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Pledge to

Recuuit 25 new members

This pledge closed about 4 years ago

How this will help

Our aim is to train dogs to the required standard set by the Assistance Dogs International. All Assistance Dogs are specifically trained to assist people with physical disabilities with their particular needs so that they can enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life and where possible, to help them into education and employment, through the provision of specially trained Assistance Dogs.

To improve the quality of life for individuals with special needs whilst at the same time promoting independence and providing social interaction.

As part of our community visitation and home companion programme our assistance puppies in training visit people in long-term residential care, special needs facilities and hospitals.

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. Now with over thirty assistance dogs qualified our future looks bright.
An assistance dog acts as a great ice-breaker enabling our clients to break out of the isolation often experienced through disability. Every dog is trained to help with simple everyday tasks such as opening doors, picking up the morning post, emptying the washing machine, even retrieving dropped items such as a TV remote, keys or a wallet.

Many of our partnerships now feel confident enough to take on new activities and become active members of their community. For one disabled adult it may simply mean being able to do a weekly shop, for another the ability to return to work or to allow a disabled mother to look after her children. A disabled child can ask his dog to carry a bag home from school.

WHY sould i join delta dogs, Apart from it being free it also gives you the oppertunity to get involved and learn
Participating in an organization or club takes time and energy. Many of us are busy and over-committed, and while it seems people are less inclined to join organizations, people will and do get involved in things that are important and enriching to them.
people become involved to meet people with similar values and interests, make new friends, get out of the house, find a community away from home or simply have fun.
Other people join organizations for the learning opportunities.
Many people want to develop new skills or leadership qualities or have valuable experiences that may help us help them, that may test out possible career tracks
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