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Virtual Adoptions

The health and safety of our staff, the community and animals is our top priority. At present the shelter will remain closed to the public until further notice. During this time, we have introduced ‘Virtual Adoptions’ Please read our Adoption Process for more information.

Dog Adoption Process

  1. View The Dogs Online

    View the dogs available for adoption on our website

  2. Register Your Interest

    Register your interest for a dog that you are interested in adopting.

  3. Dog Application Form

    A Dog Application Form will be emailed to you for completion.

  4. Consultation

    An adoption consultant will contact you directly to discuss the dog in more detail.

  5. Appointment

    An appointment (if required) will be arranged for you to meet the dog or to carry out a dog meet with your existing dog for introductions.The dog will be brought to your home by a DSPCA inspector for a “Trial Adoption” period of one week to ensure compatibility.

  6. Trial Adoption

    The dog will be dropped to your home by a DSPCA inspector for a “Trial Adoption” period of one week.

  7. Online Adoption

    Online adoption payment link sent, adoption paperwork processed and Adoption Pack posted to you.


Dog Adoption Fee & Home Check Information

Home checks will be carried out virtually via photos and/or videos. The dog adoption fee is €165. This covers the cost for neutering, microchipping, registering the microchip, the dog’s first 2 vaccinations, 6 weeks free pet insurance (for dogs under 5 years old only).

Cat Adoption Process

  1. View The Cats Online

    View the cats available for adoption on our website.

  2. Register Your Interest

    Register Your Interest for a cat that you are interested in adopting

  3. Cat Application Form

    A Cat Application Form will be emailed to you for completion.

  4. Consultation

    An adoption consultant will contact you directly to discuss the cat in more detail.

  5. Trial Adoption

    The cat will be dropped to your home by a DSPCA inspector for a “Trial Adoption” period of one week.

  6. Online Adoption

    Online adoption payment link sent, adoption paperwork processed and Adoption Pack posted to you.


Cat Adoption Fee Information

The cat adoption fee is €99. This covers the cost for neutering, microchipping, registering the microchip, your cats vaccinations, 6 weeks free pet insurance (for cats under 5 years old only).

Responsible Pet Ownership

Why do I want a dog/cat? Many people like the idea of a dog/cat or can’t resist a cute puppy but don’t think about the changes it will make in their life. Pets are companions. They live with us and depend on us for all of their needs physically and mentally. Having a pet is like having another family member in the home and they should be treated as such.

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