About us


Beverley Cornthwaite - I am the Owner

My name is Beverley Cornthwaite and along with my Husband Andy and our 3 children, we live, farm arable and sheep and run the boarding kennels here at Icknield Farm.

I worked in kennels as a teenager then trained as a veterinary nurse for 41/2 years, before I  set up Mrs Doolittles pet sitters in 2001, and then the old pastures boarding kennels in 2006 and the grooming a few years later. 

I choose to only have a few larger kennels which means we have more time to spend with each dog and to work with the owners to make each dogs stay a happy one!


Molly Mead - I am the Kennels manager

I came to work for the old pastures as a volunteer over the summer of 2015 and then joined the team as an apprentice studying, animal care and welfare and then animal management.

I have also completed a course in emergency cat and dog first aid, as well as gaining a diploma in canine behaviour. then in October 2016 I took on the roll as manager of the kennels.

We also have a dedicated team of groomers weekend workers and volunteers to help make your dogs stay a good one. 



Jackie Teakle - I am the pet sitter for Mrs Doolittles

I have been working at Mrs Doolittles since 2004 looking after a variety of animals which have included chickens, ferrets, lizards, cats and dogs . I also have many different animals of my own.