DSPCA Summer PetFest


WHAT:                 DSPCA Summer PetFest

WHEN:                 Saturday 16th June 2018

TIME:                   12.00 to 4.00pm

WHERE:              DSPCA, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

ADMISSION:      Adults €5. Kids and dogs FREE!


This year's DSPCA Summer PetFest looks like it will be great a day out for dogs and their humans!
The day's events include:

  • Dog Agility
  • Face Painting
  • Bouncy Castles
  • Adoption Parade
  • Scrufts Dog Show
  • Food Stalls
  • and lots more...

See you there!

Shrule & District Vintage Club Dog Show, Glencorrib, Shrule, Co. Mayo

WHAT:                 Dog Show

WHEN:                 Sunday 10th June 2018

TIME:                   12 noon

WHERE:              Glencorrib, Shrule, County Mayo

ADMISSION:      €5 per class per dog (plus €10 per person into the Vintage Show)

This year's Shrule & District Vintage Club Dog Show promises to be great fun.

Registration begins at 11.00 am. Show starts at 12 noon.

There will be seven serious classes:

  • Puppy
  • Toy
  • Pastoral
  • Mixed Breeds
  • Utility
  • Working
  • Gun (including hounds)

There will be five fun classes:

  • Best girl handling
  • Best boy handling
  • Best woman handling
  • Best man handling
  • Dogs you would like to take home

Finale will include Best of Show (1st of all the above classes) and Reserve of Show.

Entry to the Dog Show costs:

  • €5 per class per dog
  • €12 for three classes
  • €15 for four classes

Please note, there is also a €10 entry fee per person to the Vintage Show.

For further information, please check the Shrule & District Vintage Club website: shrulevintage.ie

Dogs Day Out at Kilruddery House, Co. Wicklow

WHAT:                 Dogs' Day Out

WHEN:                 Sunday 6th May 2018

TIME:                   10.00am to 4.00pm

WHERE:              Kilruddery House, Southern Cross, Bray, County Wicklow


This year's Dogs' Day Out at Kilruddery House in Bray, Co. Wicklow, promises to be great a day out for dogs and their humans!

Events include:

  • Free training tips and advice from Wonder Paws
  • Doggy agility
  • Farmer's Market
  • Raffle
  • Bespoke nutrition advice
  • Fun Dog Show (€2 per dog, for each class entered)

Pets in the City: A Paws-itively fun day out for the entire family

WHAT:                 Pets in the City

WHEN:                 Sunday 29th April 2018

TIME:                   11.30am to 4.30pm

WHERE:              Smithfield Square, Dublin 7


Dublin’s best animal-friendly, family event, Pets in the City, is back on Smithfield Square this year. Brought to you by Dublin City Council and supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws, this event will take over Smithfield Square on Sunday, 29th April, creating a great day out for families and furry-friends!

A free event in the centre of Dublin, the day promises to be a pawsome opportunity for animal lovers to enjoy a wide range of activities, stalls and live entertainment. Visitors are invited to bring their own four-legged friend and take part in the DSPCA King of Paws Dog Agility Workshops and Scruffs Dog Show!

A range of stalls will offer pet lovers great deals on a variety of pet accessories, grooming products, toys and novelty items. The DSPCA will be on hand to provide vital services such as micro-chipping and pet health advice. Pets in the City is more than just cats and dogs, with an exotic animal area, reptile corner and animal farm on site for visitors to interact with and learn about so many different animals.

Pets in the City is brought to you by Dublin City Council and is supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws.

For more information visit www.petsinthecity.ie

Family Pet Expo - 4th & 5th November 2017

Ireland's Family Pet Expo are delighted to annouce our next event will be held on November 4th & 5th at The National Show Centre in Cloghran, Dublin, 1 Minute from Dublin Airport.

As always it will be the pet event of the year attended by 1000's of pet lovers, we will have 100's of trade stands and fantastic entertainment for your family and pets!

There will be free parking and tickets are only €10 per adult, €5.00 per child (2 to 16) and €25 for a family ticket.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.


Annual KWWSPCA’s Wag & Bone Dog Show - 17th September 2017

15th Annual KWWSPCA’s Wag & Bone Dog Show @ Punchestown Racecourse

Sept 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This year will be the 15th Anniversary of the Kildare and West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty’s Wag and Bone Dog Show. The Show takes place in and around the Parade Ring at Punchestown Race Course. Every type of dog is welcome. A list of classes is given below.

Some of the KWWSPCA dogs in need of homes will be there; ‘Noah’s Ark’, the KWWSPCA Charity Shop, will have a stall and there will also be stalls selling cakes, pet products and much, much more. There will be face painting, a lucky dip and a raffle.

Light refreshments available.


€5 entry per class – €20 for 5 classes

No dogs under 9 months old to be entered in any class apart from the Puppy Class.

1.      Waggiest Tail

2.      Girl under 12 with Dog

3.      Boy under 12 with Dog

4.      Veteran Dog (9 years or over)

5.      Senior Citizen with a Dog

6. Puppy Class –  For Dogs under 9 months

7.      Dog Most Like its Owner

8.      Rescue Dog

9.      Fancy Dress – Dog and Owner

10.    KWWSPCA Rescue Dog – ‘The Brian Cup’ – this class is restricted to dogs that have been adopted from the KWWSPCA or who are in the care of the KWWSPCA waiting to be adopted.

11.    Child under 16 with Dog

12.    Fanciest Female Dog

13.   Handsomest Male Dog

14.   The Dog You Would Most Like To Take Home – The Steven Lawlor Perpetual Trophy – winners picked by Clapometer

15   BEST IN SHOW to win the Pam O’Mahony Perpetual Trophy. The winner of each of the above Classes is entered automatically – no charge.

HIGH JUMP – This will take place after ‘Best in Show’ on the upper grass area.  Pay as you enter. €2 entry. There will be one competition for Small Dogs and one for Large Dogs

For more information: Please call 087 6803295

DSPCA Great Irish Dog Walk 2017

This year the DSPCA’s Great Irish Dog Walk, in partnership with PURINA, will be held on Saturday, 9th September in the grounds of the DSPCA in Rathfarnham.

Enjoy a fun filled walk and doggie themed festival in the grounds of the DSPCA Campus surrounded by spectacular views over Dublin Bay and the surrounding countryside.  This event is open to all dog owners or simply people who love animals and wish to enjoy a fun day out, while supporting the lifesaving work of the DSPCA.

Don’t miss all the exciting attractions and activities on the day which include: DSPCA adoption parade, The Wetnose Studio photo booth, exotic pets by Kinsealy Pet Shop, free dog training and Agility by Dog Training at the DSPCA, doggie fun zones and picnic chill out areas, kids fun zones with face painting, bouncing castle, merrier go round, electric zoo, BBQ, pooch pampering stalls and lots lots more BUT you can not forget the freebies and  goody bag.


Walk Date:          Saturday, 9th September (09/09/2017).

Where:                 DSPCA Campus, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Start Time:          11am to 4pm – Staggered Starting times – 11.00am, 12.00 noon, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 3.30pm.

Registration:       Registration is €12.00 per adult log on to www.dspca.ie

King of Paws: Reactive Rover Seminar

Is your dog reactive on lead? Does your dog lunge or bark towards another dog?

King of Paws Dog Training Academy is hosting an evening seminar aimed at giving you as a dog owner an understanding and a set of practical tools that you can use to better handle and manage your dog.

The seminar will take place on Friday 25th August at the DSPCA, Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Date: Friday 25th August 2017.

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Duration: 2 Hour Seminar

Price: 1 Ticket – €40.00 / 2 Tickets – €70.00

Early Bird: 1 Ticket – €30.00 / 2 Tickets – €55.00 (Book before 31st July 2017)

For more information, or to book your place, please visit the King of Paws website at kingofpaws.com/classes/reactive-rover-seminar/

Pets in the Park – A Paws-itively great day out for the entire family!

Fingal County Council brings the fun and excitement of Pets in the Park to Millennium Park, Blanchardstown, on Sunday 2ndJuly. Supported by the DSPCA and King of Paws, the event will transform Millennium Park into a pet paradise for the day!

This free, family-fun event is a guaranteed great day out for all animal lovers throughout Dublin, involving a range of activities, stalls and entertainment right through the event. The DSPCA King of Paws Training Team will host Dog Agility and Dog Obedience classes, where members of the public are invited to bring their own four-legged friends.

A small animal farm will give visitors the opportunity to interact with, and learn about, all kinds of animals. Children’s talks and children’s entertainment will also be featured on the day! Pet lovers can look forward to a variety of stalls offering fantastic deals on all types of animal accessories, grooming products, novelty items and toys, while the DSPCA will offer micro-chipping and pet health advice.

For More Information:

Website:             www.petsinthepark.ie

Facebook :          www.Facebook.com/PetsintheParkFingal

Twitter:                @FingalPets

DSPCA Summer Kids Camp 2017

The DSPCA are running a number of one week Animal Care Summer Camps for kids in the DSPCA Campus in Rathfarnham throughout the summer.

Participants will learn about the care and handling of small animals (rabbits, guinea pgs, hamsters, etc), the importance of environmental enrichment for farmyard animals, the care and handling of cats and dogs, basic pet first aid, and much more.

The courses will run through the summer on the following dates:

  • 12th - 16th June - 13 to 16 year olds
  • 19th - 23rd June - 13 to 16 year olds
  • 26th - 30th June - 13 to 16 year olds
  • 3rd - 7th July - 10 to 12 year olds
  • 10th - 14th July - 13 to 16 year olds
  • 17th - 21st July - 10 to 12 year olds
  • 24th - 28th July - Sibling Camp 10 to 16 year olds
  • 31st July - 4th August - 10 to 12 year olds
  • 8th - 11th August (this is a 4 day camp for 6-11 year olds) TBC
  • 14th - 18th August - 13 to 16 year olds

For more information, please go to the DSPCA website.