Back in 2011 I had a successful career working in London as an Area Visual Merchandiser, despite this I felt the desire to explore a childhood dream to work with dogs. Having looked at the options, I decided to take the plunge and set-up my first dog-boarding business. I came across the Pets, Home and Gardens franchise run by Peter and Julie Maxted – it was a great fit! The opportunity made the leap to self-employment feel a little less risky. Peter and Julie were amazingly supportive throughout the process, and now 10 years on and the director of a home and pet-sitting agency that operates throughout the West Midlands, I look back on what a great grounding they gave me in business ownership.
Having been out of touch with Peter and Julie for a couple of years, I was delighted to see a social media post from Peter – they had launched a great new product that I could see immediately filled a gap in the market. Their newly formed company, Dog G8 is a versatile safety barrier that can be installed in pretty much any opening. I immediately saw the benefit for dog owners who may be working through behavioural issues and with staycations increasing in popularity I can really see the potential for owners travelling with their dogs.
My old boy Baxter is pretty steady nowadays but I need to ask Peter and Julie if this works for escape prone kittens!
If you’d like to know more about the product, check out their website. I can guarantee excellent customer service and a product you will be delighted with.