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

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🐾❤️🐾 PUCA 🐾❤️🐾
Hello lovely peoples and everybodies. My name is Puca! My friends at CAW say it’s a very cute name for a very cute doggo! I thinks dems is trying to cheer me ups cos it’s not an easy thing to leaves your family. They dun the right ting though cos they were just too busy and working too hard and not much time left for walking Puka or playing with me😢 They didn’t gives me away cos I woz a bold boy or nuttin like that. I’ms a good boy most of the time😇. I’m woofly two years old and past the naughty puppy stage when I likes to eat the remote controls🤓.
I loves my food, I loves my walks, I loves chasing puddy tats😈. I loves kids and I had two 2 legged siblings, one was 8 and one was 13. Dems loved me too. I hadn’t any four legged siblings but I think I would like a doggy brother or sister. I hope my new family have lots of time and attention for me coz I didn’t like being left alls the time.
If you thinks you would like to adopt me please send the lads at CAW a message. Thanks for reading my story. Lots of love, Puca xoxo
P.S. Thank you Sheelagh for fostering me. I luvs you ❤️

Home check and adoption fee apply.
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12 hours ago

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This little poppet has been straying in Bunratty for some time and some local students started feeding her. However they are leaving the area shortly and poor Sadie will be out in the cold with no one to look after her. She is a friendly cat and was someone's pet at some stage, we previously posted her and no one came forward looking for her.
We would love to find this lovely cat a home of her home so she doesn't have to go begging for food any more and rely on the kindness of strangers.
If you are interested in an adult cat who needs a second chance please send us a message.
Home check and adoption fee apply.
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14 hours ago

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Three kittens were trapped over the weekend in Ennis town and spent their first night ever indoors last night. Bam Bam, Star and Josie are all in foster homes and once tamed will be going to their forever homes.
Hopefully their Mum will be trapped and neutered this week.
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It’s been a tough week for our bonded pair Sam and Phoebe. Due to no fault of their own they had to leave their family and find another home. Happily we have found a lovely foster home for them with a view to adoption down the road.
Thank you for the many offers we got for these gorgeous two as well as the messages of support🙏
More to follow in the future....
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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.