Kim Sirett – Nanaimo’s Favourite Dog Walker
Kim’s decision to become an off leash dog walker goes back to her childhood. She had a special connection with dogs and animals for as long as she can remember. Kim could always be found playing with, training, exercising or teaching a new trick to her childhood Golden Retriever Molly. Kim and Molly became well known in their small hometown for the wide range of unique tricks they could do together and took ‘best in show’ every year in the “Annual Kids’ Dog Show” for their interesting tricks and stunts. Kim has lived with several family pets and has also owned her own horse.
Kim’s career ambition as a youngster was to become a veterinarian or dog trainer, but instead she went on to enjoy an exciting but demanding career in the pet industry and worked with a company for nearly ten years with a final position as National Director of Purchasing and Merchandising. Throughout this career Kim learned a lot about animal behaviour and received additional education in nutrition, animal health care, behaviour and trained hundreds of employees under her tutelage.
After a few life changes and experiencing motherhood Kim has come full circle and has found her way back to pursue a career with canines. She became an off leash dog walker and Pooch Pack Adventures combines her love of nature and the great outdoors with her passion and love for the pooches.
Kim lost her cherished partner, Abby, early to cancer in Dec. 2017. Abby was the co-founder of Pooch Pack Adventures, the balanced pack leader and she mentored many insecure pooch members over the years. Kim and Abby’s favourite activity to do together was dock diving, whether it was swimming at the lake with a dock or competing in dock diving competitions. She was everyone’s “rock” and will be dearly missed by all who met and knew her.
After several months of processing the loss of Abby, Kim decided it was time Abby passed the torch on to a new leader…. Miss Gracie Mae! Kim’s newest addition to her family, a Golden Retriever puppy! Gracie will join the team once fully grown and trained!
Kim is currently owned by her rescue Australian Shepherd Dio, her Pomeranian-ish dog Poncho and her newest addition Gracie, the next shining star, a new Golden Retriever puppy!
My ‘A-Ha’ Moment!
I love it when you quietly look up in admiration….make direct eye contact…. gently wag your tail and give me what appears to be a smile. It’s as if you are saying, “You are my leader, I love you and I will go wherever you go”.
This was my ‘A-Ha’ moment. No matter how dirty, tired, wet or cold I get…it is all worth it and I am so happy I have met you and that I chose this career to be your dog walker!