Adopt a Pet

Dog Adoption Procedures, Fees & How to Contact Us

kop paw printSTEP 1: Choosing your new canine companion


Please come and visit the Dog Rehoming Kennels. Please take the time to read all their profiles to see if there is a dog suitable for you and your family, for example; suggested age group of children, energy level of dog, etc. We are open to the public from 11am – 4.30pm Monday to Sunday.

Click here to view our location on a map and how to get directions. 

If there is not a suitable dog for you, please keep an eye on our website as it is updated with new dogs that become available for adoption.


kop paw printSTEP 2: Talk to an adoption consultant


If you think that there is a suitable dog for you and your family, please speak to one of the adoption consultants and we can introduce you to your potential new family pet. Please bear in mind that we are a busy shelter and we do our best to speak to everyone but you may need to wait a little until an adoption consultant becomes available. Every potential adopter is very important to us!


kop paw printSTEP 3: Filling in your application form


After you speak to an adoption consultant and have met your potential new family pet, you will then be asked to complete a Dog Adoption Application Form. 


*It is a requirement that every member of the family meets the dog, ie. all children and adults living in the home.


kop paw printSTEP 4: Arranging a dog meet


If you have an existing dog, the adoption consultants will make arrangements for a dog compatibility meet here in the shelter. It is important that they like each other too! 


kop paw printSTEP 5: Home check


When all of the above is in order, your home check will be booked in and carried out by a DSPCA representative. 


kop paw printSTEP 6: Adoption


Once your home check has been completed, we will make an appointment with you to adopt.  Adoption Seminars take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 3.30pm only. We cannot accommodate adoptions outside of these times because we are busy finding homes for the other wonderful animals in our care! 


The DSPCA Dog Adoption Fee is €150 and a once off €15 Fido Microchip Registration fee.  The adoption fee goes towards helping us pay for the care of your new dog while he/she was in the centre. Your new Canine Companion will be microchipped and vaccinated. We will also neuter/spay your new dog unless he/she is under 6 months, in which case we will make an appointment for your dog to return to us for this operation. For dogs under 5 years old you will receive 6 weeks FREE Pet Insurance provided by our partners Allianz.


kop paw printContact Us
For more information on adopting a dog or puppy, please please telephone (01-499 4710) or email one of our Adoption Consultants: 

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