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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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.



I was born in Victoria and have lived here my whole life. I’m a huge animal lover and always had pets growing up,

which now includes my new chihuahua puppy! After becoming a dog trainer I fell in love with being able to help owners and their dogs and I knew it was something I’d always want to be involved in. I couldn’t think of a better place to work.

On my days off I like a good mix of relaxing and getting outside. I come from a family of water lovers. Whether it’s rowing, swimming, fishing, or just going to the beach we love it all.





I was born in Nakusp, BC, and I recently moved to Victoria to pursue my dream of working around dogs. I’m a certified dog trainer, and I’m learning as much as possible about dogs to better both my life and theirs. I spend my time off hanging out with my boy, Duke.

Samantha N.

I’m a born and raised islander with a passion for the outdoors and animals. I’ve been around animals all my life and working with dogs for the past 10 years. I have a special interest in canine nutrition and health and have worked towards gaining knowledge and experience through work at veterinary clinics to provide the best care for your dogs. I love being able to get to know each and every dog here and all their quirks! When I’m not at work I’m spending time with my own dog, Skookumchuck, and my son, Grayson. We’re usually outside hiking, gardening, camping or fishing or inside painting, baking or cooking. Thank you for trusting us with your loved ones! I promise to love and care for them with all my heart!


Eddie Silvestri

Working with dogs at pet pampering has and continues to be a rewarding experience, I go to work being excited to be in an outdoor environment with dogs in a social and playful setting. It is a stimulating environment where I get to take pride in providing safety, care, and play to humanities best friend. I am grateful to have a day to day work experience where I can build meaningful bonds with dogs, their owners, and co workers who share the same passions.

Most importantly the dogs I work and play with remind me daily of the virtues of love, affection, play, and living in the present, and I’m eternally grateful for their unwavering ability to inspire me to hold those virtues in my life.

Breanne Werner

I was born and raised in Powell River, BC and moved to Victoria full time in 2021 to pursue a Psychology degree at UVic. I grew up with dogs and I miss my three pups at home! I love working at Pet Pampering because it fills up my dog-o-meter and I love the experience of meeting all of the dogs and their owners! I am passionate about caring for dogs and keeping them safe and happy.

When I’m not working I spend my time hanging out with my roommates and exploring the Victoria area, as well as keeping up with my studies!

Jen Xamin

Hi, my name is Jen and dogs provide me with so much joy in my life.  I’ve worked at two other dog daycares in the past when I lived in North Vancouver and Edmonton.  I’ve been working in landscaping for many years in Victoria, providing plants and flowers with lots of love.  I decided to return to loving and caring for dogs this year.  Providing dogs with safety and love is very rewarding.


Carissa Kirk

I grew up in Alberta, graduated from UBC in 2020 and moved to Victoria in July of 2021. My love of dogs brought me to Pet Pampering, where I can always sneak in some pets and snuggles throughout the shift. I use my marketing background to put together our social media posts (follow us on FB, IG, and TikTok!) and my external work involves digital illustration, design, and acrylic painting. I spend my spare time in the sunshine, being crafty, or baking —  I’d please share recipes with me!