Meet Our Staff

Where social dogs have too much fun

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…….

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Paula Shortreed

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.

Jen Wright

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.

Rachel Mackeigan

indexI’ve lived on the island my entire life. I’ve always wanted to work with animals. Caring for them just seems to come natural to me. Pet Pampering provides me an awesome opportunity to connect, and learn the different personality of each dog. Which i really enjoy, and getting to know the pet-parents that drop them off is an additional bonus! I grew up having cats since my living situation doesn’t allow dogs. But family members have dogs, which i spend time with!  On my days off I like to be with my friends and family, or just relax at home.

Brian Wattie

indexAnimals have always been a large part of my life, from my 4-H clubs living in Quesnel, to my countless canine friends throughout my life in British Columbia. For the majority of my life I lived on a small farm where there were always many animals around me, dogs especially, and it was by being around them every day that I developed a deep love and respect for all animals.

Pet Pampering is the best opportunity I could have asked for while living on this beautiful island and continuing my studies. Being able to be around animals for any amount of time brings me out of the systematic way of life and really makes me happy. It’s not always possible to own a dog in this city, but I’m am very glad I found a wonderful alternative.

Lauren Bailey

laurenI was born in Chilliwack BC and then moved to England where I was raised. I love adventuring outside my comfort zone, travelling, and most of all – I love animals. Growing up I was always around animals of all sizes, as I was always near farms and stables. When I was six years old I started horseback riding, which I have continued ever since, and it has done more for me than I can describe. I have always had a soft spot for dogs, but never had the chance to have one growing up. Pet Pampering gave me the opportunity to be surrounded by dogs all day and get paid to help look after them! I love working here because I have always been interested in animal behavior, and it is further educating me as I pursue a degree in zoology.

Brianne Beaumont

brianneI was born in Victoria and have lived here pretty much my whole life. I love all animals and have always had pets around growing up. I started riding horses when I was 9 years old and haven’t stopped since. I’m majoring in Biology at university in the hopes of one day being able to do something with animals. I’ve never had a dog of my own, so working at Pet Pampering allows me to be around them all day!