Kennelling dogs is a service that is open to families who have an Assistance Dog, however this service can be quite expensive. Unfortunately, Assistance Dogs Northern Ireland are unable to offer placed dogs holiday cover.
Where possible Assistance Dogs Northern Ireland would prefer for our dogs not to be placed in kennels. However sometimes there is no way around this and kennelling is the only option.
We would prefer that your allocated Assistance Dog goes on holiday with the family. You do not need permission from ADNI to travel within the UK .
However, if you are planning to go on holiday outside the UK which includes the Republic Of Ireland with your allocated Assistance Dog, you will require written permission from Assistance Dogs in the first instance.
The Assistance Dog will also require a Pet Passportas our dogs will have to be imported back into the UK. Unfortunately the charity is unable to cover the cost of the Pet Passport.
Having researched services that available within Northern Ireland, the charity would prefer if the Assistance Dog can’t be is cared for by an extended family member that they are cared for by ‘Home from Home’ service, whereby the Assistance Dog resides within the home of a pet sitter that has gone through a strict verification process.