  • Phone number

  • Email address

  • State, Country

  • Website – if applicable

  • Social media handle (i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook) – if applicable

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the book be about?

The book will be collection of stories and personal experiences of meeting and interacting with a Delta Therapy Dog. The aim of the project is to share a diverse range of stories in various formats to reach a broad audience of volunteers, supporters, and friends of Delta.

Who can contribute?

Anyone who has involved in a Delta program and has met and experienced the joy of our wonderful therapy dogs. This includes staff, volunteers, supporters, students, trainers, and friends of Delta.

What is involved?

All staff, facilities, supporters, and friends are invited to submit personal experiences, short stories, creative writing, poetry, photos, illustrations, and other interesting anecdotes to by Thursday 14 February 2019.

How will you collect submissions?

All submissions will be collected by email to only.

What is the process after submission?

All submissions will be reviewed and edited by a team from Delta Society and Pan MacMillan. It may not be possible for all submissions to be included in the final book, however Delta Society may share submissions through other forms of communication, including social media.

Who will own the copyright of the submissions?

Individuals and groups who submit stories, photographs, and art work will agree for Delta Society and Pan MacMillan to own copyright. The agreement includes: By submitting text, images, and art work you give permission for the author to use the submission on social media and grant non-exclusive transferable rights to republish in book form

Are contributors paid for their submissions?

All submissions are voluntary and don’t include payment. Contributions included in the final book will be acknowledged in print. A percentage of the sales will go directly to supporting Delta programs.

How will the book be distributed and how much will it cost?

The book will be distributed by Pan MacMillan in stores across Australia and online.

When will the book be published?

As of January 2019, the book will be published in the Spring/Summer of 2019.

I have more questions, who can I contact regarding the project?

For information or advice please contact Deborah Rodrigo

About Delta Society

Delta Society is the leader in dog therapy programs in Australia since 1997. Our accredited therapy dog teams visit schools, aged care, hospitals, universities and workplaces all over Australia touching the lives of people from all backgrounds. We believe that the animal human bond offers everyone an opportunity to practice kindness every day.

About Pan MacMillan Australia

Pan Macmillan has been operating since 1843 and is today Australia’s pre-eminent publisher of Australian stories and home-grown voices across fiction, non-fiction, lifestyle and education. Our authors include Matthew Reilly, Di Morrissey, Liane Moriarty and Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton.