Paul Dunne

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.


Research Masters Degree in managing uncertainty with people and dogs.
Member of the Institute of Safety and Health.
Member of the Kennel club accredited instructor scheme.


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 none executive director of a careers company.

The founder of Merseyside Dogs Home, opening in May 2013 and gaining charity status in June 2015.

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).

Current Voluntary Positions

Chair, Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations.
Chair, Greater Manchester ChangeUp Consortium.
Member, NCVO Governance Advisory Group.