RSVP Magazine

Woman fined €300 for violently kicking a dog

The ISPCA has released a shocking video of a woman, violently kicking a dog. Thanks to an eagle eyed member of the public, the horrific violence, was caught on camera. The footage shows a woman forcefully kicking a small helpless dachshund dog. ISPCA Inspector Lisa O’Donovan responded to an urgent call in relation to a […]

Adopt a Dog: Dogs in Need of a Forever Home

  Bradley Name: Bradley | Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier | Age: 1 year | Sex: Male Bradley is a young, black Staffie. He has been fully vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. He is a really friendly, bouncy boy who would make a lovely family pet. He gets on perfectly with other dogs in his foster home. […]

Heartbreaking video shows abused dog being stroked for the first time

A harrowing new video shows how an abused dog reacts to being shown affection for the first time in its life. An animal shelter in Breasta-Craiova in Romania rescued the dog, who was being mistreated. The shocking video shows a woman approaching the dog to pet her. Very fearful, the dog screams in distress. The You […]

Kaley Cuoco Mourns the Death of her Dog

Kaley Cuoco took to social media to share a heartfelt message following the death of her rescue dog, Petey. The Big Bang Theory star lost the loved one on the anniversary of her failed marriage to Ryan Sweeting. “Anyone who knows me, knows Petey. He was basically the first dog I ever had. “I was […]

Adopt a dog: Dogs in need of loving homes

Ella Name: Ella | Breed: Labrador German Shepherd Cross |Age: 21/09/2013 | Sex: Female Ella is a quiet and gentle dog waiting for her forever home. Ella is a very sweet and loving dog that can be homed in a home with children, as a companion canine for another dog or as a sole family […]

Planning to dress up your dog this Christmas? Think again

Santa, elf or reindeer costumes… If you are planning to dress up your dog this Christmas, you better think again! It is has become a tradition in many households as proud owners and invited guests ooooh and ahhhh at their cute pets all dolled up but the RSPCA has a big warning for pet owners […]

The Biggest breeds of dogs

We all know that small handbag dogs are all the rage at the minute but there’s something so cuddly and loveable about big dogs. ‘Go big or go home’ as they say. We listed the biggest breeds of dogs in order.   The Great Dane– The Great Dane is the 15th most popular dog breed. […]

Irish Red Setter dogs rescued from a waterlogged back garden

Two Irish Red Setter dogs have been rescued from a waterlogged back garden by the ISCPA. ISPCA Inspector Karen Lyons visited the property in Sligo and discovered the dogs in extremely poor shape.   The dogs were living in unsuitable conditions in a waterlogged back garden filled with dangerous discarded materials. The dogs were seized […]

7 week old puppies dumped in a box and left to die

Five 7 week old puppies have been discovered discarded in a box in the Meelin area of North Cork The puppies were taken to the ISPCA Equine Rescue Centre in Mallow for vet assessment and treatment. All of the puppies presented with swollen abdomens from parasite infestation and were very dull and lethargic. They are […]

The Weekly Woof: Moe

Each week we take a look at some of Ireland’s most loved and adored dogs, from Cork to Dublin, Donegal to Carlow, these pets are just so darn cute! Dogs name: Moe Owners name: Lauren Walsh and Dean Carolan Age: 2 years and 10 months Breed: Pugalier What is the quirkiest or most annoying habit […]

Proof that Dog is Man’s Best Friend

  Dogs never forget- While they may forget you stepping on their paw by accident they will never forget the bond you share together. Basically they will always have you’re back. Dogs can sometimes read people better than you- Dogs have an acute olfactory sense that reacts on fear, meaning dogs are able to pick […]

The dogs that guard little penguins

The only more adorable than little penguins is cute dogs guarding little penguins! Middle Island is located just off the Warrnambool Breakwater in Australia. Middle Island went from an approx penguin breeding population of 800 penguins in 1999, to less than 10 identified birds in the 2005 breeding season. This decline was primarily through fox […]

Dogs and puppies found living in squalor with no access to food or water

11 dogs were found living in unsuitable conditions at a property in Tipperary.   ISPCA Inspector Alice Lacey discovered the dogs having no access to water, food or adequate shelter. One of the female German shepherd dogs was found with a heavy chain attached to her that had become embedded into her skin. There was […]

Adopt a dog: These dogs are all in need of loving homes

Name: BIRDIE | Breed: Terrier X | Age: 10 weeks. | Sex: Female Birdie is bossy, playful and good natured and puts herself to bed when she’s had enough of play. She has had her first vaccination and worm dose. She is almost house trained. If you would like to adopt her, please TELEPHONE 086-1653197. […]

Foods to avoid feeding your dog this Christmas

So you are eating your favourite treat and your little dog is just standing there, with his googly puppy eyes, looking at you, and you throw them a piece, and think, what harm? Well there actually is a lot of harm. Certain foods can make our little doggy’s very sick.  We got in touch with […]

Weekly Woof: Brandon Crowley

Each week we take a look at some of Ireland’s most loved and adored dogs, from Cork to Dublin, Donegal to Carlow, these pets are just so darn cute! Dogs Name: Brandon Crowley Owners name: Donna Crowley Age: 9 Breed: Chocolate Labrador What is the quirkiest and/or most annoying habit she he does? Brandon will […]

ŠKODA Raise €125,000 for Dogs Trust

  ŠKODA have raised a whopping €125,000 for Dogs Trust The Money was raised through a competition to win a brand new ŠKODA Fabia. ŠKODA Ambassador Vogue Williams was on hand today to present winner Domingas Francisco Lourenco from Prosperous, Co. Kildare, with the early Christmas present. The money raised will go towards micro-chipping, neutering and vaccinating […]

Adopt a Dog: Animals in need of loving homes

The ISPCA are in need of loving families for some adorable animals: Holly Holly is a gorgeous and playful little puppy that’s full of mischief like all young pups. She is so much fun, she will make the perfect addition to any family and she will make a fantastic family pets. Holly is still a […]

ALDI’s doggy christmas jumpers

We think these are the best Christmas jumpers we’ve ever seen! ALDI have designed their own range of doggy Christmas jumpers. The woolly knits come in a variety of designs, including Fair Isle, Christmas Elf, Santa, Reindeer or Christmas Pudding. The festive garments are both stylish and practicle, with a hole for a lead and ribbed […]

Don’t give a puppy as a surprise gift this Christmas says the ISPCA

The ISPCA has issued a warning that pets do not make good Christmas gifts and should never be bought on a whim or given as a surprise. Researching the right pet for your household and lifestyle is very important say the animal charity. “There are a number of unscrupulous breeders who cater for the Christmas […]