Friday 19 October 2018

A carol service for dogs was held in Christchurch Cathedral and it was as adorable as you might expect

The carol Service was held in Christchurch on Tuesday December 12
The carol Service was held in Christchurch on Tuesday December 12
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It was a festive affair in Christchurch Cathedral today when a canine carole service was held.

The annual Peata Therapy Dog Carol Service sees dogs who take part in the pet visiting service as well as other dogs from around the country attend and a pet blessing takes place.

Peata is a voluntary organisation which provides a pet therapy service to caring institutions. Its visiting scheme involves approved volunteers and their dogs who generally pay weekly visits.

Money raised at the service will be divided between Peata and the Peter McVerry Trust.

Bonny a Cavachon King Charles cross cocker spaniel from Cabra during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Bonny a Cavachon King Charles cross cocker spaniel from Cabra during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Heidi a red cocker spaniel with Amelia Keohe from Drumcondra during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Murphy a Shitzu dog with owner Rebecca Condren (5) from Terenure during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The Dean, The Very Revd Dermot Dunne during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Imogen (6) and Lizzie (11) O'Driscoll both from Brisbane with (L to r) Roopert a Cara rescue dog & Sonny a Japananeze Spitz during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
12/12/2017 Saoirse McClelland 7 from Tallaght with Einstein a Newfoundland dog during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Peata Therapy Dog Carol Service Pic shows Adrienne O'Keeffe, with Roopert & Twiggy , two rescue lurchers at Christ Church Cathedral. PIC: MAXPIX
Heidi a red cocker spaniel with Amelia Keohe from Drumcondra during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The Dean, The Very Revd Dermot Dunne during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Marion Keating from Howth with her dog Millicent Trollope a rescued Yorkshire terrier during a Carol Service with Peata Therapy Dogs at Chirst church Cathedral , Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Take a look at some of the heartwarming pictures from the event:

 

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