Clare Animal Welfare

Dog Rescue Charity

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


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

18 hours ago

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Goodnight and thank you from all the rescue fur babies ❤️ He looks a bit like Crash😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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19 hours ago

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These two cuties were recently trapped at Shannonside Building Supplies by Nuala and are in a foster home with Aoife and Rob. Rob has named this brother and sister Jones and Indiana😃. We would love them to get a home together. They are gorgeous, fluffy little tabby kittens and are only about two months old. They’re getting tamer and getting lots of TLC in their foster home.
If you would like to adopt Indiana and Jones please send us a message.
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20 hours ago

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Hello lovely peeps and every bodies. Crash the collie X here! You might have seen my photos here before and I didn’t think I would be up here again but I’m still looking for a new loving owner. I have a brilliant foster Mum called Fiona and I love her to bits but it’s not forever. I’m looking for a home with adults or maybe older teenagers. Kids are a bit scary! I like my walks and I’ll go as far as you like to go but I’m not high energy. I’m only a young boy of 18 months and if you pick me I promise to love you forever and unconditionally. Please don’t think I’m unfriendly when you meet me, I’m shy in the beginning but hugely lovable after just a little while. Please will you share my story to find me a home. Thanks a lot, love from Crash xxx
If you would like to adopt Crash please send us a message.
Home check and adoption fee applies.
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❤️❤️❤️THANK YOU❤️❤️❤️❤️
Today we would like to send a massive thank you to two CAW team members Stiofán Mac Gabhann and Christine Kiefer. To rear one litter of pups is no mean feat but to rear two at one time requires enormous dedication and time.
Words are not enough but we are truly grateful and appreciate so much everything you have done.
The puppies have all found loving homes in Co Clare, Limerick, Kerry, Galway, Dublin and Louth. Many thanks to the home checkers and of course the families who adopted.
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Some more photos of the piggies from yesterday. They are fascinating to watch. So clever and sociable. Daddy pig is having a visit from the vet today, fingers crossed Mammy is not in the family way again 🤞😦 ... 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.