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DSPCA Pet Guardian Programme

Have you a plan in place for your pets should anything happen to you?

Want to talk to someone and find out more about this service?

Call Suzanne McGovern on 0860451756

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Our pets are like family and it can be hard to think about what might
happen them, should anything happen to you. The DSPCA’s Pet Guardian
Programme is a service available to all pet owners across Ireland.

It gives you peace of mind that you have a solid plan in place for your
pets in the event of your death or incapacitation. When you sign up
to the Pet Guardian Programme, you are entrusting the care of your
beloved pet(s) to the DSPCA at the time of your passing.

In the event of your death.

    • The DSPCA will notified immediately.


    • We will collect your pet(s) and bring them to the charity’s
      shelter in Rathfarnham, Dublin.


    • Our vets will carry out a full health check and if needed will
      contact your Vet for a full vet history. If your pet requires any
      medical attention, we will ensure they get all that and our care staff
      will give them lots of love and attention during their stay with us.


    • Our Adoptions team will spend time getting to know your pet(s),
      assess and carry out home checks for suitable new owners to ensure
      they are going to a home that will suit them and their individual