Hello and welcome to Amanda's Ark!
Amanda's Ark is owned and run by me, Amanda Fraser Fish; with my 2 children, Alexander & Jemima as my 2 very keen and knowledgable helpers! Having grown-up surrounded by dogs (my parents always had - and still do have - Shih Tzu's) it comes as no surprise to my life long friends that this is indeed now my life!
Growing up, my parent's home was always the one with any number of waifs and stray dogs turning up on our doorstep for food and cuddles (it was the 1970's....different times...). My dad and I were the main instigators of this and it is from him that I developed my love of animals.
In 2002, I made the decision to stop working in London (at the time, for the NSPCC) because I knew that I wanted children and to work from home, running my own business. The lightbulb moment came; to do something that I love and to be outdoors all day every day, with animals for company. My idea of becoming a Pet Sitter, dog walker, home dog boarder and carer of small animals and cats was born.
Now, here we are, 14 years later and I am the proud owner of Amanda's Ark - a strong, well respected business, with a good solid customer base (and many of whom I now count as my good friends). As for children; Alexander is now 12 and Jemima is 11. I absolutely love what I do, it truly is a lifestyle choice, not a job and I never tire of walking my dogs, whatever the weather.
So, it would seem that I truly am my father's daughter ......and I wouldn't have it any other way!
I look forward to meeting you and your animals soon!