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Awareness Day, Maxi Zoo, Battery Road, Longford

Ceile christmasIrish Therapy Dogs would like to thank the management and staff at Maxi Zoo, Battery Road, Longford for the warm welcome extended to us at our Awareness Days on  21st. and 22nd December. We thank their customers for the  interest in our Charity and appreciate the promotion and support given, once again, by Maxi Zoo, Longford, to Irish Therapy Dogs.

Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Dhaoibh!

Happy New Year

A Very Happy New Year to all our Volunteers, Care Centre Residents and Staff, School  Pupils and Teachers, Sponsors  and all who supported Irish Therapy Dogs  at various events held nationwide throughout 2013. We look forward to meeting you  all again in 2014.

Angels Heard On High in Dundrum Town Centre!

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Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank the Management, Dundrum Town Centre for facilitating our Awareness Day on December 22nd. We appreciate the interest shown and contributions given to our Charity by the many visitors to the Centre. A special thank you to those who gave of their time to come and sing with us.

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh!

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A Very Happy Christmas to our dedicated Volunteers, Care Centre Residents and Staff, School Pupils and Teachers, Sponsors and all who supported Irish Therapy Dogs at various events held nationwide throughout the past year. We hope Santa Claus brings our Junior Members all they wish for and that “Santa Paws” has a very special present for each and every one of our wonderful Therapy Dogs.

Awareness Day, Orchard Home and Garden, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

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Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank Gerry Dooley and his staff at Orchard Home and Garden, Celbridge, Co. Kildare for the warm welcome extended to us at our Awareness Day on December 1st.  We appreciate the promotion and support given, once again, by Gerry and his team to Irish Therapy Dogs.

UCC Students Go To The Dogs !!!!

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Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank Felicity, Shannon and all the team at Brookfield Health Sciences Centre, UCC for the warm and generous welcome given to our Volunteer Visiting Teams when they visited on November 26th.  The day was a tremendous success with around four hundred students availing of the opportunity to meet our Therapy Dogs and to de-stress before exams.  We appreciate the acknowledgement and support  given to Irish Therapy Dogs by our attendance at this event.

This is what Felicity had to say about the event.

“I think what today’s event really accomplished was three things: it helped de-stress students before exams (you saw all the smiles today!); it raised awareness about therapy dogs being a really helpful and therapeutic form of alternative medicine; and for some, it helped them become less scared or distrusting of dogs. Overall, it was a tremendous success. “

Irish Therapy Dogs at Pet Expo

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A sincere thank you to all the Volunteer Visiting Teams who travelled from near and far, for their presence at our very attractive Exhibition Stand at Pet Expo on Saturday and Sunday November 16th and 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 and support shown in the work of Irish Therapy Dogs.  There was a demonstration held on both afternoons  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.

Awareness Day, Barry Collins, SuperValu, Carrigaline.

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Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank Barry Collins, SuperValu, Carrigaline, Co. Cork and his staff for their warm welcome and for facilitating our Awareness Day on November 6th. Irish Therapy Dogs’ Volunteers enjoyed meeting the people of Carrigaline who showed a great interest in our Charity and the work of our Volunteers.

All God’s Creatures have a place in the Choir ………

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So sang St. John’s Gospel Choir as the parishioners of St. John the Evangelist, Ballinteer were joined by Irish Therapy Dogs’ Volunteers for their Annual Pet Blessing held on Sunday October 20th. Some pets “sang low and some sang higher” as each family pet was blessed individually. We acknowledge the interest in our Charity shown by the parishioners who chatted to us after the Blessing – it looks like we will be having  Volunteer Visiting Teams from Ballinteer in the future!

Kilkenny show its True Colours!!

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Irish Therapy Dogs acknowledge the support and interest shown by the people of Kilkenny in our Charity at the  recent Awareness Day held there at City Hall, High Street.  As Megan, one of our Junior Members reported “Not  only did we meet people interested in becoming volunteers, it was an opportunity  to promote  the aims and work done by Irish Therapy Dogs”.