Our Plans

Our plan with Cian’s Kennels is to provide kennelling facilities close to the children’s hospital Dublin, providing this service in a structured, safe, practical way, free of charge to all qualifying families.

The services we aim to provide include:

  • Full veterinary checks including vaccinations
  • Transport from home to and from the kennels
  • Transport for pets to and from the hospital (as needed in Phase 1 below)
  • Fully resourced holding/boarding kennels

During Phase 1 we hope to pilot the project, offering the service initially to families in St John’s Ward in Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, the oncology ward where Cian’s spent a lot of time during his illness. We will erect temporary holding kennels at the back of St John’s Ward, close to the entrance of Ronald Mc Donald House.

Phase 2 reflects the “dream” and our long term goal which is to provide fully resourced boarding kennels close to the hospital.

Work began on Phase 1 after Shane (Cian’s brother) declared the site open in a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 10th 2022! Work is due to be finished within 8 weeks.

The Board of Directors have brought together a team of experts including kennel operators, veterinary experts and architects to assist us with this project.

Our plans our continually evolving but we will keep everyone up to date on progress as the plans moved forward over the next couple of months. Our social media pages, Facebook and Instagram are updated regularly and we will be keeping our Latest News section up to date too!

Cian’s story has not ended……..& the Cian’s Kennels story is just beginning!!!!