Animal Lovers for Success Club

Some young people feel a stronger affinity with animals than humans. Others find they feel more comfort from animals than humans. At Succeed, we blend the best of the two worlds in our animal assisted therapy clubs.

Why do animal assisted therapy?

Animal assisted therapy promotes engagement and motivation through the inclusion of animals in the sessions. Individual goals can be addressed in the group environment, such as improved physical, social, emotional or sensory function.

What activities are covered?

Activities include (according to the interest of the young people):

  • Assistance Dog activities/training (including local outings ie to Planet Arcade/Westfield Shopping Centre)
  • Equine (horse) activities such as grooming and horse care
  • Cat cafe visits (venue requires ages 7+ and vaccinated)
  • Marine life (Scarborough volcanic rock pools with crabs)
  • Bird and turtle watching and photography (ie Lake Eden; annual Clontarf Pelican Park 10am session)
  • Bat spotting at Redcliffe Botanical Gardens (annual 5pm Winter session – weekdays only)
  • White Ridge Farm visits
  • Bribie Island Butterfly House (annual Wednesday session)
  • Animal art (including digital art), craft, and lego
  • Animal welfare advocacy.

Run for an hour per fortnight with our Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist or Allied Health Assistants/Therapy Assistants.


Please note that the session activities listed are examples of options and are subject to change.

*Private hourly individual rate is $195 for therapist, or $90 for allied health assistant (plus $9 per session for case consultations with therapist). NDIS hourly individual rate is $193.99 for therapist, or $86.79 for therapy assistant (plus about $13 per session for case consultations with therapist). Approximate cost for the group Program of Support by therapist is $170 per hour, or by therapy assistant is $79 per hour (including case consultations with therapists) covering the complete therapy experience tailored to your young persons' needs (break down of fee schedule to be provided upon enquiry). Additional costs may apply for some activities and food (uncommon to occur).