Jools is passionate about helping people and their pets. Before joining the team here at Eden, she spent two years working as a receptionist in a busy referral hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. Prior to this however, Jools has had a 30-year career as a Police Officer, where combined with her love of dogs she worked as a dog handler for 15 years. One of Jools’ police dogs, an English Springer Spaniel named Alfie, was voted Britain’s best police dog upon his retirement in 2013!
As children, Jools & her sister had always wanted a dog but their parents always said no…. so to make up for this Jools has looked after and owned 17 dogs over the years! Jools currently owns a German Shepherd, Bailey, and English Springer Spaniel, Rosie. Oh and 2 goldfish who are 13 years old!
In her spare time Jools is on the committee for the Staffordshire Retired Police Dog Fund. They raise money to help look after our hero’s with paws who have dedicated their life as working police dogs. They all retire either through ill health or age and the fund is there to help pay the bills.