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Are you looking for a good looking Collie pupster who has his whole life ahead of him? Maybe ye can both start on a good training programme? He is a very busy smart boy, so please do your research on a Collie's requirements before you apply! Typically he will be medium sized but with a huge loyal heart. He is very affectionate with people and will thrive in the right home.

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Norris is my name and I am here to give you your daily dose of cuteness. Yes, you're welcome. I am an exceptional Jack Russell (by my own account and who would disagree anyway???) I am amazing. OK, sure I can be a bit of a scallywag at times, but that's also part of my charm. I am lad with many talents. I am a busy chap; sprightly, fiesty and if you need a wingman to check on what the neighbours are up to, I'm your man! I am a softie at heart though and once you get to know the real me, you will see that. I might appear all confident and full of swagger, but underneath it all, I do struggle at times. I need someone who will understand the real me. I'm not always the most diplomatic with other dogs, though I am happy to hang out with independent female dogs who pay no heed to my Jack Russell ways. It's mostly a lead issue thing, being on lead makes me feel a bit insecure but you can help me feel better about that. Other notable facts about me: I can hold a conversation with horses. I like long, long romantic walks on the beach. I am a fun little dude with boatloads of love to share with the right person. I am only around 18 months old and I am bundles of fun! What I'm looking for is a quiet, adult only home where I get regular walks. I would love a secure little garden of my own to potter around in. I would like to be the only pet in the home, that's non-negotiable with me...I want your full commitment and dedication! With a big personality like mine though, you won't need anyone else! So, hurry up and get in touch with my human posse here. They are forever telling me they can't wait to see the back of me....but then they smile and give me a pet and a tasty treat so I know they all really have a soft spot for me

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Sia was found on the road with a horrific leg injury, presumably from a road accident, but she is nearly fully recovered and is on the look out for that special person. She has very similar requirements to other special dogs in our care - she is a young, energetic, happy Collie of about 1 year old, who will need both brain and legs kept busy during the day. Do not apply to adopt this girl if you are a couch potato!

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Paddy is a lovely, friendly, energetic Collie boy who would do very well in an active home with someone around during the day. Paddy will require ongoing training to engage that fabulous Collie brain and allow him to reach his full potential.  He loves his walks here at the kennels and will happily engage in play! Kennel life is very stressful for him and he is a young fella in need of a fresh start to help him thrive.

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Billy is a super little JRT who is still only a youngster and learning the ropes. He does like his comfort up on the couch and doesn't much like being left alone for long. He is an opportunist with regard to food, although we will forgive him that for now, as he was terribly thin when he arrived first. With people he is hugely affectionate, he loves his ball and is very quick to pick up cues. However he does not like other dogs and, although this can be worked on, he needs a new owner who is used to the breed and can work on these issues. He should grow into a great furry friend in the right home and be there as a good listener and companion.

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Ashi is your typical farm dog, stoic in the face of adversity and respectful of humans. He is very sweet and so well behaved in kennels, even though it must be a huge change for him. We think he maybe 4 or 5 years old and we feel he would not suit a busy house with children. He would He would however be a great companion for adults who like a low maintenance dog to go for walks and hang out with. Ashi is not a fan of other dogs crowding him, he feels a bit scared of them, so we need a new owner who understands that and has access to quiet places where they can enjoy a walk together. Here in kennels he is lovely to walk and gentle when taking treats out of your hand. Are you looking for a fab loyal companion?

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Benton is my name and you might as well keep reading because you know you are already smitten with me I am a one year old, bouncy, happy collie and my speckled face, energetic ways and cheeky grin makes everyone swoon over me! I don't want you to get your heart broken so let me be upfront and honest from the start about what I am looking for in my dream human...and let's face it, I deserve to find my dream person. If you work long hours or are a couch potato (no judgement from me) or you live in an urban area (I'm not a fan of cars going past me)....then sadly I am not the boy for you. You see, I am a one year old collie. Not one of those rare mellow collies, but a collie with an Einstein brain so I thrive on learning. I want to go a home with someone who will teach me tricks to keep my brain stimulated, bring me on fun adventures, or agility and I will need lots of regular exercise too. A bored collie will find our own entertainment if our needs aren't met, so it's really important that I find someone who is bursting with enthusiasm for life like me! I can sit, give paw and today I was learning all about recall. I even got to say hello to the horses near the shelter. It was a pretty amazing walk and I got lots of treats. The humans try to give me as much time as they can, as I am really stressed when I am in my kennel.....so it's really a matter of urgency that if you think we would make an ace team, then fill out the Adoption Questionnaire now to get the ball rolling...... Benton xo

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Casper - our shelter snuggle bear! Casper is a stunning looking collie boy who has been dealt a difficult hand in life. He is gentle and affectionate but appears to be very deaf (not completely) with poor eyesight which makes him a wee bit fearful and needy. His tail wags so much when he sees people and he just adores getting lots of cuddles. Casper is around 18 months old. Casper is a huge favourite with the team at the kennels for his amazing calm and accepting attitude to life, but we know he would do so much better in a home environment. He is a very clean boy and may benefit from another dog in the household assuming that they get on. In his last foster home, his collie traits came out and he tended to herd the other dogs a bit, which they didn't appreciate. Because he's mostly deaf and has poor eyesight, he struggles to "read" other dogs, though he does desperately want to be friends with them. He is only getting used to walking on a lead so he will need someone understanding who will help him feel more comfortable with the lead. Honestly, he is a total sweetheart who deserves the most amazing home with a secure garden.

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Little Ms Hilda adores human contact. She’s a sweet-natured six year old JRT lady looking for a home where she is the only dog. She would be such good company for someone home alone much of the day. She would love daily walks, pottering around a garden and cozy evenings together. 

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Gorgeous Riley is looking for a new home. He is a very affectionate boy who loves to learn. He is finding urban life stressful so we think he would be much happier in a adult only home living in the countryside with a secure garden. He is looking for an experienced owner. He has been in a new home for the last few months with someone who adores him. She has done everything she can to help him settle in, but Riley is sensitive to the traffic outside his house and wants what is best for him. Here's what she had to say about him: "Riley is a very sweet boy and when he is settled, he is calm in the house and enjoys rubs and attention. He also loves his walks and is very good on the lead and has good recall. He is friendly towards other dogs and is currently and previously lived with another dog. His only issue with my other dog is that he can be protective of his food, so I feed them separately. Riley was rehomed to me from another family because he was nervous around children so a home with adults only or teenagers would suit him best. Unfortunately since coming to live with me he has had issues with barking in response to noises outside the house, mostly cars or any loud noise and he has been fearful of strangers coming into the house. He is fine, however, if they are introduced carefully. For these reasons, I believe Riley would be less stressed and much happier in a countryside setting, with less traffic and noise distractions".

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Oswald is still on the look out for an experienced person to adopt him. He's quite shy but he is a very friendly boy. He needs some help building his confidence Oswald wouldn't be comfortable living with young kids. He's looking for a quieter home with less hustle and bustle! He needs to live in a quiet area, as the only dog in the house as he's not comfortable with other dogs right now. He's looking for an active lifestyle with lots of regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep his clever spaniel brain satisfied!

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Little Kerry has been with us for six weeks, but it's her first introduction on Facebook. When she arrived, she would curl up in her bed, away from us if we entered her kennel. She now spends time outside with her pals "Trickies" Aflie and Ashley. She can be handfed her meals. Kerry is only around a year old and she's what we call one of our "trickies". She loves other dogs and is so waggy with them....but right now, she's scared of people. She's a gentle little girl and we really want to help her feel more comfortable with people. We've given her time to settle in but it's clear she really needs to be in a foster home, as it's impossible for us to give her what she needs in a shelter environment. She's so young and can have a happy life ahead of her, but right now she needs a calm foster home to help her feel brave in herself. She needs a foster home with: - A friendly resident dog in the home - A 100% secure garden as Kerry is not walking on lead yet and would be a flight risk -  A foster home where there is someone home quite a bit and willing to follow a plan to help Kerry become a more confident girl. If you would like to know more please fill out a Foster Questionnaire here ? https://www.madra.ie/rehoming/fostering

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Three year old Noddy is still waiting for a home. What is it with our lovely hounds....always the last to be picked? Noddy happily shares his kennel, walks and his bed with his bestie Saoirse here, so we know he could happily live with another dog. He is a gentle, sensitive soul who could do with some confidence building. He's very sweet and affectionate with those he trusts and feels safe with. He's looking for an experienced owner to help him feel a bit more comfortable. He's also looking for an adult only home. Once he's had his walks, he is very happy to chill out and be a couch potato!

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Charlie needs a foster home where he can rest and add some much needed weight, He finds it difficult to wind down in the busy kennels and that does affect his appetite. He is a lovely collie boy, learning to walk nicely on the lead. He needs a calm place for a couple weeks to relax, regroup and reach a healthy weight. His collie needs will still need to be met with interesting walks and outings and lots of clever collie games. If you could offer Charlie some TLC please find the foster questionnaire. Microchip: 972274200025444

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Hi, My name is Honey and I think the humans called me that because they know I am just as sweet honey. I am a 4 yr old terrier. I adore company, I adore cuddles and I think I can win you over with my good natured charm. I am not a fan of other dogs though so I will need to be the one and only canine in your life. Microchip: 972274001247747

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Sparkle is in need of a foster home while she is being treated for some medical issues. She is a bright, lively lady so don't let her greying face fool you. She loves her walks but would be best suited as the only dog in a foster home. Her fosterer must live in Galway city or be available to bring her to Galway vet checks, as required.

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Alfie is part of a (mostly) shitzu family who joined MADRAs extended 'Tricky' family at the end of last year. They were somewhat overwhelmed to find themselves in our kennels and had little understanding of how to engage with the outside world. Archie is friendly in his own funny little way, happily following staff and running around our feet. Although, he is not comfortable being touched just yet, we now it is only a matter of time, patience and the right person to give him a chance. If you feel up for a new, exciting, rewarding experience then give us a call now! Tricky 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 xxxx

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I am a six year old lab. My name is Millie. I am desperately unhappy to find myself living in a kennel. I cry. I bark. I plead with everyone passing to let me out. I know it upsets the humans, but honestly I can't cope here. It's loud. It's busy. It's hard to sleep. I can never really unwind and relax in this environment. Once I get away from the kennels, I start to relax a bit and I know that I would be much calmer once I got into a loving foster home with someone experienced. I am quite strong and would benefit hugely from some kind training...the folks here will show you how to help me. I know I would love that so much. I am a lively, friendly girl who needs a human who is around a lot. I can get very upset when I see other dogs on lead so I would like a rural home where I don't have to encounter too many dogs on my walks. I will need to be the only dog in the home. I would love a family to call mine and a secure garden to romp around in. #lifegoals It's really a matter of urgency that I find a foster home or a forever home ASAP. Can you help me? Love Millie

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A forever home urgently needed for "Tricky" Jenny She is eight long months waiting for a special kind of home.... For eight months, we have worked on gaining Jenny's trust. For eight months, we have watched her slowly coming out of her sad, scared shell. For eight months, we have waited for someone to take a chance and offer the home she deserves. Jenny has been staying at Bushypark Vets for the last few weeks, as we don't have a suitable foster home for her needs. We can't thank Maeve, Hannah and Fiona enough for offering to have Jenny use the clinic as her own personal Air BnB, while she is in limbo. They have all been so unbelievably kind to her and they have also been actively searching for a suitable forever home for her. As well as having her stay with them, spending time working on her confidence, they have also fed her for the last month, without any cost to MADRA. They have done all this because they care about Jenny and because they want to make life better for her. Thanks ladies. Before Covid-19 hit, Jenny had built up a fan club and regularly had visitors popping into the clinic with treats for her. Unfortunately, none of them were in a position to offer her a home. Jenny has already spent months at our shelter and that busy environment stressed her out so we really don't want to have to bring her back again...especially since her stay will likely be a long one, with no home offers ever in sight for her.  We dropped in some long-lasting chewies, peanut butter, food, sardines and a new treat ball to her this evening. These were all presents from some of our kind Facebook followers who dropped off goodies to us over the last few days for our rescue dogs (while maintaining social distancing). Thank you to everyone for their donations, you certainly helped brighten up Jenny's evening. Jenny is a "Tricky" girl who had very special rehoming needs and will need someone who will understand where Jenny is at on her journey. She's not comfortable being touched or handled. However she likes learning tricks and she likes human company! She also loves the couch! She is calm in a home. She might never be a dog who will snuggle up on the couch next to you, but she is a clever, gentle dog who had a very tough past life, so she deserves a home where she can just "be" and allowed to progress, without any pressure to be a pet. She needs: - A 100% secure garden (she is a flight risk and she's not comfortable with a lead so she will need to be able to potter in and outside) - She needs a calm canine companion. Jenny has been in two foster homes to date, but she became very withdrawn without a dog friend in her second home. She bonds with other dogs quicker than humans right now. - A quiet, adult only home as children would frighten her. - We so desperately want to find the right home for her. Please fill out an Adoption Questionnaire if you think you can help her.

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Having courage means that you don't let fear stop you. Take Ashley, for example. She has no idea what the wider world could hold for her, but she has seen a glimpse of a life she'd rather not live. So, we'd love to show Ashley what family life can hold. We would love a simple home for Ashley - a foster home would be a great place to start. Somehere the humans understand that Ashleys life is just beginning. That means that a lot of work is going to go into Ashleys education. Luckily, Team MADRA is an excellent resource for foster homes and their residents. Ashley is one-and-a-half, a Collie X with the sweetest face. She also has a twinkle in her eye that hints at a funny personality that's buried deep under a wary exterior. We think Ashley would blossom in a home with a canine pal and some consistent humans with gentle hands and a whole lot of treats! Does that sound like your home? If so, get in touch! Ms. Ashley would be thrilled to be on her way to her own Happily Ever After!

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