Mini Mutts Retreat is a small family business managed by myself, and supported by my husband Andy. I'm Vikki, and it was my passion for dogs and a love of the great outdoors that led to a career change in 2014, starting out as 'k-nine to five' before rebranding to 'Mini Mutts Retreat' - inspired by our own three mixed breed 'smallies', who like many small dogs, are more comfortable around others their own size. Andy has a background in the RAF and catering and now works part-time so is here to help out during busy periods. We're proud to provide an uncompromised standard of loving care, exactly as we would expect for our own beloved 'smallies'
Then there's 'the girls' - our three lovely resident mutts. Missy is our senior girl at nearly 12 years young, then there's Mila who we adopted from 'Serbia's Forgotten Paws' a charity we're proud to support We went on to foster Penny but failed wonderfully as she completely stole our hearts and we couldn't bare to let her go.
Personal & Professional Achievements: I've twice had the honour of judging the Stubbington Fun Dog Show (2015 & 2017) organised by Canine Communications Dog Training in Gosport. In 2013 I travelled to Serbia with a group of volunteers to spend a week working at the dog shelter - it was one of the most heartbreaking experiences of my life. I have also completed a number of dog related courses including Rescue Adoption Homechecker, Understanding Canine Body Language and Behaviour, Canine 1st Aid, Introduction to Canine Massage, and the 2018 Victoria Stillwell Dog Behaviour Conference.