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Important announcement: As you know rescues are under huge pressure at the moment. We in KLAWS are making the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors to new dogs. We have a large volume of dogs in care and very few foster carers. We will concentrate on rehoming the dogs already in our care for now. Any dog currently on our waiting list will be brought in as soon as possible.
If you can offer a dog a loving forever home or foster home please contact us.
If you find a stray dog please contact the Kerry County Council Dog Pound in Tralee.
Hopefully this is a short-term closure and we will be able to take new dogs in shortly!
Looking For Homes Right Now
KLAWS Calendar 2023 now available
Our newest official KLAWS Calendar is now available! Again they are available for purchase in our KLAWS shop in Kenmare, on our stalls at the markets around Kerry and of course you can purchase right here on this website!
Last Few Left -
Now you can pick up your KLAWS mugs enjoy your morning coffee or afternoon tea break. They are designed using our brand new branding and logo. All proceeds go towards the care of the animals in KLAWS care.
They are available in the shop section of this site and in the KLAWS Shop located in Kenmare town.
Why two might be better than one!
As anyone who has cats knows – two cats are better than one!
Two cats are better than one because they will keep each other company and that will help to keep both you and them sane. You won’t have to worry when you have to leave them for a weekend or so – two cats will keep each other from being bored and therefore doing silly, destructive stuff around the house. Yes, they will entertain each other, and you will be doubly entertained, too. Cuddles will be doubled; purring will sometimes seem like a competition with only winners around. And yes, you will have to get two wormers and two vaccinations regularly, and they will be eating for two. But the love they will give you will also be twofold, only it will feel more like a thousandfold!
Calling all dog trainers, specialists and dog enthusiasts
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
These three long termers are in our care and as a group of volunteers we dont have the skills to help them right now. We need experienced people that can take these dogs into foster care. They are in kennels at the moment. They each have different issues and need special help to overcome them. We are overwhelmed at the moment and desperately need help.
Daisy - She walks nicely on the lead but is dog reactive
Alfie - He is very nervous of everything. He runs up and down all the time when hes left loose. No recall. Can be destructive in the house but absolutely no aggresion. Just needs alot of time and patience.
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THESE DOGS!!
Please contact us if you think you can work with any of these dogs.
KLAWS Shop Kenmare
Our KLAWS shop is in desperate need of some help at the moment. We need volunteers to help with the day to day running of the shop. The shop is a vital part of earning much needed funds to help the animals in KLAWS care. It is also a very important part of the Kenmare town and community.
If you think you have the time to be able to help us out please contact via this website, social media or calling into the shop.
Thank you in advance!
Mon - Sat ~ 11am - 4pm
(incl. Bank Holidays)
KLAWS Shop is located in the Supervalu Shopping centre in Kenmare town
Have you seen our new Tote bags yet?
It's so exciting! KLAWS brand new tote bags are now available for purchase with our brand new logo! We are so excited to share these with you! These are available from our website shop, KLAWS charity shop in Kenmare and from our weekend stalls at various markets. Don't miss out
Remember Chippy? He is now Mowgli and looking for his perfect home!
Chippy came in to klaws in an awful state, he was found at the roadside, very underweight and so matted that he couldn't use his back legs properly. He had no idea how to behave or how to be a dog.
He spent a lot of time at the vets and slowly improved. He has been in foster care for a while now and has grown, put on weight and developed into an active healthy dog. He has also had a name change to Mowgli!
He has some behavioural issues. He still isn't sure about fuss and cuddles. He finds it hard to settle. He will calm down in his crate but when let out he is a ball of unfocussed energy. He has learnt some socialisation around dogs and loves playing with them but frequently misreads their cues. He can walk nicely on the lead when he is by himself but cannot concentrate with other dogs around. He gets very excited about going through doors, leading to a lot of noise! He loves going for drives in the car!
We are looking for a very special home for him. He needs to be an only dog or perhaps have one steady dog for company. He needs a quiet environment and someone who can devote time to helping him improve his behaviour and continue to work with him on an on-going basis.
Mowgli is not an easy dog but after everything he has been through we hope someone out there is willing to give him a chance and help him develop.
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