Staff

Linda

Linda, owner and manager, has over 30 years experience with animals. She specialises in breeding and showing Bernese Mountain Dogs. She has a great affinity with dogs that feel calm and relaxed around her. Equally she is most at home going for long walks up to the fields with dogs, our boarders, who love this interaction.

Linda

Val

Valerie has been working at Westmains boarding Kennels for 10 years. Val has owned German Shepherd dogs for around 28 years along with other breeds. She has recently re-homed a Bernese mountain dog. She prides herself, like Linda in knowing most breeds and is a genuine dog lover.

Val

Melanie

Mel came to work at Westmains in the summer of 2015 and always has a smile on her face. She is caring , compassionate and loves dogs. You can hear her talking and singing in the kennels - probably practising her Karaoke - one of her talents !!! Her main hobby is Golf, which she plays throughout the year. Mel is never short of a kind word and loves nothing more than giving out cuddles to her canine guests.

 

Anne

Anne has recently joined our team as our new receptionist. Anne is a family friend, who has worked in administration for many years, Anne has a very friendly nature and is always willing to help in anyway she can.

 

Gayle

Gayle is Linda's eldest Daughter and has been working with her Mum, at the kennels since ever she can remember helping out in the busy summer months while the schools are on holiday. She loves the dogs , so much, she has now come to join our happy band, and is working full time now. Gayle says her mothers obsession with dogs is what has rubbed off on her and she thoroughly enjoys her job at the kennels. Gayle's hobbies include Horse Riding and caring for her two horses, Curling in the winter months and attending the local Young Farmers Club.

 

Gillian

Gill is Linda's youngest child. She works at the weekend and during our busy spells. She also has been working with dogs, since she could hold a lead !!!! Having grown up around all her mothers Bernese Mountain Dogs and Boarding Dogs, she is very capable at looking after all breeds . Gill especially loves small breeds of dogs, which board at Westmains. She is a member of Avondale young farmers, plays curling, likes to keep fit at a local gym, takes part in many sports and enjoys a good day out.!!