Junior News

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh!

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A Very Happy Christmas to our dedicated Volunteers, Junior Members, Care Centre Residents and Staff, School Pupils and Teachers, Sponsors and all who supported Irish Therapy Dogs at various events held nationwide throughout the past year. We hope that “Santa Paws” has a very special present for each and every one of our wonderful Therapy Dogs.

 

Thank You!

Robin etcIrish Therapy Dogs would like to thank the Management and Staff at Maxi Zoo. Longford for the warm welcome extended to us at our Awareness Day held there yesterday. We thank their customers for the interest shown in our Charity and a?ppreciate the promotion and support given, once again, by Maxi Zoo, Longford to Irish Therapy Dogs.

Hark the Herald Angels Sing !

ICarol Singers 2rish Therapy Dogs’ Volunteer Visiting Teams will be joined by members of  A Glór Gospel  for Carol Singing in Dundrum Town Centre from 10.45am until 12.30pm. on Sunday December 13th. Meet at Main Entrance on Level 1.

Well Done !

Juniors 1Congratulations to Irish Therapy Dogs’  Junior Members, Emer, Grace, Jasmine, Sophie , Kellie and Lara who successfully completed the Certified Canine First Responder Course with Course Tutors Jenny Hale and Karina Kerrigan on Saturday 14th November.

Irish Therapy Dogs thank Connolly’s Red Mills for their continued sponsorship of our Junior Members!

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Pet Expo 2015

Come and meet our wonderful Therapy Dogs at our Exhibition Stand (Stand F1) at Pet Expo 2015 which takes place at the Simmonscourt Pavilion, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Our Volunteer Visiting Teams look forward to meeting you there on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November (10.00am – 6.00pm). At 1.30pm on each day Irish Therapy Dogs will give a demonstration in which Volunteers will simulate visits to Care Centres and show the therapeutic effect that Therapy Dogs have.
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Keep your Pets Safe this Halloween !

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Bonfires and Fireworks cause extreme distress to animals so make sure that your pet is kept indoors or in a secure and safe environment in the days leading up to Halloween. Walk dogs during daylight hours as bonfires are more likely to be lit, and fireworks to be set off, after dark. Set aside a place where your pet can hide if he/she wants to and ensure that he/she has access to this place at all times. As darkness falls close windows and curtains and play some music to drown the sound of the fireworks.

With a little planning and thought, Halloween can be a festive and fun time for all the family – even the four-footed members!

Well Done to our Junior Members!

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Congratulations to Junior Members – Grace and Emer(Level 2), Jasmine, Sophie and Kellie (Level 1) who achieved their Paw Points’ Award recently. Irish Therapy Dogs’ Junior Members are our young ambassadors and as such they achieve Paw Points in recognition of their promotion of the work of Irish Therapy Dogs.

Pet Expo 2015.

Pet-Expo-2015-BannerCome and meet our wonderful Therapy Dogs at our Exhibition Stand (Stand F1) at Pet Expo 2015 which takes place at the Simmonscourt Pavilion, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Our Volunteer Visiting Teams look forward to meeting you there on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November (10.00am – 6.00pm). On each day Irish Therapy Dogs will give a demonstration in which Volunteers will simulate visits to Care Centres and show the therapeutic effect that Therapy Dogs have.

It promises to be a great weekend for all pet lovers!

Annual Pet Blessing, St. Joseph’s Parish, Glasthule

A sincere thank you to St. Joseph’s Parish, Glasthule for their kind invitation to join them at their Annual Pet Blessing held on Sunday October 11th. Families brought a variety of pets and each pet was blessed individually. There were plenty of ‘Wagging Tails’ as parishioners and volunteers chatted at the Coffee Morning provided afterwards by Parish Volunteers Ann, Angela and Maureen in the adjoining Pastoral Centre.Pet blessing 3