Meet Our Team

#PawPalsGals

We’re a big family at PawPals and your dog is part of it. We get to know all our dogs personally, their little quirks, how they like to play and when it’s time to chill out and have a cuddle. We form a real bond with all of them so they are excited to come to day care to see us. Each team member is a fully qualified dog lover!! Together we bring all our experience and passion to give your dog everything they need to be happy and content all day.

Bassendean Team

Rescue dogs have a massive place in Laura’s heart and she would rescue all the dogs if she had her way but she can’t (as her partner insists he deserves a space in their bed) so instead, her long term goal is to help fund rescues where ever she can.

Laura has a degree in Advertising and Media, a Certificate in Canine Behavior and a Certificate in Canine First Aid. It is Laura’s aim to ensure your dog has a fantastic day out in a safe and fun environment, playing with their friends and surrounded by people who adore what they do. 

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Kmart, Lorna Jane, Peter Alexander or anywhere I can buy trainers!
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I thought I wanted to be a vet as I have always loved animals but then I realised what that actually entailed and it would be too heartbreaking for me! I also always wanted to have my own business so opening a doggy daycare was the perfect career path for me – animals + business = WIN-WIN!
 
Name something on your bucket list?
There are many but one is to definitely to travel Australia with my partner and kids and Dutch. 
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Speak with animals.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life”
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Purple – hence PawPals logo!

Eadie is Lauras’ first daughter and she used to come to work with her from the age of 3 months. She would be carried in a carrier and she loved meeting all the clients in the office in the morning. Unfortunately, once Eadie became mobile, she started to cause havoc in the office so her PawPals career has been limited to visits and not working shifts! She loves to watch the daily videos and ask the name of EVERY dog that Laura struggles to keep up as the clips move so fast but Eadie is determined to stay connected with the clients and know whos’ who 

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Any store with dolls and dolls accessories.
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I am still figuring out who I want to be but my mumma says I can do anything I dream of!
 
Name something on your bucket list?
To go to Ireland to meet cousins and uncles. 
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
To fly – I believe I already can when I jump off tables and the couch! 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“I can be whatever I want to be” – My mumma.
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Pink or purple – depends on the day!!!

After years of working in the corporate world full time, I decided to follow my passion of working with animals full time. I have over 25 years of working with rescue organizations as well as fostering, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs.

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Freedom.
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
Nurse.
 
Name something on your bucket list?
Hot air balloon over Serengeti.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Cast spells.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“Travel” – My Mum.
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Orange.

I’m Sarah and I have been working at PawPals since the beginning of March 2019. Before starting here I worked at another Perth dog daycare for about 5 years whilst completing my Cert III in companion animals at Tafe.

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Kmart & San Churro.
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
Always knew I wanted to work with animals so a ZooKeeper.
 
Name something on your bucket list?
Hot air balloon & African safari.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Flying.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out” – Dr Suess.
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Gold.

I started working at PawPals in September 2020 after volunteering for a dog rescue for 18 months.

I also have a cert in Veterinary Assistant and I fell in love with PawPals after being a client for over a year.

I am delighted to have finally got the opportunity to work with dogs full time.

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Kmart.
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
Marine Biologist.
 
Name something on your bucket list?
Drive a motor home through Australia.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
To always be happy.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“We only regret the chances we didn’t take” – My Mum.
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Baby Pink.
I come from a veterinary nursing and rescue background. I am also the president of SABBR. 
 
Working with dogs, especially broken souls is my passion. Joining PawPals is fulfilling a dream – to work all day with crazy dog ladies!! 
What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Bunnings or an exotic plant shop!
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A pilot.
 
Name something on your bucket list?
To hike Match Pichu.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to fly.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“Work smarter, not harder” – My Granma.
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Green

The first official #PawPalsGuy – Duncan has recently graduated from Guildford grammar, and after completing a work experience placement with us he has decided to be brave and join a group of crazy dog ladies!!

What store would you happily max out your credit card?

SBR Off Road.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Army Special Forces (still dream too).


Name something on your bucket list?

Doing a Halo jump in Denali or Utah

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

The power to obtain any superpower i want at any given time.


What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from? 

Not really advice but my mate said to me during 2019 “Death changes everything and Time changed nothing”.


Favourite colour:

Code – PRP (colour of my car).

Hi, I’m Alana and I recently joined the Pawpals March 2022.

 I am completing my Animal Studies certificate and I am ALSO completing a vet nursing internship. 

I love dogs of all breeds and sizes and love nothing more then spending as much time with them as possible. I spend my days off walking dogs at my local rescue and hope to run my own shelter some day! 

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
JB Hi-fi.
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
Zookeeper or a vet. 
 
Name something on your bucket list?
I would love to operate a rescue before I am 30. 
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would love to be able to talk to animals! 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“I should let go of whatever makes you the least happy.”
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Dark green or Maroon.

The dictionary defines Bella as: crazy dog lady! Literally, I have a necklace that says ‘crazy dog lady’ and my dog has a matching tag that says ‘crazy lady’s dog’. 

Getting my first dog Ella at age 15 was what opened my eyes to these amazing creatures, she helped me through some tough times in my life and taught me a lot about myself. I am now dog mum to a Maltese Shihtzu named Allie and if she can’t go somewhere, I’m not going either! 

I run a small pet sitting business with Allie as my business partner, so we have a lot of fur friends. A goal of mine is to become a foster mum to dogs and cats in need of a home. 

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Doggytopia or Kmart.
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A fashion designer, a singer, an actress. I had no talent in any of those areas.
 
 Name something on your bucket list?
Drive around the whole of Australia. 
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would love to be able to read minds. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
Fool me once, strike one. But fool me twice, strike three.”
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Red.

Hi, I’m Jayne.

I’m very fortunate to have spent most of my adult life travelling the world, exploring and building careers for myself.

I have a very special kind of love for the outdoors, the beach, my family and friends, health, sunsets and last but not least, furbabies of course! 

I just LOVE dogs! 

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
K-mart – of course I will go in for one item, max out my credit card, leave very happy and forget the one item I went in to buy!
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A vet and and olympian. 
 
Name something on your bucket list?
I would loveto travel the world.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would love to be able to talk to animals dogs and cats specifically!
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“Tomorrow isn’t promised so love today like it’s your last.”
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Purple and blue.

Malaga Team

My journey with the PawPals Gals started back in 2017 when I decided to enrol my pooch Ruby into Daycare. I will never forget the feeling I had dropping her off that first day, I was a nervous wreck, Ruby on the other hand ran straight through the door without even looking back at me

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Flight Centre.
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
Be in a band. 
 
Name something on your bucket list?
Travel South America.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
This too shall pass – remember every situation is temporary.
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Green

Rescue dogs have a massive place in Laura’s heart and she would rescue all the dogs if she had her way but she can’t (as her partner insists he deserves a space in their bed) so instead, her long term goal is to help fund rescues where ever she can.

Laura has a degree in Advertising and Media, a Certificate in Canine Behavior and a Certificate in Canine First Aid. It is Laura’s aim to ensure your dog has a fantastic day out in a safe and fun environment, playing with their friends and surrounded by people who adore what they do.

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Kmart, Lorna Jane, Peter Alexander or anywhere I can buy trainers!
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
I thought I wanted to be a vet as I have always loved animals but then I realised what that actually entailed and it would be too heartbreaking for me! I also always wanted to have my own business so opening a doggy daycare was the perfect career path for me – animals + business = WIN-WIN!
 
Name something on your bucket list?
There are many but one is to definitely to travel Australia with my partener Jonny, my kids and Dutch, (our pooch!)
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Speak with animals.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life”
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Purple – hence PawPals logo!
Don’t let that sweet smile fool you, Saoirse knows how to keep her mum Aoife on her toes with her cheeky mischievous side but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Saoirse seems to be following in her mums footsteps and adores “woof “woofs” always ensuring she shares her snacks with their  family dog Rabbit.

What store would you happily max out your credit card? 
Bunnings – have a sausage sizzle, baby chino and then go  ALL the swing and slides sets! 
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? 
A teenager!!
 
Name something on your bucket list?
Go to see my nana and cousins in Ireland and have a coke in the Irish pub, my mum tells me it’s really fun there. 
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Turn invisible so my mum couldn’t find me for bath time. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
My mother – Don’t put cushions on my little brother’s  head  when he is crying.
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Geeeeeeen!! (Green)

Hey everyone! I’m Natalie and I’ve been at PawPals since May of 2019.

I’ve had a love for dogs since I was young and have grown up with them being my constant companions.

 I now have a kelpie named Benji (who was a terror to raise) but he has taught me so much! My world revolves around him and he’s he reason I’ve grown such an interest in dog behaviour, training and nutrition.

I love my job becasue I get to create strong bonds with the people and their pooches and I absolutly love getting to know each dog and their little quirks 💗

What store would you happily max out your credit card? 
Nail salon
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? 
I wanted to be a vet.
 
Name something on your bucket list? 
Motor home road trip with Benji (my pooch).
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? 
Re-live moments in time.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from? 
“Speak to people like it’s your last time seeing them” – My Mum
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Pink
 

I started working at PawPals in May 2021 and let me say it’s amazing! I fall in love with my job more and more every day!

I have studied in the animal industry for a few years before PawPals and hold a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Certificate IV in Emergency Veterinary Nursing & A Certificate III in Companion Animal Services!
My favourite part about my job is building relationships/bonds with all the dogs & teaching them new things!

What store would you happily max out your credit card?
Mecca.
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
Hairdresser.
 
Name something on your bucket list?
Fly over to Portugal and see family.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Be invisible.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
Don’t stress over what you cannot control” – My mumma.
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Pink
I’ve worked in the pet Industry for 20+ years predominantly in rescue circles and boarding. I have cert 1 & 2 in Animal care, have done some Natural Animal healing courses for animals and several IMDT dog training courses. My only passion is dogs. I started my Pawpals journey while looking for a break from the heartache of rescue work. Now that I am here I love it, I love the structured care and fun we provide, enjoy the atmosphere and love forming bonds with the Woofers.
 
What store would you happily max out your credit card?
The blue angel.
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
Horse strapper.
 
Name something on your bucket list?
Buy a house.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Save every start animal.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from?
“Stay in school” – my parents.
 
What’s your favourite colour?
Pink & black

Hi I’m Renee!

As a child I always had a passion for all animals and wanted to work with them. 

I grew up with multiple pets and loved every second of it.

 I’m excited to be part of the PawPals crew and to watch myself grow in this environment!

What store would you happily max out your credit card? 
Sephora
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? 
A kindy teacher and a vet.
 
Name something on your bucket list?
To experience a white christmas in New York.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? 
Time travel!

 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from? 
“Be kinds always. For everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about”
 
What’s your favourite colour? Blue

Hi I’m Donna.

I am from Glasgow in Scotland and I have been living in Perth for 14 years. PawPals is my first job working with dogs and I absolutley love it. I have always wanted to work with dogs and I have just started a dog grooming course and love getting the experience and knowledge from the girls and the doggies at PawPals. 

What store would you happily max out your credit card? 
I could happily max out my credit card at just about any clothes shop ir department store, I love shopping! 
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? 
When I was a child I wanted to be a painter and decorator like my dad!! 
 
Name something on your bucket list?
There is a few on my bucket list all related to travel. I would travel the worls if I could. First to see more of Australia.
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? 
Definitely to talk to dogs! How good would it be to know what they are actually thinking.

 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from? 
“Always look at the positives in life and find positive even in a negative situation.”
 
What’s your favourite colour? 
Definitely pink!! 

My name is Heather I’m 32 years old and moved to Australia from the uk at the age of 18, with my Dad and Step mum. 

I live with my partner Dan and own two miniature dachshunds, two cats and three Birds. 

I’ve always had a love for dogs, since 13 I’ve grown up having German Shepards as our family dogs. 

Each dog has their own personality and it’s amazing teaching them and watch them grow and learn, they in return show you so much love and loyalty I enjoy coming home to mine and seeing their excitement when I walk through the door.

What store would you happily max out your credit card? 
I have two stores – any pet store and zing. I love to spoil my dogs, cats and birds with new toys. But I also love to spoil myself purchasing anything Disney. 
 
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? 
My uncle is a hairdresser and owned his own salon so growing up I always wanted to be a hairdresser and work with him.
 
Name something on your bucket list?
I would love to be able to read more books as I used to love reading. 
 
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? 
The power to heal sickness and illnesses. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from? 
That you can achieve anything you set your mind to and nothing is impossible.
 
What’s your favourite colour? 
Purple
 

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