Career change has its rewards for Inverness animal lover
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.”