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

22 hours ago

LAHINCHhi, One of our young cats has gone missing. School Road area, Lahinch. She has a very fluffy tail and she's a little shy of strangers. (Cat on the RHS of photo) ... See MoreSee Less
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Still looking for a home😢GRACEOh Grace! What a sweet little pupper! Who tossed you out on the road with no concern for your safety😢 Four year old Grace came to us from the Pound. She’s a total dote of a little girl and doing great in foster. She is with another dog and loves the companionship. Also in foster with a cat and is a bit scared of her so gives her a wide berth. Not in foster with kids, there’s a teenager in the house but we don’t see an issue with kids as long as they are gentle because a Grace is a gentle little dog.We would ideally like a home with another dog where she wouldn’t be alone without her humans too much during the day. If you are interested in adopting this lovely mixed terrier please fill out the attached form. More photos and video in comments. ... See MoreSee Less
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Bestest boys, foster dogs Harold and Vito enjoyed cooling off in the pond today♥️ #rescuedogs ... See MoreSee Less
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FARM CATS LOOKING FOR A HOMENeutered young adults. Please DM if you can offer these cats regular food and shelter. ... See MoreSee Less
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Bestest boys, foster dogs Harold and Vito enjoyed the sunshine today. These two are great friends ♥️ ... 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.