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 regular newsletters 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 christmas or birthday card from their dog and a current newsletter. 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.


Faith came to the rescue in 2017 after she was found by a member of the public on the side of the road. She had been struck by a lorry and flung across the main N71. Due to ailing health and the need of continuous medical treatment, it has been decided that Faith will spend her retirement years in the care and comfort of the rescue environment where she is so happy, sociable and very much loved by all.


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.



Josie was surrendered along with another little Jrt in 2013 after they had fulfilled their usefulness as breeding dogs.

Although they had never been socialised with other dogs they learnt to live in harmony with their kennel mates and were devoted to each other.

Being nervous dogs who needed to stay together made their chances of finding a forever home very slim.


Due to continued health issues and round the clock care, it was decided that Skye would become a sponsor dog under the care of the team at the rescue. Skye is an older male neutered Husky who was rescued in 2018 from a dismal life confined to a small bunker like shed.