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Little Scooby is waiting for you! He is a cool little dude who can be a little shy at first but is very kind and friendly when he knows you.? He is about five years old and very low maintenance so would settle into most adult homes without any problems.

Microchip: 972274000269597
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Gorgeous George, Curious George, Loveable George, Bouncing Bopping Galloping George George was found as a stray, a collie X in good condition of about 6 months old. George is a giant puppy basically,sweet, eager to please, happy, full of energy and ready to go go go, but like all puppies left to their own devices he gets bored and that means he finds his own entertainment. George has had very little training in his relatively short life, so he will need not only a very secure garden but someone available most of the day ready to take on his training and perhaps bring him to puppy training classes. He will suit an active family who like all the outdoor pursuits because this boy is ready for action! He won't suit a family with small children as he might knock them down!

Microchip: 981020000637034
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So apparently my last Facebook post got hundred of likes and shares but sadly for me...no home offers. My name is Monty and I am a big, BIG rottie boy! I am around four years old and I was wondering if I could come live with you? I am exactly what you think I am...a great big ball of energy and love with a bull-in-a-china-shop kinda energy!? I am friendly, lively, strong boy. I am looking for someone who has lots of experience with large breeds. I will need some help with training. I can flinch sometimes if people move too quickly around me and I am not a fan of cars. I am also worried about my food being taken away from me, but the team here says they can show you how to help me feel more at ease about things like that which worry me. I absolutely love my long walks but I really dislike going back into my kennel, so I really hope my stay here won't be a long one. I can be a bit too enthusiastic when first meeting other dogs. I'm looking for an adult home in a quiet area with a secure garden and a human who will be dedicated to helping me the bestest boy I can be. I'll be waiting.... Monty

Microchip: 981020000639851
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Humbert is a fun loving youngster but he is not coping well in kennels. Despite staff and volunteers best efforts, he needs more affection and activity can we can give him and he cries in his kennel. He was also drastically underweight when he arrived at kennels and is struggling to put on weight. Humbert is looking for a loving foster home where much neededTLC will help him put on body condition.

Microchip: 972274200025443
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Charlie needs a foster home where he can rest and add some much needed weight, He finds it difficult to wind down in the busy kennels and that does affect his appetite. He is a lovely collie boy, learning to walk nicely on the lead. He needs a calm place for a couple weeks to relax, regroup and reach a healthy weight. His collie needs will still need to be met with interesting walks and outings and lots of clever collie games. If you could offer Charlie some TLC please find the foster questionnaire. Microchip: 972274200025444

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Hi, My name is Honey and I think the humans called me that because they know I am just as sweet honey. I am a 4 yr old terrier. I adore company, I adore cuddles and I think I can win you over with my good natured charm. I am not a fan of other dogs though so I will need to be the one and only canine in your life. Microchip: 972274001247747

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Abu came to MADRA last year with his sister Ally, who has already been rehomed. Abu was also adopted last year but, unfortunately, it didn’t work out, through no fault of his own. He found a busy home a bit overwhelming. Abu is still very shy and takes a while to make friends with humans. He does adore his canine buddies though. Abu managed to snag himself a 5* foster home where he has been patiently waiting for the last 2 months for his forever family to find him. He has written a few words (with the help of his fosterer) on how he is getting on. ‘I have learned to trust my foster person and I am getting more confident around people every day. I will let you rub me without being too afraid - if you’re gentle with me. I will even give you a lick to say thank you for my food if you hold out your hand! My favourite treat is some ham (sausages aren’t nearly as nice as ham) and I’m really good and don’t ever snap it out of people’s hands. Did I mention I like ham? I enjoy going on long walks in the countryside because there’s always interesting sniffs on the way. I’m good on a lead and walk well with my foster friend. My favourite thing is running and I am really good at it! I would love a big, secure garden where I can go sniffing and running every day. I don’t like hens though, and I’m not so sure about cats either. I love other dogs especially chasing and playing with them to burn off any left-over energy.’ Abu will need a home with at least one other friendly dog and a compassionate, patient human to give him reassurance and the time to figure out his new home. Microchip: 981020000481540

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Sparkle is in need of a foster home while she is being treated for some medical issues. She is a bright, lively lady so don't let her greying face fool you. She loves her walks but would be best suited as the only dog in a foster home. Her fosterer must live in Galway city or be available to bring her to Galway vet checks, as required.

Microchip: 981020000640396
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I’m Gary! I'ma big, big boy with a whole lotta love to give! I am a fun-loving youngster of about two years old. I am a wonderful mix of German Shepherd, collie maybe and goodness knows what else.? I’ll definitely need someone who will teach me the things all good dogs should know, but trust me, I have bundles and bundles of potential. I'm doing so well since I arrived here. I've been a perfect gentleman -joyously greeting new people and showering them with attention! I'm told my enthusiasm for life is infectious! I’m an energetic youngster and would love to be part of an active family. I’m a good listener and will be a great student for sure. I’ll enjoy regular exercise and having things to do. Need someone to pal around with? A running partner? Like to hike? I’ll be happy to tag along with you wherever you go. I am no couch potato! My humans are very special to me and in true rescue fashion, I will bond closely with my new family. I like all people and other dogs are lots of fun, too. I’m a happy boy and enjoy making new friends - both human and canine. I’ll do best with an adopter who has large breed experience and will be gentle. I am very strong and I do need someone to show me how to walk nicely on lead and to wait up for you slow-coach humans, but the MADRA peeps said they will help me and you with that. I would love a garden of my own to tear around in. I hope to meet you soon! I’ll be waiting..... Gary xxx

Microchip: 98102000640390
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Foster Appeal - My name is Erik and people tell me I'm one handsome boy!? Sadly I need to have surgery so I need a foster home or a forever home ASAP. I am looking for one near the city so I am close to the vets. The folks here tell me that I am an absolute dream. Now, no-one in life is perfect but I do my best every day. I am looking for a new start in life. I would love to find humans of my own. I am an affectionate boy and I walk nicely on lead. I am a big boy but I am also a calm, gentle soul who also has a fun side!? When I am out and about, I observe the world around me by perking up my ears yet things like cars, people, other dogs don't bother me! I like to take things in stride. 'Easy Going' is my middle name. I would love to follow you around and look at you adoringly. I will be so grateful for a family of my very own! P.S No cats need apply, thanks.

Microchip: 981020000639789
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FOSTER HOME NEEDED -Mick is 3 year old lurcher who needs a foster while being assessed for respiratory issues, which he has had since he arrived with MADRA. He has abnormal breathing, although this does not seem to impact him much. He needs a quiet foster home where he can relax while treated. Mik is scared of other dogs but also has a strong chase instinct so rural home with good fencing would be great. Or a quiet urban home. He is very friendly and easy to live with. Please share. .

Microchip: 981020000640398
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Alfie is part of a (mostly) shitzu family who joined MADRAs extended 'Tricky' family at the end of last year. They were somewhat overwhelmed to find themselves in our kennels and had little understanding of how to engage with the outside world. Archie is friendly in his own funny little way, happily following staff and running around our feet. Although, he is not comfortable being touched just yet, we now it is only a matter of time, patience and the right person to give him a chance. If you feel up for a new, exciting, rewarding experience then give us a call now! Tricky dogs have different requirements to pet dogs, and we need people who will put the dogs needs first and offer them a safe place to recover and start the new stage of their lives. The joy of watching these sweet souls grow and gain confidence cannot be described, and to be honest, they are not as high maintenance as you may think. A secure garden, a warm shed and a utility room are all you need to get started. Our trainers will give you full support if you decide to take part in this exciting new project. The dogs will go out in pairs or as a companion to an existing dog and you can apply to become part of their journey even if you work during the day, you just need a BIG HEART xxxx

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I am a six year old lab. My name is Millie. I am desperately unhappy to find myself living in a kennel. I cry. I bark. I plead with everyone passing to let me out. I know it upsets the humans, but honestly I can't cope here. It's loud. It's busy. It's hard to sleep. I can never really unwind and relax in this environment. Once I get away from the kennels, I start to relax a bit and I know that I would be much calmer once I got into a loving foster home with someone experienced. I am quite strong and would benefit hugely from some kind training...the folks here will show you how to help me. I know I would love that so much. I am a lively, friendly girl who needs a human who is around a lot. I can get very upset when I see other dogs on lead so I would like a rural home where I don't have to encounter too many dogs on my walks. I will need to be the only dog in the home. I would love a family to call mine and a secure garden to romp around in. #lifegoals It's really a matter of urgency that I find a foster home or a forever home ASAP. Can you help me? Love Millie

Microchip: 981020000640474
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Bonded Pair Seeking a Home Together - Sam and JJ are two middle aged dogs who need a secure garden and are very low maintenance. Sam is a girl and she's the one on the left. JJ is on the right and he's a boy! They are friendly and happy and would be a great asset to anyone who is worried that long work hours would restrict them from having a dog. These two are quite happy in their own company while you are at work and equally happy when you get home. The perfect match! If you would like to know more or to arrange an appointment to meet any of our dogs, please fill out a Foster or Adoption Questionnaire. A home check and an adoption fee are required

Microchip: Sam - 981020000474846 JJ - 981020000474846
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Jenny is one of our special girls Currently in the most incredible of foster homes where they just adore her and would keep her but sadly we have discovered she really needs another calm dog in residence, one she can lean on when she finds it all too overwhelming. Jenny is supremely indifferent to cats, so a resident feline needn't worry about a temporary guest! Jenny hasn't had it easy, waiting over 7 months to find a family of her own, then injuring her paw, delaying everything even longer. Her paw has healed and now she needs someone extra special to continue helping her blossom. Jenny, despite a past no dog deserves, is super clever, super funny and super sweet. Jenny comes alive during training sessions, she just loves them responding to clicker training and finger touching with a waggy tail and asking for more please! but Jenny is a trickie, she is not ready for anyone to touch her, at all. If you can accept Jenny as she is, respecting her hard won boundaries and limitations, if you have a very secure garden she can pop in & out of and if you are willing, with full support of our training team, to continue gently positively working with her for a month please fill out a Foster or Adoption Questionnaire. Full support will be given by our trainer to anyone who can foster her. She needs access to a very secure garden as she's not comfortable with having a lead on just yet. Being a special lady, she needs a calm canine companion who can be there but have respect for her personal space. Our Special Jenny needs a foster home with: ✔️ A calm resident dog. Jenny doesn't interact much with the dog in her foster home but she's always happy to see him when he comes back from walks. She's never been without dogs in her life so it's important that she has a canine pal to help her feel more secure. ✔️ Jenny is not house-trained so a fosterer will need to use puppy pads for now ✔️ A potential fosterer needs to understand and accept where Jenny is at right now. She is not comfortable being touched or being handled at all. Our trainer has been working on other ways to build her confidence and will spend time with a willing foster going through a plan to help build Jenny's confidence. ✔️ Jenny is only just getting used to a home environment, so she can be a bit noise sensitive, so it's important she goes to a quiet adult only home. She's quite calm. She's fine with the kettle, washing machine and TV but sudden noises can startle her so she needs someone who will be understanding that the world is a scary place for her right now. ✔️ Jenny loves her food and is happy being handfed. She also quickly appears when she hears the sound of a food bag!? She also loves having food from Kongs, Lickimats and other puzzle toys which are important for her to have. ✔️ A foster home around Galway as who understands her fear of cars. We have had so many success stories over the years with rehabilitating our Tricky dogs. We know that somewhere down the line that we will be sharing happy updates on Jenny, in a forever home, but right now she needs someone compassionate to help her through this traumatic time. Please share Jenny's story and let's make a miracle happen for our incredible girl.

Microchip : 981020000481351
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Luna is just back from her Christmas foster and is still waiting for her forever home. Here's what her fosterer had to say about her.. 'She's very good in the house. Loves being up on the furniture. Will sleep away on the sofa. Is not scared of the hoover or even when drilling. Does not like bags, blankets or coats being shook in front of her, scares her a bit. Will not go up the stairs. Goes in the car no prob. She is very good with children. Low howls when going for a walk. Soo cute. Doesn't play fetch but loves her sides and back being rubbed.' Luna loves her home comforts and a good snooze on the couch so she is finding kennel life difficult. Although she is very chilled in a house, she will need a home in relatively quiet area as she can react to other dogs on lead when out for walks. 

Microchip: 981098106259665
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Sirius is a gentle deerhound cross who came from teh pound and is now enjoying a break in a foster home. He is only about 1 year old. We think he would benefit from another dog in the home. 

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Having courage means that you don't let fear stop you. Take Ashley, for example. She has no idea what the wider world could hold for her, but she has seen a glimpse of a life she'd rather not live. So, we'd love to show Ashley what family life can hold. We would love a simple home for Ashley - a foster home would be a great place to start. Somehere the humans understand that Ashleys life is just beginning. That means that a lot of work is going to go into Ashleys education. Luckily, Team MADRA is an excellent resource for foster homes and their residents. Ashley is one-and-a-half, a Collie X with the sweetest face. She also has a twinkle in her eye that hints at a funny personality that's buried deep under a wary exterior. We think Ashley would blossom in a home with a canine pal and some consistent humans with gentle hands and a whole lot of treats! Does that sound like your home? If so, get in touch! Ms. Ashley would be thrilled to be on her way to her own Happily Ever After!

Microchip: 981020000640514
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Oliver has been with us for a year now but thankfully, his amazing foster family are caring for him until he meets his perfect match. He really struggled with kennel life and has a few quirks. Here is what his fosterer had to say about him... "he's really sweet, he loves nuzzling up to you and loves a pat, he loves the couch or a chair and loves human company. He's great on the lead and walks along gently beside you, he's very good with other dogs. He has a few quirks like noises that upset him but these can be easily managed by moving him away from the noise e.g. another room or outside. He loves outdoors but equally loves to be inside at night. He's very good and quiet through the night. His biggest fear is sirens, we think he would be best suited to a quiet rural home with somebody who wants a companion dog to take for walks and to sit with at night. Ollie needs his own human so badly and he will return all affection 100 fold!!" Oliver has old injuries to his hindlimb which 'seem to have no affect on his quality of life.' 'Finally, I think he would be ideally suited to an older owner who wants company and affection and understands his need for peace, he's also great with teenagers but I think maybe prefers a quiet life.'

Microchip: 981020000441210
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Saoirse is a new arrival and is still under assessment but staff had this to say.... 'my first impression was one of deep sadness as I looked at this bag of bones, shaking so badly with fear that I thought she might be having a seizure. I carried her into her kennel where she chose to curl up on the floor instead of the comfy bed. She simply didn't recognise what it was........ She is emaciated, terrified and has a long road ahead. We will prove to her that her life can turn around, no matter what it takes in time or money.'

Microchip: 972274200025383
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