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

11 hours ago

ENNISA kitten was found in Ennis, in the Hawthorns. Very friendly. If you or anyone you know is searching please reach out. ... See MoreSee Less
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12 hours ago

STUFFIN ❤️🐶 Stuffin is a very sweet and typical lurcher pup who loves everyone and alternates between snoozing and energetic playing. He is all legs and will be quite tall. He loves his crate and generally sleeps in there all night until 8am 😴 Currently Stuffin does some nipping when excited and playing so would be unsuitable around small children. His foster family are gently working with him on this. He is still too young to be neutered but Stuffin would best suit a family with lots of energy who can give him the exercise and stimulation he needs. He absolutely would love another dog preferably another playful, energetic dog to help wear off his energy.If you could give this stunning boy the home he deserves please submit an adoption form here: ... See MoreSee Less
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15 hours ago

LOLLIPOPS😍Lovely Lollipops is a two year old boy. He is a fabulous colour and has beautiful markings. Lollipops is very friendly and placid, he gets on well with other cats and will make a great pet. He is neutered and vaccinated.Lollipops has not had an easy life up to now and would love a loving home with a nice family. If you are interested in adopting lovely Lollipops please fill out the attached check and adoption fee apply ... See MoreSee Less
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18 hours ago

GOOD NEWS👏👏A second cat reunited. Fanta was missing from N on F for a month and was found in Clarecastle. He was in foster and about to be put up for adoption when his owners saw our appeal.He is gone home now and his family are delighted to have him back😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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**FOSTER HOME REQUIRED ASAP**We urgently need a Foster home for this Mama and daughter. Thelma and Louise were found straying. No microchip, no collar, no identification. Shockingly one in heat. Two little dogs uncared for and unloved. They are craving human attention and security. We need your help🙏 CAW is bursting at the seams😢If you live in Co Clare or within shouting distance, no cats or small furries and no unneutered males, please send us a message. Secure garden essential. We urgently need your help. Thelma and Louise are homeless as of 9am Monday morning😭Please share🙏🙏🙏Home check applies. ... 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.