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

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

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 http://www.independent.ie/life/irish-people-gush-about-their-canine-companions-30454729.html

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

Peata’s Wild Friends!

Peata supports the rightful place of all animals in our communities including those who share our wilder world. Brendan Walsh is a keeper we meet on our Peata visits to Dublin Zoo – he works with the Elephants at the moment and is studying their sleep patterns. Aside from this, he is very interested in gorillas and visited them in Africa last year.

Below is a message from Brendan and a link if you wish to find out more and/or support him. Looking forward to seeing you at the Peata Zoo Visit on 17th August, Brendan! Good luck with the training!

Hi there,

I’m trying to make a difference and support The Gorilla Organization – a cause I really care about. I am going to run the Dublin half marathon in August and the great gorilla run in London in September!

My goal is to raise £400 to help them continue their important work, and I’d really appreciate it if you could help by sponsoring me through my Supporter page.

To give to my page, or to read more about why I’m doing what I’m doing, please visit:


It would also be great if you could spread the word about what I’m doing by sharing the link above with your friends and family. The more people that know, the more money we can raise!

Thanks in advance for your generosity – it means a lot!


Peata Walk 2014

The Peata walk on 6th July was a great success! An article is to follow, but in the meantime you can admire the walkers in the Gallery below!

The Annual Christmas Carol Service in Christ Church Cathedral