About Waggle & Walk

Waggle & Walk is a fully insured (with National Petsitters Association) dog walking and pet sitting service, with up to date references and a CRB check. These documents if required will be presented to the client at their first free consultation visit.

Waggle & Walk is owned by Georgina, who is passionate about the care and welfare of animals. Georgina has always been a lover of animals and had her fair share of cats and dogs whilst growing up. Her first involvement in caring for animals outside of her home began in 2006 when she became a volunteer for the RSPCA in Cairns Australia, at this time; she also completed an animal studies course for which she received a certificate.

After volunteering for 2.5 years Georgina decided to return to the UK and change her career from a secretary to a job working with animals as this was something that she had always aspired to do. She started out this desire by working at a vetinary surgery as a vetinary nurses assistant in Tiptree, Essex. Jobs that she carried out on a day to day basis included:

  • Consultations with clients prior to surgery
  • Preparing the theatre before and after surgery
  • Supporting the vetinary surgeon in theatre
  • Monitoring animals responses post surgery
  • Checking administration of medicine
  • General animal care
  • Secretarial duties

This then followed with a job as a full time animal care assistant for the RSPCA Weathersfield, Essex.
This again involved a variety of jobs including:

  • Assisting with inspection and treatment of animals
  • Checking animals for signs of infection or abnormalities
  • General care, administering of first aid and medicines
  • Implanting of microchips
  • Building and maintaining customer relationships
  • General secretarial duties

At this time she also enrolled at Otley College, Suffolk to complete her level two dog grooming course which she passed achieving an NVQ City and Guilds certificate.

Through working for the RSPCA and vets Georgina has gained substantial experience and continues to recognise that although it is hard work, working with animals is a fantastic and very rewarding career.

Georgina now feels that she is ready to expand her horizons further, sharing her experiences with others through developing her own business, hence the introduction of Waggle & Walk.