Dogs Saving Soldiers Lives


Marilyn Kench

Treasurer/Assistant Secretary/Founder

Whiskey's Wish is Not for Profit Organisation that will supply fully trained Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Service Dogs to members who are ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel and those who are transitioning out.  Also First Response Personnel ......

Whiskey's Wish Service Dog Program (SDP) will assist our recipients by helping adjust their serotonin levels; lowering blood pressure; getting their handlers through episodes of depression and anxiety; effectively calming and preventing people from crowding around or rushing their handlers.

Our Mission



Reach Out

Support our mission to provide fully trained Service Dogs to those who have suffered in their duty to protect our freedom




  • To be an active participant with the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation's PTSD Initiative which will evaluate the impact of the program on the lives of recipients and their families using validated measures
  • Support the recipient and their immediate family for the life of the dog and beyond through formal grief counseling when needed
  • Padre program to offer a much needed ear to our Veterans and their immediate families and to offer support through valuable support networks whilst being confidential and protecting them at all times
  • Link in with like-minded organisations to support our Veterans through any stage from crisis funding to emergency housing

Hope in Action

  • Provide early intervention in the form of highly skilled Service Dogs that will provide years of mobility and social support to Veterans with disabilities in particular those suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), prior to or as close to medical discharge from service date as possible
  • Provide follow up training and continual support for both the dogs and recipients and their families
  • To strengthen the bonds and relieve stress for these families and offer a safe, effective and inexpensive non-pharmaceutical therapeutic intervention for the treatment of PTSD

Meet Our Team

Whiskey's Wish is open to Entitled Members and Associate Members.  Please click on the link to find out more. Send through your contact details via our contact page and an application form will be forwarded to you.

Scott Jackman


Liz Jackman

Secretary/Financial Controller/Founder



Whiskey's Wish was founded by Scott & Liz Jackman, Dylan Jeffries and Marilyn Kench in November 2014. Named after Scott's dear friend, loyal companion and true mate Whiskey. Whiskey was Scott's Assistance Dog and was only with the Jackman family for 12 months having passed away on the 7th October, 2014 from cancer.  This organisation has been created in his honor and memory.