In November 2009, our first centre in Ireland opened in Dublin.
We have plenty of dogs of all shapes and sizes; small ones and tall ones, cheeky ones and squeaky ones, fluffy ones and scruffy ones, all ready to meet their new owners.
The centre contains a long central block dedicated to rehoming with carefully designed, environmentally conscious kennels for the dogs in our care. This is behind the main reception block, which also houses a training barn and staff offices.
The rehoming area leads to three sections at the back: kennels for dogs who are awaiting collection, a state of the art vet suite and intake kennels to hold dogs who have just been brought in until they are vet checked and assessed.
In July 2014 , we opened our purpose built Puppy Wing which increased our capacity and enables us to save an additional 500 puppies each year, and their Mammies of course! This new wing also features three low-stress kennels, for our residents who are finding kennel life a little overwhelming.
We are located 2 minutes drive from Exit 5, off the M50 on the Ashbourne Road.
Directions from M50
Take exit 5 off the M50 onto the N2 (sign posted for Ashbourne).On the left hand side you will see a garden centre called 'Beech Vista Nursery Garden Centre'. At this point get into the left slip road to take the exit sign posted 'Coldwinters'. Dogs Trust is just at the end of that road.
Directions from the West
Approach exit 5 of the M50 and head towards Ashbourne/Derry on the N2 motorway. You will see a garden centre on your left hand side called 'Beech Vista Nursery Garden Centre'. At this point, get into the left slip road to take the exit sign posted 'Coldwinters'. We are located just at the end of that road.