RSVP Magazine

Driving with your dog on your lap could now result in a hefty fine

Driving with your dog on your lap could now result in a hefty fine. Millions of drivers are risking huge fines by not restraining distracting dogs, (or apparently cats, rabbits and hamsters in the car), according to The Sun. The could also be running the risk of invalidating their insurance. A survey by uSwitch found […]

Meet Belle, Erin, and Taffy, some of the cutest rescue dogs

Rescuing a dog instead of buying is such an important thing. Not only are you stopping dogs from being bred in possibly terrible conditions, but you’re also giving a dog a second chance at having a forever happy home. One person who knows all about the importance of rescuing dogs, is Siobhain, who has rescued […]

The BIG question…Do dogs dream?

Ah dogs. Sometime they baffle us, from their overreactions to seeing us come home at the end of the day, to how they insist to chase their tail. One thing that we often wonder is, do dogs dream? The answer is yes, they do, and they share many similarities to humans. According to Dr.Ward, dogs […]

How To Cheer Up Your Dog If They Seem To Be Down

Dogs can become depressed without you even realising it, and sometimes they do need to be cheered up. A depressed dog is more likely to contract an illness, and if your dog is depressed sometimes he will not be able to get better. Depression may be an everyday occurrence; some dogs suffer from separation anxiety […]

This Is What Your Dog Says About You

From a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, dogs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and display an array of temperaments. Studies suggest that the type of dog breed that you choose can tell a lot about your personality. So here they are: Bulldogs Bulldogs are determined, persistent, and do not give up easily. […]

How To Make Your Own Doggie Stew

Imagine if you had to eat the exact same food every meal, every day of your life. Beyond being painfully boring, wouldn’t you question whether you’re getting a nutritionally balanced diet? Welcome to a dog’s life. Long ago before commercially produced dog food, dogs ate a lot of the same foods as humans. There’s a […]

Charity rescues 55 animals from dog meat farm in South Korea

Over 50 dogs have been rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea, where the animals were kept in conditions akin to a “dungeon”, a charity has said. The Humane Society International rescued 55 dogs from the South Korean farm, flying them to America where they have been sent to emergency shelters, 46 of which have […]

Two Dogs Protect Tiny Endangered Penguins From Being Killed

There’s a small island (uninhabited by humans) off the coast of Australia, where a pair of sheepdogs guard tiny penguins, who used to be in serious danger. The penguins were being wiped out by foxes, and very nearly became extinct. But in 2006, trained Maremma sheep dogs were brought to the tiny island to help […]

PAWS FOR THOUGHT: with Aoibhín Garrihy

This month former Fair City star and Dancing with the Stars contestant Aoibhín Garrihy chats to RSVP’s Susan Knox about her two cheeky French Mastiff dogs, Rubie and Reggie, and their weird habit of licking the couch! First of all, where did the two gorgeous names come from? Well, Rubie came first and that was […]

These rescue dogs are going to be ball boys in this tennis tournament

These rescue dogs are going to ball boys in this tennis tournament. The organisers of the Brazil Tennis Open have welcomed rescue dogs as their ball boys, for the second year running. To be honest, it makes a lot of sense! Who better to chase after tennis balls than the furry lovers of fetch? What makes […]

5 Of The Coolest Places To Eat And Drink With Your Dog In Dublin

There’s nothing better than getting to spend your WHOLE day with your beloved dog, and there’s nothing worse than having to leave your dog outside a cafe while you eat your lunch alone. So here are the seven loveliest places you can spend your day with your pooch BFF. Pupp Pupp is Dublin first ever […]

Ten Signs That Your Dog Might Have Cancer

It’s not just humans who battle cancer, dogs can also get it too. It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare hearing the four words: “Your dog has cancer.” In fact, one in three dogs will develop cancer, according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. Canine cancer can happen at any age but most often it occurs in […]

Is Your Dog Expecting Your Baby? Dog Expert Nanci Creedon Tells Us How To Avoid Neglecting Our Four-Legged Friends Once A Baby Arrives

Nanci Creedon is a Cork based dog trainer whois currently the only certified behaviour consultant in the Republic of Ireland. Nanci  has been assessed and approved as a dog behaviour consultant by the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants, and she has also assessed and approved by the Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals.  Although you […]

Five Foods That Are Toxic For Your Dog

There are certain foods that you should not feed your dog under any circumstance. While individual cases will vary based on breed, weight, and other factors – in general this list of foods applies to all dogs and should be carefully followed to avoid accidents. Foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption, as well […]

Puuuurrrrrfect Valentine’s Day Thoughtful Gifts for animal lovers!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the ISPCA have the puuurrrrfect Valentine’s Day Thoughtful Gift ideas for the animal lover in your life.     Your gift will feed a dog or puppy, cat or kitten for a whole month, and they make truly lovely gift ideas for your loved one this Valentines Day. […]

Some of our favourite Irish celebrities dogs

From Laura Whitmore to Una Healy, there’s one thing all these Irish celebrities on this list have in common; they all are proud owners of adorable little pooches. Laura Whitmore: Bring your dog to work day #mickspics A photo posted by thewhitmore (@thewhitmore) on Dec 8, 2016 at 4:21am PST Laura Whitmore regularly shares pictures […]

Two Neglected Dogs Become Inseparable Best Friends After Being Rescued

Animal control officers in Gwinnett County, Georgia responded to a call of a loose dog running along a street in the city of Buford. The officers took the pup in, but during their investigation, they also found another dog tethered to a tree. The tether was only three feet long and wouldn’t allow the dog to […]

Meet The Famous Five: The Pooches Almost Butchered For Pleasure

You probably know the cruel facts by now… That in countries like South Korea furry little pooches are gobbled on a regular basis for dinner.   It’s horrible to think that many of our furry loved one’s are not only eaten daily in these countries, but are also severely bullied and beaten beforehand. But thankfully […]

How to stop your dog from eating too quickly

According to Pet Essentials, dogs eating too quickly is a common problem for owners. Often it leads to Dog Bloat”, which is the common term used for the condition ‘Gastric Dilatation Volvulus’. However, luckily it’s not too hard of a problem to remedy. So how can you help your dog to eat slower? 1. Smaller feeds, […]

Why you should have your dog on a grain free diet

Is the grain free food diet for dogs a new fad? Or should you actually be paying close attention to it? While pet nutritionists agree that majority of dogs can live healthily without following a grain free diet, there are many dogs who can develop digestive, skin or coat issues which are attributed to diet, specifically wheat and […]