Georgina Covington (formerly Georgina Beach) has been surrounded by dogs all her life, growing up amid a pack of ten Old English Sheepdogs and one wiley Fox Terrier. Animal welfare is her enduring passion, and to date, her hair-raising adventures have encompassed everything from injured snakes and orphaned kangaroos to troubled horses and shy dingoes.
A biologist, canine behaviourist, veterinary nurse and Certified Advanced Professional Dog Groomer, she has worked – literally – with all creatures great and small, in zoos, veterinary clinics and both wildlife and domestic animal welfare shelters.
Certified Advanced Professional Groomer (International Professional Groomers Inc)
Certificate III in Pet Grooming ; Certificate III in Dog Behaviour & Training
Bachelor of Science, major in Ecology, minor in Behaviour ; Graduate Certificate in Canine Science
Born into the In The Pink team in September 2014, Daniel Covington already knows everything there is to know about dogs. He can wash, dry and brush with the best of them, and is currently perfecting the art of hand-stripping with the aid of his grandparents’ Cocker Spaniel, George.
His favourite breeds are Poodles and Bichons, but anything white and fluffy is good!
When not helping Georgina in the salon, he can be found speed-testing the Dog Agility Course, hogging the trampoline or pioneering a new sport known as Dobermann Riding.
Fergal the Dobermann was the face behind In The Pink. His arrival in Georgina’s life in August 2010 changed her world, leading to new goals, new qualifications, new friends and even new romance. Today, thanks to him, Georgina has the life, family and career of her dreams.
Fergal loved nothing more than to shadow his mum, guarding her with his soul. Born with Canine Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – a genetic condition common to his breed – he was prone to deep anxieties out of keeping with his imposing stature and big fat waggy bum.
With flawless obedience skills and a yearn to work, he joined a team of dogs demonstrating advanced exercises at public shows at 18 months, and produced all In The Pink‘s training videos. He died suddenly of heart failure in August 2017, and is sorely missed each and every day.
Seamus joined the family in January 2012. Ten months later, just two days after his first birthday, he came Third in his first Obedience Trial, in a class of 27 dogs.
A social butterfly and consummate clown, he has the weirdest range of personal habits we have ever encountered. With a fetish for ears – his or yours – he smooches all he meets, whether they like it or not. He has a particular passion for kissing cows, yet maintains an ongoing feud with a Shetland named Tallula.
He would be happy to guard the family in an emergency so long as he wasn’t busy staring at the cat.
The memory of Kimberley the working Border Collie has long kept the In The Pink team on the straight and narrow. She was the most extraordinary dog Georgina and many of her colleagues have ever worked with, capable of performing any new task asked of her …at any age, under any circumstances… from herding and obedience to trick training and scent detection.
Her innate wisdom, and quiet, steady presence saw Georgina through some of the toughest times of her life, and not a day goes by when she isn’t dearly missed.