Muddyfootprints is owned and operated by Annabel Knight and I offer an exclusive pet homestay facility in the Tauranga area.
As far back as I can remember I have always loved and respected animals and have always had animals in my life. I started up and ran Muddyfootprints in Christchurch on my lifestyle block. Now I have 42 acres on McLaren Falls Rd which has a variety of animals that I enjoy providing the best possible care for.
My house has been known to accommodate lambs, goats, piglets, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens when they are sick or if I think it is too cold outside! I have had plenty of experience with not only a very wide variety of types of animals but also with young and aged animals.
I have always struggled with anyone else looking after my animals because I'm always concerned that they won't receive the love and attention and quality care that I give them myself at home. So, it pleases me that people trust me with their own pets, knowing that I have experience of handling a very wide variety of animals and treat them all as if they were my own.
When I finished school I went on to Waikato University and studied to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Biology and Animal Behaviour. In 2013 I completed a Certificate in Natural Animal Health, focusing on Herbs, Homeopathy, Bach Flower Remedies, Nutrition and Massage. Natural health is another interest of mine and I'm pleased to say that my animals are very rarely seen at the vets. Last year I completed a Canine Behaviour Training Diploma, a Dog Trainers Diploma and a Pet First Aid course.
I also have 2 sons who enjoy animals just as much as I do. One is a vet and the other is finishing his last year at Otago University.
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