a little bit about us
Mini Mutts is a small family business run by myself and my husband Andy. We share our home with our own 3 mini mutts Missy, Mila, and Penny who have us very well trained in all aspects of the 'How to be a devoted pooch parent' handbook.
In 2014, after working in Local Government for 10 years I decided to develop my passion for dogs and a little business know how, into a business to have a happier, healthier work life, setting up my own dog walking business 'K-nine to five' which soon became very busy, allowing me to take things in a direction that suited me better - specialising in small dogs, so after a little re-brand we became 'Mini Mutts', the name being inspired by our own three small mixed breed dogs (but of course we love and welcome posh pooches too !)
In 2018 Andy decided to go part-time in his own job to become involved with the business and spend more time with the Mini Mutts.
We're involved with fundraising for the charity 'Serbia's Forgotten Paws' after adopting Mila from them in 2012, then in 2013 I travelled there on a self funded trip to work at the shelter for a week, an experience that was both heartbreaking and rewarding. We later fostered Penny but failed wonderfully as she stole our hearts and became our 3rd resident Mini Mutt.
Professional & Personal Achievements: I've twice had the honour of judging the Stubbington Fun Dog Show (2015 & 2017) organised by Canine Communications Dog Training in Gosport, and have completed a number of dog related courses including: Rescue Homechecker (2014), Understanding Canine Body Language and Behaviour (2015), Canine 1st aid (2014 & 2016), Introduction to Canine Massage (2018), and have attended the Victoria Stilwell Dog Behaviour Conference - a 3 day event (2018)
Andy has a background in the RAF and in catering and his homemade liver cake is a firm favourite with our guests.