A Little About Myself

How I Came To The Decision To Set Up Pups & Hounds Doing Something I Love...


Hi, I'm Claire, founder of Pups & Hounds. I moved to Locks Heath with my Partner Simon in May 2017. One of the main reasons for choosing the area was for the many scenic places to walk right on our doorstep. I have had experience with dogs most of my life, and am now the proud owner of a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy.

My love and passion for animals started when I was very young, which resulted in me owning a number of different pets in my family home, turning it into a small petting zoo! My two favourite hobbies were horse riding, and walking my neighbours dogs. In my early teens I was walking 6 dogs every day after school with my best friend, and enjoying every minute! Then at the weekends we would volunteer at the Blue Cross, cleaning kennels and walking more dogs. I always dreamed of a career with animals, but for a number of reasons I didn't follow my dream.

After working for a handful of different companies, and ten successful years for a large financial organisation, I decided that it was time to finally do something I love. So here I am, finally following my dream, loving every minute with the same love and passion as I did when I was a teenager.

I look forward to hopefully welcoming your furry friend to the Pups & Hounds family very soon.