Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter

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Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter

The public are advised in response to the ongoing risks associated with COVID-19 that entry into the Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter at Garryduff, Paulstown, Co. Kilkenny will be by appointment only from 10am Thursday the 19th March 2020.

Appointments can be made to visit the Shelter during normal opening hours, 10am to 3pm Monday – Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Thus, if you have lost or found a dog or wish to rehome or reclaim a dog please contact a staff member to make an appointment on (059) 9726785.

The public are also reminded, that despite the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus, dogs will still need to find good homes and this need is likely to increase over the coming weeks and months.

If you wish to view the dogs currently looking to be rehomed at the shelter please find us on Facebook - Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter.

Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter

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.

If you have lostor found a dog, wish to rehome or reclaim a dog, or wish to surrender a dog, you can telephone the Carlow – Kilkenny Dog Shelter on (059) 9726785 and leave a message.

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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If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For all water related queries 1850 278 278 (Irish Water)

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

Kilkenny County Council, County Hall, John Street, Kilkenny R95 A39T
Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794000 | Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794004
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