Puff and Dough

17th Apr 2021
Well they made it “Home Together” After many months at Heathlawn and some unprecedented twists and turns we are thrilled to share some wonderful news about our girls Puff and Dough. They arrived to us as a group of 5, sweet but so unsocialized. Over the next 3/4 months we had to teach them to […]
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Serengeti

15th Apr 2021
A few weeks ago we took in 2 Greyhounds, Serengeti and her grandson Kruger. At over 9 years old and having had yet another litter only 3 months ago, we really wanted to make sure we found Serengeti the perfect forever home. We also hoped that, like so many of our previous Greyhounds, we could […]
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Partridge

8th Apr 2021
On the 23rd of December, this very scared, shut down young lurcher boy arrived at our sanctuary. Not only was he mentally broken but he also had a badly broken front leg after being hit by a car as he ran terrified as a stray on the streets. But we saw past all his scars […]
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Nestor

7th Apr 2021
Little Nestor has finally found the home (and woman) of his dreams over the Easter Weekend. Marie applied to adopt another of our dogs and even came out for a pre booked viewing with the dog in question but, due to a change in her rehoming needs, Marie left without a dog. We knew Marie […]
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Tommy

7th Apr 2021
Tommy has started a new and exciting chapter in his life, as a much loved family pet. Tommy was surrendered to us simply because he was no longer needed on the farm. This sweet, gentle boy captured all our hearts during his time at Heathlawn as he learnt to run, play and be loved. He […]
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Honey

5th Apr 2021
In January we introduced you all to a very sickly little kitten. Honey had been found as a stray and in bad condition as she was very underweight. She went into foster with one of our experienced foster homes and after a few days began to gain weight and blossom. Just when we thought she […]
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Mushka

4th Apr 2021
In February we were contacted by a kind lady named Zania. A cat had been hanging round her garden for some time and it was causing her cats a lot of stress and unfortunately a lot of injuries too. But being a cat lover she didn’t want to ignore the cries of the lone male […]
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Missy

27th Mar 2021
You will remember a few weeks ago we posted the sad story of 15 year old Missy who was found living a life of neglect, in an outdoor shed, by Offaly Dog Wardens. She was duly removed from her former owners and taken straight to the local vets where she had to be completely shaved […]
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Hakuna Matata

23rd Mar 2021
Hakuna Matata In late 2020 we homed a little lurcher girl “Rea” to The Crampton Family. Our parting words to them were, “Sighthounds are addictive, one is never enough” So it was really no surprise when, a couple of weeks ago, we received a message from Trish enquiring about adopting another. Music to our ears. […]
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Lupa

21st Mar 2021
Little Lupa has gone from an abandoned stray on the streets to the “Princess of her Palace”. Carol had originally contacted us about another dog in our care but as we read through her application, we just knew Lupa was even more of a match for Carol and her husband Liam. They met and as […]
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Riggs

15th Mar 2021
Another of our lucky dogs who got to pack up his belongings this weekend, as he headed off to start his new life with his new parents Melanie and Ben, was Riggs. Riggs journey to “finding his home” wasn’t always the smoothest and he struggled of late to cope with the stress and pressures that […]
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Tahiti

14th Mar 2021
Today was Tahiti’s day as she bagged herself an amazing new mum and dad, Caitriona and Damien. Tahiti arrived into our care a few months ago with her sister Bora Bora (rehomed). Two young, fun, loving collie girls who stole the hearts of everyone who cared for them. We know Tahiti, now called Sally, is […]
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Bora Bora

7th Mar 2021
It is two weeks since we chauffeured our young collie girl, Bora Bora, to her new home in Co Louth. Bora Bora caught the eye of the Arthur Family on our website and after reading through their online application, we thought they were the perfect match for her. Lucky Bora now lives a stones throw […]
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Glayva

6th Mar 2021
Today was a happy day at Heathlawn as we waved goodbye to our beautiful girl Glayva. Glayva arrived to us with her 3 young pups (homed) after she was removed by the Gardaí from unsuitable conditions. The sweetest, kindest girl who, after years of pumping out pups, deserved the very best home we could find. […]
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Cadeau

1st Mar 2021
By now this little lurcher boy is no stranger to those of you who have followed his story from the beginning. He was found, thrown onto a river bank in a plastic bag at just 6/7 weeks old, picked up and brought to safety by Michelle, the Offaly Dog Warden, and arrived at Heathlawn the […]
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Morello

26th Feb 2021
Morello was the first of Kirschs babies to fly the nest, this week, as he headed off with his new Mum and Dad, Breege and Mike. Off to a life of fun, adventures and so many cuddles on the sofa. Thank you Breege and Mike for choosing to adopt. Have a wonderful life sweet boy
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Kirsch

26th Feb 2021
Kirsch, and a number of other dogs, came into our care last November when we worked with the local Gardaí. Kirsch was heavily pregnant and soon after she arrived, she gave birth. Not much more than a pup herself, Kirsch threw herself into her new role with devotion and love. She was just the sweetest, […]
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Caffrey

23rd Feb 2021
Well this was one chap who didn’t hang around very long, his paws barely touched the ground before he had visitors. Caffrey arrived from Mullingar Pound after he was found wandering the streets. When no-one came forward to claim him he travelled to our sanctuary where we had a cosy kennel awaiting him. The sweetest, […]
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Panda

20th Feb 2021
A few weeks ago we were alerted to an 8 week old puppy wandering around the bog in Ballinasloe. Thankfully a caring member of the public scooped her up, brought her to safety and contacted one of our volunteers. One of our team drove to collect her and took her home. She was cold, hungry […]
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Cointreau

20th Feb 2021
Last weekend the O’Dowd family, including their existing dog John-Jo, arrived at Heathlawn to bring home the new addition to their family, baby Cointreau. Our little boy was the last of his siblings to fly the nest and, though it has only been a week, Cointreau (now Beau) has already been learning lots of new […]
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