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Construction of new kennels


Nothing is impossible if you try hard enough.....everyone that has ever supported or contributed to the care of animals will understand what it means to us to see our new kennels almost completed. Clean, fresh, heated , secure individual spaces with 8 fully secure exercise pens. We are running a fundraising campaign to help with the costs of finishing the project . These items include 30 raised dog beds, dog equipment ,food and water bowls, cleaning utensils, brushes and floor squeegees. Larger items include a reception desk and furniture , computer equipment, phone system [...]

Construction of new kennels2020-07-24T14:00:26+00:00

News updates


In the current climate we are no longer taking on new volunteers or work experience placements. We will update this policy in due course. Many thanks to all those who have offered, we hope to see you again very soon. If anyone has good ideas for fundraisers please get in touch with us. Our main fundraising open days and flag days are currently cancelled so any help would be much appreciated.  

News updates2020-07-24T13:23:56+00:00

WSPCA plans to re-open to public 29th June


Wicklow SPCAs plan of action to reopen during the next month. Currently WSPCA is not open to the general public. Our gates are closed at all times. Anyone looking to view a cat or dog can do so by contacting the office on 0404 44783 and requesting an appointment time. After receiving your appointment date/time and arriving at the entrance you will need to phone the office and a member of staff will let you in. Facebook is currently the best place to see what animals we have available for adoption on a day to day basis. Our buildings, offices, shop and toilets [...]

WSPCA plans to re-open to public 29th June2020-06-12T12:02:28+00:00

Movement for good awards – Ecclesiastical


Hi everyone, if you could take a few moments to nominate us on the link below using our charity number 20033552 for a grant from Movement for Good. It will help us continue to look after all the lovely animals that come through our shelter until they find their forever homes!   NOMINATE US HERE:

Movement for good awards – Ecclesiastical2020-05-29T11:42:41+00:00

Sanctuary closing to general public


Due to the ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus outbreak we have taken the decision to close our doors to the general public for the time being. Our gates will be closed from 4pm this evening. Anyone wishing to view the dogs can still do so by phoning the office on 0404 44783 and making an appointment. All available animals will be shown on the website. We will try and keep this as up to date as possible. Pretty Paws dog grooming will remain open. To gain entry please ring Sinead on 087 6241423. Many thanks for your co-operation and understanding during [...]

Sanctuary closing to general public2020-03-13T13:19:52+00:00

Greystones Pet Operation Transformation 5km Walk 7th May


    Some of our furry friends are going out for the day with Sue & Eileen on the Pet Transformation 5km walk. They will be heading off for the afternoon where the walk starts from Greystones Veterinary Hospital Car Park at 3pm. Anyone interested in participating with their own dog please find details via Just to warm anyone coming to visit us tomorrow afternoon that some of our dogs for adoption will be missing in action!!!

Greystones Pet Operation Transformation 5km Walk 7th May2020-03-06T12:58:08+00:00

Operation pet transformation- Greystones Veterinary Hospital


We are delighted to be involved in this great initiative by Greystones Veterinary Hospital. Pet operation transformation 5km will take place on Sat 7th March at 2pm. Sue and Eileen will be there with some of the dogs from the sanctuary, meeting in the car park shortly before 2pm. We hope to meet many of our past resident dogs with the new owners and looking forward to a lovely afternoon.

Operation pet transformation- Greystones Veterinary Hospital2020-03-02T20:33:57+00:00

James street steel


        Its big and red but not Santa .....we are overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity from the Kavanagh family, owners of James Street Steel for their sponsorship and supply of steel for our new kennels. The Kavanagh family adopted a dog from the shelter a few years ago and we look forward to having them as our guests at our official opening of the new dog kennels in the Spring. Many thanks James Street Steel from all at Wicklow SPCA.

James street steel2020-02-28T13:46:56+00:00

Easter Egg Hunt


Date for your diaries !!! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held in Sharpeshill on Sunday 5th April this year. More details to follow.........

Easter Egg Hunt2020-02-21T12:46:00+00:00

Minister issues warning to dog owners over attacks on sheep


  Dog owners have been warned that terrible dog attacks on sheep over the last number of years are unacceptable and that they will be held liable for the costs. Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State with responsibility for Dog Control has highlighted the responsibility of dog owners and the vulnerability of sheep to dog attacks, particularly during lambing season. Dog attacks cause real and serious injury to sheep and have a very negative impact, both financially and emotionally, on the farmers involved and their families. Even quiet, docile dogs can turn into killers, especially if they join other dogs. [...]

Minister issues warning to dog owners over attacks on sheep2020-01-13T20:46:21+00:00