About The Wantage Pet Company
Established in the historic market town of Wantage, Oxfordshire, The Wantage Pet Company was founded in 2019 by Lollie. Here at The Wantage Pet Company, we aim to provide your pets with the highest level of care; we treat all clients as if they were our own pets, so you can be assured that they are in the best hands when you can't be there for them. Not only are we passionate about all things pets, but we are also experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and reliable. At The Wantage Pet Company, we pride ourselves on ensuring we are using the most up-to-date training methods, and that we are always training and learning as the animal sector changes. This is especially important to us due to the unregulated nature of the animal care sector. We hope to be able to provide clients with something a little different, and a lot more personal, to the traditional pet services.
Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lover. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe my style. I know each animal is different, and I’ll work with yours to give them guidance that is tailored to their needs.
I started my animal training journey in 2014. During this time, I found my passion for animal training and behaviour; being fascinated by the science behind why animals do the things they do! I started working towards my childhood goal of becoming a zookeeper and specialised in working with a range of exotic and avian species. I have been lucky enough to spend time at Jersey’s Zoological collection, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and Marwell Zoo to undertake further training and gain practical experience within the zoo industry. I have spent time on a working kennel in Northern Sweden, where I trained over 70+ working Alaskan Huskies. While at this elite kennel, topics such as performance, training, behaviour, anatomy and physiology, and nutrition were covered. I also had the once in a lifetime opportunity to drive a team of dogs across the arctic circle - this is something I will never forget! After spending time at the racing kennels, and over the course of various animal behaviour and welfare modules within my education, I realised that my calling was for companion animal training and education.
Owner & Head Trainer
Mia is a working Welsh Sheepdog who is owned by Lollie. She was born in February 2019 and is an endless ball of energy. She is truly a sheepdog through and through, with her favourite thing being herding dogs in the park! Mia sometimes joins clients on walks and acts as a stooge dog, where appropriate.