About DAWG

Dog Action Welfare Group, known as Cork DAWG, is a charitable organisation founded in 2007. Created and run primarily by a network of volunteers concerned with the welfare of abandoned, abused and ill-treated dogs in Cork, we aim through our collective experience to improve the lives of Cork’s dogs and to educate the public on dog welfare and dog ownership.

Each day, more than 30 dogs are destroyed in Ireland, with local authority shelters putting down more than 10,000 Irish dogs each year. Almost all of these dogs are healthy, companionable animals who simply lack a good home.

We rescue abused, straying, surrendered and abandoned dogs to keep them out of city and county kill pounds to give them a second chance at finding loving homes. Each year we rescue approximately 1,000 dogs who live in our dedicated dog sanctuary or with our volunteer fosterers while waiting for their forever homes.

Every year, the pressure on DAWG increases as we struggle to find space for the growing number of dogs who need rescue and to meet the fostering and veterinary costs of the wonderful dogs in our care. We cannot meet our mission without the badly needed support of dog lovers everywhere.

Please look at 10 Ways to Help and know that we are grateful for whatever you can do. Thank you!