Pack Leaders

Pack Leader – Clare Holmes

“I spent my youth growing up in Wakefield and hiking our family Border Collies over the Yorkshire Dales most weekends.   Mum and Dad were publicans, so I knew how to pull a good pint and look after customers from an early age, service levels where firmly instilled in me.

I would spend countless hours trying to train our Border collie x Peggy to do agility, and loved the bond it created between owner and canine.

In later life, after re-locating to Suffolk I trained to become a Horse Riding instructor at Poplar Park, Woodbridge, studying another passion, Equines! After becoming qualified as a BHSAI in riding instruction I moved over to Felixstowe Port, and began a journey into the exciting world of Shipping & Forwarding. Working for DHL, I acquired an amazing job as Beers, Wines & Spirits Account Manager dealing with top VIP clients such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco and various well known wine importers.  The job allowed me to travel, attend amazing wine fairs and taught me invaluable commercial and customer service skills.

Sadly I was made redundant after several years in the ‘wine’ world, and being unable to find a similar role I began to think about my own dream of owning my own business, doing something that I really loved.

For 15 years my husband and I have owned English Bull Terriers, and having gained lots of experience in both showing, training and rehabilitating the breed. I knew my ultimate ‘dream’ would be to source a career that would allow me to include them on a daily basis.

I started my search in November 2016 and I stumbled across the amazing Canine Crèche Group and the Award winning ‘Suffolk Canine Crèche’. It was perfect, and I knew this was now my chance, to run my own franchise, own my own business and take my dogs to work and be happy……

So here I am…I simply can’t wait to meet you all, and your amazing canines and have a paw-some time in crèche!!

I am extremely proud to be opening this Ipswich site, we are going to be furbulous!!!”