Hi my name is Sam Chandler, born in 1980 and have lived in Blandford since 1999.
I am married with two very gorgeous little boys, Tate and Ollie. Originally from Canada, I moved over and lived in London for a while before moving to Surrey where I spent most of my life growing up. I have always grown up with dogs in the family and I would always spend my childhood down the stables with horses and dogs. My real passion was the horses growing up, always riding and competing. Never had the privilege of owning my own but people would always ask me to compete or exercise their own for them.
I left college qualifying as a Graphic Designer, having worked in London for a while. When I was 17 yrs I ventured down to Dorset, and never left. I love the openness of Dorset and its a great place to bring up a family. Having met my husband a few years later, I then settled into the family life. My husband has his own successful I.T Business, so I then became an at home mum. I consider myself extremely lucky to be at home with my children, but as they are getting older I needed a new direction with my career.
I really enjoy taking the dogs out for walks and people have said I have such a natural way with them all. So after some contemplating, I realized this was exactly what I wanted to do. It was great as I could work it around the children, and it would not affect them in any way. So hence I set up RunDoggity, a name the kids helped me come up with!
Since starting RunDoggity I have never looked back, I enjoy meeting new dogs and particularly getting to know their personalities. Each dog is an individual with great character, whether big, small or any breeds, I just adore them all.