Meet our team
Working for Mobility Dogs brings together my interest in disability issues, my academic work (Biological/Social Anthropology and Social Science for Public Health) and now, working with people whose reality is the lived experience of disability.
Phone: (027) 700 7017
It is inspiring to be involved in an organisation that makes a difference in such a broad variety of ways: the difference the dogs make, the opportunities for inclusiveness, community education and engagement, the Puppies in Prison programme, and the volunteer programme that engages people and businesses.
Phone: (021) 288 2662
Canine Programme Assistant
I’ve worked as a vet nurse, zookeeper and detector-dog handler, but Mobility Dogs brings together my love of dogs and people. I co-ordinate and support our puppy raisers, manage vet visits and support the training team. I feel privileged to be making a positive difference in people’s lives.
Phone: (021) 241 4098
Senior Trainer and Puppies in Prison Coordinator
I joined the Mobility Dogs as a volunteer trainer. A decade later, I’m employed as a member of the canine team – at our training facility, working with handlers in our Puppies in Prison programme, or placing dogs with clients.
Phone: (027) 700 7016
My first love is ethology – a study of animal behaviour in a natural environment. I have also worked in home-support, assisting people with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders. Now, as Mobility Dogs Operations Coordinator, I can marry both worlds – my passion for helping people and giving working dogs an optimal environment.
Phone: (027) 700 1837
I started volunteering at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Breeding Centre and quickly realised this was the right career change to make. I completed the Service Dog Instructor Certification at the Bergin University of Canine Studies in mid-2017, and I am delighted to be a part of the Mobility Dogs team in the role of Client Coordinator.
Phone: (027) 700 2248
Judy and Grant Reid
Southern Lakes District Coordinator and Puppy Development
We have been raising puppies for many years, and after retiring to New Zealand, we continued this work with Mobility Dogs. Grant now trains puppies, and Judy coordinates speaking engagements and organises PR events. Grant also conducts monthly puppy meetings, trains existing and new puppy raisers, and places fully-trained dogs with disabled clients.
Phone: 021 288 2662