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Vickie Wilson, Owner

What started as a dream for Vickie, turned into a quickly growing reality. Dogs Galore was started as a way to spend more time with her personal dogs- and in less than 5 years, she has 239 dogs visiting on a weekly basis.

Vickie’s CV is far too long to list, as well as winning most national titles in Dog Agility, she has dabbled in most things dogs! Obedience, Rally, Tux wonder dog… You name it! She is a highly sought-after trainer, and we are lucky enough to have her in the North Island after she started out life in Canterbury. Vickie currently has 5 dogs, 3 heading dogs (Trigger, Wheedle, & Alaska), a Beardie (Cillia) and the Dogs Galore Mascot Wawa (the terrifying Chihuahua you might see guarding the premise on occasion). You couldn’t ask for more from a business owner, she is very hands-on but allows our staff to get on with their jobs. We consider ourselves pretty lucky 😊

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Sue, WonderWoman

Hi there, I'm Sue! I moved from the UK to New Zealand in 2012 after visiting family several times and deciding we wanted to live here. We live on a lifestyle block just outside of Te Awamutu, we have 2 dogs Bowie (Border Collie) and Skyla (Belgian Shepherd), 4 alpacas,  a rather grumpy sheep who everyone is scared of 😃 and chickens who like to try and come into the house whenever possible.

Most of my working life I have been in horticulture, but the opportunity to come work at Dogs Galore came up and that was it my dream job. I have always had dogs and various other animals. I have travelled to many countries all over Europe and America, Canada and Romania. Hobbies include gardening, reading, renovating furniture.

Sue helps out wherever is needed- you can often find her in the groom room helping prepare dogs for Laura, babysitting the puppies, making a wicked cup of tea or keeping an eye on the daycare dogs.


Mackenzie, aka Macca. 

My family dog Baxta is one of the originals at DG so, I’ve been seeing Vickie and the “School bus” since my primary uniform!! I finished school in 2020 at TAC and began a year of Vet Nursing in 2021 at Wintec, through this I came to do work experience for my course at Dogs Galore and have never looked back! Now I’m a full time van driver at DG and you’ll catch me looking after the daycare dogs, doing some gardening (with help of course ) or helping Sue with bathing and drying dogs in the groom room. At home we have 5 chickens and 2 Guinea pigs, Dave and Winston who keep me busy on my days off, as well as watering my many many houseplants, and looking after our veggie gardens.

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