What a difference a year makes for Dog Friendly Day. This time last year we were looking at ways to encourage our Irish businesses to welcome our dogs into their premises to spread the word that it would help society develop in a positive way, to show kindness to our amazing companion pets.
As Covid-19 restrictions continue to lift this year, we are just starting to return to business premises ourselves. As things progress, we will be able to bring our loyal pets with us to more locations. In the meantime, however, there are some outdoor places to visit for you and your pets as well as going Digital.
My favourite place to go for lunch with our dogs has just reopened. It has vast outdoor space with picnic tables and incredible scenery and yummy food we all love – The Gap Kitchen In Glencullen – so that’s where we will be heading off to on the 26th June, to celebrate Dog Friendly Day.
Think about where you can go and visit to support locally. We LOVE any business that welcomes our canine best friends and the best way to see more of these is to support them, especially now, as they work hard to recover and take care of us and our pets.
And Go Digital This Year Until We Are All Able To Celebrate Dog Friendly Places Properly When Restrictions End.
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Dog Friendly Day 2020 – How We can Support our Furry Friends as Covid-19 restrictions continue… Go Digital 😊
Dog Friendly Day… So, What Does It Mean In 2020?
Dogs Trust Ireland Run Dog Friendly Day And This Amazing Animal Charity, Just Like Many Others, Has Been Badly Hit During The Covid-19 Restrictions.
Their goals continue however and they want to nurture and support kindness towards our incredible canine pals.
As they have said, this June 26th Dog Friendly Day will have to be very different, for obvious reasons. Usually Dogs Trust are encouraging businesses across Ireland to open up their doors and become dog friendly.
They believe, like us, that you should be able to take public transport with your dog or enjoy lunch with your furry pal.
So, until restrictions have lifted, Dogs Trust are still going to celebrate and this year they are making their campaign digital!
For some of us, 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, sit in on every meeting and have virtually met your co-workers.
Your canine has become your colleague and Dogs Trust want to celebrate them on a job well done!
Dog Friendly Day… Go Digital 2020!
Here’s how Dogs Trust explain you can get 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.
- Treat your dog to an enrichment puzzle that will keep him occupied while you get on with work.
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! They have created a fun interactive “Yappy Hour Pup Quiz” to test your work colleague’s general knowledge, including lots of dog friendly questions too. They will even supply a special “Top Dog” prize for the winner!
If your company or team would like to support Dogs Trust by hosting a Dog Friendly Ireland Day quiz contact [email protected] for all the details.
Support Local If You Can!
As well as supporting by going DIGITAL, check out your local dog friendly places that are still fun to visit even during the Covid-19 restrictions:
Your Local Park:
For years Marlay Park in Rathfarnham has been a delight to visit with our dogs – breath taking scenery, wonderful walks through forests, streams to splash in and then when we are all tired out, we visit Brambles café who as well as welcoming their human guests, always have dog bowls filled with fresh cold water and treats for our dogs to enjoy!
Local dog parks are now reopening and these are the perfect spot to help your dog socialise and catch up on all the yappy news with doggy pals. One of our favourites is based in Cabinteely Park, nestled in beautiful surroundings, down the hill and across the bridge from Cabinteely house.
More and more dog parks are becoming available for our furry friends to have fun in, so check out where the nearest one is in your area.
Café With Dog Friendly Outdoor Areas You Can Enjoy Now:
While we wait for restrictions to be fully lifted so our Dog Friendly cafes and bars can let our dogs (and us) visit indoors again try out your local café with outdoor picnic tables.
If you are trying to figure out if they are dog friendly the best sign is a freshly filled doggy water bowl 😊
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THE GAP, GLENCULLEN, DUBLIN 18 – REOPENED ON 11TH JUNE 2020
Support And Enjoy Dog Friendly Day With Your Pawsome Pal!
Whatever way you and your dog choose to celebrate this year’s Dog Friendly Ireland Day – Dogs Trust Ireland want to know about it, so don’t forget to use the hashtag #DogFriendlyIrelandDay. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter!
Dogs Trust is a charity that relies on the generous support of dog lovers like you to fund their life-saving work so they would be delighted if you could donate your usual commute to work or daily coffee cost to them.
It could help make all the difference to a dog in need.