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Pay a visit or volunteer at our kennels in the beautiful scenic region of Connemara in Co. Galway...
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Rescue dogs come from a variety of backgrounds but all dogs can do with more socialisation. After your new dog has had some time to settle in and he is showing some confidence in you, give him lots of pleasant social experiences. He should be able to meet people (and other dogs, if he's not dog-aggressive) at home and near home. Then perhaps in new places like parks, obedience school, etc.

Try to make sure that you allow your new dog to be handled by other people only after he has a chance to trust you. Then gradually do introductions to other people. Family members first, then friends he knows. Introductions can take the form of giving the dog treats, petting, playing fetch, even going for a walk with a trusted, dog oriented friend. Do not force the dog to accept people, allowing HIM to approach people, rather than people approaching the dog. Use treats and have patience if he is reticent to allow other people to touch or play with him. He'll usually come around with time.

At first, be sure to tell people NOT reach for the dog right away. Let him come when HE wants to. If he doesn't, the visitor should completely ignore the dog. Suggest that after the dog has met/sniffed the new person, that they pat the SIDE of the dog's neck or side of shoulder. Patting the top of a dog's head is interpreted by dogs as a dominance attempt and can issue a challenge to some dogs or frighten others. Most dogs have no problem with this but since some do, it is always best to exercise caution.

Adoption Day - GMIT Sports Hall

July 8th 12pm - 4pm

We are having an Adoption Day in the Sports Hall at GMIT on
Sunday July 8th from 12pm to 4pm. It is a great chance to meet all our MADRA Rescue Dogs looking for the new forever homes.

MADRA usually has between 50 to 100 dogs looking for new homes due to the continued growth in...

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MADRA Dog Show - Galway Pet Expo

June 23rd and 24th

Another Fun Dog Show will be happening on June 23rd & 24th @ Pet Expo Galway alongside The Galway Home & Garden Festival held at Ballybrit Racecourse, Its a great day out for all the family including your dog!

Dog Show hosted by MADRA & kindly sponsored by Petmania will start ...

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Dogathon May 27th 2018 @ 1pm

 
Registration open from 11am at the Claddagh Hall in Salthill. A fabulous day out for all the family and chance for all supporters of MADRA to take part in our annual walk from the Claddagh to Blackrock and back, raising the much needed ...
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Would you like to run a fundraiser in aid of MADRA?

We are extremely lucky to have so many supporters throughout the year who organise and run their own fundraising events on behalf of MADRA. In 2017 alone these external fundraising events raised over €10,000. 100% of the money raised at these events goes directly towards helping the dogs in our c...

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Efficient Tax Donations

If you are a tax payer either PAYE or self-assessed, MADRA can claim back the tax paid on your donation to us within the past 4 years if it exceeds €250 per annum at no cost to you.

It’s so easy-just complete the relevant form here and email to us at: This email address is being protected from sp...

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Adoption Day - GMIT Sports Hall

July 8th 12pm - 4pm We are having an Adoption Day in the Sports Hall at GMIT on Sunday July 8th ...
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