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 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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ARCHIE❤️AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTIONHelloooo lovely peeps! Best news eva👏👏. After ages in foster I am ready to find me a home😁I was found in a ditch in Limerick with a broken leg. I musta got hid by a car. I was only a puppy at the time and didn't know nuttin about danger. I had a big operation and then I had to stay in a crate, that was very hard for me. The op was super expensive but the lads at CAW say I'm worth it! Then I got an infection in me leg so I had to take medicine😓.Now I'm all better! I love to play, I am in foster with two kids. They are 8 and 10 and they are brill. We have great fun so we do☺️. I likes dogs, especially playing with them. Sometimes I barks at thems on the lead cos I want to play an I amn't allowed.After my walk I go for a big sleep. I love to sleep, foster Mammy says I'm a bit lazy😅. I loves to sit on her knee, even though I'm a big boy now. I don't like being left by myself but I am very good at night time and I sleeps by myself downstairs.I don't like cats, it's great fun chasing them though😉If you would like gorgeous moi in your life please send the lads at CAW a message, please, please, pretty please. I really need a home🤞🤞👍👍🙏🙏. Thank youse and lots of luv from Archie xoxoxoArchie is a one year old lurcher. He has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Archie can still do some puppy nipping so we are looking for a family with no small kids and no cats. He doesn't like to be left alone too long at the moment so would suit someone who works from home or doesn't work. He can be strong on the lead when he gets distracted but is generally good on the lead. He adores cuddles and is a velcro dog, likes lots of attention.If you are interested in adopting Archie please send us a message.Home check and adoption fee apply ... See MoreSee Less
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UPDATE ON LASSLovely Lass was back at Rockhall Vets today getting her broken legs checked.After a successful surgery on Monday where her fractures of the radius and ulna of the left forelimb were repaired with a locking plate in the radius and a pin in the ulna. The growth plate fracture of the radius/ulna in the distal right forelimb was repaired with two crossed K-wires.Lass has another 6 weeks of recovery ahead. She's an absolute sweetheart and has a fabulous temperament. Many, many thanks to all who donated towards her vet bills. More to follow on Lass... ... See MoreSee Less
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WOODY💕Woody is still in search of his forever home 😥One year old Woody is a super little JRT, full of beans, always ready for the next adventure and game, loves other dogs and pretty good with cats.Woody loves a busy house, the chaos that happens when a bunch of kids get together and his favorite thing in the world is to play fetch. He is full of personality and character, just loves life and his joy of life is contagious!This little pet had an awful start in life but he has left all that behind him and doesn't hold any grudges. He adores people and gives a great welcome home! At the same time he's pretty independent and will happily play with his toys and amuse himself. He will happily wrestle with bigger dogs and then when he eventually crashes out there's no waking him🥰In excitement Woody can nip for attention, there's no badness in it but probably wouldn't suit small kids so we are looking for a family with kids over seven who are dog savvy.Woody will make a great pet for an active family who might have another dog who likes to play. He would be too much for an old placid dog. He is in foster with cats.If you are interested in adopting this wonderful little dog please send us a message.Home check and adoption fee apply. ... See MoreSee Less
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***ADMIN POSITIONS AVAILABLE***We are looking for volunteers to join our small but dedicated team. If you welcome a challenge in return for huge personal satisfaction and are very interested in animal welfare this might be for you. Animal welfare is not all about going out rescuing animals. There is a lot of work to be done in the background to ensure a smooth operation and reduce the burden on those working in the field. Volunteers who wish to go out into the field are also welcome. This work includes picking up stray dogs, trapping feral cats, capturing sick and injured animals. Volunteering requires commitment and there is no denying the fact that it will take up a considerable amount of your time, a minimum of 10 hours a week. So ideally you are retired or looking for a new hobby.Maybe you have organisational skills and can work on a computer or are just good at getting things done. Admin tasks will include reviewing and sorting through applications, conducting and writing up home checks, updating files on the animals in our care, responding to queries online from the public and many other admin duties. Since it takes time getting to know how we work and training is involved we are looking for someone who can commit long term.Please send a PM if you are interested. ... 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.