The first ever national ‘Dog Friendly Ireland Day’ is taking place on 22nd June 2018!
We are asking establishments of all types, from restaurants, hotels, workplaces to public transport, across the country to allow dogs access their premises for this one day in a bid to help make Ireland more Dog Friendly! We are encouraging dog owners to visit their local Dog Friendly establishments on the day, take photos and tell the world all about it!
If you would like to celebrate Dog Friendly Ireland Day and allow dogs on to your premises for the day or you want arrange a day trip with your furry friend to visit your local Dog Friendly spots, you can register to take part below!
The Dog Friendly Ireland campaign launched last year with our entry in to Bloom. Since then we have seen the demand for Dog Friendly services increase, demonstrated by a hugely successful Bring your Dog to Work Day last year, changes to legislation making it easier for dogs to enter food serving establishments with their owners, and recently, numerous Dog Friendly cinema screenings in the Lighthouse cinema in Dublin selling out in seconds.
Research indicates that there are many benefits to incorporating your furry best friend into a part of your everyday life. Dogs provide an additional source of social support for employees who take their dogs to work and increased social support has been associated with lower levels of depression and better job performance1. In addition, Pet ownership has been associated with a number of positive health outcomes, including increased survival one-year after a heart attack fewer doctor visits, less loneliness and greater social and emotional closeness and support2. We conducted a survey after Bring Your Dog To Work Day last year and found that 98% of respondents said they enjoyed having their dog in work with them3 for the day and 95% said their colleagues also enjoyed having a dog present on the day4.
Everybody who signs up will receive a Goody Bag* full of posters, treats, tips and tricks to help you and your pooch to make your Dog Friendly day out even better!
Find us on Facebook, Instagram or follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #DogFriendlyIrelandDay or #DogFriendlyIreland
*Limited number of goody bags available