Jacqui left behind a 12 year career in the pharmaceutical industry to pursue her dream of working with dogs. She is a life-long animal lover and remembers growing up with her two dogs (cindy and benji), many cats, hamsters, rabbits, and fish.
In 2007, Daisy and Dougal came into Jacqui's life and they were her inspiration to open Hairy Babies. In 2009, Jacqui then attended the prestigious “Dublin School of Dog Grooming” where she was taught by owners and champion groomers, Faye Guthrie & Paddy Brosnan. She successfully completed her grooming training and received “Top of the Class” with a high level Distinction Award.
Since then, two more dogs, Milo and Kasey have been added to the Hairy Babies family. According to Jacqui, being a loving dog owner is a very important part of being a successful dog groomer as you gain valuble experience you simply cannot get without owning and caring for a dog... “It allows you to connect with the dogs on a personal level, which makes the grooming experience much more enjoyable for you and them..."
”“When an owner leaves a dog with me,” Jacqui says, "I treat that dog like my own, offering them the love, care and attention they deserve when they visit hairy babies for a special one on one grooming experience.
Jacqui is a loving mom to her three dogs, all of which own her heart!
Likes: Animals, dogs of all breeds and sizes and meeting other dog owners.
Dislikes:Cruelty to animals and dogs being abandoned.
Favourite Pastime: Long walks with her dogs.