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DAR Dogs Needing Homes

Please browse through all of our available dogs. We do the best to match the known temperament, breed, age, and level of activity of our dogs to potential owners. Some dogs require more training than others; some would suit being rehomed as the only dog or would prefer canine companionship. If you have any additional queries on the dogs below, please contact us at info@dar.ie .

PLEASE NOTE: We do not have a facility for holding all of our dogs. They are kept in private boarding kennels, foster homes or still with their owners who are seeking to surrender them. ALL VIEWINGS are by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

All of our dogs are vaccinated, neutered (if older than 6 months), de-wormed & de-flea'd. All dogs receive a health check from local vets. Drogheda Animal Rescue will do its best to assess the character, temperament, and level of obedience of each dog before it is rehomed.

Drogheda Animal Rescue requests a donation when adopting a dog. All donations are used solely for the care of our animals and will help with the expense incurred by Drogheda Animal Rescue for veterinarian costs associated with vaccinations, neutering, worming & de-flea'ing.

The DONATION GUIDELINE below is the minimum amount that will cover our vaccination & neutering costs only. Please bear in mind that many of our dogs are kept in costly boarding kennels until homes can be found, and Drogheda Animal Rescue absorbs this cost.

  • Un-Vaccinated Puppies: €25.00
  • Vaccinated Dogs & Puppies: €65.00
  • Vaccinated & Neutered Dogs: €150
  • Microchipping: Free of Charge for all DAR Dogs

All potential owners must complete a rehoming questionnaire and all homes are vetted. Please see section on Adoption Process - Dogs for further details on our adoption policy.

Pippa


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AGE: < 6 Months
SEX: Female
BREED: Terrier
LOCATION: In Foster Care
DESCRIPTION:

Pippa was surrendered by her owner as full-time working hours meant Pippa was on her own much of the time which isn't suitable for young pups. We are now looking for a new home and family for little Pippa.

Pippa is currently in foster care with a family with cats, so Pippa is being well looked after and socialised with cats. Her foster mam is working on her house training and basic commands. We'd really like to get this little one into a family of her own and if you think you can provide little Pippa with the care and attention she needs, complete an online rehoming questionnaire.

Please NOTE: We do not rehome puppies to households who work full-time or with families with young children less than 5 years of age. Pippa has been fully vaccinated and microchipped. She'll need to be neutered when before one year of age.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Diesel


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AGE: < 5 Years of Age
SEX: Male - Neutered
BREED: Terrier - Tri Colour
LOCATION: In Foster Care
DESCRIPTION:

Diesel was wandered into someone's garden the week of March 9th, 2015 in Togher, Co Louth. He wasn't wearing a collar nor was he microchipped. He wasn't recognised as being a local dog and his sudden appearance is a bit of a mystery. No one has come forward for little Diesel, so now we are looking for a new home and family for him.

Diesel is in foster care and this is what we know about him: he is very good with other dogs, people, children and seems to be OK with cats. He's a bit of an escape artist and wanderer so a very secure garden is a must!

Diesel has been neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated.

If you can give this friendly and affectionate little chappie a new home, complete an online rehoming questionnaire.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Toby


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AGE: 9 Years of Age
SEX: Male - Neutered
BREED: Mixed Breed - Medium Size
LOCATION: Surrender by Owner
DESCRIPTION:

Toby is being surrendered by his owners due to an extension of both their family and house leaving little time (and space) for Toby.

He is very active for his age. He's house trained but not great on the lead nor good off-lead. He gets on with other dogs, but definitely not cats. He's good with children and people in general. Toby spends his days both indoors and outdoors.

He is described as an inquisitive dog and playful dog. Gentle with children, but may appreciate a quieter household. Toby is a dog that needs to be exercised regularly to burn off his energy.

If you can give Toby a home to live out his final days, please complete an online rehoming questionnaire.


CONTACT: Drogheda Anima Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Mia


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AGE: DOB May 2013
SEX: Female - Neutered
BREED: St. Bernard
LOCATION: Surrender by Owner
DESCRIPTION:

Mia was surrendered to DAR by her owner as the young child in the family became very frightened of Mia even though Mia just wanted to be her friend.

Mia is now in foster care with a fantastic family who have their own St. Bernard. Mia is a small St. Bernard weighing just over 50kg. She is EXTREMELY strong on the lead and needs to be walked with a halti harness.

Mia's foster family have given us some useful feedback on Mia to help her find the right home. Mia loves nothing more than to lounge around the house; she loves attention and is very affectionate and lovable; she enjoys short walks (and that's not a bad thing!); Mia loves playing with her much larger foster brother as well as sleeping and snoring very loudly! She likes to be his boss but in general is good living with another dog and is curious of other dogs when out walking.

Mia doesn't like confined spaces and this poses challenges when transporting her in a car, but she is getting used to the idea.

In general, Mia is good with children, but would probably suit a family with older teenage children due to her strength. Mia is also very good when meeting new people.

Ideally, we'd like to rehome Mia to a home / family with previous experience with St. Bernards. And if you fit that bill and are interested in giving this lovable lump of a dog a new home and family, complete an online rehoming questionnaire.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Charlie


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AGE: 17 months old
SEX: Male
BREED: Lab
LOCATION: Surrender by Owner
DESCRIPTION:

Charlie is a young, male Labrador, 17 months old and he is looking for a new home because of a severe allergic reaction by one of his family members. He is an active and playful dog and is looking for a lifestyle to match. Charlie is vaccinated and microchipped and will be neutered before adoption.

He is good with other dogs but not cats, so no cats or other small furries please. He is good with children (over 5yrs only please) and currently lives with a seven year old child. Charlie is good in the car, house-trained, but not good on the lead. There are harnesses that can help with that. However he is good on recall when off-lead.

Charlie currently sleeps outside because of the allergy but would love to live inside as part of the family. He is a playful, loving dog and needs an active home where he can get exercise, time and attention he needs.

If you can offer a permanent home to Charlie, please complete the rehoming questionnaire which is the first step in our rehoming process. Thank you.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Liz
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Val


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AGE: 3 years old approx.
SEX: Female (Neutered)
BREED: Terrier x
LOCATION: Fostered
DESCRIPTION:

Val is a female Terrier x, about 3 years old. She is medium size, approx. 8-9 kg. Was pregnant when found as a stray in north Dublin and was taken in by North County Dublin SPCA. Val has since had her pups and now needs to find a home of her own.

She is neutered and will be vaccinated and microchipped before adoption. She's a friendly, happy energetic little dog. Can be apprehensive around other dogs so might be best as an only dog or perhaps with an easygoing dog her own size or smaller. She's good on the lead, might need some help with house-training, and she hasn't chased the cat or killed the hens in her current foster home so not a true Terrier!

Sweet dog with big ears, Val needs a loving home where she can have all the security, love and attention she deserves. If you can offer a permanent home to Val, please complete the rehoming questionnaire which is the first step in our rehoming process. Thank you.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Liz
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Tess


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AGE: ~ 2 Years of Age
SEX: Female - Neutered
BREED: Terrier
LOCATION: In Foster Care
DESCRIPTION:

Tess was found on November 6th, 2014 at the Bus Eireann Depot on the Donore Road in Drogheda, Co Louth. No owner came forward for little Tess, so she came into the care of DAR and was put into a foster home. Little did we know at the time that Tess was with pup and on December 23rd, 2014, she gave birth to eight healthy pups!

Tess's pups have since been weaned from her and she's now looking for a new place and family of her own. She has since been neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

Tess loves going for walks but needs to be kept on a short lead as she's not good around traffic. She's good in the car and doesn't mind going for a little spin. She's a great little watch dog and will bark or cry at night if she hears someone outside or needs to go to the toilet.

Like many dogs, Tess isn't good when meeting other dogs while off the lead, but when off the lead, she'll play all day. Tess loves playing with her human friends too but would not be good with young children as she tends to play with her teeth. Tess isn't good on recall when off the lead so will need a very secure garden to run around in and be kept on the lead when out walking. We don't know how Tess is around cats, but assume she doesn't like them like most terriers.

She's fully house trained and will let you know when she needs to go outside. She's a fussy little eater and this trait seems to be passed down to all of her little pups! Tess doesn't like to eat out of a bowl, but if food is placed on a mat, she will eat it.

Tess doesn't like to be left alone, so would best suit someone who is home more often than not or perhaps a retired person. Tess can be timid in the beginning when she meets someone new, but once she gets to know you, her wonderful, inquisitive and brave little personality will shine through!

If you can give little Tess the home she needs to feel safe, secure and loved, complete an online rehoming questionnaire.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Tina


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AGE: 3 Years of Age
SEX: Female
BREED: Collie Cross Breed
LOCATION: Surrender by Owner
DESCRIPTION:

Tina is looking for a new home as life on the farm doesn't really suit her. She's very affectionate and friendly. Her owner is a farmer and he describes Tina as not having a bad bone in her. She gave birth last year to six puppies that DAR rehomed; they were known as the Piperstown pups and first time mum Tina had them in a ditch and took excellent care of them until 6-weeks of age when DAR took the little mites into their care and rehomed all of them.

Tina will be neutered and fully vaccinated before she goes to her new home.

If you can offer Tina a new home and family to call her own, please complete an online rehoming questionnaire. Tina will make a loyal and loving pet to one lucky family!


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Skye


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AGE: 2 years old
SEX: Female (neutered)
BREED: Collie/terrier cross
LOCATION: In Kennels
DESCRIPTION:

Skye was found at the Valley Inn, Dunleer of the 24th of Nov 2013. Nobody came forward to claim her and she is now looking for a new home.

Skye is very friendly and very much indoors dog. She is only a medium sized (12kg) dog and loves attention. What happened to her before she came into our care, we will never know but she is a bit of a nervous dog. More so when you walk with her outside than indoors. Though she is only a medium size dog, she is very strong on the lead and is still learning how to walk on the lead. It will take her a bit of time to trust you, but when she does, you will have a new best friend.

Due to her nervousness a quiet enough home, maybe even with another calm confident dog and kids older than 10 years, will be perfect for her. She is a bit of a monkey and a full secure garden is a must.

The third picture of Skye is not the best but shows her size best.

If you want to offer Skye her forever home, please fill in the rehoming questionnaire and we will get back to you to discuss further.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Yvette
PHONE: 041 98 32418
E-MAIL: Info@dar.ie

Shanks


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AGE: 6 years old
SEX: Male (neutered)
BREED: Lab cross
LOCATION: In Kennels
DESCRIPTION:

Meet Shanks. A very friendly, well behaved guy. And don't you think he is very handsome? He was surrendered due to personal circumstances of his owner. He lacks a bit of confidence but with a bit of help that will be sorted. He is good on the lead but can be a bit excited for the first few minutes. Shanks is very clever though and will pick up very quickly. He is a strong boy so an experienced dog person/family is what he needs. Also kids older than 10 years will suit him well.

If you can and want to offer Shanks his forever home, please fill in the rehoming questionnaire and we will be in touch to take it a step further.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Yvette
PHONE: 041 98 32418
E-MAIL: Info@dar.ie

Brillo


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AGE: 1-2 years old
SEX: Female (Neutered)
BREED: Patterdale Terrier x
LOCATION: Found @ Scholes Lane, Drogheda
DESCRIPTION:

Brillo is a lovely young female wire-haired Terrier, possibly a Patterdale x, and she is ready for a new home. She was originally found in mid-April 2014 in Drogheda but no owners were found. She went to a new home on trial in the country, a farm, but being a true terrier, ended up killing some chickens! She is currently in foster care and waiting for a second chance.

Brillo is small, about 7kg, sweet, affectionate but timid in new situations and is not used to being walked on a lead or in busy areas with traffic. She is very good in the house, loves her toys and is a happy girl who loves her comfort! She is best as an only dog as she is not good with small dogs and is afraid of big dogs!

An ideal home for Brillo would be in a quiet area with a large secure garden, no other pets and with someone who wants a loving little companion. If that sounds like a match with you, please complete our online rehoming questionnaire which is the first step in our rehoming process.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Liz
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Mo


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AGE: DOB Oct 28th, 2013
SEX: Female - Neutered
BREED: Mixed Breed
LOCATION: Surrender by Owner
DESCRIPTION:

Mo is looking for another new home. She didn't work out with her last adoptive family as she doesn't like to be left on her own during the day so we are looking for a family that will have a lot of time to give to the lovely Mo. She has loads of very good qualities that shouldn't be dismissed. Mo is a very affectionate girl that loves her cuddles and having her shoulders rubbed. She loves being in the company of people and although she is good around children, she can be a bit giddy so may not be suitable around young children.

She is best walked on a harness and can get a bit excited when she spots another dog when out walking, but she is good around other dogs. She knows basic commands but will need a bit more training and is eager to learn.

Mo has been neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. She is medium in size.

If you can give Mo a new home and family and promise not to give up on her, please complete an online rehoming questionnaire.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Sasha


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AGE: 7 years old
SEX: Female (Neutered)
BREED: Terrier x
LOCATION: Surrender by Owner
DESCRIPTION:

SASHA is a female Terrier x, medium size (12.4kg) and she is 7 years old. She has plenty of energy, great temperament and loves company. She is active and loves her walks but couldn't go for miles (even though she'd want to!) due to an old leg injury from when she was a puppy. She is vaxed, neutered and microchipped. She was surrendered due to family commitments in Nov 2013 and was on trial in new home but as the country property was not fully secure she had started to wander and ended up in Louth Dog Pound. So a secure garden is essential.

Sasha is friendly and affectionate and has lived with another dog in her previous home and her trial home and with four dogs in her current foster home, so the company of another dog would be good for her, ideally a male either her own size or bigger. Sasha is a bit afraid of other dogs initially and can snarl if they are in her face but soon becomes friends. She is 100% house-trained and very much a house dog who just wants to be part of the family. If you can offer Sasha a home, please complete our rehoming questionnaire which is the first step in our rehoming process. Thank You.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Liz
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Holly


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AGE: 4 Years of Age
SEX: Female - Neutered
BREED: Boxer Cross Breed
LOCATION: Surrender by Owner
DESCRIPTION:

Holly is being surrendered by her owner and we hope we can find this lovely girl and new home and family.

Holly is medium / large in size, is neutered and fully vaccinated. She gets along great with children and is well behaved in the house. She is house trained and travels well in the car. Holly is an inside / outside dog and is used to be being very much a part of the family.

Holly is an alpha dog and will get on with some dogs, but not all dogs. Cats are definitely a NO NO and we don't think that Holly will ever make friends with them. Holly is very strong on the lead and will need an experienced dog handler. She doesn't always come back immediately upon recall when off the lead, but will eventually return.

If you are interested in giving Holly a new home and another chance, please complete an online rehoming questionnaire.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Teddy


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AGE: 2 Years of Age
SEX: Female - Neutered
BREED: Akita X German Shepherd
LOCATION: In Kennels
DESCRIPTION:

TEDDY is a female Akita or possibly Akita/German Shepherd crossbreed. She's approx. two years old, fully vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. She's sociable with other dogs but would be best with a big playmate who can keep up with her energy. Cats and other small furries are a no-no. She loves the outdoors and is not a barker - it's an Akita thing - and she is a confident and loyal dog. Due to her size and breed, Teddy will need an experienced owner who has large dog or ideally Akita experience. She would suit a household with children over 12 years of age. A country home would be best for Teddy where she can have lots of outdoor space and company.

If you are interested in giving Teddy girl a new home, please complete our rehoming questionnaire. Thank you.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa/Liz
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Buster


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AGE: 11 years old
SEX: Male (Neutered)
BREED: Collie x
LOCATION: Fostered
DESCRIPTION:

Buster is a mature male Collie x and he needs a new home. He was originally found as a stray along with his son Bubba (see separate entry) and although their owner was found, unfortunately he did not want them back as he was no longer in a position to care for them. Buster is currently in kennels. He is fully vaccinated, neutered and microchipped.

Buster needs a home where he can have human company and plenty of attention and cuddles. He is still very active and loves his walks. He had a full top to toe health check recently while in the vets for neutering and passed with flying colours. There's plenty of life in the old boy yet! Buster was mainly an outdoor dog in his previous home but has really taken to his home comforts and deserves nothing less in his twilight years.

Buster has had a tough break being surrendered at this stage of his life so we are hoping to find him the home he deserves with someone who will love him and give him the time and attention he needs. If you think that might be you, please complete our rehoming questionnaire which is the first step in our rehoming process.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Liz
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Shadow


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AGE: 18 months approx.
SEX: Male (Neutered)
BREED: Husky/Malamute
LOCATION: In kennels
DESCRIPTION:

Shadow is a handsome young male Husky/Malamute and he is ready and waiting for the right home. He was found in October 2013 dodging traffic on the dual carriageway in Drogheda, Co. Louth. Despite best efforts to find his owner, none came forward.

Shadow is a large dog with a good temperament and like all Huskies or Malamutes, has a lot of energy and needs an active lifestyle and a VERY secure garden. He is fully vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Shadow was born with a dodgy knee on his hind right leg but it causes him no problems. He may not be the dog for you if you want him to go long distance running but walking, playing and normal activities pose no problems. Shadow is a bright, agile and active dog and he needs company for most of the day, a large secure property (ideally in the country as he loves the outdoors) and another dog for company - preferably female. He is currently in kennels but we know the right home is out there waiting for him somewhere.

If you have large dog experience and can offer a suitable permanent home to Shadow, please complete our rehoming questionnaire which is the first step in our rehoming process.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Liz
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Timmy


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AGE: < 2 Years of Age
SEX: Male - Neutered
BREED: Spaniel Cross Breed
LOCATION: In Kennels
DESCRIPTION:

Timmy was originally found as a stray on 17 June 2013, Windmill Road, Drogheda Co Louth, however his owner was subsequently found and wished to surrender him for rehoming.

Timmy is fully vaccinated and neutered. He is a small to medium size dog who is very friendly and very active. He gets along well with children and other dogs; he isn't as good with cats.

Timmy will require an owner with previous dog experience and one who is willing to give this young boy the amount of exercise and activity he needs. Timmy requires a secure garden and isn't suitable to be left on his own in the garden as he easily gets bored and will look elsewhere for entertainment.

If you can provide Timmy with the type of home he needs, please complete an online rehoming questionnaire. Currently Timmy is in private boarding kennels and although he has a lot of playmates, he'd like a home and family to call his own.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Scan


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AGE: ~ 1-3 Years
SEX: Male
BREED: Spaniel Cross Breed - Medium Size
LOCATION: In Foster Care
DESCRIPTION:

Scan was found running around Peter Street / Laurence Street in Drogheda Town Centre, Drogheda County Louth on Friday October 12th, 2013. A kind member of the public took him in for fear he would get hit by a car.

No one has come forward to reclaim Scan and now he's looking for a new home and family to call his own.

Scan has now been neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. He is a lovely dog and is well behaved in the house. Scan is a very active dog and loves to run around sniffing here, there and everywhere. He is strong on the lead so will need some lead training. He's good off the lead and will stay within eyesight and come back when called.

We suspect that Scan was a hunting dog at one time as he is alert and active. Scan isn't boisterous or destructive.

He seems to be fine around other dogs and will give chase to cats.

We hope to get some more photos of Scan to update his profile.

If you can give this wonderful fellow a new home to call his own, complete an online rehoming questionnaire.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Mylo


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AGE: 3 Years of Age
SEX: Male
BREED: Dalmatian
LOCATION: Surrender by Owner
DESCRIPTION:

Mylo was reluctantly surrendered by his owner due to relocation to New Zealand for work. We hope to find this handsome boy a new home and family.

Mylo is neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. He was originally acquired by his owner from a breeder as a pup. Mylo is a typical energetic Dalmatian that will need someone who is willing to give him the exercise and time he needs. Mylo is very strong on the lead and will need some basic training, but on the plus side, Mylo listens and responds well to training. He isn't aggressive with either people or other dogs, but Mylo hasn't learned how to greet other dogs politely so he usually approaches them full of energy and bounce, which may be a bit off putting to both the dogs and their owners.

Mylo shows a lot of promise in the right hands of someone who is familiar with the Dalmatian temperament and will to give them the time. Oh, and did we say that Mylo is a very handsome boy?

If you can give Mylo the home he needs, please complete an online rehoming questionnaire.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie

Helmet


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AGE: 3 Years Old
SEX: Female - Neutered
BREED: Cocker Spaniel
LOCATION: Surrender by Owner
DESCRIPTION:

Helmet is being reluctantly surrendered by her owners and we are seeking a home with an experienced dog owner and a household with children over 12 years of age.

Helmet is a lovely dog and has a lot going on for her, but like many Cocker Spaniels, Helmet is a bit nervous and would be best suited in a calm household and environment.

She is neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, toilet trained, lead trained, doesn't chew or bark excessively. She gets on with some dogs and definitely not cats! She is good on recall and loves her exercise!

Helmet is a bit wary of strangers and doesn't like to be fussed over or petted excessively. She would be best rehomed to someone who is experienced with Cocker Spaniels.

If you can provide Helmet with the home she needs, please complete an online rehoming questionnaire.


CONTACT: Drogheda Animal Rescue - Lisa
PHONE: 041 983 2418
E-MAIL: info@dar.ie


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