Rosypaws was created by Sandra Woodley in 2016.
After a varied career as a Police Officer, and then as a Solicitor in London for many years working for organisations such as the Metropolitan Police, the Serious Fraud Office and the Charity Commission, Sandra left the rat race. After a number of years running a successful pet care business in Brighton, Sussex, Sandra relocated to Wales, continued to work with dogs running a successful high street grooming business, as well as becoming involved in dog rescue, both UK and abroad, fostering and rehoming many dogs, particularly ex breeding, abused and disabled dogs. A number of these special needs dogs stayed and became part of the Rosypaws Retreat family.
Caring for dogs with mobility issues inspired Sandra to follow a long held ambition to qualify as a Canine physical therapist. In 2020/21 Sandra completed the Merishia Canine Massage Course (Level 4 Diploma) which included intensive study in Canine anatomy & physiology, massage techniques, gait assessment, joint mobilisations, practical training sessions, numerous case studies and research projects, qualifying in March 2021. Further training has since been completed in physiotherapy, completing a Certificate in Canine Exercise Rehabilitation (Level 4) in November 2021. Additional Training has included Myofascial Release, Canine First Aid, Phototherapy (laser), and Canine Biomechanics. An ongoing Canine Rehabilitation Diploma is due for completion 2022.
Rosypaws Canine Therapy & Rehabilitation was created in April 2021, out of a desire to offer professional canine therapy services to support owners, to help improve dogs mobility, assist in pain relief and help dogs rehabilitate after injury, illness or those with chronic conditions, especially older dogs suffering from conditions such as arthritis,
Sandra is also passionate about being an advocate for disabled dogs, educating owners and vets on the benefits of rehabilitation therapies, mobility aids and that life can continue to "keep on rollin" for wheelie dogs.