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. 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 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 also our Facebook page:

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

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 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 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 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 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

Daisy found!!

Daisy is home! Many thanks to all who assisted in her safe return.


Daisy, the beloved dog of a friend of Peata, was taken from her home on Sunday. She has no collar on. Please spread the word and keep a watch for her. Many thanks, Peata Team.

Caring Companions

Peata were honoured and proud to feature in a recent article in the Irish Independent newspaper on roles animals play in the lives of humans. Bernadette Brady described the impact the Peata visiting team has on her visits with her mother. She is pictured with Orna, Cally and Kizzie who visit with Joan Courtney and Monica Waldron. Bernadette was also thoughtful (and talented!) enough to express her feelings in verse and allow Peata to share them with you. Please ask permission before sharing them further.

To read the article in full follow this link

To read Bernadette’s poem, I am your Dog, click I AM YOUR DOG poem