We spoke to Sara about how working for dog friendly company MALIN+GOETZ enabled her to finally get the rescue dog of her dreams and how Siena has settled into life as a shop dog.
Tell us about Siena, and how she came into your life.
When I got the job at Malin+Goetz, it was finally our opportunity to rescue a dog! Our families are from Italy where there are still lots of dogs for adoption and that’s how we found Siena. At the time I hadn’t got our landlord’s approval, but after seeing her puppy photo, we relentlessly fought to have her!
How does your Siena fit into your general working day?
I love taking her on the tube and having our morning commute together. She’s been a shop-girl all her life, and with some disciplined training, is very chilled with our customers. All the store staff are her aunties and uncles, and having a dog at work is so beneficial for the team too!
When you’re not working, where do you and Siena like to hang out?
We really cherish Battersea Park. It’s got so much texture; lake, fields and woodland, so there are plenty squirrels for her to chase!
What essentials do you always have on you when heading out for a dog walk, and what do you carry them in?
Our Fetch & Follow collar and leash is a must, alongside bio-degradable poop bags.
What adventures do you and Siena have planned for the rest of the year?
We’re planning to go back Tuscany! Last year we drove down and took Siena to her birthplace where she saw her mum, sister, auntie and grandma! The beaches there are great for long walks, all the restaurants are dog-friendly and it’s so fun to be on holiday as a complete ‘family’!