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Lá le Pádhraig!

Irish Therapy Dogs’ Volunteer Visiting Teams will be participating in the St.Patrick’s Day  Parades in Clonakilty and Kilkenny. You can also meet some of our Volunteers at the Irish Kennel Club’s Dog Expo, National Show Centre, Cloghran, Co. Dublin.

Irish Therapy Dogs’ Conference 2015

Guest Speakers at our recent Conference were Michael Woods, Veterinary Surgeon, MVB Cert V Ophthalmic MRCVS, Noel Sheehan, Inspector Manager, Regulation Directorate Health Information and Quality Authority, Irish Therapy Dogs’ Patrons. Dr. Randolph Barker, Executive Committee Member of The Center of Human- Animal Interaction and Dr. Sandra Barker, Center Director, and Catherine Dunleavy, Director of

Well Done Young Ambassadors!

Many Thanks to Irish Therapy Dogs’ Junior Members for the commitment and hard work they put into their preparation and their participation at our Conference on Saturday last. They introduced our Guests confidently and eloquently. They also expertly assisted in the distribution of the lunch. Congratulations on a job very well done!

Irish Therapy Dogs’ Conference 2015

Irish Therapy Dogs’ Bi-annual Conference 2015 was held on Saturday February 28th in Bewley’s Hotel Leopardstown, Dublin. Over one hundred and twenty Volunteers and guests from across the country were in attendance. The keynote address – ‘Updated Research on the Benefits of Pet Assisted Therapy’ – was presented by our Patrons, Dr. Sandra Barker, Center

Irish Therapy Dogs visit Coláiste Dhúlaigh!

A group of Irish Therapy Dogs’ Volunteers visited the Transition Year students at Coláiste Dhúlaigh, Coolock on February 12th. A sincere thank you to the students and their teacher Lesley Dowdall for their warm welcome. Thank you also to our Volunteer Visiting Teams who were present on the day.Tails wagged, smiles and laughter abounded, as

Cork City Marathon/Half Marathon!

Online entry is now open for the 2015 Cork City Marathon and Half Marathon. Will you and your friends run for Irish Therapy Dogs on June 1st.? We would very much appreciate your support. Please contact us for Sponsorship Pack (

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon!

Registration is open for the 2015 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Will you and your friends run, jog or walk for Irish Therapy Dogs on June 1st.? We would very much appreciate your support. Please contact us  for Sponsorship Pack (

Hell and Back Hercules!

Registration is open for “Hell and Back Hercules”,which will take place at Temple House Estate, Ballinacarrow,Co Sligo on May 16th. Will you and your friends participate on behalf of Irish Therapy Dogs? We would very much appreciate your support. Please contact us for Sponsorship Pack (

Thank You!

Thank you to all of our Junior Members who attended our Cake Sale last weekend. Congratulations on the beautiful colourful posters prepared for the Coffee Shop and for the Raffle. Judging by the lovely cakes and buns the Juniors baked there are some budding Rachel Allens among us! Paw Points very well earned !

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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We are a registered charity.

Company Registration Number: 464658
Registered Charity Number: 20072391

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