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Meet Our Team

Jaki

Owner

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Qualifications - Accredited Canine First Aid Course

Jaki is extremely passionate about animals - throughout her life she has been surrounded by dogs, cats and horses and been actively involved in their wellbeing and care.

Having left school, Jaki studied photography whilst working part time to support her goal of saving to go travelling. Upon completion of her studies, she then spent a couple of years working and travelling across Australia, Thailand and New Zealand. On her return home, Jaki spent 5 years working in the charity sector for wonderful charities including Great Ormand Street Hospital, Guide Dogs and Dogs Trust. Although the role was extremely rewarding, she still yearned to spend more time hands on with her beloved canine friends. 

In 2018, Jaki took the decision to set up Knox & Hound, a dog walking and care business, with a vision to provide the very best level of care and service to dogs and their owners. Six years on she is extremely proud and fortunate to have a loyal client base, many of which have been with her from the start.  In the past couple of years, Jaki has bought on board Katie is a full-time walker and Jann supports as an additional dog walker and pet sitter team member. Jaki has also added a second branded van to the fleet!

Katie

Dog Walker

Qualifications - Accredited Canine First Aid Course

BHS (British Horse Society) Stage 1 & 2 Exam accreditation

 

From an early age Katie wanted a career that involved horses or dogs. As a 16-year-old she worked part time at her local kennels, and following her studies and after passing her BHS exams she went on to work full time as a dog handler at several local catteries and kennels. Here her main duties included all aspects of dog handling, some training, working with guard dogs and grooming.

Katie then had a change of career and moved to the health sector, where she remained for 14 years.  Her most recent role prior to joining Knox and Hound was as a Pharmacy Dispenser. Although extremely rewarding, Katie had the desire to return to a career with dogs and being outdoors. Katie joined Jaki as a Knox and Hound Dog Walker in May 2022, she is an experienced handler, is extremely organised, and has a naturally calm and caring demeanour.

In her spare time Katie can be found at the stables where she has her own horse Lena, or at home relaxing with her two cats Aurora and Cleo enjoying a good book.

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Jann

Dog Walker & Pet Sitter

Qualifications - Accredited Canine First Aid Course


Jann joined us at Knox and Hound in January 2024 for what must have been the wettest and muddiest start to the year in living memory! She passed the resilience test and performs an ad-hoc role in the team with a few regulars but is often available at short notice for walking and pet sitting duties as they arise. 

 

Jann is an experienced dog boarder, previously running her own dog boarding business and thoroughly enjoys caring for animals in the great outdoors. 

When Jann isn’t walking with us, you’ll find her with her own dog, Vinnie the border terrier, spending time with her friends and family, wild swimming or travelling with her husband in their camper van.

Jann is a massive animal lover and a great addition to the Knox & Hound team. 

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Jaki, Katie and Jann are supported with walking and pet sitting by our additional team members: Audrey, Jenny, Joth, David & Lisa

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