Dogs Trust

COVID-19: Please note that all our rehoming centres are closed until further notice

In line with Government guidelines, our Contact Centre team are working remotely and securely, and are back to running a normal service. If you need any advice or support, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Elizabeth Hardy

Post-Adoption and Behaviour Support Manager

Qualifications

  • BSc Hons Animal Behaviour University of Liverpool (Chester campus)
  • Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (CAB)
  • Member of the Animal Training and Behaviour Counsellor

Beth's role

Beth is the Post-adoption and Behaviour Support Manager. Beth spends her time managing the lovely Post-adoption Behaviour Officers and working to ensure the service supports both adopters and other teams.
Beth spends the rest of her time working on, or, supporting other projects relating to the central behaviour teams valuable work and leading the animal assisted interventions project.

Biography

Beth has always had a passion for animals, their behaviour and their welfare. At 18 started her first paid role caring for dogs and cats; her family hoping this would mean the family zoo would increase in size no further. Beth interspersed her studies, for both professional and academic qualifications amongst her working roles. Although this presented challenges, it meant learning experiences from applying theory to real life experiences could be gained easily.

Beth has worked in a range of roles with companion animals, which has entailed lots of moving around England. She is a qualified cat behaviourist and has worked in the private field with a veterinary behaviour team. However, the bulk of her experience has been with dogs in a rescue centre setting. Beth has worked in a number of rescue centres and feels great gratitude for all the learning experiences this provided for her, both from people and of course the dogs themselves.

Beth first joined the Dogs Trust in 2018, working as a Post-adoption Behaviour Officer, before moving into her current role. Beth is loving every minute of working at the Dogs Trust, although does miss getting muddy every day, so looks forward to spending time in the centres at some point in the future.

Beth loves being outside, so spends her spare time, walking her lovely dog Binks, riding horse Henry and going Kayaking.