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Dog control service and licences

Dog licences

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

Ennis Dog Shelter

The Ennis Dog Shelter is operated by Midland Animal Care Ltd and located at:

Gort Road Industrial Estate,
Gort Road,
Ennis,
Co. Clare

Telephone: (065) 6820393

Facebook: Ennis Dog Shelter

Find a dog for rehoming

The Ennis 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 Ennis 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).

Excessive dog barking

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

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.

Monitoring

Clare County Council monitors the dog control service in the county, which is implemented in conjunction with 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 helped by a part-time kennel assistant.

Dog control statistics

Contact details

For any queries in relation to the control of dogs or dog licences please contact:

Environment Section,
Clare County Council,
Áras Contae an Chláir,
New Road,
Ennis,
Co. Clare
Telephone: (065) 6821616

Page last reviewed: 29/06/18

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