If you are considering rescuing a dog, rather than purchasing from a breeder, below is a list of Rescues in Dublin that have 100’s of dogs and cats looking for loving homes.
Each has their own process for adoption and so it’s important to contact them directly and find out what their adoption process is and if you are suitable candidate to rescue a cat or dog.
Rescues in Dublin To Adopt A Dog Or Cat
#1. Cara Rescue Dogs
Since opening Cara Rescue Dogs has re-homed over 1,000 dogs. At any one time they have an average of 60 dogs and puppies in their care.
Their operation is in the Laois, but their fostering network is throughout most of Leinster including the Dublin area.
For more details visit >> – http://www.cararescuedogs.com/
Follow them on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/cararescue/
The DSPCA have been helping animals for 180 years and each year they rescue and rehome over 2500 animals – having received 1000’s of calls from concerned members of the community about animals that need their help. They don’t just help cats and dogs they help all domestic animals and wildlife.
For more details visit >> https://www.dspca.ie/
Follow them on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/dspcaadoptions/
#3. Dogs Trust
Dogs Trust rehome dogs from local authority pounds all over Ireland. Once a dog’s 5 day stay in the pound is up if no-one has claimed them then Dogs Trust will bring them to the centre to start the rehoming process.
Dogs Trust take dogs from private individuals if they have the space to do so.
For more details visit >> https://www.dogstrust.ie/
Follow them on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/dogstrust_ire/
#4. Dogs In Distress
Dogs in Distress are run by volunteers. They take in rescue dogs that need homes and place them in temporary foster homes while they are waiting to be adopted.
For more details visit >> https://dogsindistress.org/
Follow them on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/dogsindistress/
#5. Dogs Aid Animal Sanctuary
Dogs Aid was set up by three ladies in 1987 to help dogs that were unwanted and abandoned in Dublin, Ireland. Since then they have helped rehabilitate and re-home hundreds of dogs and cats.
They have a no destruction policy so never put a recoverable dog or cat down, and as a result the sanctuary is a permanent home for many forever dogs that are “too old or too bold” to be re-homed.
For more details visit >> https://dogsaid.ie/
Follow them on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/dogs_aid/
#6. Phibsboro Cat Rescue
Since forming in August 2014 they have TNR’d over 1,500 feral cats and have rescued, tamed and found loving forever homes for over 2,000 cats and kittens.
They have also provided veterinary treatment for many more and have rehomed a number of domestic cats who have been surrendered by their humans for a variety of reasons
For more details visit >> http://www.phibsborocatrescue.ie/
Follow them on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/phibsborocatrescue/
#7 Husky Dog Rescue
They rescue and rehome huskies and akitas around Ireland. Run by volunteers they are always looking for the right homes for the dogs in their care.
For more details visit >> https://www.huskyrescueireland.ie/
Follow them on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/huskyrescueireland/
#8 North Dublin Cat Rescue
They are based in North Dublin and TNR feral cats, help stray and abandoned kittens and cats find homes and rescue sick or injured cats.
For more details visit >> https://www.facebook.com/northdublincatrescue/
Follow them on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/northdublincatrescue/
#9 Clondalkin Animal Aid
They take in dogs that are found straying and try to find their owners. They also aim to find them a new home if their owners can’t be located. We also take in dogs that are surrendered by their families.
For more details visit >> https://www.facebook.com/ClondalkinAnimalAid/
Follow them on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/clondalkin_animal_aid/
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