Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter

The shelter is jointly operated by both Carlow and Kilkenny County Councils and is located at Garryduff, Paulstown, Co Kilkenny. R95 WK68.

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 during opening hours Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm and Saturday 10 am to 1 pm.

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Our normal dog warden service is operating under HSE and Government Covid-19 Guidelines.

For warden assistance please contact the shelter directly on 059 972 6785 during opening hours Monday to Friday 10 am to 3 pm and Saturday 10 am to 1 pm.

You may also contact the Environment Office, Kilkenny County Council on 056 779 4470 (Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm). Outside of these hours, please contact 087 3928488 (this number is for emergencies only i.e. public safety concerns, restricted breeds, livestock worrying etc. and is not for reporting dogs barking at night-time) or 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.

Address: Garryduff, Paulstown, County Kilkenny R95 WK68
Phone: (059) 972 6785

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) 779 4470 or Carlow County Council at (059) 917 0300.

Dog Licences can be purchased at any Post Office or on line at  An annual dog licence is €20 and a lifetime dog licence is €140.

Please note that a General Dog Licence  (€400 per year) can only be purchased directly from Kilkenny County Council or Carlow County Council. A General Dog Licence is suitable for those dog owners who have more than 20 dogs in their pack (i.e. Hunt Clubs and greyhound trainers etc.)

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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