Meet the pack

Below you will find profiles for the members of our extended pack. Clients can choose whether their dogs appear in this list or not.



Tim






Name: Tim Clifford
Breed: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Owners: n/a
Comments: n/a
Background: I've been a company director for quite a few years, and am also very proud to have been a Firefighter and then Crew Manager in Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, serving at Faringdon Fire Station for nine years.
I can't remember a time when I wasn't obsessed with dogs, and then I finally made the decision to make caring for them my main job.
Leigh






Name: Leigh Clifford
Breed: Human
Gender: All woman
Age: You can't ask a lady that!
Owners: n/a
Comments: n/a
Background: Leigh operates behind a screen of mystery. She is a riddle wrapped in an enigma, locked in a box with no keyhole and dropped into an ocean of confusion.
Also she didn't want a proper profile on here.
Adam






Name: Adam Clifford
Breed: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Owners: n/a
Comments: n/a
Background: Adam is constantly testing the line between being a rascal and being sold on eBay.
Daniel






Name: Daniel Clifford
Breed: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 3 months
Owners: n/a
Comments: n/a
Background: Like so many men, Daniel's favourite ways to pass the time involve drinking and sleeping.
Paddy






Name: Paddy
Breed: Chocolate labrador
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Owners: Tim and Leigh
Comments: n/a
Background: Having finished as runner-up in the second series of X-Factor, Paddy's career in show business was short lived and disappointing. He now lives a reclusive life in Faringdon, refusing to give interviews.
Albert






Name: Albert
Breed: Yellow labrador x golden retriever
Gender: Male
Age: 5
Owners: Tim and Leigh
Comments: n/a
Background: Winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, Albert was credited with having solved all our road transport issues when, in 1983, he invented the colour green. Finally, traffic lights could release all the vehicles they had stopped until that point.
Buster






Name: Buster
Breed: Cocker spaniel
Gender: Male
Age: 10
Owners: Giles and Anna
Comments: Big Paw took such excellent care of our dog Buster - I would highly recommend their services!! - Anna
Background: Still a relatively unknown film director, Buster managed to successfuly sue now well-known film director Quentin Tarantino for plagiarising his film Reservoir Dogs, clumsily replacing the original cast with humans.
Misha






Name: Misha
Breed: German shepherd
Gender: Female
Age: 4
Owners: Tomasz and Beata
Comments: As far as I know the man and his familly... your dog(s) come back as happy and funny as him :-D No regrets! Superb service every time ;-) Thanks... - Tomasz
Background: Winner of Miss Poland in 2011, Misha stormed off the stage when she failed to retain her title in 2012. Having left Poland, vowing never to return, she now spends her time breaking hearts wherever she walks.
Puck






Name: Puck
Breed: Jack Russell
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Owners: Gareth and Sarah
Comments: My jack russell is an energetic little chap, but I can always tell that he's had plenty of fun and exercise when he's been to see his Big Paw pals because he's that little bit less demanding! Tim is really great with him, and I can't recommend Big Paw enough :-)
Background: Puck captained the first manned dogged mission to Mars. He returned with accounts of life far beyond our understanding and as a result had his rank stripped and all knowledge of the mission denied. He has not spoken of his experiences since.
Bo






Name: Bo
Breed: Black labrador
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Owners: Vicky
Comments: Very professional! And all about the right care for your dog! My lab loves going out and socialising with his pals... I can guarantee he'll sleep all day after going out!!
Background: Bo graduated from Cambridge University with a batchelors degree in English Literature and went on to become one of England's best loved poets. After a whirlwind of celebrity parties and romances he now spends his time walking in the Vale of The White Horse and writing sonnets.
Bruno W






Name: Bruno W
Breed: German shorthaired pointer
Gender: Male
Age: 4
Owners: Ian and Nicola
Comments:
Background: The original Statue of Liberty was modelled on Bruno in 1875. After repeated protests that migrants being greeted by a 93 meter tall gundog was confusing, the statue was replaced with one of some French chick.
Hugo






Name: Hugo
Breed: Goldendoodle
Gender: Male
Age: 1
Owners: Teresa and Bruce
Comments: Fabulous reliable service. Hugo has such a wonderful time with his 'extended family'. We can go to work happily in the knowledge that Hugo will not only get a long walk, but will be well cared for and won't lack for cuddles while we are not home. Can't recommend Tim and his family highly enough!
Background: Internet forums across the globe are buzzing about Cheryl Cole's hysterical outburst at an exclusive restaurant in London earlier this week. She had just been told the news that Hugo will be replacing her as the face of both L'Oreal Paris and Pedigree Chum.
Whizzer






Name: Whizzer
Breed: Dalmation
Gender: Male
Age: 1
Owners: Kathryn and Mark
Comments: We are a 100% happy with the service that Big Paws provides and would highly recommend them to other dog owners. Whizzer loves going out with Tim, Paddy, Albert and friends and didn't seem overly keen on coming home a few weeks ago!!!! Obviously a very happy dog makes very happy owners!
Background: Heralded as an artistic genius, Whizzer added to his coat's spots in order to become his own greatest work of art. If you stare at him with your eyes unfocused for long enough you can see a 3D image of a dalmation.
Tilly






Name: Tilly
Breed: Yellow labrador
Gender: Female
Age: 1
Owners: Graham and Sally
Comments: Hi all. Just to say I'm 100% happy with the doggy daycare service Tim offers. Our lively, 10 month-old Labrador Tilly loves going there to play with friends and I get to see the evidence through the great video clips Tim posts to FB. She always sleeps soundly afterwards!! Tim clearly loves dogs to bits and the pack all get plenty of great walks! I would highly recommend Big Paw to any working "parents" who need flexible daycare for their beloved pets. Graham
Background: A kleptomaniac since she was old enough to walk, Tilly's criminal career culminated in the theft of our hearts. And anything else not nailed down.
Juno






Name: Juno
Breed: Springer spaniel
Gender: Female
Age: 3
Owners: Rob and Kate
Comments: Big Paw Dog Care are brilliant, we couldn't ask for a better or more professional service than Tim provides for us. He is fantastic with Juno and we know she loves running with her new pals Paddy, Albert, Bruno, Tilly, Peg and the rest of the pack- we only have to say their names and she runs around in excited circles! The piece of mind is great, Juno gets some excellent company when we can't be with her and I don't think we would find a more dedicated and dog loving person than Tim to trust with her care. Thanks Tim!! Easily 5 stars!! Rob & Katherine
Background: The result of impeccable breeding and educated by some of the UK's greatest minds, Juno is the latest in a rich history of experiments funded by the Government. She is currently training Rob and Kate and by all accounts they're coming on great. We're through the looking-glass, people.
Peg






Name: Peg
Breed: Lakeland terrier
Gender: Female
Age: 7
Owners: Julian and Dawn
Comments: We've been delighted by Tim's service and greatly impressed by his professionalism. It's brilliant that we've found someone we can trust Peg with. It is obvious that Tim loves dogs, and that dogs love him! - Julian and Dawn, Fernham
Background: Known as "The Terror of Lakeland", Peg struck fear into the hearts of rabbits, sheep, cows, bulls, elephants and finally tigers before deciding to use her skills to protect the innocent. She now spends her time barking at crime and growling at injustice.
Sam






Name: Sam
Breed: Staffordshire bull terrier
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Owners: Dave and Rose
Comments:
Background: Sam's breed was introduced in 1935 to tackle the problem of bulls burrowing under the town of Stafford. At the time bulls were causing terrible problems for gardeners and farmers, with networks of burrows stretching for miles around. Initial attempts to resolve the infestation with fox terriers met with high casualty levels and so the decision was made to create a breed specifically for the job. The Staffordshire bull terrier was born!
Bruno L






Name: Bruno L
Breed: Chocolate labrador
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Owners: Ian and Sue
Comments:
Background: Giving chocolate eggs at Easter is a recent trend brought on by easier and therefore cheaper mass production. The original Easter gift was a solid chocolate labrador. In 1930 only yellow and black labradors existed, being recreated in white and dark chocolate respectively. The Earl of Sausage, in an effort to win the hand of his love, the Dutchess of Mash, commissioned the region's breeders to create a labrador that appeared to be made of milk chocolate. The successful result of their labours was Bruno, and the Earl's subsequent marriage is still commemorated today through one of the nation's favourite dishes.
Polo






Name: Polo
Breed: English setter
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Owners: Diana and Tim
Comments:
Background: Addicted to life in the fast lane, Polo spends most of his life going at full pelt. Having retired from competitive running events he now enjoys running circles around all but the very fastest of his Big Paw pack mates.
Bobbi






Name: Bobbi
Breed: Yellow labrador
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Owners: Sarah and Justin
Comments:
Background: Having started out practising sleight of hand tricks in his bedroom for years on end, Bobbi finally made the leap into performing street magic and was quickly picked up by an agent who recognised his talent. He went on to perform stage magic in his own show in Las Vegas alongside his assistant Mia. Following a ten year run they decided to throw in the wand and retire together to Faringdon.
Mia F






Name: Mia F
Breed: Border collie
Gender: Female
Age: 2
Owners: Sarah and Justin
Comments:
Background: After leaving school Mia went on to study the performing arts, hoping to have a long and fruitful career on stage and screen. While she never quite took the world by storm, her good looks and stage presence eventually lead to becoming assistant to Bobbi The Magnificent. Having become life long friends they are now inseparable.
Honey






Name: Honey
Breed: Doberman pinscher
Gender: Female
Age: 4
Owners: Jacqueline and James
Comments:
Background: Honey was the 12th ballet dancer to ever be named Prima Ballerina Assoluta following a world-leading career dancing such roles as "Heartbroken Swan", "Melancholy Chicken" and "Dog". Forced to retire following a particularly large meal one night, she now leaps and bounds through the trees and bushes of Oxfordshire.
Freddie






Name: Freddie
Breed: Beagle x fox terrier
Gender: Male
Age: 4
Owners: Kevin and Katie
Comments:
Background: A perfumier for much of his life, Freddie has been credited with having the best nose in the business. His only downfall is that he can't stop himself running toward whatever his nose is smelling at any given moment.
Bristle






Name: Bristle
Breed: Airedale terrier
Gender: Male
Age: 10 months
Owners: James and Fran
Comments:
Background: A computer whizz since he was old enough to nose a keyboard, Bristle's latest endeavour is an operating system which is set to make Windows look like the shutters are stuck closed. Retaining the majority of shares in his company, he has now retreated to Stanford in The Vale to live in utter comfort.
Pebble






Name: Pebble
Breed: Border terrier
Gender: Male
Age: 12
Owners: Diana and Roger
Comments: I first spotted Tim and his dogs when I was walking my own dogs at Badbury Clump near Faringdon. He was loading several dogs into his car, and I was immediately impressed with his calm manner, and the way he was handling the dogs with obvious affection. I went over and asked him if he was a 'dog walker' and that was how I discovered Big Paw Dog Care. Since then Tim has walked both my dogs at various times, he has looked after them for the day, and they have also stayed overnight at his house. They are always 100% happy with him, and he has always been patient and caring (even when his young baby was interrupting his sleep quite regularly!). I hope, as his business grows, that he can maintain the same level of 'personal' service which is so refreshing, and I wish him the best of luck. With thanks. Diana.
Background: Pebble's career in the Royal Army was a long and meritorious one. Retiring at the rank of General he now spends his days combing his facial hair and barking orders at his baby sister, Mia.
Mia C






Name: Mia C
Breed: Black labrador
Gender: Female
Age: 6 months
Owners: Diana and Roger
Comments: Please see Pebble's comments, just above.
Background: Opposed to her older brother's life in the military, Mia enjoys antagonising him as peacefully as possible by simply climbing all over him. This drives Pebble quite, quite mad.
Valentino






Name: Valentino
Breed: Miniature poodle
Gender: Male
Age: 2
Owners: Zazarina
Comments:
Background: Valentino found fame and fortune as an exclusive fashion designer. The darling of the fashion world and featuring in any magazine worth it's ink, his career came to a sudden and irreversible end following the presentation of his cottage cheese and cling film collection.
Gatsby






Name: Gatsby
Breed: Vizsla
Gender: Male
Age: 1
Owners: Will
Comments:
Background: Gatsby will tell anyone who will listen that his body is a temple and this is why he must maintain it in perfect condition. On the rare occasion he eats more than absolutely necessary, he attacks his next run with a ferocity that leaves him even stronger and leaner than before. He has yet to find where his stamina runs out.
Walter






Name: Walter
Breed: Cavapoo
Gender: Male
Age: 6 months
Owners: Louise & James
Comments: BPDC are amazing! From the moment we met Tim, our Cavapoo Walter, was instantly at ease. The service we have received so far has been exceptional and more importantly Walter is so so happy when he has been out with the pack. The socialisation and exercise he gets as part of the service is invaluable. I can't recommend BPDC highly enough to the extent that I sometimes feel I should go to the office more often so Walter gets more time with the pack....they are more fun than I am! Thank you Tim :)
Background: Born with the ability to travel back through time, but unable to interact with what he sees, Walter has withessed first-hand some of history's greatest moments. This has left him with a philosophical view of life and an insatiable desire to nibble hands.
Cassie






Name: Cassie
Breed: Border collie
Gender: Female
Age: 7 months
Owners: Victoria & Marieanne
Comments:
Background: Originally bred by the 1st Lord Fairhaven to provide a decorative edge to his flower beds, it was quite some time before someone discovered that border collies are actually pretty good at herding sheep too. Cassie continues this proud tradition by herding her parents towards her treat box on a regular basis.
Darcy






Name: Darcy
Breed: Black labrador
Gender: Male
Age: 5
Owners: Maddie and Jim
Comments: Having Tim to ensure that Darcy gets a good walk during the day has helped me no end, not only because I can now get completely in the house without him barking (because he is flat out and fast asleep after racing around with the pack!) but also because Tim's flexibility and understanding with regards to my role in the Forces allows me to move from Bronze to Diamond packages so easily. Handing over your house key and access to your best friend is not easy, but I instantly felt in safe hands. I am so happy with the service and by the sleepy look in Darcy's eyes each evening I think he is too! I highly recommend Tim and the team to anyone.
Background: In the mid 1920s Darcy discovered that chewing wheat grown at his family's farm and packing the resultant paste into briquettes sold well as a breakfast cereal. Marketed under the name Weetabix, Darcy had been busily chewing away until 2008 when machinery was invented that finally enabled him to retire. He is now happily seeing out his retirement in the company of his Big Paw pack mates.
Molly






Name: Molly
Breed: West Highland white terrier
Gender: Female
Age: 2
Owners: Sandra and Darren
Comments: Great service - they really care about Molly and I always get little reports / pictures or videos to show me her time out with the pack. As for Molly she LOVES going out on her walks and seeing all her buddies....many thanks to Tim and the team
Background: The last true heir to the empire of Russia, Molly's forefathers escaped the Bolshevik revolution in 1917. Now living in England she leads almost as luxurious a life in the care of her family. She rewards them by rolling in muck at every opportunity.
Coco






Name: Coco
Breed: Springer spaniel x chocolate labrador
Gender: Female
Age: 6 months
Owners: Celine and John
Comments:
Background: Ever wondered where each generations' colloquialisms come from? Few people realise that Coco is the source of most of them. She has been recognised as the creator of the slang words "rad", "epic" and "widdilibup", the latter still being yet to catch on.
Monty






Name: Monty
Breed: Black labrador
Gender: Male
Age: 1
Owners: Amy and Sam
Comments:
Background: Initially trained by the Royal Navy, Monty used his skills to become a world famous deep sea diver, following his retirement from the Armed Forces. Having spent over two decades hunting for Aztec gold from the time of the Conquistadors, his last and most major discovery occurred in 1989 when he located a galleon whose hold was crammed with both gold and valuable relics. After donating it all to museums across the globe he settled in the Cotswolds to enjoy a life well spent.
Beetle






Name: Beetle
Breed: Black labrador
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Owners: Gerry and Simon
Comments:
Background: Since first picking up an épée in 2003, Beetle's prowess in fencing has been undeniable. Despite fencing not even being one of the official events, he went on to shock the world by simultaneously winning gold medals in both fencing and freestyle skiing during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Jem






Name: Jem
Breed: Chocolate labrador
Gender: Female
Age: 8 months
Owners: Angela and Keith
Comments: My chocolate lab was looked after as if she was their own. I could enjoy my holiday safe in the knowledge that Jem not only was being looked after to the highest standard but was also having a fantastic time. Thank you so much big paw dog care.
Background: The real talent behind the singing sensation Jem, this plucky chocolate labrador was deemed "too out there" for the salivating masses. Instead a pretty Welsh woman was chosen to front the performances to make them "more accessible". Just one more example of the music industry's power.
Ernie






Name: Ernie
Breed: Border terrier
Gender: Male
Age: 13 weeks
Owners: Val and Steve
Comments:
Background: In an interview with highly regarded newspaper The Daily Star, Ernie stated that he had the whole of his life ahead of him and that he was going to make the most of every second. He's put his best foot forward by joining the Big Paw pack early on.
Hobbit






Name: Hobbit
Breed: Pinscher x black labrador
Gender: Female
Age: 1
Owners: Lisa
Comments:
Background: A celebrated painter and sculptor, Hobbit's works have featured in galleries across the world. Her most famous sculpture, "Disenchanted Unicorn", recently sold at Sotheby's for a record 423 billion pounds.