About Me

There are no bad days when you come home to a dog’s love!

Whether your dog is booked with Barking Buddies for a walk, a groom pamper, pet sitting or a pet taxi transfer, I always ensure the animals welfare needs are met to comply with the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Why choose Barking Buddies?

  • Fully Insured, CRB checked and GDPR trained
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Qualified Dog Groomer
  • Pet First Aid Qualified
  • CPD certified certificates in Dog Walking, Pet Sitting and Dog Behavior
  • Professionally fitted vehicle with secure kennels, DEFRA Pet Ventilation and observance camera’s
  • Friendly, personal, caring and reliable service
  • I love the company of dogs

About Me

My love for animals began from my family upbringing in the Scottish countryside. My mum had a pet shop so I was surrounded by many pets. We had dogs, cats, horses, parrots, budgies, rabbits, hamsters, chickens, fish, a gerbil and a chinchilla.

Moving to Cornwall my love of dogs grew when I rescued a staffi x ridgeback called Stella. For 12 years Stella gave me loyalty, love and laughter. She brought a joy to my life and touched the hearts of many. Training and stability transformed her character and I volunteered with her as a Pets as Therapy Dog.

My current dogs are the Barking Buddies logo. They are Olly, a Golden Doodle (although he is black) and little Gem a Pugalier. I rehomed both dogs separately and over 5 years they have created a beautiful bond with each other and also with me. They share my bed and every morning I wake up feeling very blessed to have them share my life. I also have 2 chirpy budgies, Buddy and Kiwi and a 13 year old cat called Floyd.

My love of animals shows in my nature and how I treat them while in my care. When starting a friendship with your pet I aim to form a mutual trust from the initial meeting. I always welcome new paws to Barking Buddies from the heart and with a huge smile.

After my 30 year career as a chef I retrained to pursue a new chapter and share my passion for dogs. I studied at Duchy College for 2 years to gain my City & Guilds level 3 Dog Grooming Qualifications. I have set up a private garden groom room and I am excited to be able to welcome dogs big or small. I also have a professionally fitted dog vehicle and offer Dog Walking, Dog Sitting and Pet Taxi Services.

I look forward to meeting you all soon!


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73 Saracen Way, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8PR