Taney Walk 2015

The annual sponsored walk was a great day out for humans and canines alike! Particular thanks go to Hilda for refreshments and to Barry for taking and sharing the candid photographs.

Looking forward to seeing you all again next year!!

I'm ready for the off! Let's go!

I’m ready for the off! Let’s go!

Time for a little R&R, for working dogs and their humans

Time for a little R&R, for working dogs and their humans

Nutmeg's grin says it all!

Nutmeg’s grin says it all!

Humans like to socialise too - it's not just for the canines!

Humans like to socialise too – it’s not just for the canines!

Ozzy thinks today was a great idea!

Ozzy thinks today was a great idea!


Norman and Oskar at the Taney Walk

Norman and Oskar at the Taney Walk

Flo with Robbie and Lucy at the Taney Walk

Flo with Robbie and Lucy at the Taney Walk

Claire and Ozzy at the Taney Walk

Claire and Ozzy at the Taney Walk

Susan and Nutmeg at the Taney Walk

Susan and Nutmeg at the Taney Walk

Orla and Fazi at the Taney Walk

Orla and Fazi at the Taney Walk

Annual Zoo Visit

The annual Peata Zoo visit will take place on Sunday 19th July. The talk will begin at 10.30am, but feel free to come to the zoo earlier – your ticket allows admission for the full day. This ticket is available at a reduced price of €9 to Peata members and their guests.


Please mark it in your diary and check back here for more details!!


Looking forward to seeing you all then!!

You could be famous!

Well at least among the Peata community! We are again appealing for stories, poems, anecdotes and pictures about your Peata experience.

Do you find your visits interesting?

Does your dog have a particular routine when they visit?

Have you enjoyed an event and would like to share your impressions?

Can your dog juggle? Just kidding 🙂 Unless they can!

Please share your experiences with us. Peata.ie is about YOU!!


Upcoming events!

Here are a few upcoming events! Get dressed up and come join us!

Sunday 7th June 2015 :  Annual Peata Dog Walk

All are welcome to join Peata for our annual sponsored dog walk in Dundrum. A great day out for canine and human alike!

The Peata photo booth will be there again so make sure to look your best!

Meet at 2.30pm in the carpark of Taney Church, Taney, Dundrum, Dublin 14

Sponsorship forms available by phoning 01-2964474, emailing peatapettherapy@gmail.com or download from the website here Peata Dog Walk Sponsorship Form


Sunday 19th July 2015: Members Zoo Visit.

Annual visit to the zoo for Peata members, details will be posted on the website – keep an eye on 
http://peata.org/events also our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/peata.ireland

Stolen dog!

Last night 10/03/15 a small, white and cream, long=haired chihuahua bitch was stolen from a house in Dundrum, Dublin 14. The dog is chipped and registered.

This dog is very precious to her owner.

Any information please phone 0863626377

Photo to follow!

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.


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:



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.

Featured Team: Ozzy and Claire

We recently heard from Oswald about his experiences as a visiting team with his mum Claire! Clearly Ozzy enjoys this experience very much, and we know his friends in the nursing home appreciate him. A little bird also told us that congratulations are in order, as Ozzy’s mum and dad are getting married! We would be delighted to hear from the other canine visitors out there (and their human “owners”). Email peatapettherapy@gmail.com with your article and picture.

My name is Oswald I am a two year old Bernese Mountain Dog. I look forward to visiting my local

nursing home each week. From the second my owner takes out my yellow PEATA jacket I am thrilled

to go on the outing and can hardly wait to encounter my friends. I adore the people in the nursing

home. They are so gentle and I am always happy to see them my tail wags twice as much as usual.

They are always interested in my breed history and how I got my name. Every week I get to know

them better we learn lots about each other. I feel privileged to be their visitor. I have a big heart to

share with them and I do my best to support them and make them smile.


Ozzy, Oz, Ozil, The Bear, Teddy Bear, Berner Bear and Mr Bump


Personality, dazzling good looks and I’m a big friendly giant


Doggie Biscuits and My Family

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Oswalds 1st birthday

PEATA carol service

Peata Newsletter and Newbridge House visit

Hi all!

We hope you enjoy the first Peata newsletter! We are still waiting for articles on recent events. If you attended the walk or zoo visit we would be delighted to hear from you. Email peatapettherapy@gmail.com with your passages and photos.

Peata Newbridge House visit HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to low numbers. We will see if there is interest in the spring and let you all know.

Peata Newsletter Sept 2014