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Urgent Appeal for Dogs about to be PTS

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

An urgent message has arrived asking if you can re-home any of these dogs from A Dogs Life as they are to be put to sleep very soon. Please help them if you can and pass on the message.

Kind regards

Twitter for Lost Dogs, Found Dogs and Dogs Needing New Homes

Monday, June 6th, 2011

We first started using Twitter to automatically post your ads from this site back in early 2009. However, Twitter made some changes a few months ago causing the feature to break (Grrrr)…

We were not planning on fixing it but it seems a lot of you are now using Twitter – so after many requests from you our visitors, this is now working again!

Upload your photos and spread them across Twitter

A new record?

Monday, February 1st, 2010

“Just like to say thanks after three hours of posting on your website we were reunited with our dog thanks again”
– paul

Three hours? I think that’s a new record Paul!

Reunited Dog after 5 Months Missing

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Lovely email today from Lucia Wilde aka LurcherLover


My lurcher bailey was stolen last march from castlepollard in westmeath. SHE HAS BEEN FOUND!

A wonderful couple in Kilkenny 5 months ago found her in Kilkenny. They only recently saw her picture on the internet and checked to see if she was chipped. They rang me at the weekend and I confirmed it was her.

I wanted to thank the forum for their help, advice and support. I will collect her at the weekend……I am soooo happy to get my girl back safe and sound.

Thanks and warm regards.
Lucia Wilde


Here is a photo of Bailey home now safe and sound after 5 months missing!

Lost Dog Reunited Story

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Re-posting a great story from a member ClaireBoyles – Claire was reunited with her dog Sasha thanks to the site. Great news Claire and we appreciate you telling your story!



I rang the DSPCA, local vets, Garda stations etc but no one had found Sasha. I honestly didn’t think I’d ever see her again and I just hoped that she’d been found by someone who would give her a nice new home & that she was safe.


I received a phone call from a lovely lady called Brenda who had a little brown & white dog who’d been found in the Phoenix park. She asked me did Sasha have a collar, and what colour was it? I told her green leather- I’d bought it in Italy for her last summer. So sorry, said Brenda this collar is black- best of luck finding Sasha. I was really disappointed, but there wasn’t anything I could do.


5 mins later Brenda rang back- her collar IS green :)


I was delighted, I couldn’t believe it!! Sasha had been found!! I can’t remember the last time I was so happy about hearing some news!!


Sasha had been found in the Phoenix park very muddy on Thursday morning, near the President’s residence & one of the members of staff knew Brenda and knew that she had been looking for a dog so they called her. Brenda & her 2 teenage children then set about seeing if anyone had lost a dog, because Sasha was obviously someone’s pet – not a stray. They got onto the internet and found her on and rang me. :)


If it wasn’t for twitter & the amazing amount of help & support that I received – and people telling me about the websites for lost dogs I would never have found her. I am SO grateful, thank you everyone who helped find Sasha. I am so delighted that there is a happy ending to this story!


As you can see from the picture she is very happy to be at home again. When I picked her up on Saturday I’ve never seen her so excited & delighted to see myself & Goldie. She doesn’t understand how well known she is- this morning on our run someone shouted over to us across the road that they’d seen her in Phoenix park & glad to see we’d been reunited! Let’s hope she’s learned her lesson- I certainly have, she’s not getting off the lead again at night I can tell you!


Huge €1000 Reward for Safe Return of Lost St Bernard Dog in Wicklow South West Area

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 member John Deegan has posted a huge offer of €1000 for the return of his St Bernard Dog Lance. An obviously distraught John, pictured here in happier times with his St Bernard Pack, is a huge animal lover and is desperate to get Lance back home.

Read more about Lance’s details here

Every lost dog is equally important but this €1000 reward offer is a huge leap. I hope the success stories found on the dogs reunited page keep your spirits and hopes up!

The Bermuda Triangle of Dogs

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Up to 70 dogs have gone missing from the Dodder Valley Park in Firhouse Dublin this year reports RTE’s Samantha Libreri.

The Pedigree dogs are stolen under your nose explains Tara Sinnott as her beautiful Holly was stolen while walking in the park.
Pet detective Robert Kennedy says 70 pedigree dogs have gone missing from the park and calls it “The Bermuda Triangle” of dogs.

Where are these stolen dogs sold and who is buying them?

585 missing dogs have been reported to the DSPCA this year and they call for dog micro-chipping to be made compulsory.

Dun Laoghaire Dog Foulers Told to Clean Up their Own Dirt

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Fine Gael Councillor for Dun Laoghaire, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor has called the ‘active implementation of the rules and penalties’ relating to dog owners who do not remove their pets’ waste from public places and dispose of it in a proper manner. In addition, she has called on ordinary members of the public to make their disapproval known and to shame offenders into living up to their obligations.

Councillor Mitchell-O’Connor made her call in response to the increasing problem of dog fouling in prominent locations throughout Dun Laoghaire. The Fine Gael Councillor stated:

“Dog owners surely realise that as well as being unsightly and foul smelling, dog faeces is a source of disease and presents a particular danger for young children. Despite this, and despite the legislation in place to deal with the problem, many dog owners simply ignore their responsibilities. Evidence of this can be seen in prominent locations such as Dun Laoghaire Pier, along coastal pathways and Dalkey Hill but the problem increasingly prevalent in many other areas”.

“Put simply some dog owners do not have the decency to remove their own dog’s dirt and are only too happy to leave the cleaning up to others. It seems that nothing short of naming and shaming the offenders will address the problem and I am calling for the active policing of the legislation dealing with this issue. This involves having dog wardens on patrol throughout the day and into the evening.”

“Least there be any doubt, dog fouling is covered under the law. Under the Litter Pollution Act dog owners must remove their pets’ waste from public places and dispose of it in a proper manner. The obligation applies to public roads and footpaths, areas around shopping centres, schools/sports grounds, beaches and the immediate area surrounding another person’s house. Most urban areas in the country have signage indicating that dog fouling is prohibited so there is no excuse though you’d imagine most people would not need to be reminded about something so basic. However, where people offend, the legislation provides for on the spot fines for offences and we need to see these imposed”.

“It seems however that we could have a hundred dog wardens in place but the problem will persist until other members of the public make their disapproval known. Perhaps by peer pressure this problem can be dealth with. It seems however that the very people who moan about other forms of littering and are quick to complain about other local issues that annoy them are content to let their dogs foul up our public places”.

Many thanks to Mary Mitchell-O’Connor for this news contribution. Do you have dog related news, a story or tip you wish to share? Email us or use the online contact form here.

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