Our Kennels, Our Dream!


new kennels

Since it’s foundation in 2005 Dundalk Dog Rescue has saved the lives  and helped rehome thousands of dogs.

As we don’t own a premises dogs in our care (usually between 40 -70 per week) stay either in homes of volunteer foster carers or  in commercially owned & run kennels. While in kennels we pay on a cost per night per dog basis. Our contact time with them is extremely restricted, which hinders us considerably in our efforts to assess and rehome them. Three years ago we launched our plans is to build a dedicated Rescue Centre here in the community where we can better invest our time and money. A place where we know that these dogs are cared for to the highest possible standard, with daily exercise, proper nutrition and minimum stress.

This facility will also provide a base for our volunteers, a centre for members of public to view dogs  and for school groups and others to visit and learn about responsible dog ownership. We want to save dogs lives – yes – but after years of seeing local pounds fill up just as quickly as  we take our dogs  out we want to try to bring about real change. There is a huge unwanted dog problem in Ireland today. For change to occur people need to become aware, informed and educated.

We have run into many obstacles in trying to make our dream a reality however we have not let these deter us. We are delighted that having secured a site & planning permission our fundraising total to date will now allow us to start and complete phase 1 of a 3 phase process. So work is starting and we hope with continued support from people like yourself, together we will complete the project before the end of the year.


March 2021 Update

Target of 350,000 reached in Dec 2020. Phase one of the building project is now complete (Feb ’21) and Phase 2 has started. Interior work e.g. electricity, windows, doors, heating now all underway. Unfortunately building progress has been delayed due to Covid-19 lockdowns however we’re hoping for a completion date of summer 21. Approx €100,000 needed to complete phase 2.

Please consider a special donation towards building the new kennels or check out our  sponsorship packages. Watch this space as we will be updating you on our progress.

100% funds supports the building of the new kennels.