THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVES Many people might not notice if their pet’s breath gets a bit stinky, but Penny has a particular behaviour that meant that Marie couldn’t avoid noticing when Penny ..
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESTheo belonged to one of Cat’s friends who emigrated to Australia three months ago: it was impossible to take the little hamster with her, so he had to be rehomed.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESAoife has never known life without Chip. Six years before she was born, her parents adopted the young adult cat from the DSPCA.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESWhen Lisa comes home in the evening, Boomer always rushes to greet her, purring.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESSniffer dogs have been used by the Irish Customs service since 1984. There are now about twenty dogs around the country, at ports and other centres.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESMaisie is the latest addition to the household, and she’s become an enthusiastic playmate of Ted, the two year old Corgi.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESOrla was just six years old when Trixie arrived into the family household: she can barely remember life before Trixie.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESSquirt featured on the Nine O’Clock News when he was just a kitten after he had been saved from drowning.
Riley lives with three cats, and there’s continual low grade conflict. It’s nothing serious, and up until now, nobody has every been injured. It’s more that they tend to avoid each other, where possible.
Like most dogs, Pixie has been fit and healthy for most of his life. It was only two years ago, when he was eleven years old, that things began to go wrong.
Blue lives the normal life of an active young adult dog. He spends most of his time around the home with Lukas, resting or wandering around the house.
In some parts of the world, such as North America, the risk of a pet being carried away by a raptor bird like an eagle, buzzard or hawk is taken seriously.
Like most cats, Herbie is a creature of habit, and Sarah knows him well. He’s a typical Irish cat who is allowed to come and go as he pleases, through a cat flap.
Ruby has been through a difficult time in the past year: her much-loved cat, Eddie, went missing in March.
Emma chose Sherlock carefully as a puppy: she heard about a family in the countryside who had a litter of collie pups, and she made a point of meeting both parent dogs.
Maggie is a Lurcher, which is not so much a specific breed as a particular type of dog. Classically, a Lurcher was an Irish poacher’s dog: a cross between a Greyhound and a Deerhound.
Eleven years ago, a friend of Cathy’s told her about two kittens that had been rescued: two sisters, one with a tail, and one with no tail (like a Manx cat).