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Our Staff – Are Pawsome! #thebest

Get to know the friendly, fully trained, experienced and pup-loving people who will provide the best possible care and attention to your dog, along with cuddles!

The Waggery prides itself on providing you and your dog with a caring and personalised service. We are a small, hard working group of passionate dog lovers. Staff are fully trained in dog behaviour with years of experience. Basically our staff know dogs inside and out. Your dog will receive expert handling, care, cuddles, oh and did we mention FUN! We love nothing more than to see your dog having fun playing in a fully supervised cage free environment, providing them with lots of enrichment and plenty of fun and games. Our staff take the time to get to know all of our dogs, their play styles and how they behave in the daycare environment, are able to read and understand dog behaviours and can quickly identify any possible unwanted behaviours, and intervene if necessary before it develops.

Roy and her mates

Roy - Managing Director

G’day I’m Roy…and before you assume wrongly - I am a girl...a girl with a boys name...basically I’m like a dog straight outta Hollywood.

Now to get a few things straight – Regardless of what my Mum says, I am the boss around here. I am her first born and therefore heir to this business so I run the show and call the shots. In addition to all my MD jobs I’m also responsible for the quality testing of all toys, beds, fences, gates and leads. Everything is passed by me and unless I wag my tail like a mad woman it ain’t happening.

I’m so happy mum created this business for me – now I get to see my friends every day. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Tilly

Tilly - Office Manager

Oh hi I’m Tilly. I’m not really too sure what to write here…I’ve never been one for public speaking. I look after things in the office here at The Waggery. My main duties include keeping Mum’s feet warm and perfecting my sad dog eyes for sympathy pats.

Mum adopted me about 4 years ago…my life is so much better now I don’t have to chase sheep all day. I love it here at The Waggery – I am a lady of leisure and I am mad for it.

I look forward to nudging your hand so you continue to pat me very soon.

Tessa – Roy’s 2IC

Hi there, I’m Tessa and I am the proud owner and manager of The Waggery - Roy’s 2IC.

After many years working in different office environments I realised I had no desire to climb the corporate ladder so I took a chance and opened The Waggery. 

I have a deep love for dogs and their welfare and I also know firsthand how hard it is to leave your fur kid at home all day every day. They say if you work hard enough dreams come true! My dream was to create a place for owners to have their dogs cared for in a safe, friendly environment where they are free to interact and play with other dogs. I’ve worked hard for many years and think I can safely say I have now accomplished my dream. 

I feel honoured to have the trust of so many dog owners, it is not something I take lightly. 

My team and I love making life easier and guilt free for parents, and creating fun filled days for dogs. There is nothing I love more than greeting happy tail waggin’ dogs at the door.  

I’m so proud of our facilities and our trained and talented team. 

Roy, Tilly and I look forward to meeting and playing with you and your fur kid really soon.

Sharni

Sharni – Fun and Games Co-ordinator

Hello there! I’m Sharni. I have a real passion for dogs and have always wanted to pursue a career in the animal industry. I love coming to work each day and I am very lucky to love my job! 

I'm always furthering my knowledge through study, I’ve completed my Certificate III in Dog Behaviour and Training and Certificate III in Companion Animal Services. Getting to know each individual dog’s personalities and traits is just one of the things I love about working at The Waggery. I love to enrich dogs lives and am the creative genius behind many of the activities that the dogs participate in each week. I work closely alongside Roy, our Managing Director to ensure we have just the right balance of learning, games and fun.

I have two fur kids of my own, Tilly the Cavoodle and Marlee the Australian Shepherd – you will see them at The Waggery every Tuesday.

Jill - Chief  Cuddler

Hi I’m Jill and pairing with my name I am a bit of a Jack of all trades here at The Waggery. After 30 plus years in the meat retail world (25 of those in our own butcher shop) and not quite ready to retire. I jumped at the chance to work along side my daughter Tessa and here I am.

You will usually see me in reception saying “hi and bye” to all of our wonderful Waggers and their owners. Oh and cuddling, I am a great cuddler for any Wagger that needs one!

Brendan – Pawparatzi

Hiya, My name is Brendan! I always wanted to work with animals and what better way to get up in the morning than knowing you get to work with man’s best friend every day!

I’ve completed my Certificate III in Dog Training and Behavior and previously worked through the RSPCA in retail, education and re-adoption. I love being able to see dogs really getting to live their best lives and helping their owners learn how to take the best care of their furry friends!  Every dog we work with is quite different and I think the diversity and fun loving staff is what really makes The Waggery such a great place to be.

I have one dog Delilah the Greyhound X who often comes to The Waggery, she’s usually the awkward big dog trying to be a small lap dog.  

I can’t wait to meet you and all of your fur kids!

Leia – Tug of War Referee  

Hello, I’m Leia. I started in the animal industry six years ago when my customer service background helped me get a job with the RSPCA as an adoption officer and pet care advisor. I spent 4 years caring and helping rehabilitate rescue dogs. I then spent two years working reception at a vet clinic where I learned a lot about dog health and was always happy to help comfort any sick pets.

I have always loved dogs and have always had one, or two, by my side. I have owned working dogs in the past, but now have a young whippet named Gerty, who is slowly joining the Wednesday crew The Waggery. I hope to meet you and your fur babies, get to know their unique personalities - and make there day with us entertaining and interesting!

Liv – Professional Pooch Patter

G’day, I’m Liv! I have grown up on the family farm with sheep, cattle and potatoes. This is where I got my love for dogs, watching them work and use their natural instincts has always fascinated me. I have recently left my career in real estate from formal wear to work boots every day which is fabulous.

I’m working part time and pinch myself every day that I get to hang out – oh I mean “work” alongside some of the trendiest dogs in town.  

I’m excited to look after your fur kids like there my own.

Molly - Tail Wag Assessor

Hello, I’m Molly! Coming from farming background, I have been surrounded by animals my whole life and I absolutely love them. I even have seven doggies at home! After graduating high school, I started working as a roustabout and would spend every lunch break patting and cuddling the working dogs.

I’m so grateful to now spend my whole day playing, cuddling and caring for my furry friends at The Waggery and making sure they are having a tail waggin’ good time. I am so lucky to have a such a rewarding job and seeing the pure joy in your dog’s eyes makes my day.

I’m excited to get to know you and your fur kids!

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