We love to have visitors at our Shelter for our bookings on Saturdays and Sundays!
Book a ‘Date with the Dogs’ and learn about the vital work we do in Connemara while giving a rescue dog some quality time away from their kennel.
Walk one of our dogs
Enjoy the fresh Connemara air and beautiful scenery while walking a dog around our walkway.
Our dogs relish every opportunity that comes their way for another walk and a good sniff!
Play in the 'real-life' room
Hang out in the sensory garden
Hang out in our sensory garden with one of the dogs. It’s wonderful to watch them race around sniffing out all the lovely smells and it’s the perfect spot for dogs who like a game of ‘fetch’.
We are very grateful to Allergan who provided the funding for the sensory garden which opened in mid 2022 and has already become an essential part of our care package for dogs while they’re in residence with us.
‘Dates’ are currently available on Saturdays only for September and October onwards.
Please note that visits to our Shelter do not include a tour of the kennel block as this can be very stressful for many of our dogs.
We have a dedicated indoor area for the visit along with our beautiful walkway.
Visits will be available on Saturdays only, through October 2023. We have no availability for Sundays. Please see the booking form.
Visits to meet dogs with a view to adopt are not included. These visits are booked solely through the rehoming coordinator after you have sent in your adoption registration.
How to help
An entry fee of €10 per adult and €5 per child for your ‘Date with the Dogs’ will help us to look after you on the day as well as continue our vital work rescuing and rehoming dogs.
Polly and her fellow residents love it when visitors bring out cans of tasty, good quality dog food, tins of sardines and mackerel and jars of hot dogs.
Our shelter is located in:
Cinn Mhara, Camus, Connemara, Co Galway, H91 AK38
About a 45-50 minute drive from Galway city
Blue Tag Volunteering
If you’re interested in volunteering at our Shelter on a regular basis, you can apply here to become one of our Blue Tag Volunteers. We are fully subscribed at the moment but we can add you to our waiting list and will be in touch when there are places available.