What We Do



A Dogs Life is an non-profit group whose volunteers work hard to give pound dogs the chance of a better life. We rescue stray and surrendered dogs that are not reclaimed or rehomed from Dunboyne Pound which is the pound for South Dublin County Council. From 1st Jan 2010 we also looked after Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Council dogs that were coming to the pound facility but as of 1st Feb 2012 these dogs are now going to Ashton Pound instead. We are a registered charity and our number is 18640. Since we started work with the pound in 2006 the percentage of dogs put to sleep has fallen from 24% in 2005 to just 4.5% in 2009. Dunboyne Pound takes in approximately 1000 dogs a year. Full details of pound statistics in Ireland are available from the Dept. of Environment website here

We depend on volunteers who go to the pound a couple of times a week to take pictures of the dogs and find out a bit about their personalities and temperament. We are also dependent on volunteers for transport to get the dogs out of the pound and to the safety of other reputable rescues, foster homes and kennels.

We are also heavily dependent on donations from the public to help the dogs especially with boarding and medical bills – we frequently have to get sick and injured dogs to the vets for treatment. As we are all volunteers we have no premises and so rely on a network of foster homes and also boarding kennels to help our dogs.

All dogs posted in the Homes Needed section will be rehomed only after a homecheck is passed by the potential adopters. All dogs are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before rehoming.

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