Revealed: Over 300 pets re-homed in Carlow this year through local adoption centre

Petmania Carlow and ASH Animal Rescue

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Emily Miller from Petmania and her best friend!

There have been 328 forever homes found in 2018 through Petmania Carlow’s partner adoption centre, ASH Animal Rescue.

Petmania believe that all pets deserve a secure, safe and caring home.

ASH Animal Rescue has rehomed 132 cats/kittens and 196 dogs/puppies in 2018. 

Christmas time sees an increase in the adopting and purchasing of pets with many people choosing a cute cat or dog as a gift. With the usual message being adopt don’t shop, Petmania have taken it a step further and are asking people to stop and think before committing to a pet this festive season along with considering the alternative option of fostering a pet during the holidays.

Fostering a dog during Christmas provides a great amount of relief for rescue centres. Emily Miller, Marketing Manager with Petmania says, “We urge people to steer away from last minute decisions when adopting or buying pets. Rescue centres nationwide do need temporary housing for pets during Christmas. Fostering is an option that many people do not think about and it is a great way for people to discover if a dog fits their lifestyle.”

Rescue pet owners become a part of the Petmania adoptive family network receiving support and special offers to make the process as enjoyable as possible. Petmania run in-store adoption days to provide information for people before they make the big move to rescue a pet.

Through Petmania’s work with ASH Animal Rescue in Carlow, they have seen the ongoing trend of impulse decision making and a lack of full consideration of the many demands a pet can bring.

Petmania ask potential pet owners to consider:

Christmas plans, will they be travelling to visit family and friends or going on day-trips, if so, how does the new furry member of the family fit into these plans.
Holidays planned for the coming year, is there a family member or friend who will look after the pet when the owner goes away.
The expense that a pet brings with food, maintenance and veterinary costs.
In relation to dogs, the extra time needed to walk them daily.
Efficient outdoor space and a sheltered area for the pet to sleep along with the extra task of cleaning up after the pet.
Petmania will continue to work closely with ASH Animal Rescue in Carlow and other partner animal rescue centres across Ireland during 2019 and they are looking forward to extending the adoption programme even further in the new year. The specialist pet retailer provide support, treatments and gifts through their aftercare service to rescue pet owners to help them settle into their forever home.

To find out more call the Petmania Carlow store on 059 917 4450 or drop in. Petmania Carlow is located in Hanover Retail Park, Carlow Town, Co. Carlow. For a full list of their animal adoption centre partners or to find out more about the Petmania Adoptive Family network visit www.petmania.ie/adoption.