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

9 hours ago

Sweet Dina passed her cat test with flying colours. In fact the cats loved her and came over purring! We didn’t expect any less of this lovely girl who loves everybody and everything. Dina is a 5 year old Cocker Spaniel x Pointer. She came to us from Limerick Pound. Dina is easy going , gentle and loves her cuddles. She would like a family that will walk her, play ball with her and treat her like a treasured member of the family.Dina is good with other dogs. If you are interested in adopting Dina please fill out the attached ... See MoreSee Less
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9 hours ago

LAHINCHFound a black cockerpoo in lahinch, ballelery*** Finder was driving back to Dublin. Dog is now safety in Clare Dog Shelter*** ... See MoreSee Less
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LAHINCHHi I just passed a Bernese mountain dog out on the main road just outside Lahinch. It was by a bad bend on the road to Miltown. Barely saw it as it was in by the bend worried it’s got out of a house and might get hit road is very busy! ... See MoreSee Less
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No you’re not seeing things!! Another collie pup has been adopted ❤️Ace has gone home with his furever family Sherena and James. Thank ye for adopting a puppy from Clare Animal Welfare. #adoptdontshop ... 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.