Xena’s Story

Xena came to the DSPCA from the Dublin County Dog Shelter after her owner sadly passed away. She was very confused and sad as to what was happening to her. The moment we met her we knew she was a very special girl and like every dog in our care we were determined to find her a wonderful home. This recent message from her new family just made our hearts explode.

“23 days since we were blessed with Xena coming into our lives and 19 days since she came home with us. She is the happiest little girl and has already brought so much love and happiness into our lives. She is the best cuddle partner, walking buddy, nap accomplice, and has not lost her madness when it comes to a tennis ball being thrown in the park. We went up to the DSPCA looking to adopt a kitten but turns out fate had brought us there for this gorgeous girl and we are so grateful to the team at the shelter who kept her spirits high until we could welcome her into our home. Queen Xena has found her forever home”

Lil Frank’s Story

Back in early July, Lil Frank and his mother arrived into the shelter. Lil Frank was very sick with 2 very sore eyes and unfortunately one of his eyes had to be removed. It has been a long road to recovery for Lil Frank and tomorrow he is seeing an eye specialist to see how his other is doing and we’re all hoping for good news. We know that he has some vision and he loves playing and chasing anything that moves.

We did a special appeal to find a special person to adopt him. He received lots of lovely messages and thankfully his story reached far and wide and because of this he found an amazing home!

Delphi’s Story

Delphi came to the DSPCA from another rescue to find a loving home. He was just the sweetest boy who adored being around people and fancied himself as a bit of a lapdog. Delphi is deaf and this did make it a little more difficult for him to find a home but we knew his perfect humans were out there somewhere. He waited 159 days to find them… but boy was his wait worth it!

Being deaf didn’t stop Delphi from being and happy playful and loving dog. People who met him were worried about him being more difficult but he has settled right into his home and he is the perfect dog!

There is a dog out there for everyone, you just need to be opened minded and when you visit the DSPCA please talk to our Adoptions team and they will find the perfect dog for you

Renee’s Story

13 year old Renee was a loyal and loving family pet for many years. She lived along side her life canine companion who sadly passed away a few months. We all know to lose a family member or someone close to us can effect us in many ways. Renee suffered from this, we suspect of a broken heart. She required extra love and attention from her family to help her heel but sadly their decision, after trying to help her, was to surrender her.

We did a big appeal for poor Renee on social media and we blown away with the amount of love and support that she received from everyone. We are very happy say to we found Renee the most wonderful home. She is happy again and she is loved. When considering adopting don’t forget the senior pets that are in shelters – they deserve so much and a shelter is really no place for an old soul.

Bebe’s Story

Bebe waited 187 days in our shelter to find that someone special who would love him as much as we did. He originally came from Dublin County Dog Shelter with a skin condition and feeling very low. This boy completely stole the hearts of the Adoptions team, and they worked very hard to get him ready for adoption so that he could find the perfect home.

Bebe needed a home as the only dog and an owner who would be will ing to continue with his training. That perfect family came along and Bebe is now living an amazing life with the best family that he could have asked for

Every dog in our shelter is difference and our team work very hard to make sure they find the right home for each of them. We are proud of what we do and and seeing them go home makes every second worthwhile.

Angel’s Story

At 12 years old Angel found herself in a shelter through no fault of her own. Sadly her owner had to go into a home and couldn’t care for her anymore. Angel was loved so much and because she was such a good girl her owner gave her lots of treats. Angel had to be put on a strict diet because her weight was making it was uncomfortable for her to was and her she was in a lot of pain. This sweet girl spent a long tie with us on the shelter getting weekly weigh ins. We did a few adoption appeals for her but sadly no home came from it.

The staff in the cattery loved Angel so much as did all the visitors that they decided to adopt her! She is now part of the furniture in our cattery where she lives a very happy life meeting and greeting all the visitors. Be sure to say hi to her when you visit.

Jordan’s Story

Jordan waited 500 days in the shelter to find that someone special to adopt him. He came into the shelter as a terrified stray with a very bad skin condition and hair loss. He was so terrified that he tried to jump out a window when our vets tried to examine him.

Our adoptions team worked so hard to help him trust people. It took months for him to feel safe and happy walking on a lead. Jordan liked his own space and routine for him was so important. We helped this old boy recover from his physical neglect and helped him to trust us and to not be afraid.

We did numerous appeals to find a home for Jordan. A family called to say they would like to come and meet him so he got all dressed up in his bow tie to meet them. They never showed and when we posted a photo of him waiting for them in his kennel he became a bit of a celebrity on the internet! Jordan’s photo went everywhere and because of this Jordan finally found his forever home! He is going great and has even managed to be brave enough to jump up on the couch!