Meet The Pack!
The Hop & Scotch Pack have experienced first hand the problems facing dog owners living increasingly busy and demanding lives in a suburban environment. Recognizing the need for a service that gives both dog and owner a break, Hop & Scotch ensures the limited time they do get to spend together will be a joyous one.
Every member of the Hop & Scotch team has completed the Animal-Aid Canine Behaviour Workshop as well as our vigorous in-house training programs. Although we strive to make every dogs day as enriched and exciting as possible we also strive to lead the industry in doggy (and human) safety.
Meet the Pack behind Hop & Scotch!
Michael: Pack Leader
Though completely dog nuts, Michael’s career in business started off with chickens (of the Kentucky Fried variety!) After three years managing his local KFC store, Michael branched out into small business. The decision about what sort of business to start came easily - in what other job do you get to spend as much time playing outside with heaps of four-legged furry friends? And so Hop & Scotch was born and Michael has never looked back!
Sharon: Groomer Extraordinaire
A professional groomer for over 10 years, Sharon is the master behind all your dogs’ cute new cuts. When she isn’t knee deep in clipped fur at Hop & Scotch, Sharron spends her time raising three boys – all under the age of 10! Her job at Hop & Scotch has also paid off for her pooch Cadbury, who hangs out at Daycare while his mum clips, combs and cuddles.
Jess: Customer Care (both 2-legged and 4!)
If your dog is already a Hop & Scotcher, chances are he or she knows Jess pretty well. Currently studying Science at The University of Melbourne, Jess applied for her job at Hop & Scotch to cure her insatiable love for dogs. Jess walks and plays with the daycare dogs, and takes some of the awesome photos that are uploaded daily onto the Hop & Scotch Facebook page.
Amie: Customer Care
Amie has been with us since 2011 when she became our lead walker and pet sitter. She now has a role at our centre playing with our pooch friends and helping them to look absolutely beautiful in our grooming salon. She'll be finishing her Science degree at the University of Melbourne at the end of this year.
Rose: Customer Care
Formerly an attendant at a Pet Shop in Chirnside Park Rose has joined our team in order to take on a more interactive role with dogs. She completed her training in early 2012 and is now one of the smiling faces that will greet you and your dog in the morning/evening and give them cuddles and play throughout the day.
Chantal: Our feet on the street
Chantal is currently our walker and pet sitter and will soon be joining our team at the daycare centre in Blackburn. If you see someone from Hop & Scotch walking dogs along the Yarra chances are it's Chantal so say hello. Chantal is a graduate with a Bachelor of Animal Veterinary Bioscience and has a strong interest in animal health, welfare and future aspirations towards working with the RSPCA