Maureen's involvement with seal pups started by chance a few years ago. She saw an injured seal pup, named Susie, being rescued by some young people after she'd been washed up on a Greystones beach.
Cathy's much-loved elderly Sharpei, Milicent, died of old age just a month ago, and Cathy was devastated.
Holly has a background that’s typical of many rescue pups: her mother was found, abandoned and pregnant, and was taken on by an animal rescue worker who fostered her.
The mornings are a busy time in Sophie's household. Sophie has to get ready for work, the three family dogs need to be fed, and everybody is milling around the kitchen.
Like most cats, Sissi is a creature of habit: she comes and goes at around the same time each day. Last week, Mark let her outside after her supper: she always goes out for an evening wander.
The crisis started one evening, shortly after Mary had fed her two dogs.
Even though he’s just a young adult, Cinnamon has become a creature of habit, coming and going at regular times of the day, sitting in particular places, and eating his food on schedule.
David was surprised when three weeks ago, his two dogs started to itch. Their coats have always been in optimal condition, and they've never suffered from any skin issues.
Suzanne grew up in the Bavarian Alps, doing cross country skiing, as well as racing on snow with a sledge or on skis being pulled by dogs.
Chris and his family had been looking for a couple of rescued dogs for a while but they hadn't found what they were looking for.
Maurice is fascinated by birds of prey. He admires their strength, skill and flying ability, and he has an aviary at home where he keeps a tame male falcon that he uses for his hobby of falconry.
Eight year old Max has always been a fit and healthy dog, but every year, Emma brings him along to see me for his yearly health check.
Last Sunday, one year old Ella was mooching around the house as she often does, when she found something interesting. Somebody had left some boxes and bags of groceries within her reach, on the floor.
Dogs and cats, like humans, sometimes suffer from crises that require the life-saving therapy of being given a blood transfusion.
Two months ago, Yuki had a severe bout of gastroenteritis, needing to be put on a drip and hospitalised overnight, but she recovered well.
In 2014, Mark moved from an apartment to a house with a garden, and he decided that he was ready to get a dog.
Lucy has already been through two major life-and-death situations in her old age: she survived mammary cancer after major surgery in 2011, and just six months ago, she needed another big operation to ..
There's something about Golden Retriever puppies that's particularly appealing. At the back of her mind, Gill always had a hope that one day, Zara would give birth to a litter of magnificent puppies.