rescues kennels are working to a capacity of 99%
most of the
time. There are many dogs on a waiting list for a place
in Dog Rescue kennels. Despite continuous calls
from from people wanting to get rid of their
animals we prioritise dogs at risk of being killed
or Greyhound, Lurcher and Whippet types who we
transport to the UK rescue centres for re-homing.
If you have an unfortunate animal that you have
taken into your home but no longer want please
acknowledge your responsibility and take
appropriate action to re-home him or her. Remember
if you surrender to the pound the animal can be
destroyed either immediately or within 5 days.
rough guide is as follows:
the best type of home required for this
particular dog. Is it with children, other
animals, a quiet house or lots of company?
neuter or spay the dog if not already done.
This will ensure that the dog will not add to
the already overpopulation if he gets into the
in the national papers. The Irish Independent
places free 3 day ads for FOUND dogs. The
Irish times gets the best result from our
hand a dog out from your home, instead go with
the to the prospective new families address.
This allows you to leave the dog on a trial
basis where you can call back and check on
him/her. Check that the garden or yard is
secure and ensure that the dog has some from
of Id on even when you are leaving.
your dog is considered to be of hunt breed or
gun dog casually ask any prospective new
owners if they hunt, shoot etc. If they do
then DO NOT hand the dog over to them. If the
dog is gun shy or not of use to them he will
be passed on to someone else. DO NOT take the
not give to a household where the occupants
are out over 4 hours per day unless there is
another sociable dog to keep it company.
the prospective owners seem genuine deliver
the dog to them on the weekend or their day
off and give them the dogs medical history
etc. Check by phone the next day how the dog
trust your intuition. If you feel all is not
as it seems, hold the dog until you find the
best home for it. LEAVE AN ADDRESS TAG ON THE
DOG AT ALL TIMES.
you have taken in a stray the above guidelines
You can contact us for advice.
you choose NOT to send the stray dog to the pound
or surrender to the dog warden you can try and re-home yourself by
advertising in the Irish Independent (three
nights are free for found dogs), local
newspapers, posting at your vets, and also
telling everyone you know - friends and
family. Contact the various animal shelters
for advice, many have external re-homing
notes. We can also take
a digital photo and display in the homes
needed section on this site and www.irishanimals.com
Many dogs find a home this way. Your diligence
will be rewarded, and you'll have the
satisfaction of knowing that you helped save a
us here for advice and alternative re-homing
solutions to the pound where most dogs are sadly
destroyed. There is no need for any dog to loose