Ciao! Did you know Pawz & Me was actually born in Italy? Our Director 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 600 clients, now offer a growing range of quality Pet Services, and have expanded our fleet to 3 doggy vans and our Team to 8 passionate pet peeps! But don’t worry, 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
Laura is a hopelessly devoted dog lover with a passion for outdoor adventures, exercise, gardening and nutrition. Having recently moved out of her childhood home and leaving her two sweet and cheeky family dogs behind, she would LOVE to fill the void part time by caring for your beautiful pets.
Laura has a soft spot for the vibrant energy, intelligence and agility of Border Collies, but would adore getting to know and working with as many different breeds as possible before making the exciting decision of taking on a new pup of her own.
2 Border Collies
Is a Qualified Chef!
Kayla has a big love and passion for all animals, big and small. Throughout her Animal Studies course, Kayla has had experience working with animals in a variety of pet-related workplaces, including Vet Clinics, Dog Groomers, and Doggy Day Care facilities.
Being involved in the happy and rewarding side of the Animal Care industry is Kayla’s main career focus. She has a loving and caring nature towards all animals she has the pleasure of spending time with.
2 Dogs & a Turtle
Taekwondo Black Belt
Georgia is a huge animal lover who dreams of a future career where she can work with animals everyday. She recently began volunteering at the RSPCA animal shelter as she loves the comfort of knowing the animals in the shelter have plenty of loving care and human interaction everyday. She finds being able to be the person that can make even one dog’s day better with her presence extremely fulfilling and rewarding.
As well as being a foodie and fitness fanatic, Georgia is studying wildlife conservation at University. She has a passion for learning everything there is to know about the complex behaviour and psychology of animals.
A Pug, Cavoodle and Havanese
Professional Irish Dancer
Madi grew up surrounded by all sorts of animals, and has a huge soft spot for senior pets.
She’s big on animal rescue and adoption and hopes to be able to foster dogs, cats, and birds to help them find their forever home very soon.
She spent nearly a year working in a Dog Grooming Salon, but found she wasn’t spending the one-on-one time engaging with the dogs like she wished she could’ve. Now that she’s joined the Pawz & Me Team, she feels she’s finally where she belongs!
Shih Tzu X Maltese
Master IKEA flat pack put-togetherer
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 dog, 1 cat & 2 goldfish
Caitlyn has 2 beautiful dogs of her own plus three rescue kitties. She lives on acreage and loves the outdoors, including getting to be immersed in all the natural wildlife where she lives.
Caitlyn has a positive, enthusiastic and youthful energy that helps her to create lasting relationships with the pets she works alongside.
When she’s not creating fun-filled experiences for the animals in her care, she loves to spend her time outdoors, visiting the beach and taking her dogs for long walks.
Labrador, Groodle & 3 rescue kitties
Rugby Union fanatic
Shiralee has loved animals her whole life and has always had lots of pets. Growing up on a farm, she was surrounded by cows, ponies, chickens, birds, dogs and cats. Ever since she was a little girl she has wanted to work with animals.
Shiralee looooves spending time outdoors, particularly on bush walks or amongst the botanic gardens. When she is not cuddling pets or feeding them, she is studying a Bachelor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Wollongong. Shiralee is super duper excited to be a part of the Pawz & Me team and have the opportunity to work with all of your beautiful pets!
A Cattle Dog, 2 Kitties & 5 Chickens
Australian Working Dogs
Has a MAJOR cockroach phobia
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