"Dogs are my absolute passion. I have grown up with and around dogs from a young age, and I have experience of handling all breeds and sizes, from dachshunds to mastiffs, I am passionate about them all! As an experienced dog sitter, boarder and walker, you can be confident that your pet is in good hands.
I love the work that I do, and I am very proud to provide support to people who are struggling with anxiety, depression and related issues through canine therapy-based training and care. For me, dogs have always loved me unconditionally and simply make me feel better when I am around them, leaving little room to worry about what else might be playing on my mind, which is why I strongly feel that dogs can create a positive environment to learn and grow and try new things. Since 2013 I have worked with adults within the homelessness, mental health and addiction field and I have built up a vast array of experience, ranging from running a Mentoring programme, creating a ‘Business Start-Up’ project and most recently coordinating a Recovery programme in partnership with an NHS trust alongside Grace"
“I have always loved dogs and as an only child my Golden Labrador, Jack, was my constant companion. I just adored him. It is very difficult to be bored or lonely with a dog by your side. It was during studying for my masters that the power of dogs really hit me. I was having a rough time battling anxiety and stress and decided to start dog walking. This was the best decision I have ever made, it transformed my mood and cemented my love for canine companions even more. Since then, I have continued to dog walk/ sit for many families in the south London area. Having bonded with so many dogs i truly understand how precious they are. They are one of the family and should always be treated as such.
Since 2015 I have been working supporting people in long term unemployment to find sustainable work. I have experience in supporting people in recovery from mental health, substance use and homelessness. I am at my most happy empowering people and also when with a dog. At Paws & Pause I get to combine both!"