News

Crosshaven Farmers’ Market

Penny and Cody

Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank Crosshaven Farmers’ Market for facilitating our Awareness Day held there on May 3rd. We appreciate the interest shown and generosity to our Charity by the many visitors to the Market. A special thank you to our Volunteers and their Therapy Dogs who gave a warm welcome to all who came to meet us there.

Schooldays Really Are The Best Days Of Our Lives !

Kim and Classmates

The sun shone, tails wagged and sheer joy emanated from the children in St Paul’s Primary School, Abbeylands, Navan,  Co. Meath when Irish Therapy Dogs visited recently. A big thank you to Principal Patricia Fahy, the staff and pupils for their warm hearted  welcome. Thank you also to our Volunteer Visiting Teams who were present on the day.

 

As the Visiting Teams moved through the twenty two classrooms the excitement mounted and the smiles  got  bigger as each child interacted, hugged, stroked,  and chatted to the dogs. New friends for life all round and a very special day that will be remembered and cherished by both  the children and our Volunteers alike.  It was a privilege to be part of such a wonderful day that brought so much happiness and enjoyment to the girls and boys in St. Paul’s.

 

Full Marks to our Junior Member Kim for the commitment, work and effort that she put into organizing the school visit and the non-uniform day that followed.  Thank you for a job very well done Kim!

Under Bare Ben Bulben’s Head ………………

Northwest Volunteers

Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank the Northwest Volunteers who travelled to attend the Volunteers’ Meeting held in the Yeats’ Country Hotel, Sligo on April 26th. The meeting was a great success due mainly to the enthusiasm and commitment of all attendees, which bodes well for the future of the organisation in the Northwest.

Crosshaven Farmers’ Market

Laoise, Trixie and Penny

Irish Therapy Dogs will be at Crosshaven Farmers’ Market on Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm. Our Volunteer Visiting Teams look forward to meeting you there.

‘Wagging Tails’ at the Pavilions!

Pavilions 3

Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank the Management and Staff, Pavilions’ Shopping Centre, Swords for facilitating our Awareness Day held there on April 13th. We appreciate the interest shown in and generosity  to our Charity by the many visitors to the Centre. A special thank you to our Volunteers and their Therapy Dogs who gave a warm welcome, with plenty of ‘wagging tails’, to all who came to meet us there.

As Quiet As A ……… !!

Congratulations to Irish Therapy Dog, Mr. Mouse, who won MouseRetired Greyhound Of The Year 2014  at the Irish Kennel Club Dog Expo on March 17th.

Irish Kennel Club Dog Expo

IKC Website

A sincere thank you to all our Volunteer Visiting Teams for their presence at our attractive Exhibition Stand at the Irish Kennel Club Dog Expo on Monday March 17th.  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 shown in the work of Irish Therapy Dogs.  A demonstration was given where Volunteers simulated visits to Care Centres and showed the therapeutic effect that Therapy Dogs have on residents. We hope that, in the future, we will welcome back some of the visitors to our Stand as Volunteer Visiting Teams.