My Canine Companion

About Us:

My Canine Companion is a national charity founded in 2011. Our main purpose is to provide highly trained and skilled service dogs to children and young adults with disabilities, particularly autism. We are committed to helping children with autism and their families gain independence, companionship and safety through the provision of highly trained and skilled Service Dogs.


Service Dogs can assist children and young adults on the autism spectrum in many ways, including providing children and families with independence through attachment to a belt on the dog’s jacket. This can help greatly particularly with children with bolting behaviours or those who may suffer from sensory overload or anxiety problems in new places or environments. The dogs also provide a beautiful companionship to children who may struggle socially or perhaps feel isolated in a world they may find hard to comprehend.

Our service includes:

Fully trained Service Dogs & Companion Dogs.
Puppy Programme – This is an innovative puppy training program currently in place, the first of its kind in Ireland. The puppy lives with their family from 3-4 months old & is socialized and trained with the help of the charity on an ongoing basis before returning to the charity to complete their training and qualification, usually when the puppy is 18 months to 2 years old.

Our Service Dogs are fully trained to the highest standards. Each Service Dog costs the charity just over €10,000 to train.

How you can support us:

Our Sponsor a Puppy Programme – for just €3 per month you will be playing a vital role in their journey from a 10 week old fluffy adorable puppy to a fully trained obedient Service Dog, changing the life of a child living with autism.
Organise a fundraising event- a coffee morning, jersey day in your schooi or work place. We would love to visit any events and can bring some of our wonderful dogs to meet you!
Text donate – Text MCC to 50300 to donate €4 to My Canine Companion.
Become a Puppy Walker – to help socialise our puppies in training, or perhaps provide boarding for our dogs.
Support us at our countrywide fundraising events.
Donate directly online – just €15 can buy a bag of dog food.

My Canine Companion


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