What is Paws for Purpose?

Many New Zealanders will be familiar with our life-sized dog coin collection boxes (also known as Trudy Dogs). As a result of our increasingly cashless society, and with retail space at a premium, many of our coin collection sites prefer smaller counter-top boxes, (which now also have QR codes). Our Trudy Dogs have now sadly become obsolete.

However, we believe they are each a genuine piece of Kiwiana, a collector’s item which we plan to upcycle and turn into one off, unique pieces of art – with the support of artists from across New Zealand.

Trudy Dog coin collection boxes in front of a bright artistic mural.
Logo of Paws For Purpose Guide Dog Art Auction.

Paws for Purpose is an interactive art trail and auction, raising funds for Blind Low Vision Guide Dogs. All funds raised will go towards the much anticipated build of our new Guide Dog Kennels.

Link to Paws For Purpose Sponsorship Proposal (PDF).

Link to Paws For Purpose Artists’ brief..