Petworld Ireland Supports Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

Petworld Ireland are proud to announce that we have raised €9,429.58 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) in 2018. Petworld choose AADI as our nominated charity in 2016. Over the past 3 years we have raised over €22,000 for the charity.

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI) is a national charity established to transform the lives of children with autism and their families. AADI provide highly trained ‘task specific’ assistance dogs to children with autism. The assistance dogs support the children to overcome the distressing elements of autism. 

The money we raise allows AADI to raise a puppy and train it to become an Autism Assistance Dog.

“To date we have raised over €22,000 for AADI.”Geraldine, Area Manager, Petworld
Peworld staff present a cheque to representatives from AADI.

L-R; Cherie Tyner (AADI), Collette Doogan (HR Manager), Stuart Cooper (Chief Operating Officer), Niall Raymond and his AADI dog Alvin, Marvin Goddard (Purchasing Manager) and Geraldine Rooney (Area Manager). 

AADI Transforms Lives

On September 27th we met Niall Raymond and his AADI dog Alvin (pictured above) to present our cheque for 2018. Niall has two children with autism and he told us their story. He said Alvin, their AADI dog, brought “hope and happiness to his family”. Alvin has transformed the lives of his children and their family and that is something we are very proud to be a part of. Of course, none of these events would be possible without the help and support of our wonderful customers. So from the bottom of our hearts we say, “THANK YOU”. 

“Alvin has brought hope and happiness to our family”Niall Raymond

Petworld Says Thanks

At Petworld, we would like to extend our thanks to everyone who has helped us with this incredible fundraising effort. We have organised and hosted a range of events over the last number of years including our annual Furry 5K, our bi-annual NCT’s and our miscellaneous events including a once-off wrestling event. 

AADI Dog
AADI Puppy

If you have further questions about AADI and the work they do just contact your local Petworld Store where our helpful and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help and answer your questions.