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

15 hours ago

Hi, I'm Willow! Aren't I the cutest little dote ya ever saw? My family had no garden for me to play in, so the nice people at CAW took me in. I just love the garden at my fosterers house! I get to play as much as I want, and I love my ball especially! Id love a quiet home, maybe with another doggy to help me gain confidence. I'm a bit shy and nervous see? I love my cuddles and belly rubs and promise to give you loadsa kisses! Mwah! xxxxWillow is a Jack Russell/Pomeranian cross. A tiny girl of 3.5 kg. She's 17 months old and hasn't been out in the world much so is happiest at home in the garden. She will benefit from a calm and patient home. She is very reluctant to get in the car or go on walks in busy places. She is bucketloads of fun and loves to play. She will fetch the ball for you all day long.Can you give her a forever home?Homecheck and adoption fees apply. ... See MoreSee Less
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"Fintan is the most lovable character full of charm and fun. Despite what he had been through, he has never left anything phase him. He needs to be with a mature family. No children, definitely no cats. He gets on great with a playful big dog. He loves car journeys and needs someone to be home full-time. Fintan needs outdoor space where he can do his zoomies and with easy access as he loves being outside the whole time. He also needs a place to be well fenced off and secure for him. He is starting to give lickies, which is so cute, and loves to cuddle up in bed." ... 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.