What We Do



A Dog’s Life, CHY 18640, is a totally voluntary group that works hard to give pound dogs a second chance. From June 2006 – 1st August 2013 we took dogs from South Dublin County Council (SDCC) pound, which was located just outside Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Since August 2013 we have taken dogs from Laois, Waterford, Westmeath and Dublin pounds, as well as some cruelty cases from Dublin and Kildare. Most recently a lot of our dogs come from Waterford pound. All dogs in our care are those that have not been reclaimed by their owners or rehomed from the pound. We have no premises and so rely on foster homes, Moss Veterinary Hospital and, occasionally, boarding kennels to house our dogs. Stray dogs in Ireland are kept in dog pounds for five days to allow an owner to find them; dogs surrendered by their owners for whatever reason can be destroyed immediately.

In order to help dogs in various pounds, we always need help with transport, fostering and fundraising. If you think you can help with any of these and would like to get involved, then please check out the relevant sections on the website or www.facebook.com/adogslife.ie. You can also contact us at enquiries@adogslife.ie or on 086 3871498.

All dogs homed by A Dog’s Life are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. All foster and forever homes are home checked before a dog is placed there. This is to ensure the best match for both home and dog, We provide full back-up and help with training. In the event that a home does not work out for a dog, for whatever reason, that dog must come back into our care and cannot be passed on to any third party.

All Irish pound statistics as compiled by the Department of the Environment are available online for viewing: http://www.environ.ie/en/Publications/Statisticsand RegularPublications/DogControl/