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

Sun, Moon and Star are three gorgeous little boy collie pups looking for happy homes. They are just about 10 weeks old now and are ready to go to new families.
These little bundles of mischief are typical of their breed. Highly intelligent, full of energy and very affectionate.
As these guys are only babies someone will need to be home most of the day. They will need a fair amount of physical and mental stimulation as they grow so we are looking for fairly active families.
If you would like to adopt Sun, Moon or Star please send us a message.
Home check and adoption fee apply.
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12 hours ago

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Gorgeous Rufus is 10 weeks in his new home now and doesn’t he look handsome! His new Mom Tina tells us he is much less scared of every day things than he used to be. We are so proud of Rufus who was really struggling. Before he went to Tina’s he wouldn’t even leave the house due to fear and would watch the world from the window. Now he is out and about all the time and loves meeting new people.
This truly is happy ever after❤️🐾❤️
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12 hours ago

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VOLUNTEER NEEDED. We are looking for someone to spend time with one of our rescue dogs, Bruno. Mostly playing, giving cuddles, socialisation and some training. Must be very comfortable around big dogs. Feakle/ Tulla area. ... See MoreSee Less

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15 hours ago

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Bella has been reserved. This little scamp was given up because she got too big😢 At only four months old she was already outcasted to the back yard. Well Bella has caught the eye of one loving local family and isn’t moving too far away. We can’t wait to see updates when she goes to her new home👍👍
More to follow soon....🥰
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18 hours ago

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This little kitten wandered into someone’s garden yesterday in the Quin area. Thank you Sinéad for minding her and bringing her to the vet.
Ally is now in the care of CAW and the news is not good. She has cat flu and nasty diarrhoea so they are keeping her in. Poor Ally, you didn’t ask to be brought into a world that is so cruel to cats. If you get better we promise to find you a loving home😢🐾😢
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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.