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Tanya Grant: Owner, Top Tails Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Tanya Grant started Top Tails because she recognized that many people view their companion animals as family members, and they want everyone involved with their pets to treat them that way. Tanya's service promises she'll shower her clients' pets with the same quality of love and attention they'd get at home.

In 2009, Tanya enrolled in FastTrac NewVenture. She is very enthusiastic about the positive attention she experienced from the instructor and guest experts and recognizes they gave her the confidence to pursue a growth plan for her enterprise. By learning to dig deeply into market research, Tanya discovered an unexpected new target of opportunity for her pet services: suburban households with multiple pets living just beyond the city limits but still within easy reach of her location in northwest Philadelphia. In 2010, Tanya added a storefront location in the heart of fashionable Manayunk and expanded her business model beyond dog walking to include in-home puppy, cat and bird sitting, "Dog Hike Adventures", pet taxi services and house-sitting.