My name is Nikol and I look forward to meeting you and your pets. I was brought up in a home that had lots of different pets in it; cats hamsters, fish and always dogs. My parents always included me in the care of our animals and made it clear that it’s a responsibility as well as a joy. So I took my turn cleaning out fish tanks or hamster cages, but my greatest joy was always the time spent with our dogs. Fish and hamsters can be fascinating, but with a dog it’s a two way thing, you love them and they love you back! I have my own pet, Tara, she’s a husky, very playful and full of energy. Being a pet sitter and dog walker suits me down to the ground, I love the variety of spending time with lots of different animals but my favourite part of the work is still talking dogs for long walks.