Law graduate Rhiannon Beach set up Canberra’s first dog walking and day care business, Pups4Fun, in 2008 to help fund her part-time university degree. Ten years on, the innovative start-up has grown exponentially and employs 21 staff supervising 350 dogs each week.
Most small business owners will tell you that running a start-up is no walk in the park. But for 29-year-old law graduate Rhiannon Beach, setting up and running Canberra-based doggy day care business Pups4Fun has involved plenty. The venture began as a casual gig in 2008, when Beach was looking for a job to fit in between classes while studying a Bachelor of Law at the University of Canberra. The work quite literally involved walks in the park – as she began to escort a growing gang of pooches to local dog parks for exercise, giving grateful owners a few pet-free hours off the leash as well.