About Us

Cara Rescue Dogs is a voluntary community group with charitable status (CHY20415)  which was formed by a small group of people in Co. Laois in November 2011 who share a love of animals. Since it\’s inception, Cara Rescue Dogs has rehomed over 800 dogs and  have an average of 60 dogs in their care.

The volunteers of Cara work tirelessly in an effort to prevent animal cruelty in the region and rehome unwanted and abandoned dogs. Cara take unwanted, stray, neglected dogs and pups into the care and the provide them with foster homes until permanent ‘forever homes’ can be secured.  The care is provided through a network of foster homes thanks to an army of volunteers who give of their time and affection freely to help these dogs feel safe, secure and loved as they await their ‘forever home’.

Every care is taken to ensure that these animals, many of whom have not been treated well are placed in homes which are truly deserving of their loyalty and love. All steps possible are taken to ensure that the particular dog is a good fit for the adopting family taking into consideration children, other animals, space etc.

Cara Rescue Dogs also provide short term care to dogs who have been ‘found’ in the area until such time as they can be reunited with their owners.

When space allows within the foster home network Cara work alongside dog pounds to take dogs into their care for rehoming.

Cara Rescue Dogs is a 1oo% voluntary run non profit organisation and therefore relies heavily on donations.  Please give what you can to enable Cara Rescue Dogs to continue this vital work.