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, vet nurse and Certified Master Groomer, she has worked – literally – with all creatures great and small, in zoos, veterinary clinics and both wildlife and domestic animal welfare shelters.
Internationally Certified Master 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, the smaller and fluffier the better!
When not helping Georgina in the salon, he can be found hogging the trampoline or racing Seamus on his bike!
Fergal the Dobermann was the face behind In The Pink. His arrival in in August 2010 changed Georgina’s world, leading to new goals, new qualifications, new friends and 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 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – a 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 public demonstration team at 18 months, and produced all our training videos. He died suddenly of heart failure in August 2017, and not a day goes by when we don’t long to have him back.
Seamus joined the family in January 2012. Ten months later, 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 ever encountered. With a fetish for ears, he smooches all he meets. He has a particular passion for kissing cows, yet maintains an ongoing feud with a Shetland named Tallula.
He became Daniel’s constant companion from the moment he was born, and together they make an incorrigible team!
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 she is very sorely missed.