Leave a Gift

in your Will


My decision to bequest to Assistance Dogs NZ Trust is based on my love of dogs throughout my life. Through childhood and adulthood, my dogs have given me protection and unconditional love. Assistance dogs will provide the same and be an asset to those who need their help

- Wendy Galbraith (Bequestor) 

Enriching Lives Through Giving

As you put together your final arrangements for a time when you are no longer here, we would like to thank you for considering us in the planning of your estate.


By remembering Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust, you will have the opportunity to give the ultimate gift of a life-time, and your generosity will directly help to transform the lives of adults and children affected by disabilities in the years to come.

Join us as an ADNZT Ambassador by including a gift in your Will to support our work - make a difference to many young lives and leave your lasting legacy.

Ways of Giving

There are a number of ways you can consider making a gift in your Will to Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust – for example

  • A fixed percentage of your estate

  • A specific sum of money

  • Your entire estate or the residue of your estate after distributions to other beneficiaries

  • A specific gift of value e.g. shares, property or paintings

  • Alternatively, you may wish to establish a charitable trust or life insurance policy, naming Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust as your chosen beneficiary.

We are often asked by potential bequestors for the full cost to produce one assistance dog for a client with a disability, when making provisions in their Will.

It costs $75,000 for the life-time costs to breed and train one assistance dog, then match and train this dog with the client and their specific disability. This includes regular follow-up visits as well as on-going training for the working life of each assistance dog which averages around ten years.

How to make

a gift in your will

Your solicitor will help you to word your bequest in the best way that ensures your Executors are effectively able to carry out your wishes.

To assist you and your solicitor, we have provided an example of appropriate wording, including our correct legal name, should you wish to make a bequest to Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust (ADNZT).

“I give to Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust (Charities Commission No. CC32920), a ____________% share, residue or a sum of my estate. The receipt of an authorised officer of Assistance Dogs New Zealand Trust shall be an absolute discharge to my executors”.

If you would like to discuss bequests further, please feel free to contact our Fundraising and Communications Manager, Alex Williams, funding@assistancedogstrust.org.nz or 021 246 4722



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