The Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Reception, Dublin

The Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Reception, Thursay 20th February 2020 hosted by The Lord Mayor at Dublin’s Mansion House. Irish Therapy Dogs were very pleased to be among the group of 26 charities who were each presented with a cheque for €4,000.00 to aid with, and in recognition of ongoing valuable work within each organisation.

Irish Therapy Dogs Cake Sale

Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank St. Joseph’s Parish, Glasthule for facilitating our Annual Cake Sale on Sunday, 26th January 2020. We appreciate the support and acknowledgement given by the parishoners of Glasthule to our charity. A sincere thank you to Ann and all those who gave of their culinary skills, and those who very kindly supported us on the day.

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 at various events held nationwide throughout 2019. We look forward to meeting you all again in 2020.

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Irish Therapy Dogs were very honoured to receive two prestigious awards in 2019:

🏆 Irish Enterprise Awards – Best Pet Therapy Service 2019

🏆 Corporate Excellence Awards – Most Outstanding Pet Therapy Service of the Year 2019

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

We are very proud that the Charity has flourished throughout the 26 Counties in 11 years, bringing countless special moments.

As the New Year approaches we look forward to expanding our service to many more Care Centres throughout the country.

Would you and your dog like to volunteer for this valuable work?

Would you like one of our Visiting Teams to visit your Care Centre?

Please see the tabs above for helpful information and to download application forms.

Nollaig 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-


A Very Happy Christmas To One & All! 

The Orchard Home and Garden Centre, Celbridge Awareness Day

Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank Gerry and all the Staff at The Orchard Home & Garden Centre, Celbridge, Co. Kildare (a venue favoured by many of our Volunteers) for the warm and generous welcome extended to us at our Awareness Days held on Saturday, 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019. We appreciate the sponsorship and promotion given by Gerry to Irish Therapy Dogs. The event was very successful and we acknowledge the interest shown by their customers in the services we provide to Care Centres and Schools. With the very positive reaction we received we are very hopeful that in the future we will welcome back some of Gerry’s customers as Volunteer Visiting Teams. A special thank you also to all of the Volunteers who atttended.

Irish Therapy Dogs and Petbond Launch

Irish Therapy Dogs have partnered with Petbond. We invite you to enjoy some of the moving photographs of the launch which took place in Carechoice, Malahide Road on 10th October 2019. Each photograph shows the theraputic value of our dogs, bringing the comfort and companionship that our service provides. Photos courtesy of Marie-Clare Byard.