Meet The Team
I’ve known Kerry for many years through Midland Greyhound and lurcher rescue/rehoming (plus a few Fat Head Staffies too), I love that she is driven to provide the best possible chance for her hounds. I used to visit her kennels twice weekly to do TTouch and training sessions with the kennels dogs, it was so rewarding working with these hounds at the start of their new life.
I am passionate about Greyhounds and lurchers and also passionate about showing people what these amazing dogs can achieve – for years I refused to have a Greyhound telling a Greyhound-owning friend that they were really boring and just pottered along doing nothing else much- she often reminds me !!! Then in 2001 I adopted a very nervous Irish ex-racer from Dogs Trust and was hooked.
I also had found the Tellington TTouch Training Method (TTouch), it is a lovely effective training system that works ‘with’ the dog (or any animal) using bodywork (the TTouches), bodywraps/Thundershirts and leading exercises to bring the dog into physical, mental and emotional balance, like us once a dog or any animal is confident then unwanted behaviours fade and disappear. I had first used it with a horse I’d bred and it transformed his behaviour so I joined the Practitioner Training and am now a Senior TTouch Practitioner, TTouch is the base of all the training I do with dogs and horses.
Ive also rescently passed the IMDT Level 5 course Analysis & Application with an excellent course average of 80%
Hopefully I have spoken to many of you who have adopted a hound from Kerry, I contact Kerry’s new adopters and check if their new hound has settled in well or if I can help with any questions or queries that people might have- personally I think these calls are an excellent idea to give people reassurance and I wish more rescues would do them. These initial calls are free, I am also available if anyone wants behaviour or training help and advice in the future – just give me a ring or email.
DoeDoe is a Chinese rescuer who first heard about the horrors of the meat trade four years ago. As soon as she found out what was happening in her own country she wanted to help the dogs and has now dedicated her life to rescuing them. Doe is a hugely valuable member of the team and a dear friend. Doe is what decent kind people in China stand for and we can’t thank her enough.
Founder and the chair of Candy's Hound Rescue International
Kerry has been involved with Greyhounds for most of her life. She founded sister rescue Greyhound Protection UK ( formerly BGP) in June 2012 when, after a few years of rehoming greyhounds, she could see there was a big gap; a need to help greyhounds that were not lucky enough to be put into the mainstream greyhound rescues.
She founded Candy’s Hound Rescue International (formally Candy Cane Rescue) on 25th of June 2017.
Kerry has three small children, 3 cats, 5 Greyhounds, 1 meat trade hound, and Romanian lurcher.
Maura adopted her first two Irish greyhounds in 2016. She was immediately interested to understand more about the racing industry and the meat trade in China. This grew into her active involvement with the organisation. She supports Candy’s Hound Rescue International wholeheartedly.
Susan adopted her first greyhound in 1996 and has been involved with them ever since. The greyhound in the photo is Prince Seren who was saved in China by Doe Doe and was brought to the UK by Kerry before Candy’s Hound Rescue International was formed. Susan also cares for rescued bunny rabbits who keep her busy!
David rescued his first greyhounds in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the breed. He has been supportive of Candy’s Hound Rescue International from the day it was founded and strongly believes in our cause and mission.
Trustee and Flight volunteer for the UK
Rescuing greyhound Rosie from Birmingham Greyhound Protection changed Karen’s life… literally. Karen lives in Hampshire with Rosie and Hamish (a border terrier). Through Rosie she met Kerry and started to follow BGP and Candy’s Hound Rescue International. In April 2017 she made her first trip to China with Kerry – an amazing experience. Karen says of the experience ” it was heartbreaking, exhilarating, humbling and knackering but knowing you helped change the lives of so many abused dogs makes it all worthwhile”. It never ceases to amaze Karen how these poor dogs crave human touch and are so trusting after everything they have been through. ❤️
Super Fundraiser UK
Gwenda rescued her first greyhound, Banjo, five years ago and fell head over heels in love with him and the breed. She currently live in Stiringshire, Scotland with hubby, two sons, two greyhounds (Snoopy & Charlie), two cats, two rabbits and a chicken!. She runs a cottage industry making cushions and logo embroidery services. She started using her creative skills to fundraise for the Greyhound Awareness League. When she discovered the plight of the China greyhounds she was so upset and desperate to help them but had no idea where to start. When Kerry set up Candy’s Hound Rescue International she realised there were many people out there who felt the same as her. Shortly after she set up the “Candy’s Hound Rescue International Fundraising Group” and teamed up with Sharon. The group has grown in numbers and is now a hugely motivated, amazing team of people, connected by their love of greyhounds, who raise funds to help support the work of the charity.
Super Fundraiser UK
Sharon has always loved animals and has been around dogs since she was born. She rescued her first Greyhound, Heidi, in 2007 and became totally hooked on their gentle and loving nature. She started volunteering by walking the Greyhounds at her local rescue kennels and then started organising fundraising events. Sharon co-runs “The Candy’s Hound Rescue International Fundraising Group” on Facebook with Gwenda. She is married to Dave and they live in Herefordshire where they are currently owned by two Greyhounds, 11 year old Roo and Elli aged 7.
Super Fundraiser UK (North)
Angela has been involved with dog rescue for the past 15 years and has covered all aspects of rescue from fostering, homechecking, assessing and transporting. However, her passion is fundraising so she asked Kerry would she mind if she raised some funds for Candy’s Hound International Rescue. Angela heads up a small group of volunteers focusing on events within the greater Manchester, Lancashire & North Cheshire. If you would like to join the Northern fundraising team please contact Angela on 07779913089 or send her a message via Facebook messenger.
Home Check Coordinator
I’ve been part of the team for over 6 years now, starting with Greyhound Protection UK and volunteering at their old kennels, then starting with CHRI when it began. I also transport, foster and fundraise for both rescues, all under the watchful eye of my wonderful deaf girl Scarlett in the photo.