Paul is the founder of Merseyside Dogs Home, opening the centre in May 2013 and gaining charity status in June 2015.
Paul is an experienced organisational leader, driving and managing change. A driver for the human-dog relationships with over thirty years experience working with dogs. A keen advocate for working with communities bringing benefits to the areas that he operates in, especially working with those on the fringe of society. Paul has worked for over a hundred Local Authorities as an authorised officer in dog control, four years as President of Wigan Chamber of Commerce, seven years as a warden of St James Church and four years as a non executive director of a careers company.
Paul has a Research Masters Degree in managing uncertainty with people and dogs, is a member of the Institute of Safety and Health, a member of the Institute of Fundraising and a member of the Kennel club accredited instructor scheme.
Christine has many years’ experience of conventional animal training and therapy methods as well as having a keen interest in holistic science and alternative therapies which she combines through non-invasive treatments. She also holds many qualifications and is a Kennel Club accredited Instructor, KCAI as advanced levels in Companion Dog Training and The Kennel Club Good Citizens awards. Christine is also a KCAI assessor and kennel Club Judge; her previous roles have included that of KCAI Regional Mentor.
Working with a varied client base including many clients that experience mental or physical difficulties Christine trains both assistance and therapy dogs. She is also a qualified ‘Pets as Therapy’ assessor and Dog aid Trainer.
Christine has lived with as many as nine dogs at a time but currently owns two English Springer Spaniels, a French bulldog and an English bulldog.
David has worked extensively within the realm of animal behaviour and holds many certificates and qualifications. David is accredited by The kennel Club through The kennel Club accreditaion Scheme KCAI at advanced levels in Companion Dog Training, The Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme and Behavioural Training.
David is not only a Kennel Club assessor and judge but has previoulsy been a KCAI Board member, KCAI regional Mentor and a member of the KCAI marketing and communication working party.
David enjoys working with both therapy and assistance dogs, NHS patients and is a qualified ‘Pets as Therapy assessor’ and Dog aid Instructor. He has owned numerous dogs over the years including many different breeds; he currently owns two dogs, an English Springer Spaniel and a rescue Shetland sheepdog.
Maree has worked in fundraising, events and marketing roles for charities since 2013 and has a passion helping animal charities, having previously worked with organisations such as the RSPB and OneKind. In addition to being part of the trustee board, Maree is also currently employed as the fundraiser at Merseyside Dogs Home. A huge dog lover, Maree has a 5 year old companion Beagle, Millie, and also used to own and manage a dog day care centre.
Maree holds a degree in Festival and Events and Marketing Management from Edinburgh Napier University, and is a member of the Institute of Fundraising.
Cannon Stephen Little
An experienced strategic planner, problem-solver, encourager and manager. Good at exploring opportunities and creating opportunities across boundaries. Committed to the need for continuous vision-building sustained by wholesome, reliable systems and structures.
Associate of King’s College London (Theology).
Post-graduate Diploma in Community Development (Manchester University).
Research Masters Degree in Adult Education (Manchester University).
Natalie is a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser for Merseyside Dogs Home. She is extremely passionate about the welfare of dogs, not least her own Bichon Frise, Diego. Her goal is to ensure we do everything we can to ensure the dogs in our care have the best possible quality of life. Outside of the dogs home Natalie is a company director and personal assistant. Her strengths lie in office technology, administration, organisation and communication.
Ronnie is a software developer and project manager, with over 15 years of experience in leading and contributing to IT projects across multiple sectors. He has a strong understanding of how technology can be used to facilitate communication, improve organisational processes and generally make life easier for for individuals and organisations.
His technical experience includes the development of websites, mobile apps and biometric integration systems.