ABOUT US

The Cockapoo

Lottie

Lottie is one-of-a-kind, she is a cute ball of fluff with a big attitude!

She loves a cuddle from the people she loves, but she takes no messing.

She can demolish a toy in a minute, but will always hide the special ones to play with later. 

Our Story

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As a child I would find frogs and snails in my garden and keep them as pets for the rest of the day, as I grew up and became more responsible, lots of pets came in and out of my life including fish, rabbits, hamsters and a dog - Lottie, all of which have helped to build up my passion for animals.

In 2011 I began my degree in Animal Studies, it was during this degree I was able to expose myself to numerous area's of the animal sector. I was lucky enough to volunteer at The Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay for 18 months, under-go work experience in a wildlife rescue and zoo in Cumbria and eventually gain my first animal based job as a Veterinary Auxilliary Nurse for Celyn Vet group. 

I worked at Celyn Vets for a year and a half and took some time out to live and travel in Australia. It was my time here that inspired me to set up Lottie's Lodge. I worked in a dog daycare and groomers for 6 months which enabled me to see a different and very enjoyable side to pet care. 

 

When I returned back to the UK after the most amazing, challenging and unforgettable 15 months of my life, I was lucky enough to re-gain my job at Celyn Vets. Once again, I was doing the thing I loved the most - caring for a variety of animals. However, I knew it was time to take the plunge and start my own business where I could use all of my experience and knowledge to make life easier for pet owners and so Lottie's Lodge was created.

Following this, I was able to complete my Level 3 City & Guilds Dog Grooming diploma, which provided me with the skills and knowledge necessary to open up Lottie's Lodge Grooming Salon in May 2017.