Holidays can be an expensive luxury: as well as the cost of air flights to reach your destination, you need to pay for accommodation and often a rental car to get around.
Maya rushes everywhere, as if she is eager to experience as much of life as possible.
The Pug is a popular breed in Ireland: their small, big-eyed, snub-nosed, round-faced appearance ranks them high in the cuteness stakes.
Paddy was given an instant "family" of pets by a classmate at school who was returning to Canada and could not take his animals with him.
As an older cat, Bluebell lives a calm, quiet life. She spends her day snoozing in the sunshine or strolling around the garden, never venturing far from the house.
Siberian Huskies have become popular dogs in Ireland in recent years: there's something about their wolf-like appearance that appeals to people.
The signs of Tora's deafness developed suddenly. One day in June, she stopped responding when Suzanne went out into the back garden to bring her inside. Tora had always been a very responsive dog.
Beagles are a popular breed, but many people don't realise that as well as having charming personalities, they also tend to have some challenging behaviours.
The summer is the perfect time to get a new pet: children are off school so they can spend time with the new arrival and the weather is good, so they can all spend more time outdoors, learning to be h ..
Florence originally took in Sweep from the DSPCA as a rescue puppy back in June 2002.
John thought that Snoop was a normal, healthy yorkshire terrier when he brought him to see me for his booster vaccination in April 2012, so he was shocked when I broke the news to him.
Mac and Tosh (Mac 'n' Tosh) have been a double act since the day they arrived as puppies back in 2006. They have done everything together, with each adopting their individual style.
Kaypo has an unusually complicated family history for a cross bred dog.
Bailey lives in a busy household: Jonathan manages the YWCA centre in Greystones, so there are always young people coming and going from his home.
As she grew older, like many cats, Persia stopped being so thorough about grooming herself. She no longer spent as much time licking and nibbling her coat: she preferred just to sleep.
Tom and his girlfriend originally had just one rabbit, Bugsy.
Orla and her family have four dogs, a collection of cats and some horses. The animals generally get on well together, but last week, there was a major crisis.