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

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URGENT APPEAL ***THE TIME HAS COME FOR SUMMER TO FIND HER FOREVER FAMILY ***** It's been a couple of weeks now since I introduced myself.. I'm Summer for any newbies and only a little over a year old. I have been very busy rearing my babies, not sure if you know this but its really, really hard work rearing nine pups who are growing by the day, all they do is eat, drink, and chase me for my milk. Here's a photo for you to see how happy I look! They are so demanding that I get little time to myself despite my foster Mom’s best efforts, in fairness she gets to do all the washing, cleaning up all their pee and poop and believe me there’s a lot with nine puppies. Anyways I'll tell ye why I'm here, so the thing is some of my pups have been offered foster homes, and I am looking for a new home now myself where I can bring three of my pups with me, somewhere I can relax and start getting my body back to normal and wean the last pups of my milk. While my current foster Mammy Sandra has been brilliant from the start with me, helping me with my brood, it's time to give her a bit of a break, she's a very busy lady... She has told me that she will miss me when I go though as I am a very lovable girl and I love everyone who comes to visit, so I should land on all four paws in a super home. I am very chilled out myself I will say. I also like respectful children. Now I hear that the wonderful MADRA team will continue to care for me and my puppies and Sandra will check in on me, so make sure to get in touch you won't be disappointed. Love, Summer.

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Tara is like a mini Irish Wolfhound of about 6 months old, although there could be several different breeds in her genetic make up. We know she will be a popular girl as apart from getting 10 stars in the looks department, she is such a fun, gentle, loving, happy soul that she puts a smile on everyone’s face. She will need someone home during the day and she would possibly benefit from another dog in the household, or else a lot of people to give her the attention she desires. She can get lonely if left on her own but that is understandable considering she has been through quite a lot of upheaval in her short life.

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Poor Griff looks a lot older than he actually is. He is a sweet boy who will blossom with some individual attention. He is good with other dogs and is an easy going guy who just needs a human buddy to enjoy life with. He does like someone at home with him though as he gets lonely and he is definitely an indoor dog!

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Leo was a well loved boy who found it hard to stay at home when there was so much fun out on the street. He is a little shy at first but he is a very loving kind dog who is calm and quiet although he does need regular walks. He will need secure fencing though so that he does not fall back into bad habits again.

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A very frightened little Cocker Spaniel type girl who was found wandering on a country road. She has not had it easy so far judging from her demeanor. Bindy will need someone experienced with a shut-down dog like this and has a fully secure garden as she does not know how to walk on lead yet. Bindy has not teamed up with another dog while here but she may benefit from another dog in the house until she learns to trust humans a bit more.

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* Booked * Mork has just arrived into us from the pound and is under assessment. We’ll have more information on him soon.

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Luna is a large girl, possibly a Husky or Akita x, who was surrendered due to the outrageous issue with landlords and pets in this country. Luna has lived happily in a family environment with other dogs and children but we are not so sure about cats. She is an easy girl who is coping well in kennels, but we would really like to find her a new home as soon as possible.

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Spot recently arrived into us from the pound and is under assessment. More information coming soon.

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Poor Bobby was surrendered to the pound and he is struggling a bit with all the change in his life. He can be a little bit shy at first but is a bouncy, happy boy when he trusts you and he will make a great companion for someone. He likes other dogs once they are not too scary and he has fallen in love with our Bessie, so a home with another small dog would be ideal (providing they like each other!) Bobby is small in size, sure you would hardly know he was there! He will need a secure garden.

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* Direct from Home * Shep’s owner has very sadly passed away. Shep only has family home at weekends so his very kind neighbour’s are feeding him and looking after him during the week. Shep was used to having company all the time so the time has come for Shep to find a new companion. We’d really like to find a new home for Shep soon as he’s a lovely dog and he deserves a loving home, with more company again. This is how the lovely Shep has been described to us... “Shep is an affectionate dog that loves attention and a good fuss! He loves being played with. He can be a bit jumpy when he hasn’t seen someone before/in a few days so may not be suitable for very small children. He also hasn’t mixed with other dogs so I don’t know his temperament in that regard. Shep above all loves hugs, ever since a pup! He’s not a greedy dog and has no issues being petted etc. when he’s eating.” Shep is housetrained and is used to being in the house.

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* Foster Home Appeal * Forrest is a 9 month old Cairn Terrier X. Although he looks like a snuggle bear, he is still learning to trust people. He was very nervous when he first came to kennels and would not even allow staff to touch him but his doggie friends have helped him gain confidence. He absolutely adores playtime with other dogs. Forrest has also found his voice and is happy to alert you to any strange goings on. We are looking for a fosterer who will give Forrest the space he needs and help him get back on his feet. A canine companion and a secure garden are a must for Forrest. He would not be suited to a home with young children and he also isn't keen on cats. He’s still very nervous but once you gain his trust, he is playful and affectionate.

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Sadly Barry seems to be invisible to visitors at the kennels :( He is an adorable boy who would suit an older person and a quieter house. He is active though and loves his walks.

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* Direct from Home * Sadie is being rehomed due to a change in her family’s circumstances and through no fault of her own. Her owner said Sadie is very good with children, adults & dogs. She’s an only dog currently but they think she’d probably like to have a dog sibling. She’s a very energetic girl who likes and will need lots of exercise. They also said Sadie is a lovely, playful and friendly dog. She likes attention and just loves to be petted. Sadie really loves her walks. She’s also house-trained.

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Alrighty, where are our German Shepherd fans? Clara is big & bouncy and will really need an experienced owner and ideally a home in the country. Clara has issues with resource guarding also. She is almost full GSD and can be a bit barky with other dogs and appears aggressive sometimes, she isn't though, she’s just a young, bouncy youngster. We think she could share with another dog if we could find a good match. With a shiny black coat and such loving brown eyes, she's bound to light up your life. Clara exhibits the best features of German Shepherds - curious, alert, clever and brave. Imagine having such a companion all to yourself! We here at MADRA are delighted to have met her. Our happiness would be complete if Miss Clara was to find a home of her own, with someone who would bring out the best in her. Are you up to the task?

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* Direct from Home Adoption * Storm was taken in by a lovely lady who wanted a better life for him, as he was being left chained up outside for a lot of his life, unfortunately this lady is not in a position to keep him long term and is looking for a great home for a deserving great dog. We are looking for a home with a secure garden for Storm. Storm is house-trained. Here are some other things his current guardian had to say about him.... Storm is a 3 year old boy with a big heart. He is very friendly and playful. Storm always greats you with a smile. He sits and gives the paw, loves playing with toys and messing. He sneaks kisses any chance he gets and loves walks. He is great with other dogs and I would love him to have a home with plenty of walks and a seat by the fire. It’s hard not to fall in love with him with his talks and smiles. He’ll make a great addition to the family.

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Introducing our stunning Saluki boy, Joey. He’s clearly painfully underweight and whatever his past life was, it wasn't one with an abundance of food or love. We want to focus on his future now and ensure that Joey will only ever have a life filled with care from now on. He is a little nervous at first but if you just take your time with him he relaxes and starts to trusts you. He likes gentle petting. He’s new to our shelter so he is still getting used to the place but he's already gaining a little more confidence. He enjoys his walks and he's also very fond of his bed too! He's an extraordinarily striking boy who is incredibly gentle, holding no ill will towards people. We think he would benefit hugely from having a confident dog to show him the ropes of a loving home environment. A secure garden is a must for this sweetheart! We know there's a whole sparkling personality inside him, just waiting to emerge.....he just needs someone to help him discover it!

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Cooper is a young Husky boy. He is charming & friendly and not a bit aloof like some of the breed. He will need some basic training though so classes are a must, plus a busy household with lots going on. Secure fencing is essential and regular walks.

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Comrade is a lovely old gent, a true gent who has been living on the streets for a while. He is calm & kind and needs a good bath & grooming to restore him to his former glory. He is a low maintenance boy who likes his walks but is happy to chill too. A secure garden will be important as he is used to wandering around the village saying hello to everyone!

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* Direct from Home Adoption * Earlier this year, we rehomed Cody to a great new (Sheltie experienced) home but unfortunately he has taken a serious aversion to the cat in the house and is looking for a new cat free home as soon as possible please, for everybody’s sake. Cody has been neutered but we discovered that he has a heart murmer which shouldn't affect his daily life but it does impact on further surgeries for him. He needs a procedure done on his eyes which may have to be done just under a sedative, for that reason. Previously, Cody had to be surrendered by his family of ten years due to a change in circumstances and through no fault of his own. This is some of what Cody’s original family had to say about him... Cody is a gentle Shetland Collie. He has been a family pet for just over ten years. He has a quiet temperament and just loves to be rubbed and follows us all around the house! He is great with kids and adults alike. He is loyal and a great guard dog for the house! He would be the perfect pet for a family or elderly person/people who are looking for great companionship in a dog. He loves being out in the country side, climbing mountains with us and equally loves to lie on the rug beside the fire. He would be a great addition to any home.

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* Update from Melvin’s foster home - Melvin is doing better, slowly improving and had the confidence for a long belly rub recently (for the first time) but he is still very nervous, jumps at anything unexpected. He has only recently learned to walk on the lead :) He has the typical sweet, Springer nature and will continue to improve in the right home. Even though he is a lovely, gentle boy, an adult only home would suit him better, because it’d be quieter, given how jumpy he is. Definitely having another dog in the house would help him along too. * Melvin is a Springer Spaniel of about maybe two years old. It is hard to tell as he is so shy and in pretty rough condition, we are sure the years will drop off him as he gets some good grub and affection. Right now he crawls along on his belly, hoping desperately to please you and we imagine he has had a traumatic time of it up until now. Melvin is shy and quiet now but he is a Springer and so will need an active lifestyle with his new owner. A busy household may be too much for him but we feel he would be fine with older kids who were kind and respectful of his needs.

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