Meet The Team
First I would like you to meet our team member, my own mum, Vivienne!
Viv Joined the team in July 2020.
Who’s better to trust with your business than your own mum? Viv has 15+ years experience in the industry, she has already been on the majority of day trips with me, knows lots of the dogs we work with, volunteered with the Hilbrae dogs back in the day & is naturally amazing with dogs - especially gaining their trust. I have had no one else take care of my dogs when I’ve been away.
On top of this, Viv's background includes working with race horses, living on farms with many different animals (pigs, horses, sheep) and is an experienced pet sitter, too.
Viv has had a number of different breeds of her own (Dobermann's, German Shepherds, Labradors to name a few) Most of which were rescued, and is very experienced.
Now Viv has Ted (Cocker spaniel x Poodle) & Nia (Beauceron) Nia came from Hilbrae, and after Nia had a near death experience, it became apparent that she suffers with Addison’s disease. Mum read up on addisons, as lots of vets don’t seem to understand it themselves too well, and she has become an expert in the field, with the vets now asking for her opinion!
"What can I say! I’ve never left my dogs with anyone other than family, but this is the most comfortable I’ve ever felt leaving my babies! Viv treated them like they were her own, and sent me the most beautiful pictures throughout to reassure me they were OK! Feel so lucky to have found Shropshire Canine Enrichment, feel like I can book trips away now without having to worry about the dogs! Amazing 🥰" - Paula Costello
Paul has a great relationship with both clients and dogs.
I can't just trust anybody, with my name/logo/business. It doesn't make sense to me when other companies can employ people they have only just met. I need to see they're capable enough with dogs that i trust them with. I need to know they have the same mindset that I do. Thankfully I got lucky with Paul.
Paul and I had previously worked together at Hilbrae rescue kennels and we became great friends. His dedication to the dogs and his passion to build bonds with them always stood out, and still does.
I have seen Paul work with lots of different breeds. He has owned and rescued many, including German Shepherds and English Bull Terriers, and today his baby is Casper the staffy who he adopted from Hilbrae.
"Cheryl and the team are the best EVER! I have a dog who doesn’t trust Humans but he has made a huge bond with Paul. 💕 Hugo my Dog went to a day care/hotel before but ended shaking in fear but now he barks with excitement to the point that the whole street know when he is going for a walk. Besides the dog walking Cheryl spends time taking rescue dogs on day trips. 💕 I can highly recommend Shropshire Canine Enrichment and wouldn’t Trust my dog with anybody else" 💕 - Michelle Roberts
Sophie is our newest member of the team!
I worked with Sophie for years at Hilbrae Rescue kennels, witnessing her passion and dedication, and we have been good friends ever since. She is one of very few people I would trust with my company name and reputation. Sophie also does home checks and travel runs for Team Poundie dogs.
With ample experience with dogs, horses and poultry, Sophie is a real animal lover. Sophie was first noticed for her talent when gaining the trust of an Akita who was considered dangerous in kennels.
Sophie opened up more opportunity for us in the Shrewsbury area, Shawbury area, aswell as Telford too.
"I honestly cannot recommend Shropshire Canine Enrichment enough. From Bohdis first meeting with Sophie he was obsessed with her, his little bum goes wiggly mad when she comes through the door. Sophie has him for an hour while I'm at work and it really puts my mind at ease knowing she is continuing our training and getting my puppy used to the big world. Hes always happy and exhausted when he returns. My mind is at ease knowing Cheryl's business is fully insured and the 4 of them are all continually improving themselves with courses and qualifications even though they ALL have vast experience working with Rescue dogs and at Hilbrae (I know they worked at Hilbrae as I used to see them there when I went dog walking) It's nice knowing while I'm working my puppy is out having the best time with his best buddie Sophie (I even get photos)" - Michelle Jebb-Falconer