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

9 hours ago

GortThis beautiful cat has been found straying in Gort. Appears to be lost. Please contact us if you have any info. ... See MoreSee Less
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14 hours ago

BEN🐾Sad to say it’s a story we hear too often. Ben’s owner has fallen on hard times and lost his accomodation. Some kind people took Ben in but Ben needs to find a new home. He was used to living inside but is outside now which isn’t ideal especially for an elderly gentleman like him.Ben is a ten year old Dogue de Bordeaux. He is placid and friendly. He has been fine with the minders dog while out walking just a little curious about her. Ben lived with a single male owner in an apartment for most of his life. We are looking for a family with older kids or no kids, with or without another dog. Someone kind who will adopt an older dog and give them a good life🙏Due to complicated health issues the owner is not and will not in the foreseeable future be in a position to care for Ben again. He has agreed that Ben should be put up for adoption and trusts us to get him a loving home. If you are interested in meeting Ben please fill out the attached ... See MoreSee Less
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Frodo has been adopted to a fantastic family in County Clare. Huge thank you to his foster parents who showed Frodo what a nice and comfortable life can be for the first time and what it is like be loved. Frodo will now have all the comforts of life snuggling up with his new family. #onedogatatime, #adoptdontshop,#fosteringdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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Cat found in Cahercalla area of Ennis. Please dm if you recognise her. ... 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.