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

3 hours ago

URGENT APPEAL FOR SNOWFLAKE!!!!!!!We are heartbroken for Snowflake 😢 her elderly owner passed away last week leaving her all by herself 😭 She is in a house on her own since then and unfortunately no family member can take on Snowflake as she has not lived with dogs or cats before and at the amazing age of 15 it would be too stressful for her. Snowflake needs a quiet retirement home, where she will be given space and time to adjust. She has just had a check up and is in great health and fully up to date on vaccines and is microchipped. We are APPEALING to anyone that could offer Snowflake a quiet foster/forever retirement home. She needs to be moved ASAP as the house she is in is unsafe and will be boarded up tomorrow. Please call or fill in pre adoption form if you can help. Snowflake deserves the best 💕 ... See MoreSee Less
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19 hours ago

UPDATE: OWNER FOUND BY MICROCHIPTULLA ROAD ENNISFound Gort na mBlathSafe with finder ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Sunday to all our supporters, two legged and four legged❤️ ... 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.