At Dogs for the Disabled, we are driven by our belief in a better world for our partners, a world where they are active members of society and not limited by their disability and we do this through the provision of our multi-talented Assistance Dogs.
The feeling of not always having to ask for help for simple everyday tasks, is empowering, develops confidence and allows for the persons true gifts to shine through.
Comments from Senator Dr Tom Clonan, Chairman of our Board of Directors:
Irish Dogs for the Disabled is a highly successful and cost effective charity. We are providing approximately 24 Assistance Dog/Client Partnerships per annum completely free of charge. We are achieveing this in a highly cost efficient manner and to the highest ethical standards and standards of best practice in this area as audited by Assistance Dogs International.
Irish Dogs for the Disabled is a pioneering charity that trains specially selected dogs to carry out a range of practical tasks to assist disabled children and adults in order to achieve greater independence. We are a young charity, established in 2007.
- We breed, train for specific disabilities.
- We run an Extremely Successful Stability Dog Programme and it is the only programme of it’s kind currently running in the EU.
- We work with Hospitals – where we provide Therapy Dogs (Dogs who do not graduate as Assistance Dogs) and we also work with Prisons.
We need a forever home! We are actively seeking out sites to build a Wheelchair Accessible Permanent Base which will have residential facilities so our partners can come and train with us. We need this so we can grow and reduce our 5 year waiting list by breeding and training more dogs.
Every donation we receive moves us one step closer to this goal. This is why your donation is so important to us!