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...


Our latest social media posts

2 hours ago

SIENNA THE SLIPPER STEALER❤️Say hi to our gorgeous Sienna🤗This little pet came to CAW when the vets called us to say she had been left there by someone claiming to be minding her while their neighbour was away. She was brought into the vet as she was found in the shed extremely ill and at death's door. Sienna tested positive for the dreaded Parvo virus.Against the odds Sienna recovered after spending a few nights in the vet hospital and was never claimed. CAW covered the vet costs and Sienna went into a lovely foster home to recover. She also had bad skin probably from a poor diet and neglect but its very much improved. She's a super dog. A little scared of strange men and loud noises. Good with kids, loves company and cuddles. Takes her teddies to bed every night! Steals socks and slippers🙄. Barks at dogs on the lead but ignores them off the lead. Good in the car. Loves a good run. Loves kids but can nip when excited.Sienna is approx between two and three years of age. She is a Chihuahua X (has lovely fluffy ears😀)We are looking for a home where she won't be left alone too much, with kids over five who will respect the boundaries and where she will be at the heart of the family.Home check and adoption fee apply. ... See MoreSee Less
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Sonny ❤️Sonny is a gorgeous 4 year old setter who has found himself without a home through no fault of his own. Sonny loves people and cuddles. Once exercised properly, Sonny will happily laze around and is a real couch potato. He'd love nothing more than to cuddle beside you on the couch. Due to his breed, Sonny likes to run and can be strong on the lead. He does suffer with arthritis in his leg so his new family will have to manage his exercise very carefully so as not to exasperate his arthritis. We think a rural home would be best or a home with access to a rural setting as Sonny will need a secure safe place to run. Although Sonny loves people, he is wary of other dogs. However, he is in foster home with some doggy siblings. We feel he could be re-homed with other calm considerate dog(s) but introductions done carefully and Sonny given space to adjust. Sonny is also house trained and fine with cats. If you think you can offer gorgeous Sonny his forever home, please get in touch. Home check and adoption fee apply. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 hours ago

RUANHi i am missing a black and white cat in the Ruan area and i was wondering if you would post a pic of him please his name is Oreo. ... See MoreSee Less
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8 hours ago

MISSING Missing from the quilty area, goes by the name sandie.Please reshare 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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SIXMILEBRIDGEMissing since yesterday. ... 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.