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Two Dogs Trust team members celebrate milestone anniversary

Dogs Trust Shoreham are celebrating two members of staff that have reached a very special milestone; 15 years working at the charity.

Lisa Herbert, 38, and Ryan Hawkins, 32, both locals to the Shoreham area are two of the longest serving staff members at the rehoming centre, having started back in 2003.

In previous lives, Lisa was working for an airline and Ryan was a paperboy - until they bagged their dream jobs at Dogs Trust.

Lisa said: “I’d always wanted to work with animals and started at the rehoming centre as a receptionist. Following that I became a rehomer, and I’m now Supporter Relations Officer. My role involves community group talks, tours of the centre and ensuring that our local support network feels appreciated and valued. I also arrange events throughout the year, the biggest being our annual fun day – it’s the biggest job but I love it!”

Ryan said: “I joined Dogs Trust as a canine carer and couldn’t believe my luck, that I’d landed a job with dogs. I went on to become a puppy rearer, and now I am part time canine carer and part time maintenance. This means I’m either hands on with our four-legged residents or I’m ensuring the facilities are in working order and the centre is always up and running the way it should be. Perhaps the most special thing about my job is the fact I met my life partner here.”

Dogs Trust Shoreham’s Rehoming Centre Manager Tracey Rae said:

“Lisa and Ryan have contributed so much to our rehoming centre in so many different ways over the years.

“It’s the dedication of our staff that ensures we can continue to do all that we do for the dogs in our care. Whether it’s fixing a broken kennel, spreading the Dogs Trust word throughout the community or making sure the dogs are fed and walked – each person is a vital cog, playing a part in the success of our rehoming centre.

“Thank you Lisa and Ryan – here’s to many more years as part of the Dogs Trust family!”

If you are interested in learning more about the centre or adopting a pooch in their care please call the centre on 0300 303 0292.