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

8 hours ago

Too many greedy breeders selling pups that should still be with their Mum. Great article.If you don't want to be complicit in the illegal puppy trafficking and the animal cruelty associated with it, you should watch closely. This puppy is definitely younger than 8 weeks and should never have been separated from his mom. At the age of 8 weeks all!!! milk teeth are already available. Neither the middle incisors nor the molars broke through here. Age should be 4-6 weeks. This puppy needs his mom and his siblings to develop proper social behavior. Please keep your hands off puppies like this. Additionally, this puppy was screaming in his carrying basket the whole time as he was missing physical contact, another indication of the very young age. ... See MoreSee Less
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10 hours ago

Update Owner Found!This little cutie was found in lisdoonvarna this evening. Are you missing a pet ferret? For now it's safe and warm with the finder. Proof of ownership will be required. ... See MoreSee Less
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11 hours ago

One of our foster pawrents Colin had a new work colleague, Abbey the CAW foster kitten to contend with on his Zoom call this morning🤣. The joys of working from home 🐱🐾 🐱 🖊 ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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PLEASE SHARE to get this lovely cat back home. She travelled from Abbey Street car park to Shanaway Road, Ennis yesterday in a car engine but very possibly arrived to Abbey Street in a car from another location. She was recently spayed and has a big bald patch on her side where the op was done (yes the vets will be contacted)Many thanks to Cathal Sherlock for getting her safely out of the engine.Now safe in foster with CAW ... See MoreSee Less
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CIARAN Small little rooster looking for a good home. He is in north Clare.Please send us a PM if you are interested in giving this little feller a chance ... 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.