Tweed Coast South Co-ordinator
Marilyn looks after the coastal suburbs of Fingal Head, Duranbah, Kingscliff, Cudgen, Pottsville and Cabarita. Marilyn is a retired teacher.
Pam and Jim with 'Marlee' and 'Chevy'
'Marlee' and 'Chevy' help children at Pottsville Public School and Bogangar Public School
About: Pam and Jim are married. Jim worked for Queensland Treasury. He is now a semi-retired handyman. Pam and Jim bred Golden Retrievers and Pam is also a dog trainer.
Dog breed: Golden Retrievers
How we met: Marlee is a rescued dog and Chevy is Marlee's son.
Great loves: Cuddles, grooming, morning beach walks and playing with children.
Favourite foods: Turkey necks
Not like: Loud noises
Vicky and 'Eliza' and 'Matilda'
'Eliza' and 'Matilda' help children at Cudgen Public School.
About: Vicky ran a pool shop and now teaches others how to run them.
Sponsor: Lions Club of Kingscliff
Dog breed: Cavoodle
How we met: We have had Eliza since she was 7 weeks old.
Great loves: Everyone, the beach, swimming and her toys.
Favourite foods: Chicken
Not like: Cats
Meg and 'Kaya'
'Kaya' helps children at Fingal Head Public School.
About: Meg is a farmer, speech pathologist and infant primary teacher.
Sponsor: CTC Australaisa Pty Ltd
Dog breed: German Shepherd
How we met: We bought 'Kaya' off a friend when she was a puppy.
Great loves: Ball chasing, running.
Favourite foods: Dog chocolate
Quirks: Loves playing with cats!
Trish and 'Lilly'
'Lilly' helps children at St Ambrose Primary School
About: Trish is retired but used to work in health centres and retail management.
Sponsor: Central Pottsville Medical Centre
Dog breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
How we met: 'Lilly' is a rescue dog.
Great loves: Me, and her two dog friends, Charly and Andre.
Favourite foods: Chicken
Quirks: Loves cuddles!
Annette and 'Summer'
Annette and Summer help children at Kingscliff Public School, Kingscliff
About: Annette is a medical receptionist, enjoys time with her grandchildren and children, holidaying and reading.
Dog breed: Labradoodle
How we met: We chose 'Summer' because she was the smallest, very timid and looked like she needed the most love.
Great loves: Children, lots of attention, listening to stories and having a cuddle.
Favourite foods: Pig's ears and any people food.
Not like: Having her tail brushed.
Quirks: She goes to the neighbours and comes back with their shoes in her mouth!
Margaret and 'Bronte'
Margaret and 'Bronte' help children at Cudgen Public School
About: Margaret worked in children's clothing. She is now a coordinator for Tweed Valley Respite.
Dog breed: Miniature Poodle
How we met: Margaret bought 'Bronte' as an 8 week old pup.
Great loves: Beach, soft toys and not being left at home.
Favourite foods: Raw meat and treats.
Not like: Baths!
Quirks: Licks a lot as a welcome!
Mel and 'Pebbles'
'Pebbles' will be helping children at Pottsville Public School.
About: Mel is a registered nurse, likes beach holidays, surfing and travelling.
Dog breed: Boxer X
How we met: Family pet.
Great loves: Chicken and walks.
Favourite foods: Chicken necks
Fiona and 'Ella'
Fiona and 'Ella' help children at Kingscliff Public School.
About: Fiona is a self employed consultant.
Dog breed: Standard Poodle
How we met: I half adopted 'Ella' when I first met Steve, or should I say she adopted me!
Great loves: Chasing birds and having her neck scratched.
Not like: She does not like chasing balls.
Quirks: Ella has me very well trained. If I take her outside at night she won't go to the toilet unless she gets a walk.
Jennifer and 'Bluebell'
Jennifer and 'Bluebell' help children at Duranbah Public School.
About: Jennifer is a licensed conveyor; trains horses and dogs; cares for all animals; likes reading and going on holiday.
Sponsor: Everingham Conveyancing
Dog breed: Stumpy-tailed Cattle Dog X
How we met: 'Bluebell' was pressed on Jennifer by a friend whose unspeyed bitch had an encounter with her neighbour's dog. Also, Jennifer's partner was the first dog trainer volunteering with Story Dogs in its infancy!
Great loves: Catching biscuits; chasing helicopters on the beach.
Favourite foods: Everything!
Not like: Lawn mowers.
Quirks: In water, she washes her nose like a duck washes it's bill.