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

Rex’s New Life


Rex arrived in about 2 weeks ago in a horrible state, he's feeling a lot happier now after his makeover. Rex doesn't like travelling in cars and at this stage in his life we don't think that's going to change. He just wants a place to call home and a family to love him the way he deserves .We are sure he will give you back double the love.        

Rex’s New Life2020-02-28T13:04:16+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

St Pawtricks Parade


CANCELLED Our St. Pawtricks Day Parade is back for the second year running. We will have a little parade here on the grounds of Wicklow SPCA. There will be prizes for the best dressed pooch and also this year there will be a prize for the best dressed child, so get creative ( bonus points for hand made costumes). We will have tea, coffee and snacks available and all proceeds go to Wicklow SPCA. We hope it's as good as last year, if not better. Looking forward to seeing everyone there :)

St Pawtricks Parade2020-03-11T20:47:01+00:00



Over the last number of years we have been very lucky to have Pamela Isdell supporting us on a number of projects. Pamela has a passionate commitment to animal welfare. She was the drive behind the opening of our dog park and we are very lucky again that Pamela is also one of the major supporters in our latest project, the building of our new kennels. Please join us in a celebration with Pamela and her friends as we gather in Wicklow SPCA for our first special adoption day of the year. Pamela will commemorate her visit by planting a tree [...]

PET ADOPTION DAY2020-02-21T12:14:44+00:00



These two gorgeous cheeky little bruisers arrived in to us today and were NOT one bit happy with their bath-time. They are all fresh now and waiting for everyone to come see how cute they are.

BATH TIME2020-02-10T13:44:53+00:00

New Rules And Regulations


We have received our new registration number under new regulations from the Dept. Of Agriculture. This number will have to appear across all social media platforms when we are advertising any of our animals that are ready for adoption. The legislation requires any person who sells or supplies more than 5 pet animals in a calendar year to register with DAFM. It also requires sellers or suppliers of pet animals (including Dog Breeding Establishments registered with local authorities) to include their registration number on any advertisement (including on-line advertisements), the age of the animal, the country of origin of the animal [...]

New Rules And Regulations2020-02-10T13:53:45+00:00