TomKings Puppies started as a small family business founded by two brothers, Geri and Tom more than ten years ago. As the demand for TomKings Frenchies has suddenly increased the last couple of years, the team needed to grow as well. Last year, we released a short documentary in which we briefly introduced all the colleagues who work on creating happy Frenchie families every day. This time, we decided to reveal some more about everyone: meet the team of TomKings Puppies!
TomKings Tom and Sandra
Tom: “I have loved caring for animals since I was very young. I have a degree in animal breeding and always dreamt of living on a huge farm surrounded by a lot of animals. So, it was an obvious move to start TomKings with my brother.”
Sandra: “When I was a little girl, I spent a lot of time with my mom’s friend who was a Frenchie breeder and even attended dog shows with her. So, my love for French Bulldogs stems from a very early age.”
Sandra: “We’ve been together for 6 years and agreed right from the start that neither of us could imagine life without having dogs in it. Since then, we do what we love every day: our hobby which is our job at the same time. Tom oversees the whole breeding process and I help with the puppies as well as answer our Frenchie parents’ questions.”
Tom: “What we love most about breeding Frenchies is being able to give all that joy and love that we receive from them to other people day by day. We are always waiting for the photos and videos with the new families. If we had to start all over, this would be the path we would choose again.”
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“I was a professional freestyle wrestler for 25 years, my best result being a 7th place at the Beijing Olympics. I majored in economy and studied in Iowa for half a year. More than 10 years ago I fell in love with French Bulldogs together with my brother Tom, which hasn’t changed ever since.
I manage the team of TomKings and consider every puppy, adopter and colleague my family. I work every day to only have satisfied customers, happy and healthy puppies and successful and enthusiastic colleagues.
I love playing table tennis with my colleagues and traveling with my wife Nori and my daughter Elza. The happiest moment of my day is when we receive positive feedbacks from the adopters!”
“I studied Physical Education and Geography at Teacher Training College, during which time I spent 10 years at our local rowing club. During our active years I became national champion several times with different crews. When I finished my college and rowing career I moved to the UK where I lived for nearly 10 years, running several successful businesses.
I met Geri and Tom 7 years ago and I was fascinated by their passion for French Bulldogs. I visited them many times and we quickly became friends. When I had to opportunity to join their family business I immediately said yes.
I have been helping with customer service and my goal is to find the most loving homes for our beautiful fur babies. I am happy to answer all inquiries through calls or messages!”
“I have been in the field of logistics for nearly 10 years. For a long time, I was working in a multinational company but my dream was always to become an active member of a family business.
I first met Geri at a wrestling training, after which we ended up in the same circle and got to know each other better. After some time, we both thought that it would be great to work together, and that’s when he offered me to join TomKings. I immediately said yes, which I consider one of the best decisions I have ever made. Since then, I’ve been organizing our Frenchie puppies’ travel to their forever homes.
In a nutshell, I am a sports fanatic and I’ve been in love with dogs since I was a child. I believe that everyone needs to have a furry friend to feel the love they can give. They are simply perfect!”
“I majored in Marketing. I love doing all kinds of creative stuff, like putting together cute and funny Frenchie content to share on our Instagram and Facebook pages. I am also responsible for the development of our website and various IT projects within the company.
In my spare time, I enjoy singing and making new hits on my guitar. I used to have a trash-pop band and we managed to get to the top 50 in X-factor a few years ago.
I met Geri through a mutual friend to whom I’ll be forever grateful because I ended up in a fantastic team. Apart from my amazing colleagues and the daily dose of Frenchie cuteness, I love working here because I get to solve all kinds of professional challenges from which I always learn a lot.
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Since I joined the team of TomKings, I completely fell in love with Frenchies and I’m looking forward to becoming a Frenchie parent myself sometime soon.”
“I majored in History and studied Commerce and Marketing as well. Then I spent several years around Europe playing American Football topping it with the privilege to be captain of the National Team.
I met Geri two years ago and was impressed by the quality of the company, and the enthusiasm towards lovable Frenchies thus elevating the future adopter’s life and spreading joy. It was a no-brainer to join, since then I’ve been helping with customer service amongst other fields.
It is rare to find such great people and their quality shows in their work and in their honest motivation to provide healthy and happy Frenchies to the adopters.”
“I majored in English Language and Literature and then studied English teaching but I soon realized that it’s not what I’m dreaming of. Being an animal-lover, I always imagined a profession which is related to them in some ways. As I also love communicating with people, I can safely say that when I joined the team of TomKings a year ago, my dream came true.
I answer inquiries about our puppies and make Instagram stories to brighten the days of our followers. Several months ago, I started organizing TomKings Frenchie meet ups too. These events aim to build a stronger link between our Frenchie Parents and they also provide a great opportunity for our Frenchies to make new friends.
I also manage our Facebook group which is called the TomKings Frenchie Family. I love organizing contests in it and my heart always melts when I see videos of our Frenchie Parents about their first happy moments with their furry babies.”
“I come from a family of pet lovers. We’ve always had dogs and pets around the house and my mum is a dog groomer. When I came across the opportunity to join the TomKings Team I knew this was the perfect role for me since I love dogs as well as talking to people from different backgrounds from all around the world.
I traveled a lot in my 20’s and lived in the UK for almost 9 years. In the beginning, I worked in hospitality before becoming a logistics team manager which I worked as for 4 years. In 2019, I acquired British Citizenship (but I really see myself as a Global Citizen).
These experiences helped me a lot to build great communication and people skills which came really handy matched by my love towards dogs when I settled in my current role at TomKings Puppies. The quality and high standards of the company really impressed me and having a chance to work with such great colleagues assured me that this is the right place for me.
I take care of customer service and aim to find the best possible homes for our fur babies and the perfect Frenchies for loving and caring families. I also love coming up with new ideas and making them reality to help the TomKings Family and the French Bulldog Community grow.”
“I majored in English Language and Literature and spent 8 months near London working as an au pair. I never thought that I’d find a job which would unite my love for animals and the English language until December 2020 when I joined the team of TomKings Puppies.
Most of the time I answer inquiries about our puppies and forward our Frenchie parents’ questions to our vet and our experts Sandra and Tom. Last year, I started writing blog posts for our website, which I enjoy doing a lot! I always try to find the most interesting topics for present and future Frenchie parents, and educate them about this amazing breed with Sandra’s help.
I completely fell in love with Frenchies and I consider myself very lucky to be part of this big Family. The highlight of my days is when I see the happy parents’ posts about their puppies in our Facebook group!”