Elmo, an assistance puppy in training with Austism Assistance Dogs Ireland: children often speak around a dog where they might struggle with an adult or peer

Irish Guide Dogs announced two weeks ago that it had been forced to close the waiting list for its autism assistance programme due to overwhelm(...)

Willow the cocker spaniel scrambles on to the lap of an elderly woman, and nestles in for a cuddle, her silky paws resting gently on the woman’(...)