At Dances with Woofs our aim is to provide a friendly, courteous, responsible, reliable, professional and trustworthy service which your pets love. These are also some of the qualities we look for from our team members. Most importantly, they must love all animals and genuinely enjoy working outdoors and definitely not just in the summer!
Dances with Woofs are a talented bunch....as well as being dedicated dog and animal lovers we have animal care management specialists, amateur photographers, riding instructors and designers on our team. As a team we are always looking to learn more about animals and animal welfare. You'll often find us with our note pads and pens on an animal training course.
Rachael - Chief Indian aka Owner of Dances with Woofs
Although I work in the commercial world as a manager my real true love and not so secret passion is all things animals! I just love escaping from the fast paced world to spending time outdoors in the beautiful, calming countryside with the woofers and not forgetting the equally stunning horses. I can not remember a time in my life without animals - as a child my ponies and dogs consumed my life, what wonderful memories they've all given me and shaped me into the caring, committed & determined person I am today.
As a child, I was determined to work with animals, much to the dismay of my parents. My early career with horses led me to qualify as a riding instructor BHSAI, working and training both in the UK & overseas with many of the greats of both the Eventing & Dressage world and alongside Veterinarians - I loved my work and the opportunities it brought.
At a certain age, as my parents warned me - darn....they were always right, I had to grow up to support my future and those usual life fundamentals of funding a mortgage, bills & holidays etc. This meant re-training for a life long career which led me into the corporate world. However, I vowed never to leave the animal kingdom and continued riding, teaching, competing and taking care of other peoples pets, farms & homes whilst they couldn't be home due to work or holiday commitments. With this Dances with Woofs was born and the balance still works perfectly for my clients, the team and myself - it really is a true love!
Rebbeca - Woofer Extraordinaire, Dog Trainer, Groomer, Assistant Animal Care Manager