Willow is a cavalier cross. She isnt the oldest dog, but she is the longest serving member of the pack. In the home, Willow loves nothing better than eating food and snuggling up on the sofa. Out of the house she is a different dog! Since 2010, her and her human Ceinwyn, have been doing agility and in March 2020 competed at Crufts in the Young Kennel Club Pairs finals.
We call her Barney for short, so she often gets confused for being a boy. Shes a farm bred collie with energy to match. Playing ball is her most favourite activity in the world and would happily do it all day. Barney, along with Willow, attends agility classes where she very enthusistically attacks each apparatus. Shes inquisitive, very playful, gentle with other dogs and despite her energy when out of the house, loves a good snuggle.
Cosmo is a Shihtzu and lives up to his breeds reputation. He is loyal and loving, and will always be found in the comfiest spot in the house.
We rescued Comso after we found him walking up our street. He was a mess; his fur was so matted he had to be sedated to remove it. Though he's classed as an old man in dog years, he certainly does not show it when he bunny hops on the beach.
Oh, and he is a champion snorer!
Indie is our Golden Retriever who has come a long way having been rescued from a Bosnian puppy farm where she lived the first 18 months of her life tied up in a basement. Becuase of this, Indie has specialised dietry needs and has high anxiety issues.
Goldies though are a happy go lucky breed and Indie is no exception. She loves life and her very favourite things to do are giving hugs and rolling and tumbling in the grass. You will often find photos and videos of her on our social media pages demonstrating her acrobatics and comando rolls.
Harper is Sarah's dog. She is a Hungarian Visla who are mostly giddy, extremely clever (though you wouldn't think it) have loads of energy and they cant stand being apart from you. They are affectionately known as Velcro Vislas for this reason.
Harper is a little bit greedy, a little bit spoilt, overly affectionate and can be quite stubborn, but she is loved to bits. She wants to be everyones best friend, loves a good game of fetch and a good old wrestle with the others. She runs very fast in big circles but rarely gets tired. Harper will probably remain a puppy until she's about...well...forever.
The honorary lodger. Tilly is Willow's sister (although from looks its not obvious) and technically doesn't live with us at the lodge. But can often be found taking part in lodge activities. Whilst she is similar to her sister and loves a good snuggle, agilty isnt her thing.
Simba is a chinchilla. He is curious and cheeky, but he is very gentle and loving. He is very clever and knows his own name. Simba does occasionally have a strop and throws things round his mansion of a home if he feels like he isn't getting his own way.
We have kept hens for over 10 years and we like to keep a mixture of ex battery and local farm bred chickens. They have a nice big run and coop to live in and regularly have access to the garden for sunbathing, dustbaths and provide a pest control service.
The boys came to us when Andy Murray won Wimbledon so it was only appropriate to name them after him. Although for the first few years we were convinced they were girls!
Toothless is our axolotl, also known as a Mexican walking fish. But Toothless is not a fish at all. She is an amphibian salamander. Though she may look very peculiar she fits right in at the dog lodge and causes quite a stir with visitors when she looms out of the darkness and watches them through the glass of her tank.
Summer and Autumn are our Lionhead bunnies. They live in their large house and run, with a balcony, and pretty much live a life of luxury being waited on hand and foot.