A 21-year-old animal lover has become the youngest franchisee at We Love Pets and the first to open a branch in Wales.
Millie White, a recent graduate in English Literature from the University of Bedfordshire, will now lead a growing team who will look after the Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan area, providing animal care services including dog walking, boarding and cat sitting.
Having briefly considered HR, teaching and law, Millie wasn’t sure what she wanted to do when she graduated but was keen to work with animals and also to spend her working day outdoors.
“Growing up, I had a chocolate Labrador called Rolo who was the most loving dog and my best friend. As my mum worked and I was at school, we relied on the Reading branch of We Love Pets to look after him.
“Unfortunately, Rolo became ill but because We Love Pets genuinely cared for him, they always made sure we knew he was OK and put our minds at ease.
“They showed him so much love and happiness that I know even when he wasn’t feeling 100%, he was happy to be with them. I want to give other dog owners this same feeling. It is so hard to trust someone with your beloved pet, yet from my experience, it’s so reassuring to know that someone else has your animal’s best interests at heart. This is exactly the kind of company I wanted to work with!”
Millie approached Jo and Ryan White from We Love Pets and after meeting them, was convinced that this was the right career path.
“The option to start my own business meant I could utilise what I learned at university while enjoying the benefits of being my own boss. I believe it’s a great time to take on a new challenge and am delighted it is something I love! Every day will be different and I can’t wait to be mentally stimulated due to the varied experiences the work brings.”
Jo White, founder of We Love Pets, added:
“We are delighted to have Millie on board and it just goes to show that age is just a number!
“We wish Millie the very best of luck with her new venture safe in the knowledge that while she is her own boss, she has the back-up of our successful brand at her shoulder, ready to help.”
“I am so grateful to WLP for giving me this amazing opportunity. I am truly grateful for how welcoming and accommodating everyone on the team has been and know that I will always have support no matter what stage of my franchisee journey, and that is truly invaluable in running a new business.”