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Irish Therapy Dogs very much miss our wonderful friends in all categories of Care Centres throughout the country.
We have every reason to be hopeful that our gold sweaters and furry paws will soon be back to lifting spirits and bringing those special moments that everyone has missed so much.
Due to the present unprecedented circumstances and HSE restrictions, our office remains closed temporarily and our visiting suspended in all Care Centres in order to keep Visiting Teams, Residents and Staff safe.

Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Dhaoibh !

A Very Happy New Year to all our Volunteers, Junior Members, Care Centre Residents and Staff, School Pupils and Teachers, Sponsors and all who supported Irish Therapy Dogs during the year. We look forward to meeting you all again in 2021.

It has been a difficult year for everybody. Unfortunately Irish Therapy Dogs had no option but to suspend our service due to Government restrictions. We look forward to an extra special New Year. All of our Volunteers, together with their furry paws are really looking forward to being back visiting all of our dear friends as soon as we are in a position to do so.

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We did it again…..

🏆 Irish Enterprise Awards – Best Pet Therapy Service 2020

🏆 Recognition from The Hospital Saturday Fund Charity.

These awards are due to the dedication of all Irish Therapy Dogs Volunteers and, most importantly, our wonderful Dogs


Nollaigh Shona Dhaoibh

Christmas is forever
Not for just one day,
For loving, sharing, giving
Are not to put away
Like bells and lights and tinsel,
In some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others,
Is good you do yourself.
– Norman W. Brooks –


We can all look forward to a most enjoyable Christmas by doing that little bit extra to keep each other safe and well.

Missing You

Irish Therapy Dogs very much miss visiting our wonderful friends in all categories of Care Centres throughout the country. We can assure you that our best part of normal will be returning to seeing you all.

These are difficult times, but necessary that everybody plays their part to keep each other safe. With a united front we look forward to a brighter future when the dogs can get their cuddles and we can get our hugs again.

Keep well, keep safe one and all. 🐾🐾🐾

COVID-19

Irish Therapy Dogs are following the HSE and Nursing Homes Ireland directives regarding the containment of the COVID-19 virus. It is a difficult time for everybody. It is up to each and every one of us to help prevent the virus spreading.

Irish Enterprise Awards 2020, Best Pet Therapy Service

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Irish Enterprise Awards 2020
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For the second year running Irish Therapy Dogs has been awarded BEST PET THERAPY SERVICE 2020. We are very proud of this achievement which acknowledges the dedication of our Volunteers and wonderful dogs. 🐾

“On behalf of EU Business News, I’m delighted to confirm that Irish Therapy Dogs has been awarded Best Dog Therapy Service 2020.

How was Irish Therapy Dogs selected?
At EU Business news, our extensive research and judging process is driven by merit meaning that awardees must demonstrate expertise within a given field, dedication to customer service and commitment to excellence and innovation.

Research was centred around an in-depth evaluation of skills and services on offer and the wider market reputation of each nominee was taken into consideration.” – Karen Benton – Awards Executive, EU Business News

“When I look into the eyes of a dog I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”
AD Williams