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Adopt a Pet:

Dogs  |  Cats

We are urgently seeking to re-home our dogs, cats and other animals with families that will love and cherish them.

If you are interested in taking one of our animals please make an appointment to visit us at the sanctuary and give an animal a good home for the rest of its lifetime.

However, the decision to adopt a pet should not be taken lightly, as our aim is to find long term homes for each animal. In other words our animals need to be adopted not fostered. That is not to say animals cannot be returned, however this should only be done if the owner genuinely cannot take care of the animal any longer. So, please do take time to consider if you really do have the time/resources to adopt a pet and give it the home it deserves.

Rehoming a pet from us:

We will ask you to fill out a Home Finder Form and one of our representatives will be in contact with you soon after your booking.

For dogs it is necessary to have a fully secure garden of a suitable size for the dog you wish to choose. One of our representatives will be in contact with you and will visit you for your home check.

Sometimes people, for whatever reason, cannot continue to keep their own pets.  Rather than bringing them to the Sanctuary they are happy to hold onto their pets until someone will come forward to give a home to them.


There are often new pets up for adoption.  Please contact us for details.  You can also find details of pets for adoption in the Wicklow People newspaper most weeks.


Below is just a small selection of the pets available for adoption! If you can't make up your mind, why not come take a look - they'd be happy to see you!


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Adopt a pet:

Name: Duke and Jesse - Breed: Chocolate Labradors - Age: 6 years & 4 years - Sex: Male and Female

Duke and Jesse are bundles of fun who are friendly to everyone they meet, their tails never stop wagging and they are always happy.  We would love for them to get a home together but this might be difficult and may need to be homed separately.  They would make a great addition to any family.   




Adopt a pet:

Name: Alfie - Breed: Lab/Terrier Mix - Age: 1.5 years - Sex: Male

Alfie is only a young dog who is always happy and loves meeting new people.  He would love a home with a family to play with him.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Elsa - Breed: Mixed Breed - Age: 8 weeks - Sex: Female

Elsa is such a sweet little dote who is looking for a loving new home.  She is now is foster for a couple of weeks and will be back in the Sanctuary and looking for a home from the 16th Jan.




Adopt a pet:

Name: Tess - Breed: Collie Mix - Age: 5 years - Sex: Female

Tess is a really gentle girl who is full of love to give.  She is a smart girl who loves her walks, she would be a great companion for anyone.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Lady - Breed: Jack Russell Terrier - Age: 4 years - Sex: Female

Lady is such an adorable, sweet girl who looks younger than you might first think with her grey colouring.  She would be a great companion, she loves company and sitting on your knee getting lots of pets.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Rocco - Lana pup - Breed: Terrier Mix - Age: 4 months - Sex: Male

After seeing all his brothers and sisters going off to their new homes, Rocco is the very last of the Lana pups looking for loving home.  He is very affectionate and would be a great addition to any family. 

Adopt a pet:

Name: Splash - Breed: Terrier Mix - Age: 4 years - Sex: Female


Splash came into us after being involved in a road traffic accident.  After receiving veterinary attention she has now made a full recovery and looking for a loving new home.  She is very gentle natured which just shines through.  She gets on brilliant with other dogs. 

Adopt a pet:

Name: Roxie - Breed: Rothweiler Mix - Age: 1.5 years - Sex: Female


Roxie is looking for a new home with an experienced dog owner who can guide and train her.  She is a little bit shy which is only to be expected in new surroundings but when she gets to know you the way she greets you is by licking your hand.  She just needs someone to continue to build her confidence, she would be your forever faithful friend.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Bennett - Breed: Weimaraner/Malamute Mix - Age: 1 year - Sex: Male


Bennett is very lovable and affectionate to everyone he meets.  He is obedient and knows a lot of basic commands. He would love a home with a family, preferably with older children just because of his size. He gets on brilliant with other dogs.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Shadow - Breed: Spaniel Mix - Age: 2 years - Sex: Female


Shadow gets on brilliant with other dogs.  She has gentle way about her and has a lovely character.  She adores her walks and can't get going quick enough to be off and exploring. 
Adopt a pet:
Name: Lilly - Breed: Lurcher - Age: 1 year - Sex: Female


Lilly is such a quiet girl who will let the other dogs push themselves forward to say hello to visitors before very gently saying hello herself.  Come and find Lilly and take her out for a walk and you will see for yourself her fantastic, gentle nature

Adopt a pet:

Name: Ollie - Breed: Labrador Mix - Age: 3 years - Sex: Male

Ollie is always happy with a really lovely temperament.  He loves his walks but can be strong on the lead so needs a bit of training. 

Adopt a pet:

Name: Badger - Breed: Mix Breed - Age: 5 months - Sex: Male

Badger and below Buster, Dolly, Sooty and Sweep are all siblings each looking for a home to call their own.  These are what we called collectively as the Rathnew pups.  Weeks ago they were abandoned in a housing estate in Rathnew, which was seen by a member of the public who contacted us and they were taken into our care.   They were very young and after having a rough start to life, they were put into foster care where they got loads of attention and loving care. They are now back at the Sanctuary and are ready to go to their forever home.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Buster - Breed: Mix Breed - Age: 5 months years - Sex: Male

Buster was pictured before Christmas on the website representing all his brothers and sisters.  Isn't he growing into such a handsome fellow?

Adopt a pet:

Name: Dolly - Breed: Mix Breed - Age: 5 months - Sex: Female

Dolly is the character of the litter, she is just one of those dogs who you just can't fail to notice.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Sooty - Breed: Mix Breed - Age: 5 months - Sex: Female

All the pups are so gentle and playful.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Sweep - Breed: Mix Breed - Age: 5 months - Sex: Male

We just need 5 fantastic families to give each of these fantastic dogs the best ever start to the new year

Adopt a pet:

Name: Clem - Breed: Terrier Mix - Age: 3 years - Sex: Male

Clem has a lovely friendly character who will be a great companion.  He is a gentle dog who would love nothing better than to go for walks with you and explore and after curl up beside you in front of the fire.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Caomh - Breed: Spaniel Mix - Age: 2 years - Sex: Female

Caomh loves company both canine and human and is happiest with company.  She is an adorable girl who loves her walks and play time.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Daithi - Breed: Collie Mix - Age: 5 months - Sex: Male

Daithi is a super friendly little guy with the most unusual fantastic markings.  He would be a great addition to any family with his lovely character. 


Below are just some of the lovely playful kittens and cats looking for new homes. We are completely inundated with gorgeous, adorable cats and kittens.  If you are looking for a feline companion come and see them, we can guarantee that you will find a forever friend that will melt your heart.


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 Adopt a pet:

Name: Lulu - Age: 3 years - Sex: Female

Lulu is a very friendly and chilled out cat.  She loves nothing better than some fuss and attention and will happily snuggle up on your lap for a sleep.

 Adopt a pet:

Name: Daisy - Age: 3 years - Sex: Female


Daisy gets on well with other cats.  She can be a little shy when meeting new people and can tend to hang back while some of the more vocal cats say hello to visitors first.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Marvin - Age: 2 years - Sex: Male


Marvin is a very energetic and lively ginger and white cat. He is extremely playful, loves to dart about and play with his toys. When he eventually gets tired he loves nothing better than to stretch out and have a sleep in the sunshine or his cosy bed. 

Adopt a pet:

Name: Maisey - Age: 5 years - Sex: Female


Maisey is a quiet girl who likes to take things easy.  She loves nothing better than to dose the afternoon away in her warm cosy bed. 

Adopt a pet:

Name: Barley - Age: 6 months - Sex: Female


Barley is an extremely affectionate cat.  She loves cuddles and being petted.  While sitting on your knee, she's a real purr machine.  She would be a great addition to any family.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Chrissie - Age: 4 years - Sex: Female


Chrissie is a very striking looking cat with her lovely markings.  She likes things on her own terms as she can be a little bit shy when meeting new people and needs to take her time to get to know them    

Adopt a pet:

Name: Snowdrop - Age: 4 years - Sex: Female


Snowdrop is extremely friendly, she loves nothing better than to follow you about and rub against your legs, a great companion.

Adopt a pet:

Name: Georgina - Age: 8 years + - Sex: Female


Georgina is a lovely, friendly cat who has reached a time when she would love a few home comforts, nice food, somewhere to snuggle up and sleep, preferably your lap and lots of company

Adopt a pet:

Name: Henry - Age: 6 months - Sex: Male


Henry is so inquisitive, loves to see what is going on around him.  He is a little shy and takes his time when meeting new people but once he knows you he loves his pets

Adopt a pet:

Name: Theodore - Age: 2.5 years - Sex: Male


Theodore loves company and is happiest when he is with people but he also loves having feline companionship.

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