About Cara Rescue Dogs

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Cara Rescue Dogs is a voluntary community group with charitable status. Formed in 2011 by a small group of people in Co. Laois with a shared love of animals.
We rescue dogs and place them in a loving foster home until we can find them a forever home.
Since its inception, Cara Rescue Dogs has re-homed over 1,000 dogs and we have an average of 60 dogs and puppies in our care at any one time.
While the centre of our operation is in the Laois area, our fostering network extends throughout most of Leinster including Dublin area.

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How Cara Rescue Dogs Works

The volunteers of Cara work tirelessly in an effort to prevent animal cruelty in the region and re-home unwanted and abandoned dogs. Cara take unwanted, stray, neglected dogs and puppies into their care and then provide them with foster homes until permanent ‘forever homes’ can be secured.

The benefit of this system of working is that each and every dog available for adoption has experienced a proper slice of home life and as such we're then uniquely positioned to let potential adopters know valuable information about how the dogs cope with various situations and how they interact in the real world and thus help to find the perfect match.

The care of rescue dogs 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 100% 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.

20 hours ago

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Our very good friends in Dublin husky rescue need help moving to their new premises, please get in touch with them if you can help this transition go as soothing as possible*** IMPORTANT UPDATE ***
THE MOVE IS ON

The transporting of dogs is NOT happening yet , that will be the last thing needed but we do need all hands on deck .

Andy has just got an update about the pens and they won't be ready for another week or two! BUT WE ARE MOVING REGARDLESS!!!

We need help to build temporary pens for the dogs ASAP
If you have anything that is suitable please comment we need these up as soon
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Starting from tomorrow, throughout the whole of next week, we will need help with:
➡️Cleaning
➡️Packing
➡️Digging
➡️Building
➡️Transporting form Kildare to Laois (furniture and other items first, dogs after that once the pens are ready for them in the new place).
Whoever offered help with the move, now it the time come forward🙏
FOSTERERS WOULD BE AMAZING even for 2 weeks until the runs are ready
It will be hectic over the next week or so, so we need your help now more than ever guys.
Please let us know if and when you are available to help.
Thanks a million from the whole team and the dogs 🐾 — with Andy Cullen and 8 others.
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1 day ago

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Message just in, small black dog possibly a pup runnin on the timahoe rd in portlaoise near Petmania,can anyone
Please take this little one to safety
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1 day ago

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Connie ❤️❤️
Meet Connie a sweet brindle long haired lurcher approx 2 years old. Connie loves her belly rubs and her walkies and loves to have a nice big run then laze about for the day. She takes her time to get to know you but once she does she shines and you'll be hooked. A sensitive sweet and gentle soul would suit a family with older children (purely due to her size) and is great with other dogs. She's a smart doggie can sit for treats and loves her food.She deserves a loving forever home with plenty of space to play in.
Please email caraadoptions@hotmail.com for an application form
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1 day ago

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Ivan is a one year old lurcher. Poor little man had his nose bitten by a badger but it doesn't bother him in the slightest! He's a very sweet, quiet and gentle boy. He's great off lead and a lovely easy going boy to live with. He's in foster with 4 dogs of different sizes and loves them all! He's great with puppies too! He would like another dog for company as he's a friendly fella. He travels great in the car, house trained, great on the lead and a wonderful dog all round. He has a little heart shaped white patch on his neck!
Ivan is fully vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.
If you're interested in adopting him, please email caraadoptions@hotmail.com 😊
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2 days ago

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Lainey is looking for a very special home ❤️❤️❤️
Lainey is an 7-8 year old female German Shepherd. She is a loyal, friendly girl who adores the humans she trusts. She can be wary of other people but is happy in their company once they give her time and space.
Lainey gets on great with other dogs.. Big or small, male or female. And she loves to play with them.
Her ideal home would be a quiet adult home, with humans who will be kind, gentle and willing to put some work into training her and helping her gain her confidence. A bonus would be a home with another friendly dog.
Lainey is house trained and crate trained, she also knows sit and paw. She will walk on the lead but needs some training and confidence building with this. Lainey is a medium energy girl and would like a daily walk. She is a high risk of bolting so can never be allowed off lead.
Lainey has been spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. She will be ready for adoption in a few weeks. If you are interested in adopting her please email caraadoptions@hotmail.com
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