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 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

48 minutes ago

THANK YOU FROM CHARLIEHello youse all lovely people! Remember me? I'm Charlie, the bestest little fella at not getting caught😊 I woz in the woods with my sista Caoimhe for a week before dey nabbed me. Oh boy, oh boy was I hungry.Now I'm in foster with Auntie Sheelagh. I woz so scared of her but she tooks me on lots of nice walks and shows me to to pees and poos outside. She never gives out to me even when I have little accidents.I bin already to the doggy doctor and he gives me a jab😭. The lads in CAW said I had to say a massive thank you to a lovely lady who paid the vet bill for me and Caoimhe. She wantz to stay anonimouse.If you would like to adopt me will youse please send the ladz a message. I'm almost 5 monthz old and Im a Springer Spaniel with a bit of sometin else, maybe a Cavalier King Charles.Ya have to pay an adoption fee and ya have to have a home check.Thanks a trillion million.Lotsa loveCharlie xoxoxo ... See MoreSee Less
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GOOD NEWS👏👏Sue the Dalmatian X puppy was recently adopted and is enjoying city life in Limerick with Owen and Dervilla.Lots of new adventures await Sue in her new life😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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8 hours ago

GOOD NEWS👏👏Jingles (now Benson) has been adopted!This mischievous little terrier is gone to a lovely home with Helena and Larry. Poor Jingles was found tied to a gate and abandoned in West Clare. Now he has a second chance of happiness. Have a lovely life Benson, you truly deserve it😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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23 hours ago

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION❤️Ollie is a five month old male kitten who showed up in a garden in Kilfenora. The kind people were feeding her but their dog didnt like him and they worried for his safety. Ollie is a very sweet and friendly older kitten who will make a great family pet. He is in foster with dogs, cats and kids and seems to be fine with all of them.Teddy is a female cat approx 1 year old. She came to CAW when her elderly owner has to leave his house to live with relatives. She is initially shy but quickly warms to humans. It's been a tough time for Teddy leaving her colony and her home. We would love to find her a loving family.If you are interested in adopting Ollie or Teddy please fill out the attached form.Home check and adoption fee ... See MoreSee Less
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RIP LORD ALFREDAlfred had a cardiac arrest during his operation this morning and passed away despite the best efforts of the veterinary team to save him.Darling Alfred, like so many lurchers you were failed so badly in this life.Our hearts are broken by your loss💔 ... 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.