Staff at Chinnor Hill Kennels and Cattery



With a life-long passion for animal care and welfare, Claire’s previous professional experience includes boarding kennels, pet sitting, cat hotels and Stokenchurch Dog Rescue, where she developed invaluable knowledge and experience with a wide range of breeds, and dogs who often had specific behavioural and veterinary requirements.  Gaining certificates in canine first aid, micro-chipping,  and customer service.

Having recently passed CPD courses with distinction, in both Animal Psychology and Canine Communication, Claire will be continuing her studies to degree level, reading Canine Behaviour and Training, part-time at University.

Claire's pets



Ziggy is a lovable 3 year old Chihuahua with a big personality, and a former Stokenchurch Dog Rescue resident. He enjoys walks in the woods, playing with his favourite toys and doing "zoomies" round the garden.

Twiglet and Squirt


Father and son, Twiglet is very elderly at nearly 30 years old, and Squirt is 21.
They enjoy singing nursery rhymes and sitting on shoulders!

Twiglet and Twizzle, male Cockatiels


Assistant Manager

Wendy  has 16 years professional experience in Animal Care.   Highly trained in administering medication, socialisation and basic grooming for both cats and dogs.

Dedicated to her job, Wendy has a lovely manner with our guests, and is a calming influence on pets that may require that little extra care and attention.

Wendy's pets


Yorkie Cross Jack Russell

In loving memory of Lexi

2003 to 2017

Lexi, a 13 Year old Yorkie cross Jack Russel

Ruby photo


Pet Carer

Ruby has had a life-long interest in caring for animals and has always had her own pets, including dogs, and has had previous experience in pet sitting.  Ruby is especially talented at caring for our cat guests, who instinctively seem to enjoy her presence and attention.


Pet Carer

CJ has had dogs and cats in her family all of her life and is currently an apprentice at St. Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital, where she is studying level 2 diploma in Animal Care.  CJ loves to care for all animals, especially cats and anxious dogs and wishes to further develop her career in animal care.


Pet Carer

Tracey has always had an interest in animals and a passion for animal welfare.  Tracey was brought up surrounded by dogs, mainly through her Grandfather and Mother.  Her Mother has given a home to several rescue dogs who have not got off to a good start in life but have simply been abandoned or very badly mistreated.


Tracey has rescued four dogs (including three Golden Retrievers) and now has a Springer Spaniel called Maizy. She regularly sponsors the WWF, RSPCA, PDSA and the Dogs Trust and occasionally donates to small independent animal rescue centres which attract less funding than the larger well-known charities.


Tracey works seasonally part time as a Pet Carer and also manages her own dog walking / pet feeding business.  She is currently studying through the British College of Canines and is canine first aid trained.

Part-time Pet Carers

We occasionally have part time Pet Carer vacancies.

If you would like to be considered for a Pet Carer position, please email  your  CV and a cover letter to:

Applicants must be over 16 and ideally be working towards/ completed a relevant animal care qualification,


Have had at least 2 years experience within a similar role .

You will be asked to attend an interview and a short work trial.

You must be available to work weekends, ideally most school holidays and be confident at handling all sizes of dogs.