A Visit to the DSPCA!

I am not joking when I say that we only got ONE glorious day of summer here in Ireland this year!  We decided to make the most of it and went for a drive in the beautiful Irish countryside. Mr Fluffytufts took me for lunch in The Merry Ploughboy, a lovely pub perched high up the Dublin Mountains. The pub is situated very close to the DSPCA shelter, so we thought we’d pop in and see the animals.

The DSPCA is Ireland’s largest animal welfare organisation.  They do amazing work rescuing and caring for animals of many types (both domestic and wild).  A lot of the animals in the shelter have been seized as a result of cruelty, injury or neglect. Once at the shelter, they are taken care of and rehomed/released into the wild, where possible. The DSPCA also work to educate and inform pet owners, and run a mobile clinic for people who cannot afford to bring their pets to the vet.

We enjoyed meeting some of the animals at the shelter.  One of the animals below now lives with us, but more on that in a future post!


DSPCA Permanent Resident

Venus at the DSPCA

DSPCA Agility Dog


DSPCA Duck Drinking

Petting a goat!


19 responses to “A Visit to the DSPCA!

  1. Aw, great post!! I know I’m biased because I volunteer there but it really is an amazing place and nowhere near as sad as people might think. The animals that are there are the lucky ones.

    • The DSPCA do great work, and the shelter is great! We’re heading back soon for Venus’ health and happiness check! I have made a few cat toys, so will leave them at the vet clinic for you! 🙂

  2. We had 2 days of summer in the UK ( East Sussex ) lol .What a great day out, my husband won’t take me to animal shelters..I’d have to hire a bus to bring them all back in 🙂 I bet you had a great day 🙂 xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

    • I knew that I would want to adopt them all, so I was well prepared to resist. It was actually Mr Fluffytufts who couldn’t resist this time. I am delighted though, as our new addition is delightful! 🙂

    • It really is a great shelter. I have visited a few over the years, and this is definitely one of the best. There is a large amount of open space, so the animals get lots of chances for exercise. I didn’t take a photo, but the kennel/cattery facilities are state of the art, and all the animals seem really relaxed.

  3. This is one of the most scenic shelters I’ve seen—the animals there look like they are enjoying their sanctuary… but, of course, it is always nice to have a home that you can call your own. Can’t wait to read about the new addition to your fluffy tufts pack!

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