Committed to the Survival of Africa’s most Persecuted
Carnivore - The Painted Dog

  • Love the Last

    About Painted Dogs

    Also known as the painted wolf, African Wild Dog and Cape Hunting Dog, the African Painted Dog is the most endangered large carnivore in Africa, Red-Listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Browse through these pages to learn about threats to the dogs, about their incredible social systems and pack life, and about just how different they are from any other dog on the planet (three to five million years of evolution separates them from the other canids like wolves and domestic dogs).

  • Our Projects

    Painted Dog Conservation Inc (Australia) provides support to the following in-situ conservation projects in Africa:


    Zambia Carnivore Programme

    Conservation South Luangwa

    Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust

    Shinganda Wildlife Wilderness


    Painted Dog Conservation Project

    African Wildlife Conservation Fund

    South Africa

    Kevin Richardson - The Lion Whisperer

    Endangered Wildlife Trust

    Endangered Wildlife Trust

  • Membership and Pack Adoptions

    How you can help...

    Representing an evolutionary line that is unique to Africa, painted dogs are amongst this ravaged continents most endangered species. It is estimated that a mere 6,600 remain in the wild -many in small, non-viable, isolated populations. We provide support to projects in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    With a strong commitment to community development and conservation education, our methods are working. We rely totally on the generosity of individuals and organisations alike to continue our work.

  • Current Fundraising Campaigns & Events

    Painted Dog design on Float items


    International artists Gillie and Marc will be unveiling Love The Last March, the world's largest sculpture, at Singapore's Gardens By The Bay on National Endangered Species Day (19 May 2023).

    PDC Inc Chairman John Lemon will be there for the grand opening of this exhibition that features many of the world’s endangered species, including our beloved Painted Dogs!

    Watch the live unveiling.


    We are also thrilled to announce the LAUNCH of our partnership with the Untamed Brewing Company in South Africa!

    50 cents from each beer is donated to us at Painted Dog Conservation Inc to support our frontline projects -so saving wildlife one beer at a time!

    Please follow them on social media, and visit their website at

    My Giving Circle

    We are thrilled to announce we are one of the Charities featuring in My Giving Circle's current round of Funding opportunities. To be in the running, we need you to VOTE for us! You can cast a new VOTE each week via the button below-voting is FREE. If you also donate via the link below, this also counts as votes, making your donation go further.

    To vote, please click on the Button, and please share the link far and wide

Join us for a fundraiser

Simon's awe inspiring African adventure

Our Patron, Simon Reeve, goes on a journey from Perth to Zambia with Painted Dog Conservation Inc, to learn about our work saving wildlife