Meet The Team

Meet some of our fabulous team that work tirelessly in helping you with the re-homing

Andrea Phillips

Chair and Secretary
We would be lost without Andrea!  She keeps us all on the straight & narrow
She has two grown up children and is a new Nan!  She is married to Paul

Andrea is the only one of the team that doesnt have Sprockers but has 3 Staffie crosses and a Puggle.

As well as helping us out Andrea is also a Trustee for a Staffordshire Bull Terrier rescue.

Andrea joined SAR a couple of years ago and although for her, her favourite breed is the SBT, she is passionate about helping all dogs in rescue regardless of their breed


Louise Saggers

Re-Homing Team Leader
Louise lives in North Yorkshire close to the Yorkshire Dales. She loves to be out walking with her dog, Harry,  and meeting friends for group walks. Louise works in the emergency services and has been in healthcare since leaving school. She has a grown up son who is married and is soon to be a grandma to twins. She is currently doing a PG Cert at University and aim to finish this in the summer.  She adopted Harry from SAR in June 2016 and later that year was asked if she would become a volunteer in home checks and transport. Then very quickly was asked to join the re homing team. Louise has now successfully re homed many dogs and still has contact with almost all of them. She is passionate about dogs and ensuring they find the best possible home. Each dog has different needs and these need to be met. It’s amazing to see how they flourish in their new forever homes.

Sheila Munro Tulloch

Volunteer Team Leader
Sheila is also a new member of the team and lives in Strathaven, Scotland with her partner and two black and white springers Remy and Purdey. Sheila has 37 years experience of spaniel and sprocker ownership and grew up on a large shooting estate in the South of Scotland. Now retired from a life in Facilities Management at a senior level, Sheila is a committed petrol head, classic car collector and a passionate cook who enjoys entertaining. When not working in her extremely large garden / parkland (spaniel paradise !!) Sheila is volunteer treasurer for groups including Scotland’s Gardens, Strathaven Community Council and Working Together for Avondale.


Vanessa Wilson

Foster Team Leader

Vanessa is 54 and works as a telecare responder for the local council.

She has 4 springers, Finn who is 11, Ruardhi is 5 , Max is 2 and Paddy who’s is 1.  She also has 3 Irish cob horses Duke who is 12, KitKat who is 4 and Bramble who is just coming 1yrs old and is married to Brian.
She is very busy with all the dogs and horses!

They moved to Scotland from Cornwall 25 years ago and got into rescue about 10 years ago and enjoys making a difference to the dogs that she helps.

Alex. Dunn

Marketing & Fundraiser
Alex. is new to the team having taken on her Sprocker, Ruby from SAR in 2021.

She was so impressed by the rescue and service that she wanted to give back so is now managing our fund raising, marketing, website, brand awareness and social media.

Alex. and Ruby live on the South Coast near Southampton. Alex. works in the Yachting Industry as a Sailing Instructor and Office Manager for a busy Yacht Charter company.  Prior to that she managed Multi National teams in Sales, Operations & Customer Service.

In their spare time they love walking, running, sailing and paddleboarding!


Pam Lee

Pam lives in Essex in a tiny village near Stanstead with her husband Mark and their two Sprockers Sam & Ella.
Pam has two adult children, one grandson and a great Grand Daughter!
After collapsing in her car 20 years ago she had a major operation and had to retire from working as a family Solicitor.
Pam is a churchwarden, secretary and treasurer for their local 1000 year old church and spends much of her time dealing with pastoral matters, leading services and fundraising.  She also volunteers for The Animal Team completing transport and homechecks.

Pauline Edith Farnell

Rehoming Case Handler
Pauline is new to the team in 2023, and took on SAR girl Eira in 2021.

Pauline and Eira live on a narrowboat in South Staffordshire. Pauline works for a waste management company as a performance manager, Eira is currently unemployed!
After owning English Springer Spaniels for over 15 years,she adopted a springer (with a case of mistaken identity) who was actually a sprocker 8 years ago and now wouldn’t have any other breed. She is passionate about helping dogs and hopes to help many in her new voluntary role.



Rehoming Case Handler

Gary was born in Nottinghamshire and after 8yrs in the Royal Navy, settled in “Last of the Summer Wine” country.

Here he met his wife Donna and has worked for the last 24yrs at Coca Cola as a maintenance engineer.

Gary has had working spaniels all his life and after getting Rex from SAR in 2018, was convinced to join the admin team. He regularly works his dogs, Amber, Rex and Brock on local shoots. His hobbies include rock climbing, cycling, shooting and holidaying with the dogs in his caravan.

Sue Shadbolt

Re-homing Case Handler

Sue has lived in South Warwickshire all her life.  She works for the NHS as a community Assistant Practitioner.

With 2 grown up kids, 2 grandchildren, 2 Sprockers & a Water spaniel cross she has a lot on!  She has been with her partner for 20 years

Sue has carried out transportation & home checks for rescues for many years and we hav ebeen lucky to have her for 4 years. 


Could this be YOU?

We are always looking for volunteers to help us run the charity from case handlers, administrators, fosterers, fund raisers

If you thing you can help email us


Contact us

Please get in contact via our email or via our facebook page – Sprockerassist