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.
When Rob noticed a tiny red lump on the inside of Poppy’s foreleg, he didn’t worry too much. Maybe she had bumped herself, or been bitten by an insect.
The change to Inky happened gradually, over a few months. She had always been an easy going, placid animal who had got on well with other cats.
One of Rachel’s earliest memories is going to collect Beau when he was a puppy. She was just three years old when her family drove to a breeder in the countryside to see the litter of pups.
Danielle and her boyfriend, Brian, had just come back from work and at 6pm, Brian opened the back door to let Angel back into the house after going out to the garden.
THIS STORY IS FROM OUR ARCHIVESLorraine rescued Johnny Hobo as an adult dog when he was six years old: he was in the pound after being picked up by the dog warden as a stray.