Gill is the Owner of Look Who's Walking and Archie | Agnes:
My love for animals and the outdoors is shared by my partner, James Bennett, Head Veterinary Surgeon at Petcare Chiswick and has drawn us both towards opening a pet shop and spa.
Firstly, a little bit about me. I am originally from Scotland, but spent my childhood traveling the world with my family, before settling in Hong Kong where my parents still live. I went to school in St. Andrews, university in Edinburgh and moved to London in 2007.
My love for animals was clear from an early age: I’m told that as soon as I could walk, I would make a beeline for any animal nearby, usually dogs, and always to the dismay of my parents. This passion only grew with age and after setting up a sucsessful animal care company I decided to expand and open a pet spa and shop.
James and I live in Stockwell and enjoy London life. We can usually be found walking our beloved dogs Agnes (a Hugarian Vizsla) and Archie (a Whippet) in all the London parks along with our daughter Suki and son Rex or relaxing at home, reading the papers with our three cats, Puda, Woody and Barclay.
Meet The Team
Hannah is the manager of Archie | Agnes and our daycare Center.
Hannah has a degree in Animal Management and completed her dissertation on dog behaviour. As part of her degree she also completed a year long grooming course.
In the past Hannah has volunteered at a petting zoo and a greyhound rescue centre and has been lucky enough to visit South Africa twice with university.
Hannah has grown up with cats, hamsters and rabbits. After years of pleading
for a dog her parents finally caved-in 6 years ago and came home with her own Weimaraner who she named Jasper.
Hannah moved to London from West Yorkshire in August 2013 to experience something new and now she's not sure her partner and herself will ever want to leave. She splits her free time between exploring London and travelling back up North to see her friends, family and her much missed dog and cat.
Hannah has worked at Look Who's Walking since Februray 2015
Growing up in Norwich Julie was always around animals and was a keen horse rider as a youngster, so jumped at the chance to work with dogs later in life. Living in London since 2008, Julie knows she doesn’t have the space for her own dog so relishes the chance to create bonds with dogs through her work.
Julie started working and sitting for dogs in 2012 as a way to bring in extra income to pay for her trip to Thailand, where she volunteered at an elephant sanctuary, which she happily continued alongside completing her history degree with the Open University. Since completing her degree in June 2015 she has been able to extend her role with Look Who’s Walking to include day care duties, dog walking, sitting and cat feeding.
Julie is currently studying towards both a Canine Myotherapy Diploma, that will allow her to provide professional qualified massage for dogs, as well as training to become a professional animal healer so has plans to stay working with animals for the long term.