Meet The Team
At RC , we only have team members who have met the most stringent criteria in the following. Key areas: pooch entertainment and management, dog behaviour, canine care including necessary procedures for daily cleaning regime, food appreciation, alongside on going staff training including certified doggy first aid course. Only the best at RC!
I am the owner of Rose Cottage Doggy Day care and luxury doggy hotel. I have several years of experience in the dog care sector, working alongside all different dog breeds and working alongside their owners to gain a better understanding of the care needs of their beloved pet in order for me to deliver the highest standard of care possible.
I’m passionate about dogs always have been all my life since I volunteered in a boarding kennels at the age of 13 and I got all the ‘poo jobs’ literally but I loved it!!
After studying dog behaviour and completing a grooming course and other dog related courses and working for other kennel owners I have a broad range of knowledge and I have applied this at RC. I only took the best bits from the other kennels. I empower my staff to work and think as I do. They are just as passionate about their roles with in RCas I am and they all strive daily to provide each and every dog with the love and care they all need.
We take the Board out of boarding by allowing all our dogs to be outside playing and socialising with other canine companions they are only in kennels to sleep! We have designed RC around the dogs desires to be free and the need for play in a safe secure environment monitored by trained loving staff. Here are my staff members and their take on RC. Please watch their video bio’s.
‘Hi I’m Lewis, I have worked at RC since day one! I love what I do and couldn’t think of doing anything else. I initially come from an IT background and then I met Dawn whilst helping her fix her computer. Anyone who knows Dawn knows she deals with dogs not computer’s so this is my role within the business. I specialise in providing and managing all dog profile’s which include all the relevant information we require to meet council recommendations. I also am responsible for all invoicing and any other paperwork needed with in the business.
I don’t only do the IT jobs I alongside other team members give in my opinion excellent dog care meeting the individual needs of each and every dog on site. I really admire Dawns ethos in that no dogs are in kennels all day they are all outside playing. I love my job!
I have worked at RC for a year and I really enjoy every day as every day is different. I am head of housekeeping and general maintenance I play a very important role in keeping everything safe for the dogs for example mending fences from a diy back ground this really does suit me. Not only this I help turn my gaffa’s visions into reality this is where my job is interesting and diverse as we are always creating new play areas or something for the comfort of the dogs so I never know what the next task is, I do get to cuddle and play with some of our residents which I also enjoy it’s a very rewarding job seeing the dogs truly happy daily. We all want what’s best for the dogs and are passionate about what we do every day of the week.
Hi I’m Charlotte my main role at RC is to collect and deliver all the doggies to and from RC safely. I work alongside my team members in providing what I think is the best dog care in town. We have converted different areas of the 5.5 acres into dog agility paddock chill out barn, TV room inside an outside play areas and much much more it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before and I am so grateful to work here full time. Our luxury hotel is fit for humans never mind the dogs each kennel having heating and air con all for the comfort of the dogs at night time only as Dawn only allows dogs in the kennels at night. Awesome idea and the dogs are barking for more! I’ve worked with animals most of my working life and although it is full on I truly love what I do.
Hi I’m Gemma, I joined the Rose Cottage team in July 2019 and I have loved every minute since. My main role is to assist Dawn and Lewis in the office to ensure all paperwork and enquiries are up to date and dealt with in a timely manner. As well as working in the office I also offer any assistance needed to my colleagues working alongside the dogs with walking, bathing and feeding etc. I really do love my job, the fact that the dogs are not kept in all day really makes it a much more happier place to be, for staff and doggy’s alike.
I love to work with dogs and wanted a career doing just that. I applied for a job at RC because I loved their ethos of allowing the dogs to play and socialise and have lots of freedom. Dawn and the rest of the team have created a great environment for all dogs to be happy and enjoy their days and nights in comfort, some of the kennels even have TV’s. I worked in other kennels before and never seen a set up like Rose Cottage. I have studied animal management at college and completed level two so this I know will help me in caring for all the dogs.
I’m wanting to get into dog training and with Dawns help hopefully soon this will be another service we can offer at Rose Cottage.
I am a qualified dog groomer and have past experience in working in a day care environment. I saw Rose Cottage online and decided to apply for a job because I really liked the idea of working in an environment where I would send my own dogs. I was successful with my job application and has part of my job role I’m responsible for day to day care of the dogs including exercising them and cleaning up after them. I also have input on posting on the social media platforms in order to promote all the unique services we offer here. All the dogs are very happy and settled and compared to a normal kennel environment there is hardly any barking because all the dogs are content and happy. I love my job at Rose Cottage and hopefully will be able to run my own franchise as this is what the owner Dawn plans for the future.
Hi my name’s Jess and my role at RC is to collect and deliver all the wonderful doggies too and from RC safely. When I first heard Dawn and her team were looking for a new van driver I didn’t hesitate to get in touch and show my interest. I have always been and animal lover and working with dogs has always been at the top of my wish list. I have worked at RC since August 2019 and have loved every minute. The areas that Dawn has created for all the doggies is amazing from an agility paddock to a chill out room with lots of comfy dog beds and sofas. You can see why RC is so popular with doggies and owners alike.