Meet the daycare team
The Willow Tree was a dream come true for Georgie and a long time coming. Georgie started her love of animals when in college studying animal care and then her career farming and working with sheep dogs before having her children.
Georgie supported by her family and friends put in place a plan to begin the doggy daycare on very sentimental family land and here we are!
She is very proud of the business which is based on very firm ethics and animal welfare standards spearheaded by a love of dogs and a fantastic team.
Hannah has been with us since before our doors opened to the public in November 2016, she is often the one you catch on the phone and email making sure everything is running smoothly.
Hannah has two Dalmatians at home Coda & Tegan and regularly shows these, regularly qualifying for Crufts.
A great knowledge of group behaviour, training and managing our group of dogs ensuring that everyone is happy during their stay with us.
Hannah is very much the backbone of the daycare and such an asset to our team and dogs.
Health, Safety & Maintenance Manager
You wont often see Dad in photos or with the dogs, he's far too busy making sure we are running safely and maintaining our building.
"can you please dad?" from all of our staff can be heard regulally, he only has one daughter but in beginning the daycare he now has numerous!
We would be stuffed without him that's for sure and he does it all for love, certainly NOT money!
Director + Early AM Receptionist
Lindsay or "mum" as she is known in daycare is now often seen helping in the early mornings on reception. She is another one to have now adopted more than one daughter.
She is the one that keeps us tidy and can be often seen beavering around tidying after us while we are far too busy playing and tending to the dogs.
This is another LOVE and not money situation, Georgie likes to keep her parents busy!
Driver & Field Playgroup Canine Carer
Mark joined the team in October 2019 having looked on while the business was growing and was totally ready to dive in when the opportunity arose.
Mark loves nothing more than picking up those happy dogs and bringing them to their favourite place. Georgie felt happy entrusting this position to someone she has known all of her life and trust explicitly - he's a huge asset.
Canine Care Supervisor
Elizabeth joined us in November 2018 having worked with dogs for a good while in a boarding kennel environment and hit the ground running.
She is very organised, target driven and a real asset to the team and dogs.
Hannah's right hand woman she'll be a face you'll often see or a voice you will hear on the phone.
Elizabeth loves nothing more than happy dogs and a well organsed busy day for them.
Jade joined us in June 2018 and fit in to our existing team so quickly our dogs love her kindness, soft voice and the endless cuddles she has on offer.
Jade is nippy when she needs to be but has a lovely calm demeanour which works well in the madness that can be daycare some days.... especially when we have beagles in to visit!
Jade is one of the biggest team players, she's the kind voice on a difficult day, the little push of encouragement and these beautiful traits she uses with our dogs too.
Rest assured your dogs are so well cared for with Jade.
Jess has been a shadow member of the team since November 2018 when her sister Elizabeth joined us.
Jess waited patiently (or not so patiently) for a position to come up within the daycare and was thrilled when she was able to "officially" join the team and get a uniform.
Her absolute favourite breed of dog is a Pug.
Ellen is new to the team and joining us in January 2020 - so Tess has offered her sleepy face until we have another photo to replace with - watch this space!
DOG GROOMING SPA TEAM
Groom Spa Manager
Charlotte has been with the business since 2017 and what an asset she is, she is a fully qualified dog groomer but her welfare and ethics mindset make her so much more than we could express.
Her ability to rehabilitate dogs that previously disliked the grooming experience is amazing to watch.
She has a posse of our daycare dogs that hog her windowsill in the hope of fuss which is a credit to the relationship she builds and the care she gives the dogs.
Her waiting list is a credit to the happy clients of the quality of her grooms and lovely nature.
We are blessed to have her.