Originally from London, England, where we both worked for the Metropolitan Police Service in London, we have been Pet Professionals in the United States since 2007.
We attempted to open our first facility in Land O Lakes, Fl, in 2008. Still, the global financial crisis hindered our progress. However, through our franchise, we had an opportunity to relocate and take over a facility in NC, which we did until 2018.
We made many furry and human friends in our high-end open-play daycare and boarding center. Our adopted Beagle Billy-Bob went through the Canine Good Citizen program and became a certified Therapy Dog. Kirsty became an Honest Kitchen Brand Guru, taking an active interest in holistic well-being, including nutrition. After struggling to find a suitable groomer, Kirsty went to a grooming school, in South Carolina, for twelve weeks. After lots of hard work, our salon eventually became AKC Safety Certified. We went through the Pet Tech® First Aid and CPR program twice as students and ensured that all of our team also trained in the latest pet care and safety standards. We learned so much, and communicating verbally and non-verbally with animals is now second nature!
At the end of our franchise term, we opted not to renew and set up our independent boarding facility specializing in puppies, special needs, and senior pets. The facility was an empty warehouse space, so we undertook all of the design and non-code work ourselves, including installing rubber flooring, drywall, and doorways. Our State Kennel Inspector was so impressed that he held us up as the model for other businesses. In 2021, we sold the business and returned to Land O Lakes.
While setting up this business, we wanted to refresh our first aid knowledge and tried to find a local PetTech® class. Unfortunately, we could not find any active instructors within the State! Although we could not find any student classes, in January 2022, Pet Tech® offered an instructor's course in Boynton Beach. As we did with the grooming, if you can't find somebody, do it yourself! We decided that it would be an excellent opportunity to add this as a service to add to our current options. Kirsty successfully graduated and is now offering classes to 'Improve the Quality of Pets' Lives, One Pet Parent at a Time'.™.
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