“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.
Maya has always been a healthy dog, enjoying an active life with plenty of vigorous exercise.
Beatrice shares her home with three males: her husband George, her son Gerard, and her black cat, Sooty.
One evening, Monica noticed that Pashmina was behaving strangely. She was quieter than usual, staying in the corner, grooming herself continually.
Eva has two young adult Miniature Schnauzers, Ted and Archie. They are good natured dogs, getting on well with people and other animals.
Blue is good-natured and friendly to everyone. He loves the company of humans, spending as much time as possible in the home with his family. He's the perfect pet for children.
Colm brought Beoga in to see me recently: he had itchy ears that needed a short course of treatment.
Poppy is a good natured, quiet dog, but like many animals, she is full of curiosity, with a strong sense of adventure.
Toby often greets Miriam when she comes home from work. He’s there, on the doorstep, looking up at her, purring.
Val has a habit of enjoying a single glass of wine every evening on the patio at the back of his house, and Mylo always joins him.
Grace was playing with friends in a local park last week when she saw something surprising: the tiny head of a small bird sticking up out of the long grass.
As a Beagle, Daisy is full of energy and curiosity. A few weeks ago, this nearly got her into life-threatening trouble in an unexpected way.