Dogs Trust

Dog Friendly Ireland

Dog Friendly Ireland Day

Dog Friendly Ireland Day 2020

June 26th is Dog Friendly Ireland Day! Ordinarily, we would have encouraged businesses across Ireland to open up their doors and become dog friendly. 

We want to make Ireland the best place in the world to be and own a dog. We believe you should be able to take public transport with your pup, enjoy a pint with your pooch or a mocha with your mutt!

However, for obvious reasons, this year’s Dog Friendly Ireland Day was very different. But that doesn’t mean that the dogs of Ireland missed out on their favourite day! We still celebrated and this year we made our campaign digital!

To some extent, most of our lives have been turned upside down. Our homes are now our workplaces and at our feet, through it all, has been our faithful four-legged friends.  They are our constant companions and have sat in on every meeting, virtually met your co-workers and give you a reason to get out for a walk at lunch time. Your canine has become your colleague and we thank you for celebrating them on a job well done!

Here’s how you got involved:

Ensure your top dog has a top day:

  • Share a pic on social media of your pooch ”Working from Home”. Remember to use the hashtag #DogFriendlyIrelandDay
  • Share stories of how your Canine Colleague has helped to support you through lockdown
  • Bake your pal a well-earned Dog Friendly treat for your tea break, find the recipe HERE
  • Treat your dog to an enrichment puzzle that will keep him occupied while you get on with work - click HERE

Host a “Yappy Hour Pup Quiz” for your work colleagues!

You can support Dog Friend Ireland day at work by arranging a fun virtual event with your work colleagues!  We have created a fun interactive “Yappy Hour Pup Quiz” to test your work colleague’s general knowledge, including lots of dog friendly questions too.  We will even supply a special “Top Dog” prize for the winner!

If your company or team would like support Dogs Trust by hosting a Dog Friendly Ireland Day quiz contact [email protected] for all the details.

However you and you dog choose to celebrate this year’s Dog Friendly Ireland Day – we want to know about it, so don’t forget to use the hashtag #DogFriendlyIrelandDay. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter!

Dogs Trust is a charity that relies on the generous support of dog lovers like to you to fund our life-saving work so we would be delighted if you could donate your usual commute to work or daily coffee cost, it could help make all the difference to a dog in need.