Animals, especially dogs, have always been my passion. From a young age I wanted to work
with animals and undertook a variety of work experience placements between the ages of 16 and 18. One of these placements
included a week at Petsmart (now closed) and a day in their grooming parlour. When I was 17 I started to get involved
in animal rescue and at 18 I started a degree in Zoology but unfortunately this didn't lead me to the animal related jobs
I had hoped for.
After passing my driving test I decided to go back to college. I
undertook evening classes. As I am left handed I worried that perhaps this wasn't going to be a suitable career choice but
I'm glad I decided to take a chance as I absolutely loved doing the course and grooming on the whole. I gained my Level 2 & 3 in Dog Grooming and am proud of my certificates. A big thank you to our teacher.
In September 2008 I started Waggy
Tails Groomers, a mobile grooming business. After a steady start and with an initial client base that stayed with me throughout
my college training, things are going from strength to strength and I now welcome back even more regular customers time and
time again for an extra special pampering session.
As I am of petite build I do not have the physical strength to lift or control larger dogs. This is
the reason my business is focussed towards small and medium sized dogs.
I currently balance my grooming with a full time admin job. This is the reason I only offer evening
and weekend appointments at present. In the future I hope to be able to take on more grooming clients and start to offer appointments
on week days also.