The signs of Teddy's recent illness were subtle: when anybody went to pick him up, he started to snarl.
Elina is from Slovakia, and after living in Ireland for ten years, she had not met the man of her dreams.
Dean chose his new puppy carefully: she is a Bavarian Mountain Hound, specially bred as a working dog to help him hunt deer in County Wicklow.
A year ago, Zanda’s family went through a serious loss when their two year old terrier, Lexi, suffered from a severely prolapsed spinal disc.
Ruby is Gavin’s first Great Dane: he was brought up with smaller dogs, such as Collies and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Tiger is a special type of pedigree cat: there are very few Bengals in this country.
Back in 2011, when Linzi moved from her home in County Derry to a job near Dublin, it wasn't love at first sight when she met my own dog Kiko. Linzi was lodging in our home, and Kiko is one of our dogs.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are prone to premature aging of the heart valves, which causes them to leak: it’s the leading cause of death of this breed of dog.
Oscar first had a problem with a mild lameness last summer. At the time, we investigated the lameness by taking x-ray pictures.
James studied industrial design at the National College of Art and Design. After working in Ireland and China, he came home in 2013, married his girlfriend and they got their first dog together.
Back in April, for no obvious reason, Butler suddenly lost interest in life. He stopped eating, and lay around the house with his head between his paws. He looked miserable.
Gill has an older dog – Lucy Lou, who’s now fourteen years old and is beginning to slow down with age. Gill thought that a new young friend might give her renewed interest in life.
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.