Mini Dog Coin Collection Dogs

Mini Dogs

Mini Dogs

Guide Dogs WA’s iconic collection containers sit in prominent places in places such as cafes, shops and restaurants.

They help raise much-needed funds for Guide Dogs WA’s training programs —making a profound difference to the lives of West Australians who are living with low vision or disability.

Small change, big difference!

Request a Collection Dog for your Business

We welcome requests to host a collection dog in your business.

The collection dog will be collected quarterly and the amount raised counted by our dedicated team of volunteers. Twice yearly, you will receive a special ‘Thank you’ certificate with the amount you and your customers have raised.

We also offer a self-banking option if we do not have a volunteer in your local area. This can be useful for retail businesses that regularly need change, as they can use the coins from the Mini Dog and forward the donations to us through a direct deposit.

We won’t, under any circumstances, hold your business liable for any Mini Dogs in the unfortunate event of theft. We do encourage businesses to secure the Mini Dogs to the counter, which we can provide.


Mini Dogs

This small-footprint, 35cm tall lightweight plastic pup is designed to take up minimum space, and sit on a countertop near the till, to collect any spare change.

Tap to Donate Dog

A digital upgrade to the original Mini Dog, is the same counter-friendly size, but allows supporters to make a $3 donation with a single tap of a credit or payWave card. Each dog is fitted with a SIM card – all that is needed is a power outlet.


Model Dog

An 83cm tall Model Dog is designed to be floor standing. Ideal for higher traffic areas, eg. supermarket or shopping centre, these iconic dogs have been a well-loved and fondly-remembered feature for many years.

Our volunteer collectors will always present their official Guide Dogs WA ID badge before removing the dog and its contents.

To request a Mini or Model Dog, please email

Collection Volunteers

A Collection Volunteer is responsible for collecting and replacing Mini Dogs, emptying Model Dogs and identifying opportunities for new placements of the Dogs.


  • A valid C class WA Drivers Licence and safe driving history
  • Police Clearance, which we can obtain on your behalf
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to commit to long-term volunteering
  • A genuine interest in becoming a positive ambassador for Guide Dogs
  • Ability to train new volunteers if required
Please read the full Collection Dog Volunteer Job Description (opens in new window).

Maintenance Champions

Our Maintenance Champions are responsible for the painting, cleaning and replacing the stickers on the Mini and Model Dogs.


  • Cleaning and sticker placement
  • Ensuring that each Mini and Model Dog looks presentable
  • Police Clearance, which we can obtain on your behalf
  • Ability to train new volunteers if required
  • Reliable and punctual
  • A genuine interest in becoming a positive ambassador for Guide Dogs

For more information on hosting a Mini or Model Dog, or volunteering for the program, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch shortly.

Alternatively, please contact our Mini Dogs Co-ordinator on (08) 9311 8202 or email:

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