Meet The Team
KathrynStar Paws Owner
Hi, I'm Kathryn and I am the proud owner of Star Paws Pet Services. With over ten years experience of running a successful pet care company, I am confident that my team will provide a five star service to you and your treasured pets.
Our ever growing business serves the Saltburn and Middlesbrough areas and during our 2022 licence inspection we retained our five star status, which is the highest rating for a home boarding provider.
Throughout my life, I have had lots of different breeds of dogs, all rescue, from collies to vizslas. Star Paws was named after my gorgeous cross breed, Star and many of you will have met my other two girls, Sally and Tasha over the years.
Most of my time now is spent running the company, however I do still enjoy walking and visiting your pets and getting lots of cuddles!
I am really proud of my team, they are all completely animal mad and each bring something different to our Star Paws family.
Hello, I'm Helen and I am the assistant manager here at Star Paws. I have been involved in the company since Kathryn started it up, however I have officially worked here since 2016.
At present, I work for Star Paws part time around my other job in the education sector. My role includes much of the 'behind the scenes' work, however I still love doing walks, visits and helping out wherever I can.
I am the proud owner of a gorgeous cockapoo called Bella, who is my absolute world. Bella loves me working at Star Paws as much as I do, because it means that she gets to come on lots of adventures with me, her favourite place being Saltburn beach!
One of my favourite parts of the job is getting to meet all of our lovely pets and their wonderful owners. Also, everyone at Star Paws knows that I have a particular soft spot for a certain cockapoo called Keith!
As well as dogs, I am always really happy when we get to look after rabbits, having grown up with them it's always a real treat for me to help out with those visits.
Basically, our amazing team, the gorgeous animals and a beautiful setting make up the perfect job for me at Star Paws!
Hi, I'm Chloe, who you've probably seen walking around the popular areas of Middlesbrough.
I have been part of the Star Paws team for almost 4 years now and I am extremely passionate about animal welfare. My aim is to give you a dedicated and reliable focused service to all of your pet's needs.
Apart from the obvious muddy paw prints and slobbery kisses, a favourite part of my role is our 'Wedding Chaperone Service.' Nothing brings me more joy than seeing a happy couple on their wedding day shared with the love of their pet. It gets very emotional and I love it!
JonnyDog Walker/Pet Sitter
Hi, I'm Jonny and I'm one of the longest serving members of the Star Paws team. I have been working as a dog walker for just over 6 years now and I have loved every second of it!
I live in Marske with my Mum and brother plus my two dogs, Deacon and Sadie, three rabbits and a hamster. At present, I am learning to drive so I have to rely on the bus to get to work, however I am always early and like to arrive just before all of the dogs, as there's nothing better than seeing all of their happy faces coming up the drive! I then head out adventuring with my four legged friends and you will often see me splashing through the river or strolling along the beach, throwing sticks and tennis balls along the way.
Once the dogs are well exercised and tired out, I usually do odd jobs around our day care centre like cleaning, painting or gardening. In fact, there isn't much I don't get stuck into!
I love my job at Star Paws and have the best adventures ever, there really is never a bad day!
AbiDog Walker/Pet Sitter
Hi, I'm Abi and I started working full time for Star Paws last year after I completed a work experience placement with the company. I love animals, the outdoors, spending time with my friends and family and being around dogs (as you can see on my photo collage!)
My role at Star Paws is dog walking and pet sitting. I make sure that all of the dogs we look after are safe, happy and loving their Star Paws' adventures!
RebeccaDog Walker/Pet Sitter
Hi, I'm Rebecca and I've been working for Star Paws for about three years now. I love spending time in the outdoors and exploring new places with my four legged friends, whatever the weather! I also enjoy visiting pets in their own homes to give them lunch and a cuddle while their owner is out.
VanessaDog Walker/Pet Sitter
Hi, I'm Vanessa and I started working for Star Paws in May 2021, whilst going through the process of obtaining my Class 2 driving licence.
I love animals. As a child I had cats, dogs, rabbits and hamsters and would often bring home stray cats and dogs. I am the type of person who picks up worms from soggy pathways, catches spiders to put them outdoors and rescues injured birds from the roadside. I do have a slight dark side though, in that I have a carnivorous plant and I like it when it traps and digests flies... mwhahaha!
I also have a background in equestrianism; riding for pleasure and working on racing and riding yards. I enjoy being outdoors, at one with nature and my waggy-tailed friends.
LauraDog Walker/Pet Sitter
I work at Star Paws as a dog walker and pet sitter. I absolutely adore animals and have four dogs of my own.
I left an office job as a web designer to spend more time with animals and it's the best decision I've ever made!
JeniferSeasonal Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
Hi, I'm Jenifer and I have been a member of the Star Paws team for four years now. I am currently studying Geography at University, but love to come back during the holidays to see and walk all my furry friends!
Hi, I'm Maureen and I'm the longest serving member of the Star Paws team, having worked for the company since the very early days.
I am a host family, so enjoy having dogs to stay in my home. My 11 year old spaniel, Jasper, also loves having new friends to stay and play with and always makes guests feel very welcome.
Having worked in kennels for many years, I have lots of experience with dogs of all shapes and sizes. I also love and have owned cats in the past.
I do occasional walks and cat visits in the Guisborough area, however I am semi-retired now so most of my time is spent looking after dogs in my own home. I love all of the dogs that come to stay with me and they get lots of fuss, cuddles and attention.
EvieDog Walker/Pet Sitter
Hi, my name is Evie and I have been around animals most of my life, I love all animals - big and small.
I really enjoy working at Star Paws with all of the lovely dogs and staff, I have three dogs of my own and would have many more if I could!
VickyDog Walker/Pet Sitter
Hi, I'm Vicky and have recently joined the Star Paws team. I love being around dogs and have two of my own. I find spending time with animals so rewarding and I really enjoy discovering ways to make them happy. I look forward to meeting all Star Paws current furry friends and welcoming new ones too. I am really happy to be part of the Star Paws team.
BobbieDog Walker/Pet Sitter
MartinCasual Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
Hi, my name's Martin and I am a casual dog walker with Star Paws. I'm quite new to Saltburn, but I love it, especially living so close to the sea. Here's a picture of my old dog, Jess, who is sadly no longer with us.
I have recently joined the Star Paws team and I am looking forward to getting to know and care for all of your pets.
CaraStar Paws Dog Groomer
Hi, I'm Cara and I'm excited to be giving your furry friends the best possible stress-free grooming experience @ The Star Lounge.
I am Level 3 qualified and adore all dogs... even the little tinkers!