Every website we create in 2021 €20 will be donated to the dog’s for the disabled. A great charity which we firmly believe deserves our support. Learn more about this great charity by reading on.
Dogs for the Disabled is a National Charity established in 2007 and the only one of its kind in
Ireland. Enhancing the quality of lives for children and adults, who have varying degrees of
physical disabilities. Our mission is to provide fully trained Assistance Dogs to assist in
everyday activities and in doing so improving their quality of life. Our Assistance Dogs are
provided free of charge and our charity receives no government funding.
We are successful at our work because we have in excess of 20 years’ experience in
assistance dog training globally and work closely with assistance dog schools all over the
world. We have 200 dogs nationwide and 5 year waiting list for our assistance dogs.
85% of our clients are children between the ages of 6 – 12years living with severe physical
disabilities which affect every aspect of their lives from independence to social interaction.
Our Assistance Dogs are specially trained to assist in many ways, some of which are
opening/closing doors; assist with dressing/undressing; sending of help; retrieve dropped
items like keys or telephones; empty the washing machine: fetch the post; switch lights
on/off; Press Pedestrian Crossing buttons plus much more…..
We are currently running a unique programme designed to assist children with cerebral palsy
to walk with our Stability Assistance Dogs. Huge progress has been made in helping these
children to walk and increasing the possibilities of keeping them walking as they grow.
Dogs for the Disabled funds all its services through the effort of our loyal volunteers across
the country. Each Assistance Dog costs the charity €15,000 to produce and provided free of
charge to our applicants with approximately 25 assistance dogs a year placed with a child or
adult with a physical disability in Ireland.
Our goal is to raise atleast €1000 euro to make a difference with this charity a lot of time and dedication goes into training and the work they do is amazing so we are delighted to be working with such a great charity.
Although we are raising money for the Dogs for the Disabled we aren’t taking donations if you’d like to donate.