Joanna was born and bred in Edinburgh and moved out to East Lothian when she was the tender age of 15.
She has three wonderful children, Finlay & Eilidh who are all grown-up and have fledged the nest, and Avalon (11).
We have the pleasure of living with Zoe our much loved Flat-Coated Retriever, who’s now 18 months old as well as our 5 hens.
When Joanna was unable to find exceptional care for her previous doggie Stella, she took the plunge and in June 2004 launched Doggie Daycare.
In October 2004 Joanna successfully completed a residential ‘Canine Communication’ course run by Jan Fennell “the dog listener’ in Lincolnshire, England.
Joanna continues to study canine communication techniques using audio visual aids, books and also gains practical experience on a daily basis.
Prior to establishing Doggie Daycare, Joanna worked as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse in Edinburgh’s Sick Children’s Hospital where she worked for 16 years, 12 of them within the Intensive Care and High Dependency Units.
She’s still in touch with her former nursing friends and enjoys meeting up with them for a catch-up and a giggle.
Doggie Daycare is very much a family affair with everyone helping out and very much enjoying having the doggies in our home.
Joanna has never regretted her decision to leave nursing and feels very fortunate to be living the life she loves.