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...


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Jasper has gone on trial to his new home❤️. This six year old boy came to CAW with his brother after he was brought to the vets to be put to sleep. CAW was asked to give the two boys a second chance and we were happy to help. Both of them were very stressed in the beginning and confused by the change in their circumstances. However, after a lot of TLC from their fosterers they soon came around and showed their affectionate and loving natures.
Max went to his home some weeks ago and after patiently waiting it seems Jasper has found his furever family.
Thanks so much Gearoid Devanny Band, Hazel, Jack and Eoghan for giving this lovely boy a home🥰
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Update: We have a foster home and Shane will come out of the Pound tomorrow👏👏
This elderly gentleman was found straying and is currently in the Pound serving his five days. We would love to get him out and into a foster home. Right now we don’t have a space and so we are making an appeal. Do you have space in your heart and in your home for Shane while he needs it? If he is not claimed, we will prepare him for adoption.
Shane was a pet at some stage. He is very friendly and has lovely manners❤️ Shane is quite elderly and not in good shape. He deserves a comfortable bed and a warm home. Please message if you can help.
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Hi folks... Paddy here! Look at me in the Clare Champion😍. I’m famous like I was always meant to be. You can tell I have a big personality in a small package! I’m trying to stay upbeat but I’ve been with CAW more than six months now, longer that any other doggie. I see them all get homes while I’m still waiting😪
Here is my story from the Clare Champion.

“Sometimes a dog comes along who's a tough nut to crack! A stubborn, sassy, attention seeking grump of a dog with an Napoleon complex. Paddy is that dog!

A gorgeous terrier crossed with a Chihuahua, Paddy came to Clare Animal Welfare when he decided he didn’t like his human sister and let everyone know that he wasn’t getting the attention he felt he deserved. Thought to originate in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, pure bred chihuahuas are full of personality, eager to please, excellent guard dogs and energy to burn. Because he’s crossed with a terrier Paddy is bigger than your average Chihuahua but retains all the breed's big dog attitude.
A loyal, quirky and sometimes comical chap, Paddy is Australian by birth and emigrated to Ireland with his family in 2016. Missing the Aussie sun, Paddy hates the cold and likes to snuggle into the couch or under a blanket for warmth.

Full of energy, Paddy craves attention, training and lots of exercise. He takes his own sweet time getting to know people and finds it hard to trust people but when he does he is incredibly affectionate.
According to Ilse Sass, his current foster mum, Paddy is his own man. ‘He walks very well with a harness and absolutely loves the car. In fact, he loves the car so much he barks when you stop. He also gets jealous when you give attention to other dogs and starts pulling faces'

According to Ilse, Paddy is not a lover of cats. In fact, he’s not a lover of any type of wildlife either so whoever is lucky enough to adopt Paddy will have to make sure he has a secure garden to play in and be careful when out on walks.
Paddy will do well in a home with teenagers or adults only and someone who is prepared to forgive him his foibles he has been vaccinated, neutered and microchipped so is already to go to his forever home. Clare Animal Welfare are accepting applications now for wonderful little guy and will homecheck all applicants to make sure everyone is happy!”
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Lovely Jasper enjoying a lazy Sunday with his foster greyhound siblings Rowan and Sadbh❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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This gorgeous girl has just arrived in to our care. She is GSD x Husky and is approx one year old. Not only is she gorgeous, she has a fabulous temperament. Daisy needs to be spayed, get all her jabs and be further assessed before we find her perfect home🤗
She was surrendered because her owners had no time for her and apparently she wasn’t even getting fed at times.
Thank you Carol and family for fostering this furbaby🥰
Welcome Daisy to the CAW family!
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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.