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Meet Sandy, a little ray of sunshine!

He's around six years old. He has just come back to the kennels after a lovely foster break with Aileen. Here's what she had to say about him:

"Hi! I have a few pictures of Sandy who is a relatively new Collie X boy that I've been fostering for the past week. Here's just a little about him if ye want to put up a little post: ?


He's a great boy who wants to find a good spot to watch all the goings on or just walk by your side on or off the lead. He's easy going, and absolutely loves his belly rubs. That doesn't mean he has lost his puppy streak though! He would ideally need a big, secure garden to run around and have collie mischief in. ?

Unfortunately he has to go back to the kennels but I guess that means lots of people will get to enjoy him there and hopefully he'll find his forever home."

Well, you should know that I am a really friendly little man and like most JRTs, I just love to be involved in absolutely everything that’s going on around me. Oh and I'm not called Picky because I have a picky nature, in case you are wondering about's actually a nickname of my original name which isn't English!

I might be 8 years old but I am always up for a spot of investigating! I am very playful and my favourite part of the day is when the humans play with me in our outdoor pen. I love playing fetch or anything that involves having toys thrown in my direction! Sometimes I am just so excited to play that I forget to bring the toy back and it makes the humans laugh. I have lots of canine friends here too so I could happily join your household as a second dog. I'm just not keen on overly boisterous dogs. I’ll be honest and say that while I’m a happy-go-lucky boy, I wasn’t too keen on children in my previous home. I just find them a bit too unpredictable and for my stage in life, I would rather be the giddiest one in the room! Other than that, I promise you I am truly a dream companion.

Sadly I’ve been told that my age may put some people off but can I just ask you to please give me a chance? I adore my daily walks and cuddles. I love to have a potter around but I'm not demanding and I understand that you need to come and go for work but I'll happily chill out and wait until you get back and we can have fun together. So....what do you think???

The soulful eyes and smiling face of St. Nick.
Sadly he is one of our longest residents here and also one of our oldest dogs. He came to us after he was found straying before Christmas. He is a loving and cheerful boy who is adored by everyone who meets him. There must be a loving home waiting for him somewhere?
St. Nick's Words - Collie/German Shepherd -10 years

Meet our blue merle collie Barney!

He is only around two years old and his tail never stops wagging! He is much smaller than he appears in his photos and he is so gentle with everyone especially the smaller children who visit the kennels.

MADRA are based in Camus, Connemara, Co. Galway.
All dogs will be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and a home check will apply.

TEXT 086 8149026 for more details.

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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