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

34 minutes ago

BONNIE 💗Sweet little Bonnie came to CAW when her family couldn’t find rental accomodation that would take dogs. She’s a two year old Shitzu x Maltese and is only a tiny wee scut who doesn’t shed🥰Bonnie is a low energy pupper, loves cuddling and loves playing with the other dogs in her foster home. She enjoys her walks and trips in the car. She doesn’t like being left alone even with the company of other dogs. A bit of a Velcro dog😊Bonnie is on foster with cats and she mostly ignores them but sometimes she barks a lot at them. It’s getting better but she’s not perfect. She was an outside dog before she came to CAW so house training is on going. Again not perfect but she’s getting there. We are looking for a home where someone is home most of the time, preferably with another playful dog and kids over seven or no kids.Bonnie is microchipped, vaccinated and neutered. If you are interested in adopting this little dog please fill out the attached ... See MoreSee Less
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53 minutes ago

GOOD NEWS!Rex has been adopted!Sweet Rex has a second chance of happiness with Aisling and her gang♥️Many thanks to Rex’s fosterer Luciana🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 hours ago

Smokey 😻Dear little Smokey is looking for a special home that can really nurture him. He’s had a tough time as he was born with weak leg joints and has struggled to learn to walk. He has improved in the last couple of weeks and is looking for an indoor home where he can be protected from the risk of cars etc. please send us a DM if you think you can offer this little guy the loving home he needs. ... See MoreSee Less
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MILTOWNSMALL KITTEN ON ROADNear Hillary’s Pub and the Bake house.Anyone in area able to take it in off the road?🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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GOOD NEWS!Conor has been adopted and is gone home to Tipperary with Teresa and her grandchildren. ... 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.