Helen James RIP

It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Helen James. Helen was a great lady for Peata – always very positive and visited with a least 3 dogs during her time. She became the first non guide-dog owner to be allowed to take a pet on the Luas when she visited St James with her dog and she also tended to collect most support in the dog walk.

On a personal level, she was the most constructive and invested voice when building the new website. I could always rely on Helen for honesty, positivity and ideas. She was so invested in Peata’s future – it was truly inspiring and motivating.

Helen asked that there be no flowers, rather donations to Peata. There will also be a collection towards Peata during the service and Peata dogs are welcome to attend, on invitation of the Monsignor.

Funeral details are as follows (from RIP.ie):

The death has occurred of Helen (Nellie) JAMES (née O’Doherty)
Dublin 7, Dublin

James, (nee O’Doherty) Helen (Nellie) (Oxmantown Road, Dublin 7) Dec. 20th 2014 (peacefully) at the Mater Hospital: beloved wife of the late Terry, loving mam of Laura, devoted grandmother of Julie, mother-in-law of the late Derrick Dalton and much beloved aunt: she will be sadly missed by her loving family, sister Bunny, neighbours, Peata Therapy Dogs Association and a wide circle of friends.
May she rest in peace.
Removal from Bourke’s Funeral Home, 71 Queen Street, Dublin 7, on Tuesday morning to The Church of The Sacred Heart, Arbour Hill, arriving for 10am Funeral Mass, with burial afterwards in Glasnevin Cemetery. Family flowers only, please. Donations to Peata Therapy Dogs Association.

http://rip.ie/showdn.php?dn=242624/Helen%20(Nellie)JAMES/Dublin%207/Dublin

Peata Christmas Blessing and Carols

On Tuesday last, Peata volunteers and their humans were joined by friends and family for the annual Carol Service and pet blessing. It was a wonderful day and we would love to hear your stories! Please email peatapettherapy@gmail.com with tails and photos from the day to feature here on the website!

Here are some media reports of the day:

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/a-doggy-day-out-at-christ-church-1.2032886

http://www.thejournal.ie/news-fix-tuesday-17-1825065-Dec2014/

Christmas Cards

Peata are very excited that this year we have two sets of Christmas Cards for you to choose from! The traditional and the modern! We hope that you will find cards you like among our selection.

Traditional Cards – 5 of the image below:
Peata yorkie

Modern Card – one of each image per pack.
Salty Philips Cards

Packs of 5 cards cost €6, or two pack for €10.

Peata Christmas Cards are available for sale from Village Vets in Dundrum and various board members. If you are having trouble finding some please send a message through the website or email peatapettherapy@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you.