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...


Our latest social media posts

The Fast & Furious Trio Diesel, Dwayne & Kirby have all being adopted. All 3 came into our care with bad cat flu but thankfully they all recovered from it. The Trio all have new names Moon, Paidi & Heimdall and are enjoying life in their new homes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Marmalade has been adopted!
This lovely little cat has found his furever home with Stella, Finian and Maeve. He is much loved already❤️
Marmalade is now called Tíogair.
Thank you for adopting from Clare Animal Welfare🙏
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Report of a mother cat and 3 kittens in a garden in Bunratty. Is anyone missing their cats in this area? ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi every peeps and persons out there. I’m Lovely. I really am Lovely. Dats my name and doesn’t it suit me down to tip of my tail😊
I’m not just lovely, I’m a clever clogs as well. I’m only four years old and I was found as a stray and no Mam or Dad came to gets me. Things weren’t good where evers I came from and I’ve heard some hoomans say I’ve the scars to prove it. Mental scars really. Nobody is allowed put a lead on me. No ones at all. I won’t allows it. Something bad happened to me with a leash. I don’t likes anyone touching me near my back end either. Don’ts get me wrong, I love my cuddles and all. I’m super loyal and have very good recall but because I have my fears of the lead I’m going to need a nice big secure garden. I would love new pawrents who believe in positive dog training. I don’t need a firm hand, it was firm in the past and it wasn’t nice. Will you gives me a second chance? I just want to be like other doggies, happy and loved. Please drop the lads at CAW a message if you have room in your heart for a sad little boy like me.

Home check and adoption fee apply.
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Two year old Molly came into the care of CAW today. This sweet, gentle girl was hit by a car and has a nasty broken leg. After x-rays she was rushed to an orthopaedic surgeon in Limerick for an operation to pin her leg.
She is safe in foster tonight and will need a lot of crate rest over the next few weeks. She has a long journey ahead but we will be there with her all the way.
Huge thanks to Patricia who did all the transport today as well as all the other Trojan work she does for CAW. We couldn’t do what we do without you🙏
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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.