Our team

Our staff



Vicky is one of our kennel assistants and one of three duty managers. She has been at St Francis for ten years. Vicky has Siberian Huskies, which she shows with great success and working springer spaniel’s. Vicky is a qualified dog trainer and runs our puppy socialization classes.







st-francis-pete_large2 Pete started volunteering at St. Francis back in 2007. When a job opportunity arose we naturally offered him the position, and he has been a member of staff since January 2010 and is a trained duty manager. Pete especially enjoys working with nervous dogs and adores bull breeds (Staffies especially).  He also acts as our I.T. wizard and organizes our facebook page.











Leanne joined our team in 2014. After completing her national diploma in animal management, Leanne then went on to obtain a foundation degree in animal behavior and psychology, which she topped up with an honours degree in applied zoology.  Leanne began as a volunteer dog walker with St Francis for some time and was thrilled to be taken on as an employee when her studies were finished, she is now training as a duty manager.



Our trustees:

Jeremy R Varcoe, CMG, MA, Barrister at law.
Jeremy is the Chair of Trustees for St Francis. He is a retired diplomat and Judge and owner of much loved springer Spaniel.

Tracey Collins
Tracey has a background in Personnel Management working for the Civil Service. She is married to a Vet and has twin daughters. She has 3 dogs, Otis the Dachshund plus Sarah the Rottweiler and Tiny (a JRT X Terrier) both who were rehomed from St Francis.

Patrick N Collings, Chartered Accountant
Patrick has been a St Francis Trustee for over 25 years and acts as the charity’s Treasurer.

John A Rabey
John is a retired Solicitor.

Jennie Gough
Jennie is a local animal lover and has been a staunch supporter of St Francis for many years,giving very generously of her time.

Chrissie Laming
Chrissie is a photographer for the local paper, Newquay Voice, and is heavily involved with community life. She is a dog lover and is even a neighbour to the home!