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Career change has its rewards for Inverness animal lover


By Gregor White


Inverness ‘pet nanny’ Diane Main is happy she took the plunge.
Inverness ‘pet nanny’ Diane Main is happy she took the plunge.

An Inverness woman has turned her passion for pets into pounds with the launch of a new pet care venture offering dog walks, pet sitting and home visits.

Diane Main has launched MyWaggyTails Inverness after a career specialising in microbiology for the food industry which saw her working for various companies around the UK.

She returned to her home town of Inverness where she became a retail auditor, vetting food safety and health and safety for big name supermarkets, restaurant and retail chains.

However, a change in management at the firm she was working for led her to question her career.

After a few months of soul-searching, she decided on a total career change by working with the MyWaggyTails national franchise.

Covering Dalneigh, Ballifeary, Scorguie, Kinmylies, Leachkin, Bught, Clachnaharry and Holm, it provides a pet care service and a Friendly Pooch Perfect Pub Walk, where Diane, dog owners and their four-legged friends visit dog-welcoming public houses once a month, with a £2 donation from each participant going to Dogs Trust and Lost Dogs.

“I’m so happy to have taken the plunge into a new work life as a ‘pet nanny’,” Diane said.

“Being able to channel my love of animals for the benefit of other people’s pets is really rewarding and I look forward to giving pet owners peace of mind while they work or are busy doing other things. ”

The MyWaggyTails franchise was launched by marketeer and business consultant Randle Stonier last year.

He said: “We’re thrilled to have Diane join our group of passionate pet lovers, to now offer our first-class standard of pet care across this area of Inverness.”



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