Melbourne Eastern Ranges Co-ordinator
Clare looks after the areas of East Bentleigh, Berwick, Gembrook and Sassafras
Clare can be contacted via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Clare and 'Aeryn'
'Aeryn' and Clare help children at East Bentleigh Primary School
About: Clare is a speech pathologist and lectures in English literature.
Sponsor: East Bentleigh Vet Clinic
Dog breed: Spoodle
How we met: We have had Aeryn since she was 8 weeks old and was introduced at a family Christmas party.
Great loves: Soft toys and gardening
Favourite foods: Aeryn loves plain food.
Not like: She won't eat dog treats!
Quirks: Aeryn has a cuddle cow she hides under her bed.
Liz and 'Aussie'
Liz and 'Aussie' help children at East Bentleigh Primary School.
About: Liz is a retired nurse and is also now volunteering her needlework in the MS Charity Shop.
Sponsor: Yarra Yarra Golf Club
Dog breed: Schnoodle
How we met: My daughter lives in Singapore and so 'Aussie' has come to live with me.
Great loves: People, toys, walks
Favourite foods: Chicken wings
Not like: Loves everything!
Suzanne and Rod and 'Bucky'
Suzanne, Rod and 'Bucky' help children at Gembrook Primary School
About: Suzanne had a career in Intellectual Disability and is passionate about people becoming the best they can be. Rod is a retired engineer and tour operator.
Dog breed: Maltese Shitzu X
How we met: Rod has had 'Bucky' since he was a puppy but has given him to his daughter's family to love and care for.
Favourite foods: All!
Not like: Going to the vet.
Quirks: Gets nervous at the vet.
Sheila, 'Tikka' and 'Chia'
'Tikka' and 'Chia' help children at Sassafras Primary School, Melbourne
Sponsor: Dandenong Ranges Vet Clinic
Dog breed: Standard Poodles
How we met: They both love chicken and lamb bones.
Great loves: 'Chia' loves people, other dogs, squeaky balls, hide and seek, free walking and sniffing. 'Tikka' loves cuddles, running, family and 'Chia'.
Not like: 'Chia' does not like feet being groomed or toenails clipped. 'Tikka' does not like putting on coats, or other dogs jumping on her fence.
Katrina and 'Meika'
Katrina and 'Meika' help children at St Catherine's Primary School, Berwick.
About: Katrina is a Learning Support Officer at St Catherine's.
Sponsor: GPK Group Pty Ltd
Dog breed: Golden Retriever
How we met: Purchased as a family pet at 8 weeks old.
Great loves: Balls, pats, walks.
Favourite foods: Balls, pats, walks.
Not like: Being growled at.
Frances and 'Vino'
Fran and 'Vino' help children at Menzies Creek Primary School
About: Frances is a qualified to do Delta Pets for Therapy. She enjoys helping children.
Sponsor: German Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria
Dog breed: German Shepherd
How we met: 'Vino' is the daughter of Frances' stud dog.
Great loves: Toys, food and her canine friends.
Favourite foods: Anything offered!
Not like: Nil
Valerie and 'Lucy'
Valerie and 'Lucy' help children at Menzie's Creek Primary School
About: Valerie has worked in Community Health, as a co-ordinator, and editing in Desktop Publishing as well as Resource Development.
Dog breed: German Short-haired Pointer
How we met: 'Lucy' is a rescue dog from Animal Shelter six years ago.
Great loves: Food, ducks, pats and cuddles.
Favourite foods: Most.
Not like: Being hassled.
Quirks: Gentle - laid-back.
Maureen and 'Katie'
Maureen and 'Katie' help children at Cheltenham East Primary School
About: Maureen is retired but used to work for Commonwealth Aged Care Public Service. She has always been in volunteer organisations.
Dog breed: Basset Hound
How we met: Maureen has always had a dog. She adopted 'Katie' from the Pound at 7 months.
Great loves: Pats, cuddles.
Favourite foods: Anything!
Not like: Nothing.