Kaluwa

19th Jul 2020
In April, Kaluwa arrived from the streets of Loughrea a very scared, mentally shut down, young girl. She hid away and her past haunted her. We found a lovely foster home for her in Kildare but, without other dogs for company, Kaluwa remained shut down. It was decided that it was in Kaluwas best interest […]
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Savita

15th Jul 2020
Many of you will remember our Savita. In January a staff member responded to a call about an old collie that had been found lying on the road in Colemanstown. She was unable to walk, freezing cold, wet and close to death. After nearly two weeks of intensive care at The Railway Clinic Vet in […]
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Redmond

7th Jul 2020
In 2012 a little terrier was picked up as a stray and brought to our sanctuary. He had a badly damaged back leg that required an operation. Redmond was a typical terrier. Loving, funny, opinionated, stubborn and, at times, a right pain in the ass. But we all loved him dearly. He was homed twice […]
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Mella

3rd Jul 2020
For Dave Edward’s, a staunch Liverpudlian and LFC supporter, there has been much cause for celebration over the last couple of weeks but this was the icing on the cake. Dave, Edel and their children had been looking to adopt a family dog for quite some time now and when they rang us asking about […]
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Sayer

29th Jun 2020
Last weekend gave us cause for a double celebration as we saw our second Lurcher of the week pack his bags and wave goodbye. Sayer came to us from a pound and, being a lurcher, he was everything we knew he would be, gentle, kind, loving, playful and, most of all, forgiving of the past […]
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Malinki

27th Jun 2020
Yesterday was a very exciting day for us all at Heathlawn as any day we re-home a Sighthound in Ireland is most definitely a reason to be happy. Sighthounds (Greyhounds, Salukis and Lurchers) are without a doubt the most overlooked breed when it comes to adoptions here in Ireland and we have always relied heavily […]
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Dover

26th Jun 2020
Another boy who has started his new chapter was our fun loving Springer boy Dover ❤️ Dover was removed from unsuitable conditions and taken to the local pound before he arrived at Heathlawn. He has never stopped smiling from the moment he came through our gates and has never let his past hold him back […]
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Jarvis

25th Jun 2020
Bye Bye Jarvis. Today we said goodbye to our beautiful, young, cocker boy Jarvis as he headed off to become the newest member of the Power Family. Jarvis was thrown out on the streets along with quite a few other dogs back in May but he was picked up and taken to a pound. Thankfully […]
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Rolex

17th Jun 2020
Rolex has finally found a family of his own. One we know will make sure he gets plenty of love, stimulation, adventures and of course chills on the sofa. He found kennel life extremely hard but we know that he has put all that behind him as he settling into his new life with Breda […]
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Derrew

17th Jun 2020
It hasn’t taken long for our little man Derrew to find himself his very own forever family. Picked up as a stray just over two weeks ago, Derrew arrived into our care as a very unsure, shy and nervous boy. After a few days of Heathlawn TLC Derrew was everyone’s best friend. Sylvia and her […]
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Bella

13th Jun 2020
Ohio, now called Bella, has settled happily into her new home in Co Mayo. Ohio was one of 8 dogs dumped in a field and she had obviously been used for breeding and then callously turfed out but that didn’t stop her sunny outlook. Ohio now has a new best friend in Kayla and has […]
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McLaren

11th Jun 2020
In April an underweight, shut down Saluki boy was picked up off the streets by us at the Galway SPCA. Distraught in kennels, he was taken home by our kennel manager, Emma. Emma is passionate about all dogs but it’s the Sighthounds that touch her the most and over the years she has owned, fostered, […]
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Easter and Egg

11th Jun 2020
The Carr family had been looking for a kitten since their cat passed and had been patiently waiting during lockdown for a perfect match. Once ‘Easter’ had been assessed and became available we thought he would be a great match for the family. We sent videos and pictures to the family and awaited the response. […]
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Texas

11th Jun 2020
Texas, one of eight dogs abandoned in a field and to fend for themselves before they were all caught and taken to a pound, has left the building. One of the gentlest, kindest dogs ever, who desperately wanted to be loved. Well she will certainly get lots of cuddles and attention in her new home […]
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Emoji

9th Jun 2020
In March we welcomed an older black bull lurcher girl to our sanctuary. Found tied to a road sign on a rural lane way, we wanted to give Emoji the best future ever. Emoji was gentle, loving, kind and happy to be wherever humans were, she asked for very little except to be loved. But […]
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Pancake

4th Jun 2020
In March this little girl was picked up and bought to safety by a GSPCA volunteer. She was fed, wrapped in a blanket and christened Pancake. Pancake had been sleeping rough for quite some time. She had made herself a bed on the ground and would curl up there every night but disappear quite often. […]
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Feathers

1st Jun 2020
Feathers arrived to us last week after she was surrendered by her previous owner. A very sweet, loving 5 year Beagle girl. Feather was overweight and had obviously had quite a few litters. We posted her arrival story, sat back and waited 😂 It only took about 10 mins for the phone call we were expecting […]
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Memphis

31st May 2020
Memphis, a young Gsd x girl, found herself waiting in a pound for 6 weeks for her second chance. That chance came when we spotted her sitting quietly as we arrived to take some other dogs from the same pound. Looking at her watching us load up the small dogs we just couldn’t leave her […]
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Newman

11th May 2020
In November 2019 we offered rescue space to two dogs from Meath Pound and named them Redford and Newman. Redford didn’t have to wait around for too long he went to the UK to our friends at Erinhounds where he waltzed his way into his forever home . For Newman life was a little more […]
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Caldo

10th May 2020
Oh Happy Days ❤️❤️❤️ You may remember this little bundle of fear Caldo. The little boy we went out to rescue off the streets of Ballinasloe where he had been spotted straying so afraid that he had hidden himself deep in a thorny hedge. For days Caldo hid away in his basket at Heathlawn and […]
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