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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These two little ones are in for neutering today. Getting nice and tame in their foster home❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful Blondie came to CAW after she started roaming. She was an outside dog and would take off roaming with the neighbours dog. It was an accident waiting to happen and Blondie is now looking for a new family.
We are looking for an inside home for Blondie and would love to find her a family with kids who love dogs. She adores children and the antics they get up to. She also likes other dogs but can be go to a home as an only dog. Blondie is in foster with cats without any issues.
She is almost three years old and a Golden Retriever X.
If you are interested in adopting Blondie please send us a message. We are looking for a home on the island of Ireland.
Home check and adoption fee apply.
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Precious little Kali went to a new home only a few short weeks ago. From the beginning she wasn't quite right. Her little head had a tilt but she was a happy go lucky little kitten and we were all hopeful it would improve.
Kali was found straying in Ennistymon and rescued by a kind local person. She found a wonderful forever home in Thurles with Jackie and her gang where she was adored and cherished. Jackie changed her name from Daisy to Kali💖
Unfortunately Kali brain damage and only survived 36 days before she was lovingly put to sleep this evening.
Thank you Jackie for giving Kali the best of everything for her final weeks.
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2 months ago

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The poor lurcher who was killed on the motorway was picked up by one of our volunteers this morning. He is wearing a black collar, is white, brown and back and an entire male. He does not have a microchip. RIP poor boy who died and has not been claimed.
Thanks to Dawn Greene who gave him the dignity he never had in life.
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2 months ago

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Our lovable rogue Bruno is back from his holidays! Bruno went to another rescue for a while to see if they would find a suitable home but Bruno didn’t take to kennel life so came back into foster with CAW.
This big buster is a five year old Rottie X Husky. He’s surprisingly low key for the breed. He’s a big boy for sure, some might even call him a bull in a china shop😍. It’s just that he missed learning a few manners when he was on a chain for four years. He is eager to learn but his ideal family would be well used to large breeds, have a knowledge of positive training methods and preferably live in a rural area with an enclosed garden.
Bruno is okay with other big dogs but he prefers humans to dogs. He’s not great with cats. As he is so big he can’t go to a family with small kids or elderly people both of whom might get knocked over.
If you are interested in adopting this beautiful boy please send us a message.
Home check and adoption fee apply.
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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.