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How to become a Volunteer Visiting Team?

Could your dog bring comfort and joy to people in Care Centres?

Irish Therapy Dogs will make every effort to appoint successful applicants to a Care Centre located as conveniently as possible to their home. (Our service is nationwide).

  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Commit to a weekly one hour visit to a Care Centre.
  • Have a caring and approachable nature.
  • Have awareness and sensitivity.
  • Be capable of carrying out visits in a positive and discreet manner.
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • Maintain control of your dog.
  • Be prepared to accept that Completion of Application Process will take time.
  • Become a Member – €30 Anually
  • Not be a restricted breed:
    • American Pitbull
    • Terrier.
    • Bull Mastiff.
    • Doberman Pinscher.
    • English Bull Terrier.
    • German Shepherd (Alsatian).
    • Japanese Akita.
    • Japanese Tosa.
    • Rhodesian Ridgeback.
    • Rottweiler.
    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
    • Cross-breed of these dogs
  • Be one year or older.
  • Be house trained.
  • Be vaccinated and preventively treated for parasites.
  • Be well-groomed.
  • Be friendly, gentle, confident, patient and at ease in any situation.
  • Enjoy human company and be happy to be petted and handled

Download Volunteer Application Form/Garda Vetting Inviter form & Information.

Irish Therapy Dogs will make every effort to appoint Volunteer Visiting Teams to a Care Centre located as conveniently as possible to their home.

Our Mission Statement

Irish Therapy Dogs’ Mission is to provide physical, therapeutic and educational benefit to people, young and old, fit and frail, alert and impaired, in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Day Care Centres, Schools and other places where people may be restricted from having pets and where the presence of dogs and their owners, will add comfort and support.

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Details

We are a registered charity.

Company Registration Number: 464658
Registered Charity Number: 20072391

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