Located in Thuringowa Central, our brand new purpose-built Veterinary facility caters to the ever-growing needs of Townsville pet families in one central location.

My Pet Hub is your one-stop-shop for all things pet related featuring:

  • Veterinary Services
  • Doggie Day Care (Dogtopia Retreat)
  • Grooming
  • Retail
  • Cat Boarding
  • Puppy School

My Pet Hub services pets and pet parents of Townsville including Thuringowa Central, Condon, Rasmussen, Bohle Plains, Cranbrook, Aitkenvale, Kirwan, Annandale, Vincent and surrounding suburbs.

Meet Our Team
Emily
Lead Vet

I grew up on a farm in South Australia so I’m a fan of Farmer’s Union Iced Coffee, wear “bathers” rather than “swimmers” and know what a stobie pole is. When deciding on a career, I wanted to find something that would always have variety, would allow me to continue to learn every day and would make use of my affinity for working with animals – Vet Science was the perfect choice!

I studied at Murdoch University in Perth and went into mixed practice in northern NSW for my first job. As much as I enjoyed the challenge of unpacking alpacas and pregnancy testing cows in the snow, I moved into small animal practice after 4 years and have focused on cats and dogs ever since. I have been caring for Townsville pets and their families since 2011.

I am one of those rare vets who has a very small fur family – one cat, “Private Henry” aka “Henry” who enjoys the solitude of the wardrobe during the day and ventures out at night after the non-fur children have gone to bed.  Cats are definitely not small dogs and one of the things I really wanted to do at My Pet Hub was to make sure we catered to their special characteristics.

I really enjoy preventive medicine and dentistry and love to make use of the visual art of ultrasound. I believe keeping animals healthy both physically and emotionally is one of the greatest things we can do for our pet family.

Sarah
Vet
  • BVSc

When someone asks me “when did I know I wanted to be a vet” my answer is as cliche as they come; for as long as I can remember. I am Townsville born and bred, and as a kid I spent every spare minute I could on the family property with the animals, and loved competing at horse sports on my stock horse mare “Georgie”. I studied Veterinary Science at JCU before venturing to Far North Qld for my first vet job in mixed practice, but, found myself back in Townsville after not too long and well, I’m still here!

Nowadays I spend my time juggling a toddler with work, family and yep you guessed it- more animals! We have 3 horses, 2 dogs and chickens. In my spare time I love riding my horse Lotto, and maintaining a veggie garden. I believe that being a vet is about more than just helping sick animals, and I am passionate about keeping pets healthy through preventative medicine and educating pet owners.

Paula
Vet Nurse & Practice Manager

I am a born and raised Townsvillian and have always been crazy obsessed with all things animals.  I grew up around dogs and two days before my Husband and I bought our first house, we adopted two beautiful pooches of our own. Upon finishing school, I completed a Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology and then continued on to do honours studying Australian Native Geckos which was SUPER interesting!  I have a keen interest, not only in domestic animals but basically everything from the tiniest creepy crawlies to anything with feathers, scales, or fur  so pretty much anything that that moves!  Upon completing my University Degree in 2007, I’d had enough of the academic life for a while and took my first job in the vet industry as a Veterinary Nurse in a local clinic.  By 2011 I had completed my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and was working as a full-time nurse when I was offered the role of Practice Manager.  I worked in this role until 2014 before taking some time off after having our first child.  I returned to work in a part time capacity, entering into a support role involving anything from basic administerial tasks to mentoring and supporting clinic teams.  Over the next few years I went on to have twins in 2015 and am just returning from maternity leave after having our 4th child late in 2018.  This brings me to my current shared role of Practice Manager of My Pet Hub.  When I’m not at work, I spend my time hanging out with our precious ‘first borns’ – Molly and Suzie who are 13year old Ridgeback x Huskies, our 4 beautiful children, and my husband.  Life is pretty busy but I wouldn’t have it any other way and am looking forward to spending a few days per week at My Pet Hub doing what I absolutely love.  I’m incredibly excited to be a part of an exceptionally passionate and experienced Team, committed to providing a gold standard of care for every animal and person who walks through our doors. 

Ebony
Vet Nurse & Practice Manager

Growing up I always had a pet, however, a cat or dog were never one. I always had rats, mice, guinea pigs (I’m talking about 15 guinea pigs), snakes, a bird and pet lizards. I always wanted to be involved in the veterinary industry while I was growing up watching Dr. Harry, although I didn’t want to take temperatures.

I began my career in the industry at Dogtopia Retreat doggie daycare as an Open College student studying a Certificate II in Animal Studies which I completed in 2017. In 2018, I moved into the Assistant Manager position and loved every minute of being in a fantastic team and environment. I learnt hands on skills around dog behaviour, body language and off leash interactions between large groups of dogs. Snuggling pooches and developing loving relationships with each pet was a major part of the journey.

I have since begun a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and spent just over a year doing Canine Hydrotherapy. I absolutely love the idea around hydrotherapy and rehabilitation for our pets – being able to assist dogs in rehab, weight loss and fun activities through a less weightbearing fitness exercise.

Outside of work, I enjoy watching ruby league and growing/nurturing my vegetable garden.

Jamie
Vet Nurse

I grew up in Townsville and started vet nursing when I was 16 years old. I have a Certificate II in Animal Studies and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. I am currently studying my Diploma of Veterinary Nursing General Practice.

I’ve had a variety of pets and fosters including dogs, rats, snakes, lizards, birds, cats, fish and hermit crabs. My current fur family consists of an excitable gold Labrador named ‘Sunny’, a very big Great Dane Cross named ‘Maxxy’ and a cheeky Domestic Short hair named ‘Javier Esposito’.

My passions are behaviour and dentistry. I love teaching Puppy Preschool and helping owners give their puppies a great start to life and form life long bonds. Dental health is also an important aspect of pet care that I enjoy, it includes educating owners about their pets oral health and performing dental checks and scale and polish procedures.

Mersey
Doggie Daycare Team Leader and Vet Nurse

I grew up in a remote country town in South West QLD where I spent most of my childhood milking cows and “going out scrub”. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I knew I wanted to work with animal. This is the perfect career for me because I get to create a safe and loving environment for the animals in my care.

I completed my Cert II Animal Studies while working in a Doggy Daycare and also volunteering as a Marine Wildlife Strandings Responder.

I have a crazy household filled with two dogs and two carpet pythons. My Beagle named Pikelet lives up to her name and appears out of thin air at the slightest rustle of a food packet. My German Shepherd named Alfie spends his days protecting his house and leaving fur over every inch of the house. He would do anything for anybody who threw him a tennis ball to chase.

I really enjoy learning more and more about canine behaviour and understanding what dogs are trying to tell us through their body language and behaviour.

My Pet Hub is special to me because it caters for all pet needs in one facility. The highly experienced team are motivated and clients and pets alike can receive such a whole-rounded experience as soon as they walk in through the doors.

Karolyn (Kaz)
Vet Nurse and Dog Handler

I grew up in Scotland and moved to Australia with my family when I was 10. From a young age I was obsessed with animals, taught to respect them and to think outside the box where they were concerned.  I learned the beauty of the human-animal bond by watching my Papa interact with and train his police dogs who also lived at home with him. I also saw him take in many broken dogs and gain their trust. I learned that all animals deserve respect, not just those that we share our homes with, from my Uncle who was a passionate animal rights activist.

It seems only natural that I would end up a Veterinary Nurse and have been one now for over a decade. During my nursing career I have rescued and rehabilitated many different types of animals and have regularly volunteered at different animal rescue organisations in both Australia and overseas. I am one of the Directors for local animal sanctuary Maridan’s Menagerie where I spend a lot of time interacting with our paddock puppies or laying in the hay with our pigs. My volunteer work largely contributed to me winning Australia’s Hottest Vegan in 2018, a competition based on compassion towards animals.

My journey has largely been supported and made possible by a Motleydog. Motley was the absolute love of my life and my best friend. The incredible bond that we shared pushed me to be a better nurse and treat all patients as if they were my own. It also motivated me to research canine behaviour so I could help others bond with their dogs and raise well mannered dogs that can accompany them anywhere. Sadly my Motleydog passed away early in 2019 at almost 13 years old leaving a significant hole in my life. Thankfully though, my two rescue guinea pigs Wee Whisky and Beach Bum provide endless joy and laughter everyday especially when they perform their favourite song “Feed me mum, I’m hungry…again”.

I am beyond excited to be a part of the My Pet Hub team and honoured to be able to be a part of you and your pets’ journey together.

Emma
Dog Handler

 I’m from southern Queensland, I grew up on a farm of my grandmothers for many years and that’s where I found my passion for animals. At first I loved the idea of photography in nature and wildlife, but I knew I needed more than that for my passion, I started my cert II in Animal Studies through CQUniversity in hopes to show my potential in being within the animal industry and with great persistence I became a dog handler with a great team and am pursuing to become a veterinary nurse. 

Within my experience as being on the farm for most of my childhood and lived around family who have always worked hard on the land, I’ve grown to love nature at its finest by having a passion for many hobbies such as camping at various locations, but the beach has always been my favourite spot to unwind and sleep under the stars. I also one day want to have a home with enough space to have my own natural produce as gardening has become a overwhelming passion of mine. 

My whole family has always have had dogs and that’s where my love for border collies came from. I have a two year old border collie named Duncan and I couldn’t put how special he is into words, he has the most unique personality and couldn’t get enough of all my hobbies such as camping, adventuring, and swimming. 

Antonio
Dog Handler

I was born on a small island called Fiji located in the Pacific Ocean. As a kid I loved animals and grew up with a lot of dogs. Therefore I wanted to go into a career that had something to do with animals. 

There were not much career options involving animals back home so I decided to study IT. When I turned 21, my family and I moved to Australia and once we settled in, I decided it was a good time to change careers. So I enrolled in Open College to do a Certificate 2 in Animal Studies.

I was lucky enough to get a work placement with Dogtopia Retreat as part of my studies and upon completing my placement; I was offered a job with Dogtopia Retreat. I’ve been with Dogtopia going on 3 years now and I love my job. I get to meet different personalities every day. Humans and animals.

In August 2019, I finally adopted a cavoodle named Autumn. She is adorable and such a diva. Everyone spoils her including my parents and she brings so much joy and happiness. I can’t wait to embark on our many adventures in future. Follow us on Instagram the.adventures.of.autumn

Tracy
Dog Handler

l grew up on 3 acres in The Lockyer Valley, a very small community. The school I attended from 1 to 7 at most had 42 students. l attended a local town high school that was a 1 hr bus ride either way.  Circumstances chose for me to leave school just before the end of yr ten. The next 4yrs l worked in a factory to support myself and my two sisters. l left the small town life at age 20 and lived and worked in many Queensland towns and various positions. With a vision for better opportunities for my daughters, l settled in Townsville 12 yrs ago. l have worked as a school cleaner for the past 8yrs and Townsville is my home. I have had pet dogs, guinea pigs, turtles, a rat and a snake. Growing up we had a vast variety of all types of pets including a dingo, a koala, a kangaroo, a cow, and so so much more. I feel blessed to have loved so many animals and I am extremely excited to be taking this journey into the animal industry. At this point in time l have a pet guineapig and his name is Bicky.

Georgia
Dog Handler

All my life I have had a passion for anything related to animals. I've also had dogs, cats, guinea pigs and birds. For many years my family use to foster cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. In 2015, I got the opportunity to complete my Certificate II in Animal Studies through a traineeship. Over the years my passion for working alongside animals grew stronger and stronger. Once I finished high school I was set out on a mission to find the perfect job doing just that. In September 2018, I was interviewed for a position as a Dog Handler at Dogtopia Retreat. I have absolutely loved every part of my role and working alongside such an incredible team.

I have an Assistance Dog called Archie who sparked another passion for me - “Dog Training”. I hope in the future to keep doing what I love. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with Archie and training him, volunteering for North Queensland Wildlife as a possum raiser and hopefully many more wildlife in the future.

Katie
Dog Handler

I was born and bred in Sydney, growing up always having dogs, cats and birds. I often brought home lost or stray animals in the hopes that we could keep them!

 

I’ve always loved animals, so after a long career in childcare, I knew I wanted to work in the animal industry.

 

I’ve been fortunate enough to volunteer in South Africa with monkeys, and Costa Rica with Sloths, and other animals (including an emu who found himself a very long way from home!)

 

I have completed a certificate 2 in Animal Studies and went on to do a certificate in Animal Nutrition.

 

Doggy day care was my dream job and was lucky enough to live it every day! I’m particularly interested in dog behaviour, and how they relate to each other in a pack environment. Working in doggy day care has allowed me to get to know so many beautiful dogs, understand and get to know their different personalities and how I can communicate with them effectively.

 

 I relocated to Townsville earlier in the year in search of a sea change and am so excited to be able to continue doing what I love – looking after beautiful fur babies!

 

I can’t wait to welcome a dog into my family in the very near future.

 

Daniel
Head Groomer

I started my grooming career pretty much straight out of school where I learned how to groom, then I worked my way up to Floor Manager in a couple of years and learned how to teach colleagues how to groom and run a salon. After 5 years of grooming I decided to make a change where I did K9 security, after a bit over 2 years I decided to come back to grooming.

Two years later I decided to come over to the wonderful team at My Pet Hub.

In my spare time you will find me riding my motorbike or chilling with my two fur babies - Dax, my 6 year old German Shepard and Pippa, my 7 year old Mini Foxy.

Meet Our Team's Pets
Henry
Emily's Cat

I was found as a kitten on Lavarack Barracks and was supposed to go home with Emily just for the weekend but, as usually happens with these things, I stayed.  I was named “Private Henry” because I was found at the barracks but generally I am known as Henry (or Hezza).  

I like to stick to the cat code of conduct and spend most of my time sleeping apart from crazy hour in the evening, I seek affection on my own terms and generally only get cranky if someone is not paying me the appropriate amount of attention. 

I am a cat of few words, I dislike disruption to my routine and hide as soon as there is the hint of someone strange around. I must always test the softness of any pile of washing, pillow or blanket and investigate boxes or bags that appear in my house. 

Favourite food: Royal Canin Adult Wet Sachets 
Occasional indulgence: the milk left in the cereal bowl 
Most annoying habit: scratching under the pillows first thing in the morning 

Lotto
Sarah's Horse

I am an 8 year old red dun Quarter horse gelding that has been part of the family for almost 3 years now. I am as cheeky as they come and love to give my mum a hard time, she has already had to save my life on two occasions! I am bred to chase cows but my Mum loves barrel racing and keeps telling me that one day she will take me to a local competition, but for now I am still in training.

Suzie
Paula's dog

Hi my name is Suzie (aka Sue Bear), I’m a 13 year old Ridgeback x Husky and I live with my sister, Molly.  My favourite spots to hang out are either on cool tiles, the garage floor, or the back deck.  When I’m not snoozing the day away, I’m following Molly around reaping the rewards of her begging and scoring extra treats.  When Molly’s begging efforts aren’t proving effective then I break out my most ear-piercing bark for added effect until the desired result is achieved. I can be considered part ‘water rat’ as I love my river swims.  I feel it’s my civic duty to also keep tabs on all of the cats of the neighbourhood and ensure that they (along with everyone else in the house) know that I can see them, regardless of the time of day or night with my specific ‘cat bark’.  Back at our old house I successfully destroyed several sets of blinds after getting caught in them whilst spying through the louvres at the cat next door.  One of my most favourite past times is perusing the perimeter of the yard and snacking on possum poo.  My family think it’s pretty gross but I don’t feel they understand how utterly delicious it is!  Like my sister, I too possess a fair bit of hardware in my body after having a total hip replacement surgery in 2014. 

Favourite food – Freshly produced possum poo 

Favourite activities – Spying on the neighbourhood cats and letting the world know when I’ve spotted one, and camping out underneath high chairs waiting for the little people to drop food. 

Most annoying habit – ‘crop dusting’ my family with my revolting smelling tummy gas from eating too much possum poo… 

Molly
Paula's dog

Hi my name is Molly, I’m a 13 year old Ridgeback x Husky and my sole purpose in life is to pursue my next meal.  As an elegant older lady, I spend most of my time laying upside down on couches, recliners, and beds and snoozing the day away.  The only thing that will get me up is the sound of the fridge door opening or the rustling of a packet.  I enjoy pinching kids toys and collecting them in my bed which I then guard from my sister, Suzie.  I enjoy visits down to the river for a dip and feel it necessary to shake all the water out of my coat even though I’ll only ever get my paws wet…  At sunrise I hold Mum and Dad to ransome for my breakfast – threatening to wake the entire house up with my tail bashing and ‘singing’ until someone gets up to feed me.  I’m a seasoned visitor to Mum’s work due to having severe hip displaysia and can be considered a ‘bionic’ pooch as I’ve had two total hip replacements. 

Favourite food – ALL OF THE FOODS!!! but in particular anything that involves the bbq. 

Favourite Activity – FOOD!!!  Hassling for food, looking for food, pinching food from the little people, and then digesting my food. 

Most annoying habit – Scratching my Mum and Dad with my sharp claws when they stop giving me belly and butt scratches. 

Samson
Ebony's Dog

Also known as: ‘boofy dog’ ‘yammy’ or ‘yam’.

I am a 40kg wolfhound cross born in 2017 as the runt of the litter (I’m bigger than all my sisters and 1 of my brothers). Everyday I have a new dirt spot to show my parents and love to rub up on all their nice clothes. I love to howl at 3am to tell everyone that I am awake, I also love to howl along to any puppy noises because they are so cute sounding (I grew up with a husky). I can put on a big front but  am the biggest softy there is. I love my little sister and the tiny dog siblings too (the cats).

 

Favourite snacks: Hot Chippies!!!

Favourite place to hang out: in the garden

Favourite activity: rolling in anything I can find in the garden.

Athena
Ebony's Dog

Also known as ‘Teeny Tiny’.

I am a brindle Staffy/kelpie mix born in 2017 so you can already tell I’m an active pooch. I absolutely love my brother to bits and like to chase the cats. I have had surgery on my legs as I have cruciate problems and a little bit of arthritis even though I’m only a young pup. I have a bit of social anxiety which makes it difficult for me to make new friends (people and other doggos) but my mummy works hard to help build my confidence skills by consistent training. I have a yellow collar that says “nervous” to make sure others are aware of my anxiety and to help educate people that not all dogs like to be approached but can still go out for walkies.

Favourite Snack: Everything!!!

Favourite place to hang out: inside on the couch

Favourite activity: Laps and Laps around the yard. YAY!

Mittens
Ebony's Cat

Also known as ‘mitty’.

I am a majestic tortoiseshell cat, the oldest pet of the house, born in 2015 on Father’s Day. I only have time for smooching my dad and laying in any basket I can find. I can be an ‘extra’ when it comes to a visit at the vets but the staff at My Pet Hub know how to care for my special needs and wants.

Favourite place to hang out: anywhere my dad is or mum’s vegetable garden

Favourite activity: boss the dogs around (they always listen to me)

Mango
Ebony's Cat

Also known as ‘Orange Cat’.

I am the youngest of the house born in 2018. I was brought into my mum’s previous work as a fat, flea riddled, wormy cat. I was staying with my mum “just over the weekend” for some TLC which turned into a 4th fur baby. I am very mischievous and love to chase my sister around the house and she even hisses to let me know how much fun she is having.

Favourite activity: annoying Mittens
Favourite place to hang out: in the sun or in the dog house outside

Sunny
Jamie's dog

I came from Ingham when I was 8 weeks old to my new home in Townsville. I got my name Sunny because of my bright personality and my golden colour.  I’m a typical labrador; I’m big, bouncy, goofy and easily excitable.  I am a big cuddler and love attention from anyone. I like spending my day playing and sunbaking. On the weekends I go to the dog park with my big brother Maxxy. I LOVE going to daycare and making new friends.

  • Favourite Food: Royal Canin Neutered Adult Dry Food
  • Occasional Indulgence: Cat treats! My cat brothers treats are the tastiest!
  • Most Annoying Habit: Drooling, if there is food around then I drool A LOT
Pikelet
Mersey's dog

My Mum had been obsessed with Beagle’s for a long time before I came into her life. I was picked out of the litter because I was what my mum called “quirky”. I was named Pikelet (also known as Princess Pikelet) because my love for food was profound even as a small puppy – that love continues to grow each day. My parents sometimes call me Princess because I am sassy and ironically not at all classy.

I spend my days lazing about in the backyard and laying in wait for stray food crumbs to be dropped on the floor.

I love people and attention almost as much as I love food. I really enjoy being scratched under the chin and if you stop, I will bat you with my paw. I am very tolerant and loving and generally easy to please.

  • My favourite food is:  Everything
  • Occasional indulgence:  The last chicken nugget in the box
  • Most annoying habit:  Staring at my parents through the windows when I can hear them eating dinner
Wee Whiskey
Karolyn's guinea pig

I was found as a stray guinea pig in someone’s backyard. I don’t remember how I got there but I was so itchy from mites and hair loss I couldn’t stop shaking and twitching. The people who found me thought I was having a seizure so they rushed me to the vets, that’s where I met Mum. She says it was love at first sight and I believe her because she is allergic to guinea pigs, but she was taking me home anyway. My feet were so sore and infected that she had to bandage them every day for months until they got better, she also had to give me baths until my hair grew back too.

I was skinny and hungry when Mum took me home, I only weighed 700 grams. Mum now makes sure food literally falls from the sky into my cage every day, I love it when it rains spinach leaves. Mum even planted a vegetable garden for me! One day Mum was contacted about another stray piggie and she organised to bring him home too so I could have a brother to play with while she is at work. He was found chilling on the beach, so she called him Beach Bum, he’s not so big on the cuddles but that suits me fine because it means that I get them all. I love it when we watch tv together and I especially like it when she kisses my nose. Mum has taken me on holiday a few times and she has a special jumper I can hide in when she goes inside places that might not appreciate guinea piggle visits.

I now weigh 1.3kg and some people have mistaken me for a baby wombat, Rude! I don’t remember how old I am, and Mum isn’t sure either but she says it doesn’t matter because I get to spend the rest of my life with her and Beach Bum and that sounds pretty great to me.

Duncan
Emma’s dog

I’m a border collie named Duncan from Townsville Queensland, I met my pawrents when I was just 8 weeks old and I knew I was going to have a life full of adventure.

I always had a love for the water, I couldn’t get enough! As soon as I was able to explore, I went on my first camping trip and  I jumped straight in and no one could stop me swimming. The first trip was at crystal creek and oh I loved jumping over the rocks into the water to catch a frisbee, We then went to the beach and I loved catching the waves. 

I enjoy as much attention as possible and love playing with my basketball/soccer ball in the afternoons and jump really high to catch it! Some might say I’m full of attitude like a human, but I’m not at all fussy! I love all my vegetables. 

  • Favourite food: Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Adult Dry food and beef mixed with rice and vegetables 
  • Most annoying habit: Chasing all the birds 
  • My favourite toy: Soccer ball 
Autumn
Antonio's dog

I was born at Diamond Valley Kennels on the Sunshine Coast.  My mum is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Ruby and my dad is a Toy Poodle called Teddy.

I was lucky to be adopted by a loving owner who loves to spoil me with lots of toys and treats. I love to play with him in the morning just before he leaves for work and when he gets home after work we go out and play.

I’m a really fussy eater but my dad has lots of patience and spoils me. I also love meeting new people and getting cuddles from them.

  • Favourite food:  Chicken.
  • Favourite toy:  A small dog that I call duke.
  • Most annoying habit:  I love to dig my water out of my water bowl and dunk my head in it.
Bicky
Tracy's Guinea Pig

My two daughters came home five yrs ago with these two adorable guinea pigs whom we named Buddy and Penny. They were extremely spoilt pigs, nothing but the best fresh vegies. Not long after Buddy and Penny moved in Penny was pregnant. Penny was so big we thought she was having at least three babies but no, just one huge baby pig. We named him Bicky as his colouring seemed to look like a biscuit. Mum and baby bonded greatly but dad and baby not so much. We decided to give the three pigs individual homes. We would always take our three lovelies onto grass and sit with them while they got petted and ate their favourite food..grass. Sadly about a yr after Bicky was born, Buddy and Penny both passed away. The golden retriever we live with thinks she is Bicky’s mum and shares the love with him.

Dax
Daniel's Dog

Hi my name is Dax. I am a 7 year old short haired German Shepherd. I was born in Gladstone but I have lived in Townsville since I was 12 weeks old with my Humans. My favourite thing to do is play ball..... I LOVE TO PLAY BALL...... 

I miss when My Human used to put my vest and collar on that said “Security K9” and take me in the car to different places where I could get out and bark at people that were trying steal stuff or hurt my human. 

Now I am retired and very much an inside dog where I get lots of cuddles and can relax all day long.  

Archie
Gerogia's Assistance Dog

Hey my name is Archie and I’m a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. On August 18th, 2017 I came into this world and on October 21st I met my amazing mummy, Georgia. From day one we were inseparable, I never left her side. I live with 6 furry siblings, one dog and five cats. Growing up I went through lots of training to become my mummy’s Assistance Dog. On March 1st, 2019 I became a fully fledged Assistance Dog with Canine Helpers.

I also love going to agility classes every Wednesday night and can’t wait to compete one day. I love meeting new people and dogs and enjoy going to work with mummy at Dogtopia Retreat. More often than not you will find me sleeping or working, sometimes (okay most times) I even sleep on the job. But when I'm not doing those two things I am either eating or being posed by my mummy for my Instagram account. Be sure to come and say hi if you see me around, just remember when I'm in my working jacket to always ask first.

  • Nicknames: Hoover, Best friend, Nugget, Arch and Archibald
  • Favourite Food: Literally everything and chicken
  • Favourite Toy: I love my lamb toy but I also loooovve leaves
  • Favourite Activity: Either working or sleeping. However I love to run wild on the beach!

Ps. Follow me on insta! @KingArchie_

Sassy
Georgia's Dog

Hi, I’m Sassy a Cavalier X. I was born July 2008 and grew up with my best friend, Gegi, a Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. We lived at the sunshine coast and ran a lot on the beach nearly every morning. We moved to Townsville in 2011 and lived happily. Sadly in 2015 I lost Gegi and was alone. Mum knew I was sad so we used to borrow my mum's friends dogs for playdates and that made me very happy. In 2017 they brought Archie home and we became best of friends. He goes to work, I sleep and then we go to the beach, best of both worlds!

I love to head butt people so they will pat me (hasn’t failed me yet) and I’ll always except cuddles and treats.

  • Nicknames: Sasquatch, Little old lady and Chewy
  • Favourite Food: Cheese
  • Favorite Toy: Not really one for toys but I often steal stuff that I'm not supposed to touch.
  • Favourite activity: Cuddles and beach runs
Alice
Georgia’s Cat

Hi, I’m Alice! A Ragdoll mix (not to sure really as I was a rescue). I like to think I run the house and love to jump from really high places and land on my mum.

  • Nicknames: Ally and naughty girl (I don't agree with that one!)
  • Favourite snacks: Leftover cereal milk
  • Favourite activity: 2am zoomines, bug chasing and sleeping
Joey
Georgia’s Cat

I’m Joey. Mummy rescued me from being crab bait. I was thought to be a little Ragdoll X but grew up to be a fat Siamese.

  • Nicknames: Fat Cat, Naught boy
  • Favourite snacks: Dry Beckies
  • Favourite activity: 2am zoomines, bug chasing and sleeping
Lilo
Georgia’s Cat

I’m Lilo, a little tortoiseshell cat. I was rescued at 12 hours old and bottle fed so I could grow up big and strong. Mum couldn't let me go once I was a big girl.

  • Nicknames: LIttle bald girl
  • Favourite snacks: Yucky wet sachets
  • Favourite activity: 2am zoomines, bug chasing and sleeping
Ginny and Molly
Georgia’s Cats

Hey, we are Ginny and Molly, the Ginger Twins. RSPCA rescues and little ratbags. Our mum had to build a huge cat enclosure to keep all the native wildlife safe from our fast paws. We have large personalities and love to cuddle.

  • Nicknames: The Twins, Ginger girls
  • Favourite snacks: Tinned tuna
  • Favourite activity: 2am zoomines, bug chasing and sleeping

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