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.

Cork Volunteers Meeting

Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank the Cork Volunteers who travelled to attend the Volunteer’s Meeting held last weekend in Blarney, Co. Cork. The meeting was a great success mainly due to the enthusiasm and committment of those who attended.

Irish Therapy Dogs Sponsored Walk 2019

Photographs courtesy of Niall Whealan We thank all of our loyal Volunteer Visiting Teams who came from near and far for our Annual Sponsored Walk. It was a most enjoyable gathering where we were all delighted to meet friends old and new. We are already looking forward to next year.