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Puppiessss!!

It’s all about the puppies this week( if only every week was a puppies week !! )  We have the E,F,G and the J litter! Our E litter has just made their way to their new homes, and we can’t wait to see and hear all about their adventures!             Our F litter are now 3 week old and starting to get mobile, oh the crazy mischief 8 puppies will get themselves into.               Our G litter have just been born a few days, so much of their time is spent sleeping and eating!                   Our J litter are the gorgeous J ...

Graduating class August 2018

A huge congratulations to the graduating class of August 2018, 9 fantastic families went back home with their newly qualified dogs. We can’t thank all the people involved in getting all our dogs to this stage, parents, puppy walkers, dog borders and of course our trainers! All the dogs will go home for a short break where our trainers will be travelling to the parents to do attachments between the kids and their dog, we wish all the parents the very best of luck and look forward to seeing lots of pictures and stories from all your new adventures.         ...

Changing Lives for the better

A fab article from The Evening Echo, 03.07.2018 14:17 Mia and Yoko. Changing lives for the better By Mary Rose McCarthy TRACEY Doyle’s daughter, Mia, is nine and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder from a young age. Tracey knew the difficulties that this presents as her eldest son too has the condition. Sadly, for her son, who is now a young adult, My Canine Companion (MCC) was not available when he was younger. Through contact with special schools and meeting other parents whose children have autism, Tracey was aware of MCC, and put Mia’s name on the waiting list in the hopes of receiving service dog. At MCC, they match a child w ...

Waiting List now closed…

It is with great regret that we have to announce that we are closing our waiting lists,since our foundation in 2011, we have grown to be now the largest provider of this service in the country and we do not have the financial or human resources to expand to reach the excessive demand. We have been the only list open for the last two years and have kept our list open as long as we possibly could but it has now become unsustainable with the wait for one of our puppies now 2.5 years. ...

Green Tie Ball

  April 2nd is Autism Awareness Day, and to celebrate this My Canine Companion are doing it in style! My Canine Companion’s first ever “Green Tie” ball is happening this Saturday April 2nd! Held at the fantastic Clayton Hotel Silver Springs hotel in Cork,a drinks reception starting at 7pm, then a 4 course meal, with entertainment from The Vendettas,followed by a DJ and late bar, plus a fantastic raffle! The ball is being organized by parents and volunteers from My Canine Companion and we are delighted to have the Lord Mayor of Cork attend our drinks reception and support our event.   ...

A Dog for Joe Joe

Imagine your sitting at your desk and getting along with your day to day living, paying the mortgage. Normal stuff! Your little child with a Severe Intellectual disability is sitting at home in your window. He looks at the world as it goes by. Your partner, be it your husband wife, boyfriend or girlfriend is doing the daily house chores close by. Your child is looking at the other and boys his age play various games, especially now as the evenings are long. You know your child who has so much energy would love to be out there. Just then one of the children playing catches your child sitting in the window. The child waves at your boy but your ...

WINNER OF CAR DRAW ANNOUNCED

  **** CAR DRAW WINNER ANNOUNCED MONDAY 4TH MAY**** Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Primary Care, Social Care (Disabilities & Older People) and Mental Health drew the winning ticket for our Car Draw for the Mitsubishi Space Star on Monday 4th May in Cork. Congratulations to Rachel Kelleher the winner of our CAR DRAW who is from Mayfield in Cork. ...

Phone Lines

      Our phone lines are currently down as we await a new telephone line for our new premises which will be open in Blackpool, Cork in the coming weeks. We apology for any inconvenience this may cause. However, in the meantime should you wish to contact us please do so via email info@mycaninecompanion.ie or click HERE to message us on our Facebook page Stay tuned for further details. ...

Volunteers Needed.

My Canine Companion Needs YOU!! Do you have you a few hours to spare? If so,why not consider volunteering. My Canine Companion Autism Service Dogs are always looking for Volunteers to help out with many of our fundraising activities held NATIONWIDE, if you or someone you know are in a position to help us out, please contact us via email info@mycaninecompanion.ie. ...

Jog for a Dog – 12th April 2015

A date for your diary!! This April 12th there will be a 5k race for MCC. The venue is Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare which is 3 exits after Liffey Valley (about 5 mins). If you run, know someone who runs, or just want to walk it, this is a great way to contribute to MCC and have fun at the same time. We will be providing sponsor cards to anyone who wants them. How do you get a sponsor card? Message the  Jog For A Dog Facebook page HERE, or email race@jogforadog.com. Alternatively, you can set up an iDonate page, but please let us know about it so we can enter you in a draw where you can win a prize from the lovely people in The ...
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