Connemara Kennels, Camus, Co. Galway | Email: info@madra.ie | Phone: 091 584 274 

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Spot was absolutely petrified when he arrived into us one month ago. Now he is so much braver......you should see how he dances about and wags his whole body when he sees us now! We won't take the credit for that though; he has found the joys of canine friendships and his new pals are helping him gain confidence. He loves tearing about our pen with them. We would just love to get him into a foster home with someone who will help him get used to walking on a lead....and of course he would love a friendly resident dog to show him the ropes. He is a HAPPY boy now but he is still shy when faced with new things. We think a quiet adult only home would be best for him and somewhere with a well fenced in garden (as he isn't comfortable with the lead at all). He is a young boy, around a year and a half old and he has such a lovely, trusting temperment. We know he will be make the bestest friend ever to whoever gives him a chance. He really deserves it. Can anyone help him out?!
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Eagneress is written wide across Lassie's lovely face. 

She is a very sweet, affectionate Border Collie who responds well to people who treat her gently and kindly. True to her breed, this girl loves being outdoors and being kept physically and mentally active. Lassie was recently surrendered to us and she has told us that although farming isn't for her, she still wants a varied lifestyle; lots of walks and daily adventures. She is a tenderhearted treasure and is best suited to a home with people who will be committed to bolstering her confidence. 
Kids would be a bit too much for Lassie to live with but she will be a super best friend to an adult who gives her a chance.

Lassie can be fearful of new people and new surroundings and will require understanding and patience to put her at ease. She is around three years old and hasn't had much life experience to date so it's understandable that some things can overwhelm her. We think she will blossom into a confident girl in the right home with a person (or people) who will give her time to adjust. 

Border Collies have such a difficult time finding homes in Ireland. Sure, not everyone has the time, space and energy needed for this clever breed but if you do then please consider offering Lassie or any of our other fabulous Collies a home they deserve.
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Our sweet older gentleman Manzy would love to find himself a kind human of his own to cherish him all the the rest of his days. He is very waggy and loves his daily strolls and afternoon naps. Kennel life is too hectic for him.
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MR. T here and no, I don't come dripping in gold bling like the original Mr. T!!!!!! He said; 'Everything started as a dream. You gotta have insight, know what you want. You gotta have a plan. Like I tell anybody, if you fail to plan, you're planning to fail. I've been planning ever since I was a youngster. You've got to start from somewhere..' These are words I have taken to heart. I'm down on my luck right now but I know it won't always be like this. I have a plan. And my plan includes charming you. I have been here for WEEKS. I had a cough which I had to get rid of but I had a home lined up. Sadly my home offer fell through so I am in a bit of a panic. This place is now stressing me out as there is just so much happening all the time and it's quite overwhelming and upsetting for a sensitive guy like me. I don't have a whole lot in common with the more well-known Mr.T.... I'm not one for acting (I'm a straight up guy) and I'm most definitely not a wrestler! While the human Mr.T might have a tough guy image, let me assure you I'm nothing like that. I am friendly, lovable and a bit goofy. I'm only around two years old and I do love to impress! I love showing off my "sit" and "lie down". It's clear someone cared for me at some point in my past life. Word to the wise....I am very strong so I will need a well fitting harness and someone who is willing to help me learn how to walk loosely on a lead. I will need a secure garden as I am a big boy. I would like to live in a quiet area too if you don't mind and preferably with someone who has experience with big dogs like me. I love walks but I am also a MAJOR fan of regular naps too. Forgive me for the brag but being modest won't get me a five star home so let me tell you that I will make a dream companion for the lucky person (or people) who get to adopt me. I would prefer to be an only dog so lucky you, you will get all my loving to yourself! ;) I hope you will give me a chance, I really do need to get out of here and start my new life.
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Timmy is terribly skinny and was found wandering way up in the hills of Connemara so we imagine he has been on the road for quite some time. He is only a youngster of about 18 months, but he is a Collie boy who is finding the noise & activity of kennel life a bit stressful. I think he preferred it on the mountain! Collie experienced home please, no small kids. Timmy hasn't done his five days so an owner may be missing him, especially if he travelled a long distance.
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Lola gave birth a few days after arriving into us. Three of her male pups are looking for their forever families. Puppies will be required to attend puppy training classes.
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These pups were found on a bog at about four weeks of age. They are currently in foster but we are taking bookings for them now. All pups will be required to attend puppy training classes.
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* Booked* * Foster Home required * Lady came to us from a difficult situation and for now she is just trying to absorb all the new smells & sounds of her new life. She stays in her bed most of the day but does keep her kennel clean and will walk on lead if required. Unfortunately Lady is not ready to be re-homed yet but she would really benefit from a caring foster home, with a secure garden, where she could rehabilitate in her own time. She is friendly when she gets to know you but is finding kennel life a bit too stressful. Lady is about 18 months old and is a Collie type girl.
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* Booked * Patch has been returned to us due to the development of a serious allergy in the family. She has been so good about her change in circumstances and has taken it all in her stride but we would love to home her quickly. Patch is about 7 or 8 years old and was the model guest in the five years since they adopted her. She is clean & quiet but loves her walks, keeping up with the fittest of us! She seems good with other dogs and her previous owners have said she is just the best dog ever.
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* Direct from Home Adoption * Hi everyone, my name is Poppy and I’m a pure-bred Golden Labrador but I’m of very slim build (lucky me)! I’m 2.5 years old and sadly I need to find a new home due to my current mum and dad’s ill health :’( I’m very (very!) lively and bouncy and I love long walks every day, and playing lots of games. My favourite game is Fetch but I’m not sure why I have to give the ball back EVERY time?? I’d really love a home with other big playful dogs like me, little dogs are no fun at all, for some reason they don’t like when I jump on them! I think kids are brilliant and I try to be as gentle with them as possible, but I might accidentally knock over very small kids. I’m afraid I just can’t resist chasing cats, but nobody’s perfect!!! I’m a good guard dog as I’ll bark if anyone comes to the house but I’ll be their best friend as soon as they come and say hello to me. I love chew toys and Kongs, if I don’t have these to play with I MIGHT be tempted to nibble your cushions (nom nom)! I’ve been trained to sit, stay and walk to heel on the lead, but I occasionally (ok, very often) forget when there are more exciting things going on around me. The world is just such an exciting place!! Oh, did I mention I love food? All kinds of food! I’ll do anything for treats! And cuddles! I sleep on my mum’s bed every night so even though I love running around outside, I need to be part of the family and spend time inside too. Well that’s all about me, I hope to hear from a lovely new family soon! Poppy xxx
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* Booked * *** We are no longer taking any more requests for Nugget due to the high volume of applications already received, thanks to everyone for their help in finding Nugget her new home. *** * Direct from Home Adoption * Nugget has to be surrendered due to very sad personal circumstances. Here is how Nugget has been described. Nugget - a solid lump of valuable metal. Or a tasty Supermacs morsel. Sadly for us, we have neither of those nuggets on this autumn afternoon. Happily for us, however, we have one better. A canine Nugget! She's a handsome, hypoallergenic, heartwarming Cockapoo of just 3 years, and she's looking for a home full of people to love her and share their couch with her! She'll also need someone with a stone heart to resist the looks of absolute neglect she throws as you tuck into your breakfast roll. Nugget is full of beans. Why run when you can sprint? She is kind, she is smart, she is important. Best of all, she gets on with everyone, and is beloved by all that meet her. Non-shed dogs are a blessing to have in the house - it doesn't stop the mud, but at least your fancy suit will be fur free! Nugget needs a home where she'll be treated like the queen that she is. As she's a medium dog with lots of energy, kids younger than six may be bowled over in her enthusiastic embracing of life. She would be happy in a family, however, so get those applications in soon! We get a lot of applications for non-shed, hypoallergenic dogs so please be patient as we work through the waiting list.
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* Booked * Diana is one of the last of our pups that was found abandoned in the horse-box a few weeks ago and has been in super foster care but is ready for her forever home now.
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Just in from the pound. More information coming soon.
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Hello, everyone! Please excuse my attire, nobody told me my ear was inside out for the entire photo shoot. I'm looking for a forever family with a bit more decency in them. I could be an Insta-star with the right posse! I'm Sonic, a young man of about one year, and I am full of puppy mischief and energy. I'm not as prickly as my hedgehog namesake, but I am a contender for the title of speediest pup in the race! I have the waggiest tail, and all the loving instincts my terrier breed contains naturally. I'm a great pet for anyone looking for a small, friendly dog. I'm a one man show, capable of entertaining even the most stony-faced audiences with my antics! While I entertain myself, I also appreciate having the option of being entertained. A nice walk, a treat filled Kong, a complicated rope toy - the simple things in life are as good as a belly rub! What do you think? Are you in need of a little spice in your life?
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Just in from the pound. More information coming soon.
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Calling all Charlie Browns! We've got Snoopy here, and we're so excited to find him a home where his adventures can proceed in comfort! He's a one year old, energetic boy, and everyone that meets him develops something of a soft spot for him! Snoopy is one endearing fella! As he's a collie/lab X, he's got the best of every world - patience, big brains, a silly side, and we won't even get started on his good looks! He's only a pup, we can't go giving him a big head! Best of all, if you adopt Snoopy, you'll be able to train him to be the best dog for your family - he needs to learn some life skills! He's the perfect age for learning, and nothing bonds an owner and dog quite like mastering challenges together, so basically, there's everything to be gained from adopting a handsome boy like our Snoopy. If you agree, get in touch, we're looking forward to seeing Snoopy head off into the sunset with his forever companions!
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Minnie has recently arrived in. More information coming soon.
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Justin is a fabulous Terrier type boy of maybe about 3 to 5 years old. No kids under 8 years though as we do not know his background. He is good on walks, spotless in his kennel and quiet.
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Darwin is a super guy, only a baby of about 5 months old and full of fun. He is an energetic boy who will need lots of running around and would be a great addition to an active family with a secure garden. It is hard to figure out what breed mix he is but we are pretty sure he will be a medium to large dog when fully grown. All dogs need to learn and being in kennels at such a young age is not a great start so we hope to find him his forever home soon. Darwin will need ongoing training to help him reach his potential, but he is an eager student who can be rewarded with cuddles!
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Scamp by name & Scamp by nature..... This little dude is only about 10 months old and is just full of fun. He would make a great family pet and would just love to hang out with a bunch of kids, playing football and chasing his toys. Be warned though, Terriers are smart and you need to be equally smart to keep up with them! Training classes will be essential.
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