Ten years ago, on the 4th of December 2010 – we had our Grand Opening!!
To be honest, it is a little emotional for me to see Divine Creatures reach this milestone as so much has happened in those ten years!
As I took a trip down memory lane, it is amazing to look back at how not only did Divine Creatures start a wonderful success story, to this day it continues to reach new heights.
We reached the finals for the Telstra Business Awards for ‘Outstanding Start Up Business’ two years in a row, going on to continue to stay in the finals for many years in a row.
Last year, we won the Champion Business Awards!
Divine Creatures was heavily published in the media for many years in a row. We have been on Better Homes and Gardens, the Today Show, Sunrise, Seven News, featured in the Daily Telegraph, North Shore Times, 2GB, ABC radio & 2UE.
We were even featured in the top seven best pet hotels in the WORLD!!
It has been a tremendous honour over these last ten years to be recognized not only by my wonderful clients (with over 350 positive reviews across three different platforms!) but also, by my industry, where I was nominated and voted in to be the Director for the Pet Care Services and Boarding Industry for the Pet Industry Association Australia (PIAA).
Under my Directorship for the PIAA, I have been working extremely hard to regulate the industry, with a heavy focus on updating the Codes of Practice for the Boarding Sector.
My goal is to ultimately raise the standards for the industry, I am very sad to say that to this day, I am continually horrified by hearing more and more stories of substandard facilities.
It truly does break my heart and change is hopefully coming soon.
Moving through the years and the evolution of Divine Creatures has been fast and absolutely non-stop! We doubled in capacity in 2014 and have been fully booked every school holidays since (even booking out most Christmas spots two years in advance!), of course that was until COVID hit. During this time when we were significantly impacted by the pandemic, our beautiful clients showed their incredible support for the survival of the business. Thank you will just never be a strong enough word to forever express my gratitude.
Some of you may have met my daughter, Skyler, who has been assisting with the very very difficult job of socializing and cuddling kittens! It is my priority to ensure that our kittens are well socialized and can integrate well into a household with or with