Having spent almost a working lifetime sitting behind a desk in an office 9-5 (and the rest), it is great to be able to combine business (we get paid for this) with pleasure (it's tremendous fun to walk and care for dogs). Incidentally, I did business insurance, so rest assured all that side is catered for. Growing up I had a Jack Russel terrier and although both my wife and I love dogs and our daughters would have loved them too, unfortunately dogs didn't feature in our early years of marriage. We liked to camp abroad too much. Later and whilst the children were still able to appreciate the benefits of a dog in the household, we became puppy walkers and boarders for Guide Dogs for the Blind. We have also looked after a succession of miscellaneous dogs for various freinds over the years.