Keeping People & Pets Together

Northern Ireland’s charity for the terminally ill, cancer patients, older people living with disability, and their pets.

The Story of Rosie’s Trust

A little bit about us


Rosie’s Trust is a unique Northern Ireland charity formed in January 2015 to support people who are terminally ill, older with disability, those who are undergoing cancer treatment and their companion pets. We help and support in all aspects of pet care so the owner and the pet can stay together.

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Terminally Ill

Support Older People living with Disability

Older People living with Disability

Support Cancer Patients

Cancer Patients

The bond between a human and their companion pet can be extremely strong and many pets provide companionship, security and emotional comfort. So what happens when that relationship is threatened by the impact of the human’s ill health?

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, disability or terminal illness your whole world changes, there is so much to worry about, so much to face and the one thing you need is your companion pet – but often people who are in this position struggle to provide the care they know their pet needs and worry about the future safety and happiness of their beloved companion. 

At Rosie’s Trust we understand this bond, we understand our canine & feline companions and with the help of our trained volunteers we aim to support the relationship as long as we are needed to reduce the stress felt by the human and the pet as much as possible. 

RT Volunteers are there for the daily visits 

RT Fosterers are there to look after the animal when a beneficiary need to go into hospital or hospice care 

And if our beneficiaries wish on their death Rosie’s Trust will ensure their beloved pet finds a wonderful forever home. 

Yes, it’s sad to talk about these things but knowing their pets are cared for now and in the future is a massive relief for so many of our human beneficiaries. 

To talk to us about the work we do at Rosie’s Trust, please get in touch – we’d love to tell you more.

Bronagh O’Neill
Founder of Rosie’s Trust

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Ways to Support

our charity in your day to day life

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In Memory Of

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Your Will

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About Us


At Rosie’s Trust our mission is to preserve and protect the special relationship between people and their companion pets. We will do this when that relationship is at risk due to the person receiving a terminal diagnosis, when an older person is living with a disability, or when someone is being treated for cancer.

Our Registered Office

2 Queen's Parade, Bangor
Northern Ireland, BT20 3BJ

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