If You Can No Longer Care for Your Pet

PLEASE  NOTE: If you adopted your dog from the DSPCA please contact the Adoption Team on 01 4994710 or email adopt@dspca.ie

If you have adopted a dog from us, we will always take the dog back into our care if you feel that you can no longer look after them, no matter what. Please call the Adoptions Team on 014994710 or email us at adopt@dspca.ie if you have any concerns. Please DO NOT attempt to rehome your dog yourself. Please trust us to find the best new home for your dog.

If you diod not adopt your pet from the DSPCA, our goal is to see companion animals remain in their homes as cherished family members.

If you can no longer care for your pet we will do our best to help you to rehome it. Please note we are very full at the moment so you will be on a long waiting list.

When you choose to have a pet, you must also choose to be a responsible owner and love and provide for your pet for the rest of its life. We do understand that sometimes life gets rough and we have to make difficult decisions. In some cases, that means giving up a beloved pet.

We often see companion animals surrendered at our rescue and Rehoming Centre for behavioral problems. It is worth remembering that if the behaviour has only started recently there may be something physically wrong with your pet. Please contact your own Veterinary Surgeon or The Private Animal Hospital at the DSPCA on 014994780 for a full physical assessment of your pet. If there is nothing physically wrong with your pet, please contact our Dog Training Team for professional training advice on 014994795.

Please remember, you made a promise to your pet when you took it into your home. Your pet has provided you with a gift of love and although sometimes there are circumstances beyond our control, you owe it to your companion to do all that you can to ensure they are happy and healthy and remain part of your life.

Remember that if you are moving abroad you may be able to take your pet with you. Please see http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/pets/ for more information.



For dogs please download and fill in the form fully before emailing back to adopt@dspca.ie

For Cats please fill in the form here

For all other types of animals please email info@dspca.ie