The Home keeps pygmy goats, chickens, ducks and has one of the biggest aquariums in the county. Pet therapy dogs visit the centre every week. Animal Madness bring more exotic animals into the Home during the summer, such as iguanas, eagles and even snakes!!
The Áras was one of the first nursing homes in Ireland to have realised the benefits of pet therapy on physical and mental health. We have also introduced plant therapy: each resident is encouraged to pot a plant which they then tend to and nurture.