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Dogs for the Disabled
Dogs for the Disabled


Dogs for the Disabled is a unique charity founded in 2007 to provide assistance dogs to children and adults in Ireland with a physical disability.

We are comprised mainly of volunteers and we receive no government funding to provide our service.

Our assistance dogs are specially trained to assist physically disabled children and adults to carry out a range of practical tasks in order to achieve greater independence. Every dog is trained to help with simple everyday tasks such as opening/closing doors, picking up dropped items, emptying the washing machine, sending for help or even helping a child with severe walking difficulties to walk with greater ease and balance.

Each dog is trained to cater for the needs of the specific client to enable them to live life with greater independence.


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