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We make
wonderful pets!

Welcome to PAWS

PAWS Animal Rescue is a wholly Irish Charity (CHY12312) established in 1997. We are dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned animals, primarily dogs from high-kill pounds and owners who can no longer care for them.

By working with our committed employees, volunteers, local Veterinary surgeons and overseas adoption groups we are able to rescue hundreds of animals every year, provide them with loving temporary care, and find them well-matched, carefully screened forever homes.

We also serve as a resource to the public by providing education and information on responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, microchipping and Veterinary care.

With approximately 90 dogs in our care at any one time we rely heavily on the generosity of the public to fund and continue our work.
Please help us to help those that cannot help themselves.

Latest News

Tickets now available for the PAWS ball 2016

6th August 2016

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for the 2016 PAWS ball fundraiser.  The ball will once again be held at the elegant Hotel Kilkenny, on the […]

‘Run for your Lives’ for PAWS

4th August 2016

In order to help tackle our massive vet bill, two members of our team (Ramsy and Suzy) have bravely signed up for ‘Run for your Lives’.  A nightmarish event which […]

Announcing the new PAWS’ 2017 Calendars!

28th July 2016

It’s that time of year again, folks, where we announce our annual spanking new, fresh off the print calendars for 2017. Our PAWS calendars are always a much-anticipated ‘must-have’ among […]

How to avoid a puppy farm – Article inspired by Jasmine the Shih-tzu

25th July 2016

When you hear the term ‘puppy farm’ your mind automatically conjures up an image of a sunny, farm-land filled with bouncy puppies roaming around.  Sadly, this image couldn’t be further […]

Meet Our Special Long-term PAWS dogs

6th July 2016

Last year, some of our long term dogs that had been in our shelter at PAWS for over a year or more found their way into someone’s heart and had […]