THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESSince September 2015, it has been the law in Ireland that all new puppies must be microchipped and registered before they are sold.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESNiamh originally had just one dog: a young Beagle called Bobby. She sometimes felt sorry for Bobby, as he was the only dog in the household, so she decided to get him a friend.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESHolly’s family are fond of cats, and in the last few years they looked after a number of rescued cats from local welfare groups.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESPenny loved food too much as a young dog. By the age of three, she had become more than just overweight: she was obese, weighing 35kg.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESBubba is one of those dogs who is a part of the family. Last Saturday morning, he had a lie-in, as he always does on Saturdays.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESSuzie and her partner have three dogs , and up until now, the animals have been the centre of their home life.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESHardy was a well-known dog in Ireland twelve years ago, when he was rescued by Ash Animal Sanctuary in Co Wicklow.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESAs Susie has grown older, she now spends most of her time sleeping, and so she has stopped wearing down her own nails.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESAs a one year old male dog, Patch is beginning to be strongly influenced by his hormones.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESDaisy has always been a happy, healthy dog, but since she was a young adult, she has had episodes of strange breathing.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESJade is a typical three year old Doberman: full of energy and continually active. She enjoys exercise and she loves her food, tucking into her breakfast and dinner hungrily.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESAlfa is a rescue dog: Julie took her in from the Wicklow SPCA a few months ago.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESAt ten years of age, Ted is beginning to show some signs of ageing. His muzzle has greyed, and he doesn’t have quite as much energy has he used to have.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESLily and her sisters Poppy and Zinia found their three pets as young adult rabbits at the DSPCA animal shelter, just over a year ago.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESRenata has owned Ted since he was a pup: she bought him from a breeder in Warsaw, in Poland, where she was living until recently.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESLike many cats, Louis is territorial. He sees himself as the king of his local jungle, which in his case means Anne’s back garden.
Maeve has owned Golden Retrievers before and she knew about the importance of choosing a high quality animal from a genuine breeder.
Emma bought Millie when she was just six weeks of age, and one of the first things she did was to bring her to see me.