Meet the team.
Amy founded The Paw Pad in 2007 having worked with dogs for a decade beforehand. Initially she worked from her home in Anderton offering dog grooming but quickly expanded into dog groomer training. In late 2015, she relocated The Paw Pad to Wincham following large demand for daycare.
We have yet to find a dog who doesn’t love Alastair! He spends all day everyday ensuring your dog is happy; whether throwing balls for the pups or tucking up the older dogs so they can have a comfortable sleep, he is a veritable dog whisperer – your pooch couldn’t be in better hands.
Caroline is a dog grooming tutor here at The Paw Pad, and she brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the role. She became a City & Guilds qualified dog groomer 10 years ago as well as an assessor for qualification providers. After that she set up a salon in Chester, grooming everyday pets, giving hydrotherapy and preparing show dogs for local dog show competitions and Crufts.
Before she came to work at The Paw Pad Lindsey worked in a pet shop in her home town and for the past 4 years has been volunteering regularly at a local animal rescue centre in Sandbach. She is currently working towards her level 2 animal care and welfare and has experience with a large variety of animals including her pets 2 cats, 2 mice, a bearded dragon and a tarantula.
Lauren is one of our apprenticeship daycare assistants. Having completed NCFE courses on both animal care and behaviour, she is keen to expand and put to practice the knowledge she has gained. Driven by a strong passion to work with animals, Lauren has previously taken up a volunteer dog walker role within the RSPCA which quickly became a loving hobby of hers.
Hannah started walking dogs locally before volunteering at The Paw Pad, and she enjoyed it so much she stayed, becoming staff and has now been here over a year, working towards an animal care apprenticeship. A huge animal lover she’s had many pets of her own, including rabbits, guinea pigs, fish and a budgie.
Aimee achieved a distinction in Animal Management before beginning her apprenticeship here at The Paw Pad. Aimee has experience with a range of different animals but soon realised she adores working with and grooming dogs! Her little grey miniature schnauzer comes to work with Aimee and is never far from her side!
We Love Dogs
The folks here at The Paw Pad are passionate about dogs, and we love our work, whether we are spending the day playing with dogs in our daycare centre, making them look great in our dog grooming salon or training our students to start their own careers with one of our dog grooming courses. We wake up everyday happy and excited to be working with dogs.
At home, we have a Miniature Dachshund called Suki and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Noodle.