Dog toys to raise money for dogs in Indigenous communities

dog chew toy

New from Australian pet accessories company Outback Tails comes a range of dog chew toys printed with authentic Indigenous art. 

Designed in conjunction with the Aussie Desert Dogs program in the Aboriginal community of Yuendumu, these toys have been inspired by three local dogs that roam throughout the town and hang out at the Warlukurlangu Artists Centre where the work that’s been printed onto them has been painted. 

Ben, Joey and Junior have been stuffed with seven layers of sustainable jute fibre and then finished with a thick canvas material featuring the work of talented Indigenous artist Pauline Napangardi Gallagher. 

Ten per cent of sales from the toys goes back to help fund the Aussie Desert Dog program. This program involves feeding hungry dogs, managing ticks, and caring for sick and abandoned dogs in this remote community. Staff also regularly advise community members on how to better care for the dogs. In addition, the program helps fund vets to visit the community to sterilise dogs and treat them for various diseases. 

The Desert Dog toys are currently available online at Outback Tails from $18.95

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