Naoise at home

“My name is Naoise and a few months ago I was very fortunate to have
been rescued by the Mayo SPCA. I was so weak with hunger that I couldn’t
move, and I was covered with cuts and bruises. The volunteers showed me
a lot of love and kindness and I realised I could trust humans again.
They nursed me back to health and found me a new home beside the sea
with two humans who love me very much.

I’m so grateful to the Mayo SPCA for giving me a second chance to enjoy
life, because I love my life so much now! Every morning when I wake up,
I am really excited for the new day. My tail wags so fast that my whole
body wiggles! It makes my humans smile and giggle and encourages them to
bring me for a lovely morning walk. I love walking along the beach and
paddling in the sea. I’m getting braver and I might even swim soon! But
I’ll wait for summer so my humans will join me!

I have made a lot of new friends, dogs and humans. Humans always smile
when they see me and want to give me lots of pets and kisses! I used to
be afraid of other dogs, but I have met so many friendly ones that now
all I want to do is play with them! My new best friend is a shy whippet
who was also in need of a best friend before he met me.”

I also attached some photos of her at the beach which you are welcome to
use. We love her so much and she is such a part of our family now.



Make your wedding day very memorable by making a donation to MAYO SPCA.

Did you know that instead of chocolates or sugared almonds as wedding favours; did you know that the option of making a donation to charity in lieu of wedding favours is becoming increasingly popular with couples, and guests will truly appreciate the thoughtful gesture.

In recognition of your love and support and in lieu of favours, we have made a donation in your name to the MAYO SPCA.
If you want to know more about our wedding favour cards, please contact us.



This is Susie who was adopted in 2010. Much loved family dog with a lovely nature. Thank you for giving a rescue dog a home.

Avoid Going To The Vet With Your Dog This Easter!

• Never feed your dog chocolate intended for humans.
• Keep your chocolate in a safe place – this means hidden out of sight and unavailable to your dog.

• If your egg (or any chocolate) is missing and you suspect that your dog is the culprit, contact your vet straight away.
• Look out for any of the following symptoms; vomiting containing blood, a sore tummy, excessive thirst, excitability, drooling, rapid heart rate and in severe cases, epileptic-type fits.
• If your dog is displaying any of these signs then take him immediately to your vet.
• There is no antidote for theobromine poisoning with treatment being symptomatic. Therefore the sooner treatment is implemented, the greater the chance of recovery.
• If you want to treat your dog this Easter, stick to natural doggy snacks that are kinder to your canine.

• For a simple yet tasty alternative treat for your pet, why not give Dog’s Trust doggie ice cream recipe a whirl? Simply blend 3 ripe bananas, 80ml natural yogurt, 5 tablespoons of peanut butter and pop into ice cube trays or Kong’s for freezing – simple!

Read more info here.

LOVELY HOPE (has found her perfect home:))


Meet Hope, a lovely female Springer Spaniel X. Hope is getting on in years, fully vaccinated and micro chipped. Hope is looking for a retirement homes as she is getting on in years now and has a heart-murmur which she takes medication for.

She will make a lovely companion dog for someone who is retired or at home all day long. She does not need to go for walks as she just likes to potter about. If you can offer Hope a retirement home, please get in touch with us.  Taking on an older dog is such a wonderful experience.  They have so much love and understanding of the world around them and really just appreciate the little things in life-being talked to, being at your side and just enjoying a nice slow pace of life. Please fill in the online inquiry form or send us a PM.

If you can offer a home, please fill in our on line inquiry form here.

Please contact us on 087 100 4505 or email us Here


Maisie in her forever home

A year ago Maisie moved in with us – and yesterday we celebrated her 2nd birthday (no idea when it actually was, but we take the date of her
arrival plus one year:)!

She’s doing great, still scared of strangers, but otherwise no problems.
she loves her walks and roaming about in the bog with her pal Minnie, who is her absolute favorite, especially when she can “take a bath”:)  all the best from Maisie – and us:)

Church Gate Collection

We are having a Church Gate Collection in Ballyhaunis on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th March 2017.

Volunteers needed for a couple of hours only. If you can help with this, please get in touch with us. You can also donate via Text to Donate or via PayPal. We will announce the mass times later.


The lovely Luna settled in her forever home. Thank you for giving a rescue dog a forever home.

FAWN – Cruelty

In January 2016 Fawn was found by a member of the public in a dreadful emaciated state. She was very distressed and very sick. On further investigation, it was discovered that Fawn had been shot in the face and eyes, resulting in her losing her eyesight.
Fawn was a broken soul who was absolutely terrified of everything. Here was a once healthy young dog, now reduced to a shivering, shaking wreck.
After months of veterinary care, lots of loving care by Marian and the volunteers at the kennels, she began to grown stronger and became happy and playful. Over the months she grew stronger in herself, she loves human company, even though it was a so called human that caused her so much suffering. She is very forgiving. Fawn walks well on a lead, even though she is blind, all her other senses are finally tuned and she can get about ok.


This little lady was picked up in Claremorris on the 9th September 2016 by two wonderful lads who realised she was in bother. We would like to thank these gentlemen because who knows how this could have ended. This poor girl is very weak, hungry and scared. Her neck is raw from a rope we think and she will need a lot of TLC. Cara had a long journey ahead of her; she was too weak to stand up and had fluid on her lungs. She was under veterinary care for weeks after her arrival at the kennels.