Meet the Team

These are some of the K9 Crew with additional responsibilities for the running of the charity

Sue Smith

Trustee / Founder / Site Manager


I have always loved dogs and used to volunteer with Dogs Trust when I lived in Hampshire. I moved down to Cornwall with my partner Pete and our own dogs and decided that I would like to help out with Cornish dogs too, as there were not many places around to take unwanted dogs.

Initially I acted as a clearing house and information line for people who needed advice, but it soon evolved into Canine Crusaders organisation, working with foster homes and boarding kennel places, and lots of fundraising to keep it running.

Wendy joined me, along with a few other volunteers and we continued this way until we got the kennels we had previously only dreamed about, as we drove around in my little Red Metro!

I now live on site at Hollybush Farm as the Site Manager/Trustee, but still pay all my own bills and expenses and am just a volunteer. Everything I have goes to the dogs as they have always been and remain, my life.

I currently live with my own pack, including Eric, my exempted Pitbull, who is the softest dog in the world ( my profile pic too).

Areas of Responsibility
On-site volunteer – Dogs, Trustee