My husband Tony and I run our family business which we started in 2012.
We are passionate about delivering a professional Pet Service to Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. We have both had professional backgrounds in the past and we understand the importance of ‘reliability’ it is key to running our business. All our furry, feathered or scaly clients receive a service which is second to none and of course so do the owners!
I have been around horses and dogs all my life, owning quite a few of both along the way! My interest in Gun Dogs / Training came about 10 years ago when I re-homed a head strong Rytex Springer Spaniel (Poppy) from Ireland. I was helped by Alex Thorneycroft-Taylor a renowned Gun Dog Trainer and so Poppy and I became hooked and equally we were both trained at the same time!
What I have learnt I can now pass on which gives me great pleasure helping clients with their dogs whether it be Gun dog training or just family pets that need some fine tuning on re-call and heel work.
I am active member for English Springer Spaniel Welfare and for the last 7 years have volunteered for home checks and assessments for Spaniels in need of new homes.
Amanda Elderfield with Copper
Tony joined SOPS in 2014 but really he has been on board from the beginning helping me! Tony has also been around horses and dogs most of his life and rode and competed for Royal Air Force Benson back in the 90’s.
He has a real love for Spaniels and likes nothing better than spending a day out with the family dogs, he also works his Sprocker Sprite, the pocket Rocket we call him!
Tony, Gill and myself are all Dog First Aid trained.
Gill Smith has been my friend for 30 years, we don’t like to say ‘old friends’ but we are! She joined SOPS back in 2013 and has become an integral part of the team. Having spent many years being around all sorts of animals but mainly horses working professionally with them for 10 years, she has a brilliant understanding of both horses and dogs. Gill has had Greyhounds for many years and has a full understanding of Sight Hounds.
She is also as most people know a superb Photographer and has been for years, she tells me regularly that she has the best two jobs in the world!
Gill is also covering West Oxfordshire, so villages surrounding Witney, please click here for more information on Gill’s West Oxfordshire Dog Walking / Home Boarding etc. Gill will be specialising in boarding small dogs and little dog friendly Sight Hounds.