Rita, registered as Howlett Miranda at her Kennel Club, is an Airedale and attends work at the Leeds office.

She is very well travelled having attended a conference with Counsel in London, two ASPD meetings in Birmingham and board meetings in Liverpool.

Airedales were first bred in Bingley and were used during the First World War to carry messages through trenches. Rita is far too sociable for such a task, especially if there are any rabbits or squirrels in the vicinity. Other than chasing the local wildlife, Rita enjoys walking, running, her squeaky toys, but most of all completely ignoring her owner John Grant when he asks her to come.