Our Staff are Amazing. They make our little business work, and provide one of the most engaging play environments for dogs you will find on Vancouver Island. So when you drop of your dog here, you are leaving their care to these hard working, dedicated and trusted people. Over time we all get to know your dog and their particular quirks and foibles and provide the particularized play experience they need. We get to know them almost as much as you do, and love them as if they were our own. So find out more about the people you have entrusted your canine family member too.
Tracy Thomsen – Owner of Pet Pampering
I was born and raised on a farm. By the age of five I was responsible for taking care of the chickens and the horses and helping with the cows. My love for animals seemed like a natural course for me. I did rodeos and rode English competitively for 15 years. I grew up riding horses and motorcycles on our 40 acre farm in Prince George…….
I was born in Duncan BC and have two teenage children who I have raised on my own. I love all animals especially dogs and cats, but cant have a dog in my living arrangements. I like working at pet pampering because I get to work outside, be myself and work in a positive environment. Family is important to me I have 2 twin brothers I like to spend time with. I like to mountain bike and do other outdoor activities on my days off. In the future I would like to travel more.
I was born in Victoria and have lived in the area all my life. I have two young children I have raised on my own with the help of my family. My grandma and mom are big parts of my life and help me with my kids. I love dogs but can’t have a dog now as life is too busy, but can get my dog fix at work. I have been at Pet Pampering for four years. I like working at pet pampering because I love the dogs, the clients are great and it is a fun place to work. I like to be outdoors and I like my fellow workers. On my days off I like to spend time with my friends and family.
I was born and raised in Port Alberni and found my way to Victoria several years ago. I am enjoying this awesome city and appreciate the less amount of rain that Victoria has!
I have been working at pet pampering for over a year now and very much enjoy the time I get to spend with the dogs. I always wanted a dog growing up but never had the opportunity and life circumstances right now are still not conducive to owning my own furry friend. Working at pet pampering seemed like and has turned out to be the perfect solution.
I especially like the days when I go out into the field with all the dogs and find myself smiling and in a better mood almost immediately. One dog’s unconditional love is great but you should see what it is like to have more than five dogs around you and showing you unconditional affection!!
I look forward to the day when I can have my own dog and when it is me on the other side of the gate at pet pampering dropping off my friend
Having grown up on a small farm Caitlin has always been surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes. She got involved in the 4H horse, poultry, and sheep clubs, and eventually became the president for five years. After graduating high school Caitlin worked seasonally leading trail rides all over B.C. and Alberta, and travelled all over central America. After travelling Caitlin decided to settle down with her boyfriend and got a Jack Russell Terrier named Chief, and shortly after that a mini Aussie named Sage. After putting both of the dogs through beginner and advanced obedience with flying colours, we thought we would give agility a try! The dogs absolutely loved it! Caitlin has recently moved to Victoria to pursue her career in social work, herbalism, and paramedicine. I can’t imagine life without our canine friends, and I couldn’t be happier spending my days with dogs of all shapes and sizes, and I get paid for it!!!
I grew up on the busy Mainland in a family of animal lovers. I learned at an early age how to handle and respect dogs and am happy to be able to have a job that I love, working with the animals that I love. In the past, while working in the veterinary field, I learned how to handle all types of dogs, administer medicine, dress wounds and treat infections.
I am currently attending, via distance education, the Thompson Rivers University Social Service Worker Certificate Program. Once that is completed, I will complete my schooling with the University of Victoria Distance program and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.
In my spare time, my husband and I do various outdoor activities with our two dogs like hiking and camping. I also enjoy reading, watching sports, gardening and playing with my stepson. I spent 2011 and the first half of 2012 with the Abbotsford Police Victim Service Program on the Mainland, but have now settled down here on the Island.
Born and raised in a rural part of Victoria, I have worked and helped out on farms ever since I can remember. Hanging out with whatever animals were around was my favourite pass-time and still is. I was in the Saanich 4-H horse club for 8 years, until I graduated from high school, and now I’m going to Camosun College studying business. I am lucky enough to have a horse, a dog, and a cat to keep me busy in my not-so-frequent spare time and when I’m not with them I try to go exploring in the outdoors as much as possible. The dogs, people, and environment at Pet Pampering are awesome, and they give me a reason to be excited to go to work.
Animals have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up on a farm in Duncan BC with my parents and older sister. I rode horses competitively for 7 years, and I’ve spent many years helping my family look after our Angora goats, Icelandic ponies, sheep, and three amazing dogs. I have spent the last few years working in the fitness industry, and now I am excited to say that I am working towards my future in the dog industry! I am half way to becoming a certified groomer, and I have plans to do some more schooling in dog training. This wouldn’t be a complete bio if I didn’t mention my own two fantastic dogs Ari the pug, and Gus the boston terrier. They are a huge part of my life, and now that I work at Pet Pampering, I am happy to say that I can spend every second with them, both at work, and at home! Some might say I’m a little dog crazy, and my response to that is…”yes, yes I am!”. I love working at Pet Pampering because of the amazing staff, and the amazing dogs that come stay with us. I also love being outside and doing physical work. Taking care of dogs, and making sure that they have a fun, safe, and comfortable home away from home makes me feel so fulfilled, and I’m so lucky to be able to o something I love.
I have lived on Vancouver Island my entire life and have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. I was lucky enough to have pets in the household though out my years at home, and once I had my own place I adopted my Staffordshire terrier Cali two from the Victoria SPCA shelter. I bought my first horse at 15 years old, and have taken care of her on my own for five years now. I recently got another horse in June 2013, my good friend and I adopted her from a lady on the Island. I have a strong passion for animals, and have been a vegetarian for 12 years! I love working at pet pampering because I am surrounded by fluffy four legged friends all day long, and it is fun getting to know some really great dogs.