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04th Feb 2020

This adorable Valentine’s event will match you with your new dog

Brian Dillon

DSPCA new dog

This is by far the BEST kind of Valentine’s there is! This event in Dundrum Town Centre aims to pair you up with your new dog to give them a forever home.

I’m not crying, you’re crying!

According to The DSPCA, hundreds of dogs and other animals across the country are looking for their forever home. That’s why they’re coupling up with Dundrum Town Centre this month for their ‘Lonely Paws’ event.

It will give the dog-loving folk of Dublin a chance to “press paws on their pet-less existence” and “pupgrade their happiness permanently”.  If that isn’t the most wholesome use of puns you’ve ever seen then I don’t know what is.


Instead of looking for a human Valentine (ugh, they’re so overrated), you can find your new furry best friend at this heartwarming event.

Taking place in the centre from February 8 to 16, the initial matches will be made via the profiles displayed on Level 1 or at the adoption parades between 12-4pm in Town Square on these dates

  • Saturday, February 8
  • Saturday, February 15
  • Sunday, February 16

Once you have fallen head over heels for your new dog, the DSPCA will take you through the next steps and get you started with the process of adopting the new love of your life.

DSPCA matching people with their new dog

This year, the DSPCA is celebrating an impressive 180 years of helping animals in Ireland.

CEO of the DSPCA Brian Gillen said, “We see pets as part of the family and know how much they enrich our lives. We look forward to meeting lots of potential new pet owners for the animals in our care at Dundrum Town Centre.”

Meanwhile, Dundrum Town Centre General Manager Don Nugent said, “We are delighted to partner with the DSPCA and provide a fun, interactive environment allowing pets and owners to be matched thoroughly to prevent dogs being surrendered in the future. We look forward to hosting ‘Lonely Paws’ at Dundrum Town Centre and hopefully help reduce the numbers of animals looking for their home.”