Since TWP came to be, we have had many successful holidays. We have cared for hundreds of pets while their parents were away visiting family and friends, unable to take them along. But this year, there is an ease that hasn't been there before. And, I credit experience, preparation, and a fantastic team for this wonderful feeling. So much so, that I feel inspired to share it with the world.
As a small business owner, I am constantly challenged. I have to be prepared for anything, have to stand out, and have to find staff that share my passion for what we do and for doing it well, all the while keeping our prices competitive, our services outstanding, and our vendors PAID. It is no easy feat, but, I dare say that today, just one day before our fourth Thanksgiving in service, I have come a long way and could not be more proud.
When I first started TWP, it was just me. I would take clients where I could get them because I needed the money and wanted to build clientele. I figured I'd hand clients off to staff as I acquired them. I was terrified to hire staff. Having always been a type-A overachiever, I was afraid I wouldn't find employees that shared in my penchant for quality. My fear was real and, with very few hiccups along the way, has led me to the point where I am today, working with an amazing team of individuals who not only share my utter respect for animals but also take pride in the work that they do. Going above and beyond? Yeah, we do that. We all do!
I have never been more confident that The Wag Pack is The Best Bet for Your Pet as I am today, going into a weekend where many of our employees will give up time with loved ones to care for their fur-clients. I have no doubt that each of the pets that has been entrusted to us is in the most capable hands in Northern Virginia. How do I know that? Well, because I hand-selected each team member, trained them personally, have gotten to know them on a very personal level, and have spoken to their clients only to hear of how grateful they are to have found The Wag Pack and our outstanding pet sitters.
This Thanksgiving Eve, all is calm and I am thankful not only to be nearing TWP's 5th birthday, which is just a few months away, but also to be surrounded by clients, staff, and, of course, animals, that are doing their absolute best with every day and loving wholeheartedly along the way. It's a wonderful place to be!