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Meet our team

Management team



Co-Owner - Headrock Dogs Rescue Thailand

Verity started rescuing dogs in Thailand 16 years ago when she volunteered with Hua Hin Dog Rescue where she was the adoptions manager.  After the name change to Headrock Dogs Rescue and move to Bang Saphan in 2009 Verity and her husband Thep took over. During the 11 years management Verity has helped Headrock Dogs Rescue to be recognised as a caring, efficient and responsive small operation.



Head of Headrock Dogs, UK

Derek began volunteering back in 2002 at Hua Hin Dog Rescue where he met Verity. For the next 5 years he travelled between the UK and Thailand several times providing support from the UK and volunteering whilst in Thailand. After the name change to Headrock Dogs Rescue in 2008 when Verity and Thep took over, Derek became our technical support and was a key figure in establishing HRD as a UK charity in 2016 and continues to support our growth.



Co-Owner - Headrock Dogs Rescue Thailand

Thep has been involved in the dog rescue environment for the past 16 years providing support to Hus Hin Dog Rescue before taking over Headrock Dogs Rescue with his wife Verity.  During the past 11 years Thep has been successful in finding fantastic homes locally for over 1,000 dogs and puppies. He has also successfully rescued many timid puppies and dogs with his patient and caring style.

Outreach team



Outreach Manager - Headrock Dogs Rescue Thailand

Lin joined our small team in 2016 bringing a wealth of experience in dog rescuing in the Bang Saphan area. She has helped save the lives of many injured and cruely treated dogs in addition to dogs suffering from different types of cancer and the highly infectious TVT cancer.  Lin has also been involved in many large scale neutering clinics locally and around Thailand



Outreach Team

Pa brings 10 years experience to the outreach team rescuing and treating dogs in the Bang Saphan market area and surrounding streets as well as in Temples.

Healing Centre team




Oi recently joined us after her return from South Korea. She gained experience working with many dogs, when she volunteered at at large government shelter. She is a great dog lover and made friends with all our dogs, even the most timid ones within days.



Regular volunteer

Francoise began volunteering with us in September 2017 almost as soon as she arrived in Bang Saphan to live. Francoise is a qualified nurse and manager bringing her medical skills to help us. She has a great affection for all our dogs, which they return as she greets each one when she arrives before starting work.



Regular volunteer

Franz started helping us in November 2016 and hasn’t stopped since, volunteering 4 days a week! His wonderful caring nature makes him a favourite with all our dogs. There’s a sea of wagging tails when he and his wife Franziska arrive in the morning and commences to say hello to each and every dog.  



Regular volunteer

Franziska is Franz wife and starting volunteering with us in September 2017. It took a year for Franz to persuade her to come as she was nervous around so many dogs! She reluctantly tried volunteered for 1 day a week but in no time she fell in love with the dogs and 1 turned into 2, turned into 3 and now volunteers all 4 days a week with Franz! She has a wonderful way with the timid dogs and is a great asset to our centre.

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