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Puppy love. Photograph: iStock

Homes that are left empty for large chunks of the day have always been one of the strongest arguments against buying a pet. Leaving them on their own (...)

A child spotted inside the rhino enclosure at Dublin Zoo at the weekend. Photograph: Ciaran Ferrie

Dublin Zoo is investigating how a child got inside its rhino enclosure at the weekend in an incident that was photographed by other visitors. Images (...)

File photograph of a Cavachon puppy. Fortunately, Bailey found a compassionate companion in Muffy, a cairn terrier.

To look at Bailey Solan luxuriating on the kitchen couch as the slanting afternoon sunshine warms his furry coat, you’d hardly believe the chilled-out(...)

A total of 116 puppies were seized from two vehicles bound for the UK at Dublin Port on Wednesday. The pups, aged between five and eight weeks old, were recovered when two vans were stopped and searched yesterday evening at Dublin Port following an  investigation into the illegal shipment of dogs. Photograph: DSPCA/PA Wire.

A total of 116 puppies were seized from two vehicles bound for the UK at Dublin Port on Wednesday. Pugs, West Highland Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Shih(...)

File photograph from DSPCA centre in Rathfarnham, Dublin. The organisation rehomed 1,600 animals in he past year.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

More than a third of dogs rehomed by the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) in the past year were pedigree, figures relea(...)

Cats in the DSPCA centre in Rathfarnham

At the DSCPA’s rescue and rehoming shelter, education officer Gillian Bird introduces me to kennels manager Caroline Lambe. Lambe and Bird – their ani(...)

Between 5,000 and 10,000 horses in the Dublin area have not been microchipped and their owners cannot be found when an issue arises, according (...)