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Teacher’s pet care business launches in Blackwood

A former teacher has announced the launch of a new pet care service in Blackwood.

Sarah Davies left a 20-year teaching career to launch a We Love Pets franchise on 1 May, the fourth We Love Pets franchise in Wales. Davies is now pet first aid trained, police checked and fully insured and has also completed a City and Guilds qualification in dog walking.

Davies said: “I began thinking of a change in career around two years ago during a stressful time at work. Having always been surrounded by animals ranging from three Beagles, hamsters, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs and a chinchilla, I knew that this would be an exciting change of direction. I started looking at pet businesses and dog walking services in my area so I could pursue something I enjoy.

“I can’t wait to get started. We’re so lucky to live here as you are never too far away from the stunning, beautiful rolling hills and countryside of Wales. There are many country lanes, woods, canals, valley walks, mountains and parks nearby like Cwmcarn Scenic drive, Sirhowy valley walk, Pen Y Fan pond, Penallta park, Cwmbran boating lake and Pontypool park.”

Joanne White, We Love Pets company director, said: “We are so happy that Sarah has joined us and is starting the fourth We Love Pets franchise in Wales. We are committed to driving the business forward and expanding by delivering excellent customer service and staff training.

“Franchisees are trained in managing staff performance, motivating and looking after a team, and there is also an e-learning platform plus an intranet site providing a one-stop shop to training, advice and support.”

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