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

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MISSING!!!Jake and Spot are both missing from their home in Grey rock near Slieve Elva since lunch time today. They are elderly dogs and their owners are extremely worried. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hello, I was wondering if you could post this? My dog Obi went missing in the woods in Cappantymore/Windy Gap, Meelick yesterday evening, 10th May. He has his poke a dot colour on him with a harness. I would greatly appreciate it if you shared his photo. ... See MoreSee Less
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UPDATE: A volunteer was in the area and no sign of the JRT now.Reports of a Jack Russell Terrier running in traffic on the Clon Road between the Station Rd roundabout and Shannonside if anyone is in the area, please secure him. ... See MoreSee Less
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GONZO❤️Say hi to our newest arrival Gonzo!This gorgeous boy has come to us from Galway as his family were no longer in a position to care for him. Gonzo is great with other dogs and cats. He's still only a baby of a year old but a big baby so small kids or elderly people wouldn't be suitable for him. We are looking for a family who are familiar with the rottie breed and who will continue his training using kind methods only.Home check and adoption fee apply. ... See MoreSee Less
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Message from a past adopter:About a year ago we adopted little Freya from CAW. She's turned into beautiful 1yr old dog with a wonderful temperament for our busy family home. Thank you CAW for everything you do! ... 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.