Jacqui Smith, like many of us had hit a road block in her career and was on a journey to discover what her real passion in life was. In a bid to find some inspiration, she typed the word ‘dogs’ into JobSeek and eight months later she is the trusted furry-god mother to so many amazing puppies and pooches!
WHAT IS FURRY TALES…?
Furry tails is a locally run dog washing/grooming business that comes right to your door!
HOW DID FURRY TAILS COME ABOUT.. come to life?
Furry Tails was born out of a sheer love for dogs and their happiness. My dream wasn’t fully realised until I had hit a roadblock in my career. While on a journey to discover my passion, I had typed the word ‘dogs’ into JobSeek hoping to be inspired, and that’s when a mobile dog wash company popped up!
This sparked the idea, and I realised this could be the career I had always dreamed of. I started investigating further, and volunteered at a veterinary clinic assisting in the grooming of the dogs. It was so great! I found that my love of dogs and their wellbeing had led me to the perfect job. I have a background in graphic design so used those skills to create my branding. I wanted it to be to be clean, eye catching and fun, so I recreated something I had been drawing since kindergarten, a dog under a rainbow. And that’s how my furry tail story began!
HOW LONG HAS FURRY TAILS BEEN UP + RUNNING FOR?
Eight wonderful months
EVERYBODY HAS SOMETHING.. what do you love about your job?
Being a furry god mother to all the wonderful dogs out there and being able to pamper them and make them sparkle! PLUS I get to pat all the dogs which is just the dream and I meet so many lovely people on the way.
IS YOUR JOB EXCITING.. or do you just play with dogs all day?
It’s definitely exciting because I play with dogs all day! There is a lot of excitement that comes with visiting new/returning dogs and getting to know them. Most of the dogs are fantastic and take a bath like a champ, others can be tricky but that’s why I always have a wide range of locally made tasty treats with me at all times! I win them over. Some dogs can be cheeky but I try to create a positive experience for all my furry tail creatures so that they enjoy their bath time.
WHAT IS PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE OF FURRY TALES?
My hopes for the future are to grow the business and expand my customer database around Geelong and surrounds. I have plans to expand the business into other areas, for example, home-made dog treats, cologne sprays and hand-made dog collars.
I see Furry Tails potentially expanding into a franchise down the track. I’d love to give other people the opportunity to work at an amazing job that is super fur-fulling.
HOW DO I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.. get in contact + find out more?
Give me a call or text on 0404 706 506 to book an appointment!