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!

Canine First Responder Course

Nursing Homes Ireland Annual Conference 2015

Nursing Homes Ireland 5Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank Nursing Homes Ireland for their kind invitation to their Annual Conference held at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel today.  ‘Wagging Tails! attracted many delegates to our Stand and it was rewarding to see the interest shown in the work of Irish Therapy Dogs and the feedback we received.
We appreciate the promotion and support given by Allied Irish Banks to Irish Therapy Dogs.

Study “Pawsed” at Blanchardstown!

On November 9th a group of Irish Therapy Dogs’ Volunteers visited students at Blanchardstown Institute of Technology. The visit was a great success with many students availing of the opportunity to de-stress through their interaction with our Therapy Dogs. The event also raised awareness of the role of dogs in providing an alternative form of therapy.Jewelina

Thank You !

GroupA sincere thank you to all our Volunteer Visiting Teams and our Junior Members, who travelled from far and near, for their presence at our very attractive Exhibition Stand at Pet Expo 2016 this weekend. Our dogs and their owners gave a warm welcome, with plenty of ‘wagging tails’, to all who visited our Stand and this was reflected by the interest and support shown in the work of Irish Therapy Dogs. There was a demonstration held on both afternoons where Volunteers simulated visits to Care Centres and Schools and showed the therapeutic effect that Therapy Dogs have. We hope that, in the future, we will welcome back some of the visitors to our Stand as Volunteer Visiting Teams.

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.
It promises to be a great weekend for all pet lovers!Image 1

Keep your Pets Safe this Halloween !

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!


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.