There has been nearly a 70% increase in the number of people wanting to surrender dogs over the past two months.
187 requests have been made to Dogs Trust by pet owners who no longer want their animal.
The charity saw a major increase in people wanting to adopt a dog during lockdown with over 400 requests a week with fears that surrender requests will continue to increase.
It comes as a terrier-cross was found tied to railings near the charity's rehoming centre in Finglas in Dublin.
Beans was spotted by a passenger in a passing van and immediately taken to Dogs Trust where it was discovered he was not microchipped.
Eimear Cassidy, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Ireland says: “We don’t know how long ‘Beans’ was tied to the railings for. It’s such a busy road, so the poor little man must have been petrified, not to mention being traumatised at being abandoned by whoever left him there. It had also been raining and as he was beside a big puddle, he was soaked to the skin. When we got him into our centre, we christened him Beans as he’s a bit of ‘Heinz 57’ and he’s full of beans, with such a lovely character. We are very confident we will quickly find the perfect home for him as he’s such a smashing dog”.
It currently has 135 dogs in its care all over Ireland and is appealing to people to contact it if they are having difficulty with their pet.