Dogs Trust South East Education Officer Visits Tipperary School

Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, are celebrating having delivered educational workshops to 350,000 children in schools all over Ireland.

The Education and Community team from Dogs Trust along with their dogs deliver a variety of free curriculum based workshops based around responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs, to primary school children. During mid terms and school holidays, the team also visit libraries, Montessori schools and after school groups.

Dogs Trust South East Education Officer Visits Tipperary School

Midlands Education and Community Officer, Paul Cleary and his dog Magic, visiting Mountmellick library

Suzie Carley, Executive Director at Dogs Trust said;
“Our nationwide education programme continues to be a primary focus for us at Dogs Trust. Investment in knowledge certainly pays the best interest and with our growing team, we now cover 95% of Ireland and we will continue to reach wider audiences going forward. We are delighted to celebrate this important milestone of having delivered free workshops to 350,000 primary school children since the beginning of the campaign in 2005.”

“Our aim is to educate the next generation of dog owners about the responsibilities of being a dog owner and in turn, continue to reduce the number of dogs entering Irish pounds in the future.”

Dylan Keating, aged 11, attends St Mary’s National School in Clogheen, County Tipperary, received a visit from South East Education and Community Officer Heather and her dog Ted, and said;
“It was fun having a dog in the school, we learnt how to be safe around dogs and we got wristbands!”

If you are interested in a free visit for a primary school from the Education and Community team, you can contact them via email to or by phone (01) 8791827.


The Dogs Trust Education and Community team is a team of 6 Officers and their dogs who visit primary schools in 95% of Ireland. The areas covered are Dublin and East Leinster, the Midlands, Clare and South Connaught, South East Ireland and South West Munster.

Their website has free interactive resources for teachers to print off and use in their classrooms.

The team also have their own Facebook page

Dogs Trust has been working in Ireland since 2005 and its mission is to bring an end to the destruction of stray and abandoned dogs through a national responsible dog ownership campaign, including a subsidised neutering and microchipping campaign and an education programme.

There are currently 187 dogs and puppies in Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, awaiting their forever homes.

Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

Dogs Trust has a non destruction policy; we never destroy a healthy dog.

The Centre is based at:
Dogs Trust Dublin Rehoming Centre
Ashbourne Road
Dublin 11

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