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New opening times at the kennels from February 1st

New opening times at the kennels from February 1st
A new year always brings changes and for the dogs out at our kennel facility 2017 should bring some great changes to help improve their quality of life while staying with us. Now that we have improved the physical building it is time to improve each dog's experience as best we can. With this in mind we hope to start to implement the "Open Paw" system over the coming months. The program is the brainchild of Certified Pet Dog Trainer Kelly Gorman, and world renowned animal behaviorist, Dr. Ian Dunbar and has been designed to reduce stress levels in shelter dogs and thus to help increase re-homing rates. You can read up on it here: For this to happen we will be changing our opening hours and whist it may inconvenience some of our human visitors, you may be assured it is being implemented solely to improve the lives of our canine visitors. Starting on 1st of February 2017 the kennels will now be open to the public as follows: Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 2 - 4pm Friday: 2 - 4pm Sat: 12 - 4pm Sunday: 12 - 4pm Monday: 2 - 4pm For more information on the open paw system or individual/group visits please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mission Statement

MADRA is a Connemara based dog rescue & re-homing facility whose ultimate and overall aim is to ensure that all dogs have permanent, loving homes. MADRA works to educate members of the general public to have a responsible attitude towards dogs and their welfare and to help create a world where no healthy, good-natured dogs are killed merely because they are considered to be a surplus number.

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