The Team

Hi!  We're the Doggy Dream Team.

Hello and welcome to the Doggy Dream Team Blog. We're a team of dog owners and dog lovers on a mission to give you simple and actionable advice on health, lifestyle and nutrition for dogs.

All our contributors are proud pet-parents and write first hand from both a practical and personal experience. Their beloved dogs are from different backgrounds, are different shapes and sizes and all unique. They all descended from the same breed a time long gone but have since evolved to have their own look, characteristics and personalities. It is with this unique perspective that we can offer insights and "slobber satisfaction" testimonials to everything we 'dog' about, (woof) blog about.

Please take the time to read of our stories.

Ripley - Managing Director

Ripley lead editor of Doggy Dream Team

Hi i'm Ripley

My family call me Rips' and i live in Reigate, Surrey. I'm 9 years old and my wolf pack origins are from the Labradoodle clan. I am chocolate in colouring and of a medium build. My family pack consists of mum, dad and my siblings Ella and Simeon.

I am regularly out walking, swimming and chasing squirrels. love a good stick to chew on as well. I love the great outdoors but equally comfortable inside, especially after a refreshing walk. Nothing better than relaxing on my bed and power napping as a reward for getting out and about.

My expertise is in toys, beds and woofing down dog food. 

Daryl Cygler

Having been a dog lover all my life it seemed like the natural thing to do and help out with the Doggy Dream Team. The longer I'm with the team the more I learn about dogs, dog health and their individual personalities.   

My dog timeline has been:

  • Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)
  • Labradoodle
  • Jack Russell

Away from the office, I dream of far off places and becoming a digital nomad. Enjoy the great outdoors and all the experiences that it brings, dogs included. Avid lover of water and swimming whether that may be in a pool, pond, lake or ocean. Goal is to swim the English channel solo.

Dream Breed: Great Dane

Veterinarian Claims

The Doggy Dream Team endeavours to ensure that our content is accurate, current, and user-focused. All medical claims relating to animals are checked by our team of veterinarian reviewers. Along with extensive experience in a variety of canine specialities, they bring added perspective due to their backgrounds in clinical practice, research, and animal care. First and foremost, they are dog owners and dog lovers.


Dr Pippa Elliott (BVMS MRCVS)

​Pippa Elliott BVMS MRCVS attended the University of Glasgow for five years, graduating in 1987 with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. Employed in small animal practice for thirty years, Pippa currently works as a veterinary locum. 

​Her career started in Portsmouth, working for the pet charity, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). After a spell in Australia, she worked in a busy north London Practice for 17 years,  where she still does locum work to this day.  ​She is an advocate of fear-free practice, caring for both the pet's mental and physical well-being.

​Pippa is obsessed by all things animal and can’t imagine life without four-legged friends in it. She lives near London and is pet parent to a lively Puggle (who is selectively obedient), four cats, and a bearded dragon.

We are currently sniffing out new members for the "DOGGY DREAM TEAM".

If you feel you have something to offer and would like to join the team.

You can find out more here!