Handler Thames Valley Police.
I handle Jake who is a pure black German Shepherd
When I’m not working I spend most of my time either
walking dogs or playing the guitar. I’ve been playing since
middle school and I’m just waiting for my big break.
I try to go snowboarding whenever I can but equally
love holidaying in the UK particularly Cornwall.
Role within P4P
I’m passionate about the welfare of all dogs and contribute to a lot of animal charities including Battersea Dogs home and The Dogs Trust. When my first German Shepherd Oscar retired from the Police I made the heartbreaking decision to rehome him. He wouldn’t have tolerated another addition to the family and deserved to be the number one dog and not be stuck in his kennel when I went to work. His new owner Nick spent a small fortune on him due to his deteriating health. He finally passed away aged 10 ½ after his once powerful legs gave way on him. I am eternally grateful for the care, attention and love that Nick and his family gave Oscar. Nick felt it would be too expensive to rehome another dog from the Police and that would be great shame. Nick is a farmer and took Oscar around the farm each day “on patrol”. He loved sitting in the back of the Land Rover and Nick even did bit of training with him to keep him active. It was because of Oscar and Nick that I decided to become involved so that the best homes could be found for our old dogs and their owners wouldn’t be put off taking these dogs on due to the inevitable vets bills.
Pensions4paws couldn’t help with Oscar’s care but it’s his memory that drives me to help our brave old dogs when they need it most.
Contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org
Farm manager -
Currently working on a Waste to Energy Generation
Wife, 2 x Step children.
2 Welsh cobs, 2 retired police dogs, Koi carp, 9 cats.
Welsh cob breed showing, Dog training, Banger racing,Drift car racing,
Bee keeping, Koi carp,Chauffeur to a 14yr old amongst others...
Maddest thing I have ever done
Used the toilets at Glastonbury Festival.
Role within P4P
Requests for assistance,
Payment team coordinator,
Myself and my family took our first retired PD Oscar in 2011, we live in a remote farm house and enjoyed the protection element of having a retired working dog. This soon became two dogs when retired PD Starsky joined us, very quickly the cost of keeping these old soldiers ran into 4 figures. I saw the other retired dog funds popping up in other parts of the country and was keen to get involved.
Myself, Paul, Jo and Andy started p4p hoping to raise a little money to help the retired dogs of TVP and Hants, but it very soon became apparent that the retired dogs are close to the hearts of many people, a terrific response came forward with members of the public and Police force staff raising money in many different ways, within a very short time a community of loyal supporters formed.
I am very proud to be a part of what we have achieved and would like to thank my 3 Volunteers Lucy, Mark and Paula who work tirelessly to make sure the funds are distributed fairly to owners in need of support.
We look forward to further expansion of P4P with the addition of Kelly and Emma to the team.
Contact Nick: email@example.com
Keeping fit, meals with friends
family time, films and music
Maddest thing you have ever done
Role within P4P
TVP fundraising events,
I have always been an animal person with my passion being training, photographing and living life with dogs. Many years ago I saw a lovely little Spaniel called Jess, at work with his handler during a drugs warrant. I remember thinking how mad he was but also what a handsome little dog.
His handler soon told me that Jess was retiring from the Police and needed a nice home to go to. Of course I jumped at the chance and my little lad arrived with me a few weeks later. Jess was not ready to retire and insisted on barking whenever he could smell a bit of cannabis, which was slightly embarrassing while walking past some groupies in the local park.
My parents loved Jess so much they too decided to take on a retired Spaniel. Due to my Dad having a bad back we asked for one that didn’t pull on the lead or chew. Soon came along Brooke who had chewed a tennis ball in the car before we had left the training centre and the ‘not pulling aspect’ well I don’t think Brooke understood that element, however they fell in love with him and he settled in nicely to the beach life in Clevleys, Lancashire.
The two boys became best of friends and when my parents moved abroad, Brooke came to live with me and Jess. Boys being boys and active dogs there were a few vet’s bills along the way and when they started to get older the long term medication was putting a slight strain on my resources. That said they were my life and I would have not changed having them for the world.
Jess and Brooke lived life to the full and together at the ages of 16 and 15 it was there time to cross the rainbow bridge. It broke my heart when they left but it made me realise how important it was for these dogs to find a nice secure retirement home, for them to relax in having spent years protecting the public and serving for the police.
When Paul Nally approached me and told me about Pensions4paws, he didn’t have to say much before I was jumping at the chance to get involved. The charity is so important to me and with such a good team behind it, these dogs will be able to get what they truly deserve, a long happy and care free retirement.
Pensions4paws couldn’t help with Jess and Brookes care but it’s their memories that drive me to help our brave old dogs when they need it most
Contact Emma: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising, watching films and
going to music events.
Maddest thing I've ever done
Wolf Run with no training!
Role within P4P
EBay Auction and sourcing raffle prizes
Charitable Discounts Co-ordinator
I am a PC on a proactive team based at Banbury. I have a huge passion for charity work and have always supported animal charities. I have previously volunteered with the RSPCA and support The Blue Cross and The Dogs Trust. As of last year when Pensions 4 Paws began, I could not think of a better charity to support having seen the dogs in action and relying on them...a lot! I am now privileged to be part of the team working so hard to give these dogs the retirement they deserve.
Pensions4paws is a registered charity in England and Wales No: 1161107