About Cara Rescue Dogs


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.
Since its inception, Cara Rescue Dogs has re-homed over 1,000 dogs and we have an average of 60 dogs 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.

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 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.

Mr snoops ❤️
I'm a 4 month young jack russell male. I'm a very jolly boy who just loves playing. I love my ball and playing fetch with my humans. I'm house trained and crate trained and love the car. l love going on a walk and meeting new people and other dogs.
I'll be a small dog when fully grown but will have a medium energy so i will need 2 daily walks.. I'll be fully vaccinated and micro chipped before rehoming. If you need anymore information please contact caraadoptions@hotmail.com. I'll be waiting.🐾🐾
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Deppie ❤️
This adorable imp was born in our care just over 4 months ago..
He has the sweetest demeanour and is such a clever little pup, Deppie is a fire hound and literally would lay in front of the fire all day if allowed.
He has grown up in multiple dog house hold so has extremely good dog manners, he is very good with children and is not the typical teething nippy puppy type, he love to be held and rocked to sleep and will make numerous attempts (in vain) to jump onto the sofa to get on your lap for a cuddle ❤️❤️
For some reason Deppie has been overlooked since becoming available for adoption, he is a small breed pup of unknown parentage although mum is a beautiful sleek crossbreed girl.
Please email caraadoptions@hotmail.com for an adoption application.
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Today is Jimmy Mac's last day working in Laois Dog Pound after many many years.
Jimmy was without doubt the best thing ever to happen to Laois pound.
He not only saved hundreds upon hundreds of dogs by way of finding them homes, But also more importantly being their Voice.
Jimmy has made so many connections with rescues around Ireland and further afield. His good nature and professional manor, always a pleasure to work with.
Each and every dog that landed in Laois pound was given his full care and attention, both medical and emotional. Behind the scenes Jimmy went above the call of duty many times to ease suffering. He is most definitely an unsung hero in our eyes.
We are very sad to see him go but wish him huge success in his new career. He's leaving huge boots to fill.
From all of us here at Cara Rescue Dogs, Jimmy, Thank you for EVERYTHING 😊
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