Jo and I met at an animal handling course I was giving at Wiltshire College over 10 years ago. I wouldn’t say it was love at first sight for us, but we definitely shared a love of animals straight away!
We Love Pets was just starting out then and when I got talking to her about why she was in my course, I realised Jo and her business were different.
I’ve worked with animals my whole life. It’s a passion that has taken me all over the world from Borneo to America to Germany and many places in between. From rehabilitating aggressive dogs to searching for Pigmy Elephants – I’ll work with any species in any way they need.
My upbringing was surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes – birds of prey, goats, dogs, poultry and they all fascinated me. Observing them and understanding their behaviour became second nature and set me on a path I couldn’t have imagined.
This path eventually led me into teaching and that’s not only how I met my wife, but it’s also one of the ways I continue my work through We Love Pets.
I make sure that our standards of safety and animal care are not just where they should be in terms of the law, but in terms of our own We Love Pets exacting standards. Nothing gets past me!
But it’s not all rules and regulations. I couldn’t be happier that my legacy to our children will be a business that puts animals at the heart of everything because it’s always been that way for me too.