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.
Amber and her family took on Nero back in March, when he was an 8 week old pup. They took care to do everything right for him, getting him vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.
Trudy was a year old when a friend of Gillian's found that she could no longer keep her, for personal reasons.
As a spaniel, Molly's natural fur is long and wavy.
Rene first came across Mischa when she turned up at the back door of his partner Alison's workplace. She was a typical feral cat, terrified of people but never aggressive.
Emma's family have had Honey since she was a puppy. When they initially had her vaccinated, the vet talked about having her spayed, and the family was thinking about having her done.
Bruce had a life threatening crisis last summer, and Sarah is happy to share his story for a simple reason: the problem could have been prevented and she’d like other people to be aware of this ..
Earlier this week, there was a social media storm when a Meath county councillor said that he was amazed that people kept restricted breeds of dogs as family pets.
Saffy and Emilia featured in this newspaper column ten years ago, when Saffy was a young puppy who had survived Parvovirus, and Emilia was just a ten year old girl.
When Zaida passed several puddles of urine on the kitchen floor last month, it was completely out of character. She had always been well house trained.
Ruby took on Eddie as a one year old rescued cat, and ever since she’s owned him, his left eye has not been normal.
Niamh 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.
Holly's family are fond of cats, and in the last few years they looked after a number of rescued cats from local welfare groups.
Since September 2015, it has been the law in Ireland that all new puppies must be microchipped and registered before they are sold.
The family used to have two larger dogs – a Beagle and a Labrador – who both passed away recently of old age.
Penny 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. Then in 2014, she suffered a severe bout of lower back pain.