Opening Hours of 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


Kilkenny County Council

The Dog Warden, as part of his activities under the Control of Dogs legislation, undertakes spot checks of dog licences, calling door to door. When the Dog Warden calls you will be requested to show a current valid dog licence in respect of each dog in your ownership (or a general dog licence).

Dog owners who fail to comply with the dog licensing laws are liable to an on the spot fine of €100.00 and/or prosecution with fines up to €1,270.00.

You are advised that the Dog Warden carries official identification, and if you wish you may contact Kilkenny County Council (056/7794470) to verify this identification.

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