PROUD TO SHOW OFF MY FAB TEAM
DID I SAY I WAS PROUD TO SHOW OFF MY TEAM…GOOD….WELL JUST SAYING IT AGAIN…I AM VERY LUCKY…
These wonderful people either do purely voluntary work with the rescue or at discounted prices and therefore must be hero worshipped !!
Penny Shephard - TTouch /TTeam Practitioner and Specialist Fosterer
Penny has trained dogs for many years through experience she has gained from her working life. She is a qualified TTouch /TTeam Practitioner and regularly runs training classes, TTouch workshops and does one to one consultations. She lives locally to the rescue and has a whippet , lurcher and a failed fostered podenca. She has a major soft spot for these type/breed of dogs. Penny visits weekly to do one to one TTouch work with the more nervous dogs and will foster any dogs that require behavioural work targeting a specific area that is harder to do at the rescue. . Penny has her own website if you are interested in her work and this can be found at http://www.pennyshephard.co.uk/
Maria Walden - Fundraising/Ebay Manager
Maria lives down in Southampton and the rescue first heard of her sterling efforts a few years ago when she use to run regular auctions amongst other things to fundraise for a variety of organisations. The rescue was then lucky to be invited to be one of the chosen organisations to have funds raised. An amazing amount was raised and a solid friendship formed . The rescue was then offered an amazing offer of where this wonderful lady selflessly donates her time amongst a whole host of other things to raise funds for LLR and so the title was borne. Maria is a force to be reckoned with when raising money and the rescue would not have completed major projects without her tireless help.
Kate Angliss - Important Fundraising Sidekick !
Kate is only 17 and in the process of securing an apprenticeship in dog grooming. She is based in Southampton not far from Maria and has been a wonderful help to Maria over the past few months with the regular fundraising events that they do…Making a perfect couple…or is it…a terrible twosome, not quite sure !! Together they are very naughty !!!
Mustafa Ozmus – IMDT Dog Trainer
Mus has been a qualified IMDT trainer for just over 7 years and has a Rottie and a Beagle cross. Mus is kept very busy with his IMDT work involving various courses and one to one work. The rescue is very lucky to have him live very close to the centre and therefore he was exposed from the offset to a variety of sighthounds, lurchers , longdogs and podencos and could not help but get involved when asked !!! Mus helps out when required for any additional specific training programmes and is the stooge male for most of the assessments.
Sam Barrett- McTimoney Chiropractor
Sam Barrett qualified from The McTimoney Chiropractic College in 2002, gaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Animal Manipulation Therapy. This course is unique in the world, in that it is the ONLY externally validated post graduate level programme that trains students in Animal Manipulation.
Once qualified Sam set up her very successful business ‘Back In Line™’, and works full time treating and rehabilitating horses and dogs from ‘happy hackers’ and pets to athletes competing all disciplines from grass roots to international level.
Over the years Sam has developed her skills further, and can boast unique qualifications. For her equine clients she offers McTimoney chiropractic manipulation alongside a saddle fitting service, so her clients can be assured their horses are back in line and their saddles are well balanced and appropriate for the needs of both horse and rider.
For her canine clients, Sam offers McTimoney chiropractic manipulation alongside Galen Natural Progression (GNP) Canine Exercise Physiology helping owners to help their dogs.
To see more of Sam’s excellent work please see….
Marion Kitchener - Bereavement Support/Raw Food Advisor
Marion is my Mummy and a very awesome one as well !! She has years and years of experience and has worked at The Royal Veterinary College and Davies Veterinary Specialists for the past 35 years. Her additional role at Davies Veterinary Specialists was as bereavement support having completed the Blue Cross Certificate. She feeds raw to her only dog and was interested to learn more about it before embarking on this method. She completed and passed the Nature’s Menu Raw Feeding Consultant module and can give information about some specific problems and how best to feed accordingly. She also is my diary at times and prompts me to do the admin tasks that are time specific…nothing better than having your mum on your tail to get things done :-)
Adam Sculthorp - Microchip King
Adam runs Greyfell Boarding and Training Kennels which is located near to the centre and has helped the rescue out whenever we have asked for additional space . Being a very kind hearted chap that also looks after other rescue’s dogs at his kennels, he agreed to do all our microchipping of the dogs, saving us the veterinary costs..
Alx Leeks – Team Photographer
Alx is a very talented photographer running her own photography business. She has her own lurcher Dobby and volunteered to take photos of the rescue dogs. We all know that a decent photo is a godsend when showcasing your dogs, so Alx is a much appreciated member of the team. If you would like to learn more about her talents, you can find her at https://www.facebook.com/alxpix/
Jonathan Jones - Handy man
Jonathan first come to the rescue as a volunteer dog walker and then fell in love with one of our boys Wesley…so naturally he was adopted…then he fell in love with another boy Bobby a few months later who also found himself a new home with JJ and Wesley…Now with 2 wonderful boys, the time for volunteer dog walking was scarce but he very kindly offered to be our adhoc Handy Man ….Super !!!
Nova Dewin - Sewing Queen
The wonderful Nova very kindly volunteered to do any sewing of blankets, repairing kennel coats and beds etc originally. .She has now progressed to being a freecycle queen and grabbing the rescue all sorts of freebies for the rescue dogs. She gives up alot of time running around after bargains and we all love her for it !!
Tessa Dunne, Jo and Jackie Connelly
- DOG WALKING ANGELS
These wonderful ladies, all give up their spare time every weekend, to ensure that I can dash off and do other important tasks, giving all the kennel dogs much needed fun and frolics….