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.

13 hours ago

Cara Rescue Dogs

**Sad request**
There is a small deceased black dog on the grass verge near the Grange borris rd Portlaoise.
Can anyone please put the dog in a bag or box over night and deliver to vetcare Portlaoise in the morning to be checked for microchip so owner can be notified and cremated. Cara will cover the cost. REF.Lorraine.
Also if anyone local is missing a similar dog please check. RIP 💔
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22 hours ago

Cara Rescue Dogs

Juno is a little lurcher cross girl who is 11 weeks old and is looking for her forever family , Juno was hand reared and is a very happy fun little girl who you cpuld watch all day long , she has amazing markings 😍 ,she is wonderful with all humans regardless of size 😍 Juno is great with dogs of all ages and sizes and is very happy to play with everyone , she is also crate trained ,we think she will be medium size when fully grown 🙂 Juno will be ready to go to her forever home in 4 weeks 😍
Email caraadoptions@hotmail.com
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2 days ago

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Brady is a tiny 10 year old puppy. He is a Yorkshire terrier cross. But dont let the age fool you though, he is a happy chappy, who loves either going for a walk, or he's just as happy running around the garden. Brady would be happy with, or without the company of other dogs, once he has his human around to spoil him. . He has been fully vaccinated, chipped, and neutered. He's had to have 15 teeth removed as they were so neglected, but after a few confusing days of losing his food out through the gaps, he has adjusted brilliantly.
If you have a spot on your couch or your bed for Brady, Please email caraadoptions@hotmail.com for an application. He's patiently waiting on you.
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2 days ago

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Marcie is a 6 year old lurcher. She is a high energy girl who loves human company, but happy enough alone or with other dogs either. She needs an experienced owner who will be firm, and once she knows her boundaries she is a great girl! She is housetrained, good with older kids (over 16 as she needs a firm hand, younger kids may let her away with stuff). Good with similar sized dogs when introduced properly, LOVES playing with them, but not so good with smaller dogs. All she needs is an owner who is willing to work with her and she will be a wonderful dog for the right person!
Marcie has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. If you are interested in adopting her, please email us at caraadoptions@hotmail.com 🙂
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4 days ago

Cara Rescue Dogs

It's a mystery why Cindy, the single most perfect dog in every way is still with us...Cindy C
Beautiful elegant Lurcher/Greyhound/Model, looking for her forever sofa, she is a calm friendly girl about 3/4 years old super friendly loves doing zoomies around the garden then crashing on the sofa for a few hours. Cindy would suit most homes as she is great with her humans both big and small and also with other friendly dogs and doesn't mind cats. If you are interested in Cindy please contact caraadoptions@hotmail.com for an application form.
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