Pet Boarding & Doggy Day Care Internship Program

The DSPCA have just announced the launch of their 2017 Internship Program. They are looking for passionate and enthusiastic people to join our Pet Boarding & Doggy Day Care team.

Interns will obtain hands-on, practical experience in a real life working enviroment in the DSPCA's busy Pet Boarding facility. Each intern will receive a well-rounded basic knowledge of canine behaviour and psychology learning theory which will be applied as he/she works within our Pet Boarding facility.

Each internship is voluntary and will run for a period of six months. Every intern will be expected to commit to work 3-5 days per week.

Some of the benefits to interns include:

  • The chance to be part of an organisation that is passionate about dogs
  • Accredited, certified internship with the DSPCA
  • Full training in all aspects of Canine Behaviour and Psychology
  • Possible chance of career progression

To find out more about this great opportunity to work with the DSPCA and apply now at the following link:

New law on micro-chipping your dog

In the Republic of Ireland from 31st March 2016, it will be compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped.

As a dog owner, there are three things you need to know about the new legislation:

  • Your dog must be microchipped and registered on a government approved database by 31st March 2016.
  • You must have a certificate from a government approved database to prove that your dog is microchipped and registered on that database.
  • You must keep your contact details up to date. Any changes of ownership or of contact details, such as address and phone numbers, must be notified to that database.

If you are buying, selling or transferring ownership of a dog, you will also need to know the following:

  • From 1st September 2015 all puppies must be micro shipped and registered with a government approved database by the time they reach 12 weeks of age or before they are moved from their birth home.
  • It is illegal to buy or take ownership of a puppy that is not microchipped and registered on a government approved database and that does not have a certificate from the database to prove this.
  • You must inform a government approved database when you buy, sell, take ownership or transfer ownership of a dog.

If your dog is already microchipped, you still need to make sure your details are stored correctly on a government approved database and that you have a certificate to prove this.

Hounds for Love: Yes Equality


Baxter insisted we came with him to today's Hounds for Love: Yes Equality bank holiday stroll in support of marriage equality at Sandymount Strand today.

A big thanks to the kind man who gave Baxter his bandana. And thanks to Seamus Dooley, who invited us along!

Dog Friendly Cork - A Fantastic Initiative

Dog Friendly Cork is a fantastic initiative, with a facebook page for dog-lovers living in or visiting Cork who are looking to share dog-friendly tips and information.

The Dog Friendly Cork Facebook page aims to find dog-friendly facilities, services and events at which dogs are welcome, and to share information and tips on dog-friendly accommodation, parks, walks, beaches, shops, restaurants; in fact, anything pet-friendly really.

The Dog Friendly Cork Facebook page also lists dog-friendly social events, such as the Dog Walking Club, and a campaign for a dedicated dog park in Cork.

We're certainly looking forward to our next visit to Cork with Baxter.

See ‘Dog Friendly Cork’ on Facebook for a full list of pet friendly information.

There’s also a really interesting article on Dog Friendly Cork in the Irish Examiner