Carlow Kilkenny Dog Shelter

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The Carlow – Kilkenny Dog Shelter is a modern facility which is a joint venture between Carlow County Council and Kilkenny County Council, from which the Carlow – Kilkenny Dog Warden Service operates.

It is situated just off the N10 at Garryduff, Paulstown, Co Kilkenny.

The Carlow – Kilkenny Dog Warden Service is funded by both Local Authorities.
It fulfils both Local Authorities statutory obligations under the Control of Dogs Act 1986.



New Dog Breeding Establishments Guidelines and Application Forms (March 2012)

Download Dog Breeding Establishments Guidelines Consolidated (PDF Document)

Download Application register Dog Breeding Establishment (Microsoft Word Document)


The Dog Shelter is open to the public at the following times :


Monday & Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 10am - 1pm
Tuesday & Sunday          Closed


If you have lost or found a dog , wish to rehome or reclaim a dog ,or wish to surrender a dog, you can telephone the Carlow – Kilkenny Dog Shelter on (059) 9726785 and leave a message.

For Dog Licensing inquiries or Payment of fines for offences under the Control of Dogs Act 1986 please contact either Kilkenny County Council at ( 056 ) 7794470 or Carlow County Council at ( 059 ) 9170300 .

Dog Licences can be purchased at any Post Office.

Please note that a General Dog Licence can only be purchased at the G.P.O. Dublin or Kilkenny County Council or Carlow County Council.