Dogs for the Disabled relies on the support of thousands of people like you in order to open doors and change lives for people living with disabilities. From donating to volunteering, here are 10 ways you can make a difference for our assistance dogs and the people they love:

  1. Donate Online: You can make a Donation to Dogs for the Disabled online with your credit or debit card or via PayPal. Your donation will open doors to change lives.
  2. Sponsor a Puppy: Our Puppy Sponsorship programme starts at just €5 per month and lets you choose the puppy you want to sponsor and follow his or her progress for a whole year. Become a Dogs for the Disabled Sponsor today!
  3. Shop with Us: Our online store is full of DfD branded items you can buy and Gifts for Good you can give to friends and family. Every purchase supports Dogs for the Disabled.
  4. Socialise a Puppy: Could you look after a pup at home for the first 12 – 18 months of its life? All food, veterinary care, equipment provided along with full support. You must have a fully enclosed garden, not work more away from home for more than 4 hours a day, and have a love for dogs! Apply to socialise a puppy.
  5. Board a Dog: We sometimes need over night homes in the Togher/Cork area for our dogs in training. Dogs will need to be dropped daily to our headquarters in Togher for training and collected again in the evening. Can you provide a loving home? Apply to board a dog.
  6. Organise a Fundraiser: Could you lead or join a street collection team, organise a school fundraiser, hold a bake sale or lead another kind of fundraiser? Please apply to fundraise for DfD!
  7. Volunteer: We are always looking for volunteer drivers, maintenance and help with oddjobs, and people to speak about DfD at schools and events. We’d love more volunteers!
  8. Support Our Street Collections: Dogs for the Disabled is a national charity and we hold periodic street collections all over the country. Meet one of our dogs, donate your change, and maybe even volunteer for a street collection!
  9. Follow & Share on Facebook: Sharing posts from the Dogs for the Disabled Facebook page is the best way to raise awareness of Dogs for the Disabled, educate the public about Assistance Dogs, and help us invite donations. Follow us on Facebook to help out!