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

6 hours ago

QUINWent missing from Maigh Dara, Quin. Unfamiliar with the area. Owner very worried . ... See MoreSee Less
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6 hours ago

SALLY 💕Two year old Sally is a stunning German Shepherd. This lovely girl is sadly being surrendered by the family that rescued her. They found her straying in Limerick city and when the Pound couldn’t find her owners they took her to live with them. Unfortunately Sally hates cats and her owners have nine! In all other respects she has been fantastic but training hasn’t helped with the cats and they have made the very difficult decision to find her a new home.Sally is great with other dogs and submissive when she meets them first. She goes to doggy day care and gets on great. Sally is living with teenagers and is very good with people in general. She loves her walks, is good in the car and great at the vets. Sally wants to please and is a clever girl.If you are interested in adopting Sally please fill in the attached formWe are looking for a home in ... See MoreSee Less
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8 hours ago

BESS 💔💔Beautiful Bess came to us today from the Pound. Sadly, she ended up the Pound after her owner passed away. She’s doing okay considering all the upset she has been though in the past while. She must have been much loved and well minded as she is very fond of people and very good with other dogs. Just an all round great girl.We would like to get Bess out of kennels as soon as we can and into a loving family. She’s had enough sadness in her life and it’s time for her to have a second chance of happiness.If you are interested in adopting Bess please follow in the attached form:Bess is a four year old hairy lurcher. She is not cat ... See MoreSee Less
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Maryellen and family had a bittersweet celebration today to mark Betty Boo’s adoption a year ago. Sadly it also marks the one year anniversary of Betty Boo’s previous owner Mary. RIP Mary. Thank you Maryellen for adopting Betty Boo and for all the fostering you have done for CAW♥️ ... See MoreSee Less
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GOOD NEWS!Louis has been adopted👏👏 He is gone to his new home in Cork but he still wearing the saffron and blue😃 Many thanks to Lisa and Sasha for adopting a second dog from CAW🙏 ... 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.