Georgina Covington 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 her hair-raising adventures have encompassed everything from injured snakes and orphaned kangaroos to troubled horses and shy dingoes.
A biologist, canine behaviourist and Internationally Certified Master Groomer, she has worked – literally – with all creatures great and small, in zoos, vet clinics and wildlife and domestic animal 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, knows his way around a stripping knife and is already learning to clip and scissor!
But his favourite job is painting dogs’ toenails … whilst 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 was the face behind In The Pink. His arrival in August 2010 changed Georgina’s world, leading to new goals, qualifications, friends and romance. Today, thanks to him, she leads the life of her dreams.
Fergal loved nothing more than to worship his mum. Born with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (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 demo team at 18 months, and ran many a class. He died suddenly of heart failure in August 2017, and not a day passes when we don’t long for 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.