Sponsor a Dog

Sometimes dog lovers are not in a position to actually adopt a dog. You might not be able to offer the commitment that a dog needs, may live in accommodation which is not suitable for a canine companion or maybe you already have dogs and cannot add to your four-legged family! If you are such a person, you could still help one of our very needy dogs by sponsoring them. The following dogs have been rescued by us but for either medical or behavioural reasons cannot be rehomed.

It costs €50 a year to sponsor a dog, that’s less than €1 per week. You will receive a colour brochure about your sponsor dog and of course you are very welcome to visit your sponsor dog.

Why not sponsor a dog as a birthday or Christmas present for a friend or relative and make a real difference to these dogs. We will send the recipient a colour brochure about their dog. A dog can be sponsored as a present for any amount from €20.

Payments can be made by

  • Credit card using the Donate button below
  • Cheques should be made payable to West Cork Animal Welfare Group and posted to West Cork Animal Welfare Group, P.O. Box 4, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
  • Standing order. Print and fill in the standing order form which should then be taken to your bank. Standing Order Mandate

Don’t forget to email or write to us and let us know which dog you are sponsoring so we can send you a sponsor pack.


Majesty was a very nervous foxhound found straying in 2015. Within two days of coming into the rescue she gave birth to nine healthy pups.

She settled in well at the rescue but after an unsuccessful homing attempt where she went missing for 11 days we decided to keep her as a sponsor dog to live out her life beloved by the whole WCAWG team and as a great friend to all the new dogs she welcomes into the rescue.



Our little ANNIE.

Annie was found on the side of the road in West Cork last June in a horrendous state and petrified, a kind person lifted her into a car and took her to the vet for immediate treatment.

We were aware of Annie from the time she was first spotted on the side of the road and we took her into our care and after she spent a couple of nights at the vets she arrived at the rescue.

Annie is one of the worst cases of mange we have seen and since her arrival she has received constant treatment and care.

She is terrified of humans and we have no idea what trauma she suffered in her past but from now on she is getting everything she needs. Annie gets lots of love and TLC and has made several friends at the rescue and has been lucky enough to find a loving foster home with new friends.