Ciao! Did you know Pawz & Me was actually born in Italy? Our Founder Emily started to rethink her Hospitality career whilst galivanting around Europe with her partner Corey and gushing over all the well-loved European street cats and dogs. Whilst laying on a stiff mattress in an uncomfortably hot Airbnb in central Oslo, Norway the night before they flew home to Sydney, Em decided there and then to change the course of her life forever.
Since these humble beginnings, we’ve worked with over 1,200 clients and now offer a growing range of quality Pet Services.
And there’s plenty more to come for the future at Pawz & Me!
We have a genuine passion for the health, wellbeing and happiness of animals. This allows us to never stop learning, growing, and giving back to them.
Our unwavering commitment and flexible scheduling gives our Clients the reliable service they depend upon, sometimes at the drop of a hat!
Our Clients are the lifeblood of our business. We strive to meet and exceed their expectations by providing quality pet care, creating memorable relationships, and working with empathy and understanding.
Em is the Top Dog who helps to keep the wheels spinning here at Pawz & Me. She founded P&M in 2017 after dreaming of working with animals since she was a kid. A 5-week European adventure in 2017 left her returning to her boring job and saying “Nah… Not for me, thanks.” and since then she’s never looked back!
As well as being an avid animal lover, Em is big on female empowerment and providing local employment opportunities for young women. She has built Pawz & Me with an open and empowered work culture where our all-women team can pursue their passion in animal care and break the stereotypes and boundaries of our industry.
Em is passionate about all things pets and supporting small biz with community over competition. She takes huge pride in the achievements of Pawz & Me’s incredible team of women and is always looking for the next venture to expand the Pawz & Me brand.
3 rescue kitties & a rabbit
Espresso Martini fanatic
Shannon has always loved animals, and feels beyond lucky to work in a field that lets her combine that love with her business savvy.
When she’s not helping our Clients manage their bookings, you will find her snuggled up to her furry baby Henry, or down at the beach.
Gizelle’s first best friend was her poodle, Chad, gifted to her by her mum when she was 8 years old. Ever since, she’s been a big animal lover and at one point over the last 4 years has had 3 dogs, 6 puppies, a hedgehog, 2 turtles and 2 lovebirds all at the same time.
She’s a florist by trade, was once an aspiring horticulturalist who owned more than a hundred plants and loves to paint landscapes and architectural portraits using watercolours.
Gizelle’s lifelong dream is to retire as a painter hermit by the sea surrounded by a dog, a cat, shelves of books, plants and lots of art.
3 Dogs & a Hedgehog!
Dachshunds & Corgis
Lisa is a passionate Camden local and lifestyle lover. She’s a natural organiser and party planner, and super excited to indulge her Event Management & Wedding Planning experience for Pawz & Me fur baby clients and their pawrents.
Lisa has owned pets all her life (up to 10 dogs over the years) from a Poodle gifted at age 6, followed by 3 German Shepherds, 3 Weimaraners, and Rambo – a mini Longhair Dachshund (bred by her Mum). These days her lil monsters Bonny and Bella rule the roost and have stolen her heart. Along with budgies, mice, a ginger cat, and goldfish, she bred rabbits and guinea pigs during her childhood.
When she’s not prepping Jerky for her spoilt puplets, Lisa loves finding new parks for her pooches to explore, and playing with the hose in the backyard. She enjoys photography, markets, and festivals, as well as baking muffins, gardening, and dining out. She KNOWS she spends too much on doggy treats but wouldn’t have it any other way!
Cocker Spaniel & Mini Schmoodle
Golden Retriever, German Shepherd & Cocker Spaniel
Christine has always had a passion to work with animals big and small, starting from the first moment she met her Aunty’s Golden Retriever, Jack. She’s extremely passionate about pet adoption, having adopted a Great Dane X herself who she loves more than life itself. She’s also a rodent lover and is keen to one day own rats!
In Christine’s spare time, she loves hanging with her big Italian family and catching all the latest comedy flicks at the cinema.
Great Dane X
Great Dane, Saint Bernard and Newfoundland
Latanna has always had a passion to work with animals big and small for as long as she can remember. She has owned multiple different types of animals ranging from reptiles, birds to rabbits and fish!
Latanna is always up for an adventure, seeking to find new experiences and learn new things. She enjoys going on hikes, mountain biking in the botanic gardens, spending time with friends and family, and visiting the beach.
1 cat & 2 goldfish
Abbey has always loved animals and has had a number of pets over the years such as dogs, cats, mice, ferrets and her special bestie, Frank the Fighting Fish. She really loves animals of all shapes and sizes!
She’s currently studying for a Bachelor of Psychology and is eager to gain skills in animal therapy and support. When she’s not studying, you’ll find her watching movies, finding new recipes or spending time with her friends and family.
English Staffy & Cat
Some say she’s Psychic!
Laura is a dog person to a tee and often becomes distracted by cute doggy grins. With her background in online marketing, working for Pawz & Me has quickly become the ideal combination of everything she loves, all rolled into one.
You’ll find Laura in the Pawz & Me office most days, although she tries to sneak in the van every now and again to ride along with the team and get some cuddles in. In her spare time, Laura enjoys being a mum to her two kids, hanging out with her rescue Staffy, Bronco, and photography.
Staffy & Border Collie
Half Dutch, Half Aussie
Ash has grown up on a small family farm where she had sheep, lambs, cows, chickens and horses. She’s also had dogs and been a huge dog lover her entire life.
Ash’s biggest life goal is to travel to every continent and visit as many countries as she can. She loves adventures, being active and rock climbing. She has a big interest in music and photography, and you’ll usually always find a camera on her!
One old dog, Scooby
Husky & Samoyed
Lived in Canada for a year
Aleeza is a full time animal lover with a knack for wrangling more than just textbooks 😉
As a dedicated student pursuing a degree in Animal and Veterinary BioScience, Aleeza’s life truly revolves around the charming world of our furry and feathered friends. Every wagging tail and happy owner is why she’s here!
Whilst she hopes to one day work at Taronga Zoo, farm animals also hold a special place in her heart, with her degree having taught her some very unique talents like restraining sheep and even herding cows!
When she’s not studying, you can find Aleeza hanging out with her friends and family, soaking in the joy of the outdoors, or partaking in some sort of an adrenaline pumping adventure.
1 cat & 2 Budgies
Jumped out of a plane at 15,000 feet
Caitlyn’s passion for animals began when her mum bought her a puppy for her 7th birthday. She named her Tinky (after Tinkerbell) and she is still her best friend to this day.
When she’s not walking her three dogs or training her bunny, Caitlyn loves to be cuddled up on the lounge with a good book or going to her local beaches for a walk or swim.
Shih Tzu X, 2 French Bulldogs, and a Mini Lop Rabbit
Whippet & Dobermann
Trained alpacas for 4 years