Sunshine Coast North Co-ordinator
Petra looks after the areas around the northern Sunshine Coast in Queensland
Petra can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0419 137 716
Petra and 'Holly'
Petra and 'Holly' helps children at the Noosa Pengari Steiner School.
About: Petra has worked in aged care for 20 years.
Dog breed: Greyhound
How we met: Holly was surrendered to Friends of the Hound, a greyhound rescue service. We adopted her in 2015.
Great loves: Cuddles, walks, dogs next door and her greyhound friend, Ella.
Favourite foods: Liver cookies and Schmackos
Not like: Being alone
Quirks: Sleeps on her back with her legs in the air. It is called 'roaching' and many greyhounds sleep that way.
Fran and 'Prince'
Fran and 'Prince' help children at St Thomas More College, Noosa.
About: Fran is a teacher aide, a trained teacher and an outdoor education instructor.
Dog breed: Labrador
How we met: Bought 'Prince' as a puppy.
Great loves: Food, attention, playing with people and other dogs.
Favourite foods: Anything - all food.
Robyn and 'Polly'
Robyn and 'Polly' help children at Yandina State School
About: Robyn is a retired teacher's aide, loves dogs, walking and gardening.
Sponsor: Yandina Hardware
Dog breed: Golden Retriever X Border Collie
How we met: From a puppy following the death of our first dog.
Great loves: Pats.
Favourite foods: Liver treats
Not like: Flapping awnings
Lorraine and 'Esme'
Lorraine and 'Esme' help children at Pacific Paradise Primary School
About: Lorraine is an ex-prison officer now retired. Raises puppies.
Dog breed: Pure bred Labrador
How we met: 'Esme' was an ex-guide dog.
Alice and 'Boof'
Alice and 'Boof' will help children at Tewantin State School
About: Alice is a horse-riding dressage coach; an artist; and, volunteers for many organisations.
Sponsor: Debra Zupp
Dog breed: King Charles X Poodle
How we met: We rescued him in Mount Isa.
Great loves: 'Boof' sits under Alice's chair while she paints, spins, or knits.
Favourite foods: Evening meal
Not like: Anything!
Janelle and 'Kara'
Janelle and 'Kara' will help children at Pacific Paradise School
About: Janelle is retired, likes water activities, walking, reading, socialising and gardening.
Sponsor: Maroochy North Shore Realty
Dog breed: Labrador
How we met: Purchased from a breeder
Great loves: Swimming, surfing, retrieving, walks, EATING, family and lots of attention.
Favourite foods: Avocados! Anything except lettuce.
Quirks: Does not like the hose - she runs away when Janelle is watering.
Mercedes and 'Cleo'
Mercedes and 'Cleo' help children at Sunshine Beach State School.
About: Mercedes owns a modelling agency.
Dog breed: Staffy X Labrador
How we met: Purchased as a puppy.
Great loves: Pats, hugs, treats, tugging, walks.
Favourite foods: Chicken necks
Not like: Intimidating situations
Quirks: 'Cleo' nudges your arm for pats. Big softie.
Ann and 'Billy'
Ann and 'Billy' help children at Sunshine Beach State School
About: Ann is retired; her interests are art, music and photography.
Sponsor: Garwoods Estate Agents in Noosa
Dog breed: Labrador/Retriever
How we met: Pet Rescue
Great loves: Walks, food, ball games, swimming.
Favourite foods: Apples, carrots, liver treats.
Garry and 'Charlie'
Garry and 'Charlie' help children at Noosa Pengari Steiner School
About: Garry was an Interviewer for Australian Bureau of Statistics; enjoys walking; and leisure.
Dog breed: Border Collie
How we met: Rescued 'Charlie' at 6 months.
Great loves: Running, playing, being patted.
Favourite foods: Meat, nibbles
Not like: Being intimidated; thunder; sail boards.
Margo and 'Jessie'
Margo and 'Jessie' help children at Sunshine Beach State School.
About: Margo is a mother; she works casually at Reception at Noosa resort; she enjoys living, helping and volunteering on the Noosa coast.
Dog breed: Spanador
How we met: Margo got 'Jessie' as a family dog when she was 6 weeks old. Her children were 6 and 10. She is huge part of their family!
Great loves: Food, water, fishing, beach walks, cuddles, our family...and treats!
Favourite foods: Anything, especially chicken necks!
Not like: The postman and garbage truck.
Quirks: 'Jessie' is a very keen fisher-girl!
Doreen and 'Mac'
Doreen and Mac help children at Pacific Paradise State School
About: Doreen is a retired nurse who loves gardening, reading, classical music and ballet.
Dog breed: Maltese X Poodle
How we met: Mac was rescued from the dog pound.
Great loves: Walks, food and Doreen!
Favourite foods: Marrow bone and dog chow treats.
Not like: Baths!
Ella and 'Charlie'
Ella and 'Charlie' help children at St Thomas More Primary School
About: Ella is an ex-nurse and beauty therapist.
Dog breed: Cavoodle
How we met: Ella got him as a puppy from the breeder in Orange.
Great loves: Socialising, outings, and children and people of all ages.
Favourite foods: Chicken
Not like: Being left at home all day.
Natalie and 'Soda'
Natalie and 'Soda' help children at Tewantin State School.
About: Natalie is a registered anaesthetic nurse; clinical facilitator; walking and reading.
Dog breed: Wolfhound X
How we met: Rescue dog
Great loves: Other dogs, very social; swimming.
Favourite foods: Bones
Not like: Being alone
Robin and 'Molly'
Robin and 'Molly' will be helping children at St Thomas More Primary School
About: Robin is retired
Dog breed: Australian Terrier Mix
How we met: Rescue Dog
Great loves: Children and people
Favourite foods: Everything
Not like: Water