Holly is a high energy dog. Her ancestors would have been working Collies, bred to herd sheep over hillsides all day, every day.
Tuffers is a well named dog: he’s a tough little terrier. He has the coarse, wirey coat that’s typical of his breed.
Christina has been coming to see me with her family’s pets since she was twelve years old; Cassie is first dog that she’s owned as an adult, and I’ve been caring for her since she was a young puppy.
Joe has been blind since he was a young child, and he was one of the first people in Ireland to have a Guide Dog, back in the 1970’s.
Kittens and cats often come into people’s lives in unusual ways, but the arrival of Miracle into Christina’s life was exceptionally bizarre.
Michael was fourteen years old when Lucy came into his life.
The family household is a busy place, especially in the morning when the boys are getting ready to go to school. One Friday morning recently, everyone was rushing around doing their own preparations.
Sambor - known as Sam - is originally from Poland, but he's lived in Ireland for thirteen years now.
Honey’s illness started with occasional digestive disorders. It's common for some dogs to suffer from an occasional upset stomach.
Cara has always been concerned about the environment; she has a doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering, and has worked on a wide range of environmental issues in Ireland, from water qualit ..
Monty is a fit, strong dog who loves going for walks. A month ago, he started to limp on his left front leg, so Michael and Jenny brought him to see me to find out what was going on.
“Sharifa” is a girl’s name from the Middle East, meaning “honoured”.
Koji is an important part of the household: he even sleeps on the bed beside John and his wife every night, along with their other dog, Molly.
Alfie was originally rescued as a kitten: he had been found amongst the waste plastic and bottles at a local recycling centre.
Susie is a tiny dog: at less than 4kg, she’s smaller than most cats. She’s an active animal, full of energy and enthusiasm, which makes it particularly upsetting when she falls ill.
As a young adult dog, Jasper has the mind of an energetic, playful puppy in the body of a fully grown dog. He is full of enthusiastic energy and curiosity, which makes him prone to getting into minor mishaps.
Penny is a typical young adult dog: full of energy and enthusiasm for life. She lives with Cathy in a small community in rural County Wicklow.
Alfie is a gentle, good-natured dog, but he’s sensitive, and he’s nervous in certain situations.