Jacqui Lovell (Business Owner)
My love of animals began with my dog Whisky who I grew up with. Whisky was a mixed breed and the perfect family pet. I recall growing up asking my Dad for a tiger. He said I’d need a special license to which I just suggested he simply went to the Post Office to apply for one. Instead, I had my first cat Tigger (a tabby) who was semi-feral and only four weeks old at the time but with love and care he became a perfect family cat – with no license being required!
After that I had more cats, Maui, Amber, Kobi and now Kiki. All, except Amber were from the RSPCA or the Cats Protection League. When we moved to Worcestershire we had Ella, our first Goldie who we had from eight weeks of age. In time we wanted a second dog so we decided to have a litter with Ella which was the most amazing experience. From that litter we kept Bailey, with Ella’s other siblings going to lovely families who we still see and hear from.
I have volunteered at Worcester Animal Rescue Shelter and Vale Wildlife Hospital and many of our holidays have revolved around wildlife or involved visits to animal sanctuaries and of course petting and feeding the stray dogs and cats.
Roger Blake LLB (Finance Director and Pet Carer)
Roger’s first love of animals began with his Red Setter Cleo who he lived with from a very young age. Then came Scamp who was a Yorkshire Terrier followed by a variety of small pets including gerbils, a tortoise, a budgerigar and an African Grey Parrot.
Ben and Kim were the next family pets, Roger’s beloved Black Labradors. Both were his faithful friends, so much so that when he went on his round the world gap year, he returned early as he missed them so much.
When he is not spending time with his dogs he can always be found outside both gardening and growing an abundance of fruit and vegetables (of which Ella and Bailey are quite partial to helping themselves to). Roger, Ella and Bailey have a close affinity with Gardeners World and often mistake themselves as Monty Don, Nigel (sadly now departed) and Nelly.
Christine Boase (Dog Walker and Pet Carer)
Christine’s love of animals started at the age of 2 years with a little black & white crossbreed dog called Bruce. Lance, a handsome German Shepherd followed. When she married she got her first of many cats, Pepper, a beautiful & fluffy long haired tabby. Over the years Christine has had “many creatures great & small”. The most embarrassing was her horse, Berwick, who tripped up in the stable yard & Christine toppled off over his neck & head in front of some children and their ponies. One of the most amusing was her African Grey Parrot, Oscar, who could imitate numerous noises & learned many phrases. He could sing “chick chick chick chick chicken, lay a little egg for me”. Dogs include Yorkies, Minature Schnauzer, Labrador, Doberman and many more. At the moment she has two very pretty 18 moth old cats, Alfreda & Cassie, rescues from the RSPCA. Christine volunteered at the Mid Worcestershire RSPCA (The Holdings) for two years from January 2017 where she helps the staff to look after the cats in their care. Animals have always been Christine’s life.
Christine is Canine First Aid trained and has completed the Covid 19 – Disease Control for Pet Professionals with the Pet Industry Federation.
Alan Munro (Dog Walker and Pet Carer)
Alan’s first love of animals came at a very early age in his childhood with two Welsh Corgis called Patches and Billy, and a ginger Tom cat called Shandy. After being married for a few years and having two young children under the age of five Alan and his wife decided to get a Red Setter puppy, Bruno, to add to their growing family. Bruno gave them thirteen years of pure happiness. They also had a Gordon Setter and an English Setter, but unfortunately they lost their Gordon Setter at the very young age of five. They made the decision so have another Setter so along came Barney who was From a litter of thirteen and a Best in Breed at Crufts. Today they still have a Red Setter called Rory, two Black Labradors called Jet and Diesel and two cats, Guinness and Peaches. Jet was adopted and Diesel was going to be a therapy dog for their late disabled daughter. Alans’ love is animals, and when he is not walking his own dogs or caring for yours, you will find him out running with Diesel in and around the countryside, regularly running 30 miles a week.
Alan is Canine First Aid trained and has completed the Covid 19 – Disease Control for Pet Professionals with the Pet Industry Federation.
Scott Harrington (Dog Walker and Pet Carer)
Scott’s love of animals began at age five with his Auntie Lynne and her two Chocolate Labradors, Archie & Barney.
Scott would go on to play with his family friends’ German Pointers Bonnie & Bailey, learning to teach basic commands such as sit and stay.
At age 11 Scott was given his very own puppy Max, a Jack Russell Terrier for Christmas. In addition to Max, Scott has owned pets such as goldfish and rabbits.
At age 12 Scott was invited by family friends to bottle feed their litter of Black Labrador puppies including Star whom Scott continues to care for to this day. Scott has also cared for family friends’ Golden Retriever Mable in consecutive years. Scott has spent time caring for two Goldendoodles Marnie & Wyn, taking on duties such as feeding and walking and even first aid for Marnie following a tail injury.
Outside of animals Scott has worked as an actor and freelance writer.