This is Russel a lovely friendly two-year-old German shepherd.

Russel’s story is quite a sad one. In mid-April we were approached by his elderly owner as he was awaiting the arrival of the Ambulance to take him to hospital, to see if we could help Russel. His owner went to the hospital and poor Russel went to private kennels. After a period of time, his owner came out of the hospital and is unable to take Russel back home. He is in our care now. We are looking for a special home for him, but not just yet. He will be neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and flea and wormed before rehomed. Russel is a very large boisterous boy and will not be suitable for a home with young children, he will also need someone with acknowledge of the breed. A secure garden is essential as is a home check. Russel will need a lot of input as he has been in Kennels now for over 40 days. Russel’s is a family pet and he is NOT a guard dog. If you are interested in offering him a home when he is ready, please fill in the inquiry form on the page and we will take it from there. We are asking for donations to help with Russel’s kennelling fees, food and neutering, chip and vaccinations. Any donation, however, small will be greatly appreciated.

Roscommon SPCA
Registration No: TPT200001C

Sex: Male
Age: 2 years
Breed: German Shepherd


We will carry out a spaying/neutering programme plus microchipping and registration for dogs in County Roscommon only from Monday 6th January 2020.

We will be offering a 50% discount on spaying and neutering plus microchip and registration at certain vets only. We expect high demand for this so please make sure you supply the required information. The criteria for this are quite strict and this is how you do it

  1. Make the appointment with the Participating vets, listed below.
  2. Contact us on 087 050 5594 with the Name of Vet and Date of appointment, your Name; phone Number and Eircode, proof of address may be required.
  3. We will then contact the vet with the 50% discount code once all required information received.
  4. The discount code will only cover what we have agreed; any extras will be your own responsibility.
  5. If we do not receive the required information, you may end up paying the full price at the vets.

For the Micro Chipping, you will need to bring to the vets with your proof of ID and proof of address.

Vets taking part in this are as follows:

All Creatures Vets, Roscommon Town: 090 662 6898.

Cloverhill Vets – Lisagallon: 090 666 5555.

Emlagh Lodge Vets – Elphin: 071 963 0786.

Green Vets in Boyle: 071 966 2049.

Alongside this, we will also be running the €10.00 Community spaying and neutering programme for cats. The same criteria apply.

The above programme will run whilst the funding lasts and may be withdrawn without notice.

This is supported by the Department of Agriculture 2020 Animal Welfare Grant which we recently received.