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These guys are part of our ever-growing "Trickie family". If you feel up for a new, exciting, rewarding experience then give us a call now!

Right now these 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.



A sweet Collie boy that has had his trust in humans shattered. He is gentle & kind and will do better in a calm household with a secure garden and another dog, preferably female.


This little family are mostly ShihTzu and are quite friendly but they have no understanding of how to engage with the outside world. They will be very happy running around your garden and coming into the kitchen when they get courage.


Ashley is also with this group but he is a little bit more shy and must have had a Collie daddy


Archie has started his journey with the fabulous Gayle and her gang. Watch his progress via our social media team.


Two stunning whippet x Collie girls who are learning fast. They have been trained to wear collars & leads but the next crucial step is still too scary for them. They need a home environment to take this next step as we cannot offer them much more here at the kennels.


Abu was in a home but he found it hard to engage with the family so we need a foster home where he can be best friends with a resident canine while he negotiates his way through life.


These girls are still absolutely terrified and unfortunately the kennel environment, with all its noise and activity, is just the wrong place for them to be. We need an experienced foster for one or both of these girls. We think Jan & Nell are full siblings.




Meet Buddy and see why we do what we do

At the end of January 2019, the dog you see on the left was brought into us from the dog warden and our jaws dropped to the ground. We couldn't believe that anyone had allowed a dog to ger into this horrific state. 

He couldn't see because of the endless balls of dirty matts. The matts covered h...

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Our tricky collie Jenny needs a calm canine companion

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 ...

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Our supporters in admin

Here at MADRA we are so glad of support and that was certainly the case when CANTEC came on board just before Christmas. Our HQ in Furbo now has been kitted out with a top-spec multifunction printer, that fits our needs very well. They also gave smaller office printers for our Kennel crew and rem...

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Another year over - THANK YOU

We’ve had another busy year at MADRA rescuing and rehoming, our heartfelt thanks to you all for your ongoing support. 💙🐶🙌

Link to our slideshow here, we hope you enjoy:

#AnotherYear #SavingLives #MADRA #DogRescue

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Holly, The Bravest little girl


In March 2019, the saddest little girl arrived into us... painfully underweight, scared, almost completely bald due to a horrific case of mange which had been left untreated and she had the most painful skin infections. Her case was particularly up...

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Next Madra Event

MADRA Annual Art Auction-2019

Venue: The Portershed, Eyre Sq, GalwayDate: December 7th 2019Hosted by O'Donnellan & Joyce Aucti...
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