A Very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our Volunteers, Care Centre Residents and Staff, School Pupils and Teachers, Sponsors and all who support Irish Therapy Dogs.
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
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’ 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
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 !