Proud Mum Gypsy(left) with her offspring Hero at AIB Charity Christmas Fair today!
Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank Gerry, Lydia and all of the team at Orchard Home and Garden, Celbridge, Co. Kildare (a venue favoured by many of our Volunteers) for the warm and generous welcome extended to us at our Awareness Day held there today. We appreciate the promotion and support given always by Gerry and his team 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. We hope that, in the future, we will welcome back some of Gerry’s customers as Volunteer Visiting Teams. Thank you also to our Volunteers who attended today.
Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank Gerry and Members of the Laois Positive Heart Support Group for the warm welcome given to us when we visited them on Wednesday last. There was a demonstration held on the night where Volunteers simulated visits to Care Centres and showed the therapeutic effect that Therapy Dogs have. This was followed by a Question and Answer a Session and refreshments were then served. We hope that, in the future, we will welcome back some of their members and friends as Volunteer Visiting Teams.
Congratulations to Irish Therapy Dogs’ Junior Members, Emer, Grace, Jasmine, Sophie , Kellie and Lara who successfully completed the Certified Canine First Responder Course with Course Tutors Jenny Hale and Karina Kerrigan on Saturday 14th November.
Irish Therapy Dogs thank Connolly’s Red Mills for their continued sponsorship of our Junior Members!Canine First Responder Course
Irish Therapy Dogs would like to thank Nursing Homes Ireland for their kind invitation to their Annual Conference held at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel today. ‘Wagging Tails! attracted many delegates to our Stand and it was rewarding to see the interest shown in the work of Irish Therapy Dogs and the feedback we received.
We appreciate the promotion and support given by Allied Irish Banks to Irish Therapy Dogs.
On November 9th a group of Irish Therapy Dogs’ Volunteers visited students at Blanchardstown Institute of Technology. The visit was a great success with many students availing of the opportunity to de-stress through their interaction with our Therapy Dogs. The event also raised awareness of the role of dogs in providing an alternative form of therapy.