Salla has always been an animal lover. She became a first-time pet parent at about age 11 to a pair of finches called Cynthia and Roger. Since then she has adopted animals of many species; from cats and guinea pigs to fish and birds. At the moment her troops consist of dogs, cats and chooks.
Salla has reared very young puppies and kittens in her home on occasion, with her two daughters learning to help with bottle feeding and piling on the love! She gained the National Certificate in Animal Care through Otago Polytechnic in 2011, while also working in the pet industry for the past few years, with a specific interest in animal nutrition.