About Spaniel Assist


Spaniel Assist is run by 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 16 months and Dexter 5 months, who have kept me on my toes since retiring from teaching last year. 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
  • Angela Sinclair
  • Annatte Shelvin
  • Janet Brown
  • Jo Minter
  • Victoria Herd
  • Robert Bertham

Other members of our Admin Team are

Jenny Evans - Home Check Admin

Kim Berry - Data Input Clerk

Audrey Craig - Transport Admin

Paula Matthews - Vet Admin

Gill Siddons - Admin on the Adoption page

Victoria Herd - Fundraising and Corporate Shows