Just thought I would say a little bit about myself as to how and why I have come to doing what I am doing.
I have always lived with dogs throughout my life. My childhood was average but I have always felt a bit different and had trouble but didn’t think anything of it, just thought it was me.
When I hit my teens, I had a very traumatic experience and found myself homeless in a battered women’s refuge. I suffered with depression and anxiety, I was medicated but nothing major. I was up and down for years but had no diagnosis for anything. Skip a few years I met my partner and we were together for 10 years, I managed to start a dog grooming business and have been doing that for 8 years now. In that time, I was up and down like a yo-yo not knowing what was wrong with me. We eventually split up and I was at the breaking point of my life then I took an overdose and ended up in a coma. All my life I’ve had to fight with voices in my head telling one thing or another. After I came out of hospital there was only one way to go and that was up. I started seeing the psychiatrist every week and found out I had bipolar which was a massive shock but a big relief because now I know my actions were because of a mental illness.
My next stage was to beat this and not let it beat me, this is why I have chosen the staff for my first dog to help as I feel very strongly that they are misunderstood just like I was all those years.
My dogs have helped me through so much in dark times. Bella my Staff is the most loving dog I’ve ever known and has earned the job of being my mascot.
I am now in full recovery and on a very good path so now I am going to put all my fighting energy into the dogs and the rescue program.
I am starting with staffies as they are a breed close to my heart and are a very misunderstood dog. As the business grows, I will add other breeds into it.
Dogs are my life and I’d like you to think for 2 minutes how they can change yours!!!!