Dog Warden and Stray Dog Shelter

County Council Kennels/Dog Shelter

Pets First operate a dog kennels in Tomanoole, Ballycarney, Enniscorthy, on behalf of Wexford County Council. For dogs being reclaimed, the owner must pay the fine for the dog being loose and any other pound costs.

The contact number is 05393 88339. Map of Pet's First

Thinking of adopting or rehoming a shelter dog?

Dog Warden

The dog warden is John Colfer who may be contacted at 087 6293043. 

The Dog Warden can seize dogs not under control in a public place and have them impounded.

There is a fee of €20 for the surrender of unwanted dogs to the dog warden.

Control of Dogs

All owners must ensure their dogs are; 

  • licensed 
  • under control when in public (on a lead)  
  • have an identity tag with contact details for their owner on their collar 
  • certain dogs must be muzzled and on a strong chain when in public 
  • clean up after the dog if it fouls in a public place and dispose of the deposit in a bin. See our Green Dog Walker Scheme

Fines of €100 for minor breaches of the Act apply but fines of up to €2,500 may apply if the on-the-spot fine is not paid or for more serious breaches of the Control of Dogs Act. Remember, your dog can be a killer around sheep so keep it under control.