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MADRA Dog Adoption Day

Friday, 7th July, 2017 10:08am

MADRA currently has over 100 dogs looking for new homes due to the continued growth in the number of stray and surrender dogs coming into their care.

They are hosting an Adoption Day in GMIT this Sunday 9 July and they are hopeful that this event will result in some new homes being found.

With so many dogs in their care they are currently relying heavily on foster homes and external boarding kennels to deal with the number of dogs they have on their books. External boarding space is limited and comes at a significant cost to the charity.

Although they need space for new arrivals, they also want to be sure that people have thought long and hard about the responsibility involved in owning a dog, and they will talk people through this carefully on the day.

The dog adoption days have been successful for the rescue charity to date, with almost 30 pups finding homes at the Puppy Adoption Day in February of this year

Visitors on the day can meet up to 30 different adult dogs and find out more information about the dog’s personality and activity level, as well as the type of home that will suit them best. Those interested in adopting a dog on the day will be asked to complete an adoption questionnaire and a home check is required.

For those seriously considering adopting on the day, they encourage people to contact them via their website to arrange for a home check in advance of the event. People come from far and wide to meet the dogs, and many end up finding their perfect canine match at an adoption day.

All dogs are micro-chipped, vaccinated and neutered before going to their new homes and an adoption fee of 150 euro is recommended. Madra are hopeful that this event will result in finding new homes for 20 dogs and free up some space for dogs currently waiting for assistance.

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