Clare Animal Welfare

Dog Rescue Charity

Finding new homes full of love for neglected, abused and abandoned animals

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Clare Animal Welfare operates thanks to the kindness of people just like you. Please consider visiting our donation store


Clare Animal Welfare is a non-profit, charity organisation registered in Ireland.

We actively search for permanent, quality homes for our animals through advertisements in local newspapers, veterinary clinics, pet shops, and special events that provide exposure.

We actively support, encourage and promote neutering of pet dogs as an ethical solution to the over-population and killing of dogs in Ireland. We also wish to improve the welfare of dogs through general education of the public and through education programmes for children.

The CAW website and Facebook page provide current, up-to-date information about all of our dogs and our work.

Our Mission

Clare Animal Welfare's ultimate goal is for all dogs to have permanent, loving homes.

We wish to help create a world where no healthy, good-natured dogs are killed merely because they are considered to be surplus to requirement.





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All available animals for fostering and adoption are visible here on our website as it is constantly updated. Take a moment and your new best friend might just catch your eye...


Our latest social media posts

7 hours ago

BUNRATTYHi a little Jack Russell has been found wandering around bunratty folk park he will be kept safely until somebody claims him with proof of ownership but can you put it on your Facebook page please ... See MoreSee Less
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9 hours ago

REX ♥️Seven year old Rex came to CAW after his family sadly became homeless. Rex was a much loved pet and he’s a super little dog. Rex is used to small children and cats. He hasn’t lived with another dog but is friendly towards dogs he meets on walks.Rex is a JRT x Border Terrier. He is doing great in foster and can be left alone for a few hours at a time without any issues. Rex is house trained. He’s loves to be played with so he’s not for someone who wants an independent dog. If you are interested in meeting Rex please fill in the attached form. Rex is microchip, vaccinated and fee is €200) ... See MoreSee Less
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13 hours ago

Lilly the Lurcher was adopted last month and has begun to feel very settled with her fantastic new family. She now know’s her name and has begun some recall training! Thank you Dylan and family for rescuing a CAW dog! She looks so graceful and relaxed. ... See MoreSee Less
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RuanJack Russell with blue harness appears to be lost around the scouts centre near Ballygriffy Woods. Hanging around there but won’t approach people. ... See MoreSee Less
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Donations are so imperative to us at Clare Animal Welfare as we are a non-profit, charity organisation.

We can only help animals as long as we receive donations. We appreciate each and every person or business who has donated to our cause so far.

You have helped abandoned, sometimes abused animals to get re-homed into homes full of love and care.

Every and any donation or sponsorship is welcome. Simply donate here or contact us.