THE IRISH WATER SPANIEL ASSOCIATION - BREED WELFARE & RESCUE SCHEME
The IWSA rescue scheme is here to assist / help any IWS, its owner / breeder whether or not they are members of the IWSA .
The Irish Water Spaniel Association's Welfare and Rescue Scheme operates solely by the generosity of members and friends, and by funds we raise at our events. Although we do not have a fixed charge for dogs seeking resettlement we do appreciate donations however small. We ensure every dog is vet health checked before going to his or her new home, and any treatment they need is arranged. These donations help us carry out the work some dogs require before being placed in their new homes. If you are able to make a donation to help us continue making these arrangements please contact our Rescue and Welfare Coordinator, or our Treasurer, to discuss your kind offer.
Great care is taken to match each dog to its new owner. Every dog is different, and dogs vary considerably, as do sometimes the needs of each dog.
IWS are re-homed for a variety of reasons, including (owners) ill-health, death, or divorce. Sometimes dogs are boisterous and the owner cannot cope, others are in a situation with owners who do not understand the breed or their needs.
Here are some of the dogs we've been able to help find new homes. We were recently able to help "Eddie" - see his story here
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH SHOULD YOU REQUIRE HELP WITH YOUR DOG - WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
AS WELL AS RE-HOMING WE CAN ALSO AT TIMES ASSIST WITH TEMPORARY CARE BY ARRANGING A FOSTER HOME - SHOULD YOU HAVE TO GO IN HOSPITAL, FOR EXAMPLE.
If you could offer a permanent home, or would accept an IWS to foster for a while, or help in any way please contact;
Lois Ferrans - IWSA Rescue & Welfare Co-ordinator
Tel: 01704 541051 or 07796 072304