Ann Marie adopted Cleo from the DSPCA as a young adult dog and she settled well into the family household: she's a gentle, good-natured animal, getting on well with everyone.
When Ann decided to get her first family dog, she chose carefully. Her son, Jack, suffers from mild asthma, so she wanted a non-shed dog.
Suki is an exceptionally thin skinned dog. This doesn't matter much in her usual day to day activities of lounging around the house and going for walks on the leash.
Hannah and her husband Paddy are the proprietors of Roundwood House, a 270 year old Georgian mansion that they run as a guesthouse, with regular overnight visitors and wedding functions as part of the ..
One of the reasons that Bonnie is an indoor-only cat is that it's a safer place to be. The outdoor world can be dangerous.
The accident happened three years ago, but Pippa will show the scars for the rest of her life in a very visible way: she only has three legs.
Susan is the founder and organiser of LittleHill Animal Rescue and Sanctuary.
Smudge is a fit, healthy young dog, and when he began to cough occasionally, Robyn didn't worry too much.
Rebecca's family used to have two dogs, but they both died of old age in 2013.
Suki is a healthy thirteen year old dog, with the usual minor problems that are common in old age. Her muzzle is greying and she has early cataracts in her eyes, so her vision is beginning to dim.
This family have kept large and giant breed dogs for many years, including a Rough Collie and Bernese Mountain Dogs. They enjoy the larger-than-life personality that these breeds often seem to have.
Pepsi started to itch last week. He was using his hind leg to scratch the back of his neck, and he nibbled at his lower back with his teeth.
Pumpkin came into in Ciaran's life as a kitten two years ago: it was the day before Halloween, which explains her seasonal name.
Gertie took on Holly as a rescue dog, eight years ago, from the Wicklow SPCA animal sanctuary. She had been found wandering in the Kilmacurragh estate, not far from the sanctuary.
Kyra chose Monty as her new family dog carefully: she wanted a cross-bred animal to avoid the common illnesses and genetic issues that are seen in some pedigree dogs.
A couple of months ago, Lilly started limping on her right fore leg.
Aisling lives with her family and a menagerie of animals on a smallholding: she keeps dogs, horses, cockatoos, owls, hens and a couple of goats.
Kerri was just three years old when Molly arrived in her life as a puppy.