Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter

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Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter

The public are advised that the Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter at Garryduff, Paulstown has now reopened to members of the public. However, due to the ongoing risks associated with COVID-19, the public are advised that visits to the shelter are strictly by appointment only. Appointments may be made by contacting the shelter on 059 972 6785.

Our normal dog warden service has also resumed, dog wardens will be operating under HSE and Government Guidelines around Covid-19. For assistance please contact the Shelter directly on 059 972 6785 or the Environment Office, Kilkenny County Council on 056 779 4470 (Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm). Outside of these hours, please contact your local Garda station who will liaise with our dog warden service, or alternatively for non-emergencies email

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The Carlow – Kilkenny Dog Shelter is a modern facility which is a joint venture between Carlow County Council and Kilkenny County Council, from which the Carlow – Kilkenny Dog Warden Service operates.

It is situated just off the N10 at Garryduff, Paulstown, Co Kilkenny.

The Carlow – Kilkenny Dog Warden Service is funded by both Local Authorities.

For Dog Licensing enquiries or Payment of fines for offences under the Control of Dogs Act 1986 please contact either Kilkenny County Council at (056) 7794470 or Carlow County Council at (059) 9170300.

Dog Licences can be purchased at any Post Office or on line at

Please note that a General Dog Licence can only be purchased directly from Kilkenny County Council or Carlow County Council.

Under the Control of Dogs Act 1986, as amended by the Control of Dogs (Amendment) Act 1992, local authorities are responsible for the control of dogs.

Local authorities have the power to appoint dog wardens, provide dog shelters, seize dogs, impose on-the-spot fines and take court proceedings against owners.

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Public Notice - Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter COVID-19 Restrictions

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