Success Stories

Some of our rescue dogs and cats in their new homes



We just adore this photo of Castiel who was Prince. A royal and regal greyhound. He had a badly broken leg as a young pup and came into the care of WCAWG, luckily for him as his life could of been very very different.


Smudge is a beautiful Dalmation cross who went to his new home earlier this year.


Gunther was one of a litter of 5 hound pups handed into the rescue. Here he is celebrating his first birthday in his fabulous home in Sweden.


Swift was a stray Lurcher found wandering the streets in horrible condition. He was mangy and skeletal and his coat was so dull. Here he is giving his best pose for the camera and just look at the shine on his coat now! Swift lives happily with his new family in Sweden.


Bobo now called Mr Bo is a lovely little male Pomeranian. Bo was found straying along a busy road in west cork, when a member of the public contacted the rescue to go out to pick him up it was soon evident that this little man was totally blind. How he got there is still a mystery as no one ever claimed poor Bobo. Thankfully he found a wonderful home with another optically challenged dog and an experienced owner.


Here is little Calli, second from the left with her friends. She came to us in a dreadful state, wounds on her body and very badly treated, just look at her now. Just to share a little secret she is featured in the 2019 Calendar!


Bluebell was a beautiful bull lurcher mix. She was taken from Mullingar pound and brought to us at the rescue. As you can see from her before picture she was a very sad girl before coming to us. She blossomed into a extremely happy girl beloved by everyone who met her. We were so delighted when she found her own loving family and now has a doggy sister to keep her company all day long.


Little Toffee arrived to us along with a number of other dogs surrendered to the rescue from a hording situation. Most of the dogs were not cared for properly but Toffee was in the worst state. She had such bad matts to her coat that she could barely see and had a broken leg that had gone untreated for some time. She was immediately given a groom to make her more comfortable and her leg seen by a vet. She had an operation to fix her leg and is happily rehomed where she is loved and spoiled as she deserves.


Topper was an unwanted pup who is now living in Sweden.  He even has his own Instagram page. #flyingtopper


George was an older hound who came to us in a terrible state having been badly neglected. He was found wandering along a main road by a kind lady who then contacted the rescue. He was covered in Mange from head to toe and extremely thin. Thankfully over several months he put on weight and grew a lovely coat. He was at the rescue for 2 years and we thought he would spend the rest of his life with us but luckily for George a couple living near Kilkenny in a lovely rural area decided to adopt him. He had a wonderful home with another canine companion and horses. He settled very well into his new home and enjoyed his walk in the woods like in this photo. George lived out the remainder of his days knowing only love, happiness and a full belly, we could only wish that all the dogs at the rescue find such a great home.


Cooper is a young male hound who went to a home in England with Ernie who is also a hound. At first Cooper would just sit on the kitchen floor while Ernie hogged the sofa. Tonight he has joined us all in the lounge on the sofa for the first time. He is still a little unsure around the home and really doesn’t like the TV. He doesn’t seem interested in the garden at the moment, although loves going walking in the woods, tail up and wagging with nose to the ground, scent marking everything he can. We are keeping him on a long lead at the moment and working on his recall. Hopefully in time he will be able to join Ernie off lead.


is one of a litter of unwanted collie pups who were brought into our rescue centre in July 2012. Luckily for Misty, one of our volunteers had relatives on holiday from England who fell in love with her and decided to adopt her. She has settled into her new home in Gloucestershire very well and loves playing with Daisy, who also came from Ireland. This photo of Misty(right) and Daisy (left) was taken by a professional photographer who was doing a pet photoshoot at the garden centre where their owner works.


went to his owners in January 2012 and his owners say “We got this lovely cat in January last year. He was called Magoo when we got him, but Puss stuck in the end! He loves the car, he will sit by the back window watching the wipers or sleep on the passenger seat. We have taken him camping and out for walks and he loves the attention, he has even been to Father Teds house! Everyone loves him and we think he is fab! Thanks!”


We met Keith at a fundraising stall at the Celtic Ross Hotel and he told us about Barney. “My wife and I were fortunate enough to welcome into our lives, a puppy, “Barney” on 15th September 2001, rehomed from you.
He brought us much joy, happiness, and indeed, excercise. The love and respect was mutual. Sadly Barney passed away after a short illness on July 27th this year. My wife passed away 6 years ago to the day, so Barney was a great source of comfort and my soul mate these past years. Barney had a great life and I am priveliged to have been a part of it.”