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World Autism Awareness Day 2020

This World Autism Awareness Day, Aladdin rounded up some friends for a chat. An autism service dog can change the lives of so many. Listen to some of our families, share their experiences. We are so happy to be able to help so many families. It is always our main goal. Our Autism Awareness Day Giveaway, sponsored by Adam and Friends and The Sensory Pod is now live, with a prize to the value of 1000 Euro.               All funds raised from this giveaway will help us to give so many more families this experience and now more than ever, we need your help! To enter: Simply make a minimum donation of 5 Euro on o ...

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and My Canine Companion

With fundraising grinding to a halt,many organisations are making staff redundant. We refuse to take this route. We have taken the decision to stand by our staff and our clients and overcome this difficult time. On Monday, we held an outdoor staff meeting. to discuss how Covid-19, will impact our training, and our staff. After discussions with our staff, it has been decided that all My Canine Companion training staff members will continue to work and we are determined to keep our promise to so many families all over the country, to train Autism Service dogs and continue to make the life changing difference to our clients. Our staff will be wo ...

International Women’s Day

Founder of My Canine Companion, Cliona O’ Rourke spreading awareness of our charity and helping to celebrate International Women’s Day in Forcepoint ...

O Litter 2020

Please welcome our first litter of the year..The O litter! Mama and babies doing fantastically well,8 gorgeous babies and our future heroes! ...

N Litter 2019

  Our N have now moved onto their new homes after being  very busy lil pups and meeting loads of new people! We will continue to watch and see how they grow!                     (Picture 3&4  courtesy of Cork Independent) ...

ADI Accreditation

  After an intense process, My Canine Companion are not only the largest service dog provider in Ireland but we are now internationally accredited. Congratulations to all our brilliant and dedicated staff for making this happen!   ...

The 2 Miriams

We are so excited to introduce 2 Miriams to you! The first needs very little introduction and we are only delighted to announce our new ambassador, the wonderfully talented Miriam O Callaghan!! The second Miriam is, 8 week old sheepadoodle who joined us last week as our newest recruit! Please help us in welcoming both fantastic Miriams to our MCC family   ...

Gala Retail and Sunday Independent Inspiration award

Inspirational Charity Champion We are all so immensely proud of founder, Cliona O’Rourke who was recognized at the inaugural Gala Retail and Sunday Independent awards with an Inspirational Charity Champion award at The Marker Hotel in Dublin last Wednesday. The event was hosted by Lucy Kennedy and Cliona was presented with her award by singer Brian Kennedy. ...

L Puppies visit FAO Schwarz toy store

A fantastic visit for our L Litter as they went to see Dublin’s newest toy store FAO Schwarz located in Arnott’s Department store. We received a hugely warm welcome from all the staff and everyone in the store! At the sight of our pups the camera’s came out and lots of questions were asked about the pups,our charity and what we do. We hope everyone enjoyed the visit and who knows where we will turn up next!       ...

RTE News2Day visit with our L Litter

Cillian Sherlock from RTE’s news2day met up with our ‘L’ Litter in the beautiful surroundings of Castletown house in Celbridge,Co. Kildare to find out a little more about what our wonderful dogs do. You can watch it here - News2day ...
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