I have lived in Oxford for over 40 years, attending Matthew Arnold School, Oxford College, Buckingham Chilterns University and Oxford Brookes University.
After many years in management, consultancy and charity work, I set up Walkies in 2011 to provide a professional dog walking service in Oxford, making the decision that I wanted to work for myself, and there would be nothing better than working with dogs. Being bought up with dogs has given me a lifetimes experience of dog ownership, and I have worked hard to gain knowledge to enable me to reliably and safely walk dogs for my clients.
I have two rescue Border Terriers of my own. Peanut (AKA The Duchess) who is getting on in years and is a real diva! She doesn't walk with us as she came to me with dog aggression issues, and suffers from hip dysplasia and arthritis. Edward is a youngster and is my 'bonkers border'. He loves walking with the Walkies dogs and has endless energy. He was badly treated as a pup and came to me as a very scared youngster, after spending the first 8 months of his life unsocialised. The world was a very scary place for him and now he lives life to the full..
I also ride and keep horses. I have two, a nutty Welsh Cob, Storm, and a Welsh Part-bred, Biscuit, who I bred from my daughters jumping pony.
I have assistants who help me out, picking up dogs and walking with the group.