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Welcome to PAWS

PAWS Animal Rescue is a wholly Irish Charity (CHY12312) (CRA 20035754) 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

National Black Dog Day – October 1st

8th October 2018

“What is so special about October 1st?” I hear you ask. Over recent years, the 1st of October has marked more than just the changing of the seasons and the […]

Our New 2019 Calendar and annual Christmas Cards

8th October 2018

We are proud to launch this year’s set of PAWS Christmas cards for the festive season and our new hot off the oress 2019 calendar featuring a PAWS dog for […]

Hardest to rehome – Bru

24th June 2018

Meet one of our hardest to rehome dogs, Bru! Our lovely Bru, arrived in PAWS quite young and has grown up knowing mostly just kennel life.  Being a bull-breed, Bru […]

Hardest to rehome – Topper

24th June 2018

Meet our lovely long term boy, Topper. This brindle lurcher boy has recently had his two year anniversary with PAWS.  Topper is a handsome dark brindle boy who deserves a […]

Today the world of Animal Welfare lost a Founding Mother written by Gina Hetherington

13th May 2018

Today, the world lost one of the most amazing human beings ever created. The world and more importantly, the world of Animal Welfare in Ireland lost a founding Mother . […]