The cost of living crisis and housing crisis means animal charities are 'overwhelmed' with dog surrender requests.
Galway-based charity Madra says it has been 'relentless' for months and it's unable to help anyone outside of Galway or Mayo lately.
Many of the dogs it's receiving lately have behavioural issues, likely because of Covid isolation and lockdowns and a sudden re-opening.
Founder Marina Fiddler says landlord issues are coming up more and more often too:
"See this is an issue for humans. Humans can't find accommodation, so a human with a pet is finding it doubley hard.
"The cost of living is going to be big, we've had a few owners contacting us to say they can't afford basic vet care, or they can't afford to pay their insurance premiums for pet insurance.
"The knock-on effect is that more and more dogs are in trouble."