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Darren Kennedy and his 15 year old Yorkshire terrier Harry at the launch of the 4th National Dog Friendly Ireland Day by Dogs Trust. As part of their campaign to make Ireland the best place in the world to be a dog, the charity urges people to celebrate the special bond they made with their pooch during the pandemic by taking a photo of their dog Post with the hashtag #. DogFriendlyIrelandDay. 24.06.2021 Photo: © Fran Veale PLEASE CREDIT Use with restrictions: No repro fee for publication in connection with press release No other use without the written permission of the photographer. No third party distribution. No online use until 00:01 am June 25th, 2021
DARREN Kennedy Launches Fourth National Dog Friendly Ireland Day with Dogs Trust
The charity gives people the opportunity to thank their dogs online by giving them a “Pawmotion”.
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Unfortunately, not all dogs are lucky enough to have found their home forever
This year Ireland’s largest dog charity, Dogs Trust, is celebrating its fourth National Dog Friendly Ireland Day with the help of Irish television presenter and entrepreneur Darren Kennedy.
As part of its campaign to make Ireland the best place in the world to be a dog, the charity is calling on people to celebrate the special bond they made with their pooch during the pandemic.
For over a year our canines have been our colleagues, our companions and sometimes even our consultants and Dogs Trust considers it high time to give them a “Pawmotion”.
Dog Friendly Ireland Day is part of a wider initiative to encourage more facilities and services across the country to become dog friendly. However, with many dog owners continuing to work from home and much of the hospitality industry closed last year, the charity is asking dog lovers to join online again this year and share photos of their dogs taken from home using the hashtag #DogFriendlyIrelandDay .
Visit www.DogsTrust.ie/DogFriendlyIrelandDay for lots of information on how to get started on the day, including dog-friendly recipes, enrichment puzzles, and a downloadable dog name tag for your desk to help you give your pooch a new job title! Whether your dog is Office Mutterials Associate, Chief Canine Officer, Head of Public Relations, or Pawject Manager, Dogs Trust relies on the public to find the perfect title that reflects their dog’s personality.
Ciara Byrne, Head of Communications at Dogs Trust Ireland, said: “Today everything related to dogs is celebrated and recognized as they have helped so many of us cope with life during lockdown.
“Given the moral support dogs have given, they deserve their very own day and we can’t wait for social media to be brightened up with lots of photos of happy dogs and their new job titles.
“We also look forward to welcoming the day when dogs are an accepted passenger on public transport, a welcome visitor to the workplace, a wanted renter in rental apartments, and a regular in most dining establishments across the country.”
TV Presenter, Entrepreneur and Dog Friendly Ireland Ambassador for 2021 Darren Kennedy said: “My dog Harry has been in my life since childhood and brings me so much joy, companionship and happiness every day. The lockdown has affected the mental health of many people, and dogs have helped so many of us get through these troubled times.
“Harry was my constant companion during lockdown, I know I would have gone crazy if it hadn’t been for him. Dog Friendly Ireland Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate this bond and the central role dogs play in our lives.
“If possible, please consider donating to Dogs Trust today what you would normally spend on a coffee or a trip to work so they can continue to care for the dogs they need most,” he concluded.
Find Dogs Trust on Facebook and Instagram or follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #DogFriendlyIreland or #DogFriendlyIrelandDay