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 in a campervan
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 a child and I am still figuring out who I want to be!
Name something on your bucket list?
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 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 started working at PawPals in June 2021. I am purely and extremely driven by my passion for caring for animals, especially dogs. I’ve had quite a few working experiences in clinics as a vet assistant and also in farms which then made me realized that this is where my interest and passion are. I’ve completed my degree in Animal Science and Animal Health and hoping to continue my studies in Veterinary Nursing in the future. All thanks to PawPals and all of you dog owners who have given me a chance to learn so so much about dog behaviour and handling as well as working as a team

What store would you happily max out your credit card? Not a store but on holiday trips
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Scientist/ Detective
Name something on your bucket list? Skydiving
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? “If there is a will, there is a way/ Never trust anyone blindly” – My Mum
What’s your favourite colour? Sky Blue

I have been working in the animal industry for over 3 years. I have always wanted to work with animals and I thrive in the dog daycare environment.

My favourite part of working with dogs is creating a special bond with every single pooch in our care!

What store would you happily max out your credit card? Michael Hill
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to work with animals, I didn’t have a specific industry
Name something on your bucket list? Get a full sleeve tattoo
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Shapeshift
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from? “If you do what you want, you will never work a day in y our life” – My Dad
What’s your favourite colour? Black or Khaki green

I’ve always had a love for animals since I was young. My dad would take me to visit the farms to show me around and would bring chickens home for me to look after.

What store would you happily max out your credit card? Pretty little things
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher or being famous
Name something on your bucket list? Travel around the world
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Read peoples minds
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from? “Don’t take life too seriously because you could die tomorrow and regret not having fun” – My Mum
What’s your favourite colour? Black and red

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 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
Dream Job: Army Special Forces (still dream too)
Bucket list: Doing a Halo jump in Denali or Utah
Superpower: 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)

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
Dream Job: Army Special Forces (still dream too)
Bucket list: Doing a Halo jump in Denali or Utah
Superpower: 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)

Malaga 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 in a campervan
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!

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
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)
My name is Ami and I started at PawPals back at the beginning of 2018.
You can find me at PawPals out the back giving your pooches many cuddles and kisses! I used to be afraid of large dogs but since being in the field I prefer to work with bigger dogs now
What store would you happily max out your credit card? Steam
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Forensic Scientist
Name something on your bucket list? Live in another country
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? “Don’t settle in your 20’s, instead, travel and see the world” – Some random woman in a shopping centre
What’s your favourite colour? Emerald green

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

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

I’ve had a love for animals since I was young, particularly dogs! My family has adopted adult/senior dogs since I was in primary school so I have grown up with them being my constant companions.

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’ve always had a love for animals since I was young. My dad would take me to visit the farms to show me around and would bring chickens home for me to look after.

What store would you happily max out your credit card? Pretty little things
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Teacher or being famous
Name something on your bucket list? Travel around the world
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Read peoples minds
What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard and who was it from? “Don’t take life too seriously because you could die tomorrow and regret not having fun” – My Mum
What’s your favourite colour? Black and red

I started working at PawPals in June 2021. I am purely and extremely driven by my passion for caring for animals, especially dogs. I’ve had quite a few working experiences in clinics as a vet assistant and also in farms which then made me realized that this is where my interest and passion are. I’ve completed my degree in Animal Science and Animal Health and hoping to continue my studies in Veterinary Nursing in the future. All thanks to PawPals and all of you dog owners who have given me a chance to learn so so much about dog behaviour and handling as well as working as a team

What store would you happily max out your credit card? Not a store but on holiday trips
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up? Scientist/ Detective
Name something on your bucket list? Skydiving
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? “If there is a will, there is a way/ Never trust anyone blindly” – My Mum
What’s your favourite colour? Sky Blue

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