About Spaniel Assist


Spaniel Assist is run by Dawn Clough and a team of volunteers who are passionate about spaniels and their well-being.

Dawn Clough, Founder, began the group in July 2015 after owning a number of spaniels herself and deciding that she wanted to play an important role in saving this charismatic breed from mistreatment and neglect. Dawn continues to invest her time and energy into rescuing and re-homing as many spaniels as possible.

The group has grown over the year thanks to the interest and kindness of other spaniel lovers.


Meet the team


Dawn Clough, Founder

I own 5 working cockers and 2 ESS, 4 of which are rescue dogs.

Spaniels are such an amazing loyal , intelligent breed, but sadly through inexperience and lacking in knowledge of the breed, they can sometimes fall into the wrong hands. 
I decided that my goal in life would be to devote my time to helping as many as possible to have the life that they deserve in wonderful new homes. 

My role is very important to me and very personal so I deal with all of the spaniels that need homes, whether it be foster or adopt, I choose the very best home and future for each and every dog's specific needs.

Penny Reid - PA to Dawn Clough

I am Dawn's PA and I take on any tasks she needs me to do. Most of my time is spent on receiving and processing completed home check forms and dealing with queries related to them. I also arrange follow-up visits to our adopters.


Lynda Grubb, Fundraiser and Website Correspondent

 I have 2 cocker spaniels- Jarvis and Dexter, who have kept me on my toes since retiring from teaching. I enjoy collating everyone's details from the website and love to see familiar names with their new family members. It is a real pleasure to play a small part in the SA team.

The rest of the fabulous fundraising team are:

  • Amanda Rose
  • Janet Brown
  • Jo Minter
  • Victoria Herd
  • Deb Evans
  • Barbara Wright
  • Joan Macbeth
  • Carly Batley 

Other members of our Admin Team are

Sam Brown - Foster Admin

Jenny Evans - Home Check Admin

Nichola Franklin - Home Check Admin

Dawn Peterson - Home Check Admin

Stephanie Bucknall - Microchip Admin

Michelline Graham - Transport Admin

Audrey Craig - Vet Admin

Victoria Herd - Fundraising and Corporate Shows

Kate Harland - Dog Training/Behavioural Advisor

Cinzia Hunt - Moderator 

Simon Hannagarth and Amy Harrison - Website Correspondance/Admin