Friday, August 12, 2022

Tara Murphy with her Contribution to Pet Care Award

A Carlow woman has been recognised for her commitment to pet care.

Tara Murphy from Carlow was given a Contribution to Pet Care Award from her employer Petmania. The awards were created as part of the Irish-owned pet store’s 15th-anniversary celebrations. The pet retailer took the opportunity to recognise some of its long-standing team members with an award to thank them for their years of service and their contribution to the development and success of Petmania.

Tara Murphy is a Dog Groomer and Grooming Trainer in Petmania Carlow. She has been a team member with Petmania for 14 years. In her spare time, Tara’s life revolves around her children, Ella (7) and one-year-old Marti, and their beloved Labrador, Paddy.

Tara trains professional groomers from Petmania stores across Ireland. She helps them achieve an advanced level of grooming and improves their skills and confidence.

“I also groom dogs myself on days I am not training.” said Tara. “I love working with dogs every day and working with new trainees to help them along their grooming journey. I am thrilled to receive the Contribution to Pet Care award. Over the years, I have seen many changes related to grooming. An increase in numbers of groomers in the studios, increase in the size of our studios, better equipment, better knowledge and understanding of grooming. I’ve also noticed greater understanding among customers seeing the benefits of grooming regularly and how it improves the welfare of their dogs.”

Petmania’s HR Manager, Rachel Norton and Operations Manager, John Timmons presented the award to Tara and other recipients.

He said: “Since we began 15 years ago Petmania has gone from strength to strength as we have grown from a small pet section within our Garden Centre in John Street, to being Ireland’s leading pet experts and the number one dog groomers in the country.

“We couldn’t have gotten here without the commitment from everybody, in the stores, the warehouse and the support team. I had the wonderful opportunity to present some well-deserved awards to the dedicated individuals who have been with us since the start, including Tara, whose expertise and commitment is key to our ongoing success.”



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