Dog control service and licences
- Dog licences
- Clare Dog Shelter
- Find a dog for rehoming
- Dog control statistics
- Excessive dog barking
- Contact details
If you have a dog over 4 months old, you must have a licence for the dog. This is a legal requirement.
Types of dog licences
- Standard individual dog licences
- General dog licences for multiple dogs (e.g. kennels)
- Lifetime dog licencse
Pay your dog licences online
Cost of dog licences
- Standard individual dog licences €20
- General dog licences for multiple dogs (e.g. kennels) €400
- Lifetime dog licences €140
The Clare Dog Shelter is operated by Midland Animal Care Ltd and located at:
Gort Road Industrial Estate,
Telephone: (065) 6820393
Facebook: Clare Dog Shelter
The Clare Dog Shelter posts information about dogs that need homes as well as notices about lost dogs on its Facebook page.
To adopt a dog from Clare Dog Shelter you will need to pay a fee of €65 which includes microchip and licence fee. You are also required to present photo ID (such as passport or driving licence) and proof of address (utility bill from within the previous 3 months).
Clare County Council monitors the dog control service in the county, which is managed and operated by Midland Animal Care Ltd., Co. Offaly. There is one dog warden working full-time in County Clare and he is employed by the Midland Animal Care Ltd., Co. Offaly. The dog warden is assisted by two part-time kennel assistants based at Clare Dog Shelter.
Excessive dog barking that causes a nuisance is an offence. If you are affected by excessive dog barking you may be able to solve such problems by talking to the dog owner.
If you don't get a satisfactory response, you may complain to the District Court and seek a hearing. When you have received a court date, you must inform the dog owner of your complaint by using the form prescribed for this purpose under Section 25 of the Control of Dogs Act 1986.
- Making a complaint to the district court in relation to excessive barking of a dog application form [PDF,294KB]
The Court may make an order requiring the occupier of the premises in which the dog is kept to abate the nuisance by exercising due control over a dog. The court may limit the number of dogs that can be kept on a premises or may direct that a dog be delivered to a dog warden to be dealt with as unwanted.
For any queries in relation to the control of dogs or dog licences please contact:
Clare County Council,
Áras Contae an Chláir,
Telephone: (065) 6821616