Santa’s Christmas Challenge at the DSPCA!

Get your family, friends and doggos together to show off your festive spirit and support a great cause this 9th and 10th of December!

Yes, you read that right.

This Christmas, our good friend Santa, is challenging you to:

  • Get your friends, pets and family together,
  • Put on your favourite Christmas jumpers
  • And collect sponsorship before you join us to take on our festive walk at the DSPCA in Rathfarnham, on 9th / 10th December.

Santa’s Christmas Challenge at the DSPCA!

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The perfect way to get into the festive spirit, Santa’s Challenge will take you on a pet and child-friendly ‘spot-the-animal’ treasure hunt along our festively-decorated walking trail.

We’ll have something for everyone to enjoy, with yummy treats, market stalls and great gifts at our DSPCA Shop.

Finish your day by getting a photo with the man of the moment, Santa Claus himself and take ho,ho,home a thank-you goodie-bag!


To make it even easier to fundraise, when you buy a ticket, a pre-generated online DSPCA sponsorship page will be created for you,

so don’t forget to easily share that link to your sponsorship page with friends, family, colleagues and classmates, to help raise as much vital funds as you can.


Please be a good human and help us to continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome all the animals that come into our care.

We need your help. We are asking for those who can’t.

Be sure to buy your tickets early as they it’s bound to be a sell out!


Full Event Details:

When? Saturday, December 9, and Sunday 10th December, 2023

Choose your start time of 11am, 1PM or 3PM

Where? The DSPCA Campus, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

More info about the Event:

  • Santa encourages everyone to wear a Christmas jumper!
  • Festive walking trail is 1.2km and is outdoors and suitable for children/buggies
  • Walk takes approx. 20-30mins
  • Yummy treats at the RUFF Café
  • If you would like to organise an extra Christmas family photo shoot, Photographer Shinu John will donate a % of proceeds to the DSPCA. Please contact Shinu directly HERE to book a time slot!

Can’t make it that weekend? You can still help us and have some festive fun with the DSPCA:

If you can’t make it to Rathfarnham that weekend, don’t miss out, you can still take on Santa’s challenge in your area, school, company, club! Find out more here