About Us

Paws at Play has been proudly serving Vancouver’s westside since 2010. It was born from our passion and commitment towards exceptional service for Vancouverites and their canine pals.

We understand how important it is to hire someone who is caring, patient, trustworthy, and professional to look after your most cherished companions. 

At Paws at Play, we truly pride ourselves in being the reliable, dedicated and caring dog walking service that you and your dog (especially your dog) deserve. We are grateful for your trust in us to be part of their day! 

Meet The Team

Olu, Owner

Hometown (what brought you to Vancouver?): Born in Lagos (Nigeria), moved to Ireland then Glasgow and now Vancouver. This is home now.
Favourite quote: “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion” Paulo Coelho.
May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears” – Nelson Mandela
Best advice you’ve ever received: Anything that costs you your peace is too expensive.
Seen binge-watching a show or reading a book: Binge watching a show…I’m trying to read more books.
Website visited most: YouTube.
Favourite ice cream: Butter Pecan.
I take my coffee: Occasionally. I’m more of a tea drinker 🙂
If I were a dog I would be: A Corgi.
I can usually be seen with: My headphones in listening to music or a podcast.

Cedar, Manager 

Cedar has worked with trainers and behaviorists with her Mini Aussie and learned a lot along the way! In her spare time, you will find her out on the water on her paddle-board, hiking mountains, and generally living outside in the summer months.
Hometown (what brought you to Vancouver?): Training Acrobatics and the rain forest.
Favourite quote: “You learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – PLATO 
Best advice you’ve ever received:Get into nature daily.
Seen binge-watching a show or reading a book: I Binge Period Pieces like Downton Abbey or The Crown. I listen to audiobooks on the regular, currently listening to Memoirs and Misinformation By Jim Carey
Website visited most: Probably my coaching account. I use it to keep myself accountable for all goals, tasks and daily reminders
Favorite ice cream:Mint chocolate-chip!
I take my coffee: Almond Milk Latte, with maple syrup and a bag of chai tea. (like a homemade Dirty Chai).
If I were a dog I would be: Aussie Shepard
I can usually be seen with:Dogs. Everywhere all the time!

Leanne, Dog Walker & Sitter

Leanne is always excited to get to go out and spend quality time with all the pups and somehow, she always has a smile on her face!
Hometown (what brought you to Vancouver?): Carlow, Ireland. A change of scenery and new opportunities.
Favorite quote: “The beautiful thing about life is that we will never reach an age where there is nothing left to learn, see or be.”
Best advice you’ve ever received: You will never be criticized by someone who is doing more than you. You will only be criticized by someone doing less. 
Seen binge-watching a show or reading a book: Depends on my mood.
An interesting fact about you: I’ve traveled to over 30 countries and I once lived with an Indonesian tribe in the jungle for a week.
I take my coffee: My favorite has to be vanilla latte!
If I were a dog I would be: A Chow chow. 
I can usually be seen with: A smile on my face. 
Website visited most: Reddit.
Favorite ice cream: Vanilla Caramel.

Julie, Dog Walker & Sitter

Julie is your pup’s best friend. She treats your little ones like family and loves long walks in the forest

Hometown (what brought you to Vancouver?): County Laois, Ireland. Came to Vancouver for a change of scenery!
Favourite quote:Everything happens for a reason” – Unknown
Best advice you’ve ever received: Take a few deep breaths and you’ll be grand
Seen binge-watching a show or reading a book: Reading a good fiction
I take my coffee: Flat white with oat milk, or a mocha if I’m treating myself.
If I were a dog I would be: Golden retriever, I’m such a people pleaser
I can usually be seen with: Some sort of fleece on me
Website visited most: Amazon.
Favourite ice cream: Chocolate

Amy, Dog Walker & Sitter


Amy is living her dream walking dogs for a living! She knows how fortunate she is to do something she loves on a daily basis and loves making her friends back home jealous by sending them loads of cute snaps of the pups she walks.

Hometown (what brought you to Vancouver?): Galway, which is in the West of Ireland. Always had a love for Canada growing up and wanted to see the beautiful country for myself
Favourite quote: Hakuna Matata
Best advice you’ve ever received: Live every day as if it’s your last. 
Seen binge-watching a show or reading a book: Both, I go through phases of being a bookworm but in the middle of Breaking Bad currently so there is not much reading going on!
I take my coffee: Not a coffee drinker, I know I’m odd
If I were a dog I would be: Maybe like a labrador because I think I eat anything that’s around me
I can usually be seen with: Headphones on listening to a podcast
Website visited most: Probably a weather one to see if I need to my wet gear walking the dogs or not
Favourite ice cream: ohhh Mint Chocolate Chip

An interesting fact about you: I can juggle, I don’t know if that’s all that interesting !

What Our Friends Say

  • “As always – I am ever grateful for the team at Paws at Play. Their flexibility and over and above service they provide for my family and our beloved lab Charlie is wonderful.”

    Keri & Charlie

  • “We are truly grateful for all the staff at Paws at Play taking such wonderful care of our little Westie Duncan.
    We are thrilled with how professional, friendly and helpful all the walkers have been since we started the small group walks over 8 months ago. We researched different companies, and it was very important for us to find one that took dogs on a walk/hike to improve socialization and get proper exercise, in contrast to the ones that load up over a dozen dogs in a van and take them to an off-leash park and not really pay attention to them.
    Little Duncan seems to know which day is ‘walk day’ and has learned the entry phone ring tone when the staff buzz in to pick him up. He gets so excited and tries to pull his leash down from the hook at the front door! We just love the daily walk reports and looking at the photos of his furry friends.
    Thank you so much for all your care and attention.”

    Liz & Duncan

  • “Marlo is loving her walks in the forest every day and seeing all of her pals. It gives me comfort to know she is well cared for while I am at work!”

    Pam & Marlo

  • “Paws at Play have been walking our dog for over three years now and we love them. More importantly, our dog loves them too! Every time a Paws at Play walker arrives at our house our dog dances with happiness. There are about 4 walkers and our dog loves each of them so much. Paws at Play are very professional, before the first walk two of their walkers came to our house to meet us and our dog. They assessed our dog to see what kind of walking group she would be good in, and off she went! At the end of the day, we always receive an email with a little report about what the dogs got up to in their walk and some pictures. In the few times that we have had to make last minute changes because of sickness or vacations Paws at Play have always been very accommodating. I couldn’t say enough great things about Paws at Play; their walkers are upbeat and clearly love dogs, they are always on time, and they are very caring.”

    Hannah, Alex & Ila

  • “We have nothing but positive things to say about this team! Our dog Colby races to the door to meet them before they have even rung the doorbell 🙂 We highly recommend Paws at Play to anyone looking for a dog walker or sitter.”

    Sara & Colby

  • “We brought home our puppy when he was just 2 months old and only had enough energy to walk to the end of the block. House training was constant and I took a week off work to take him outside every few hours for potty breaks. When it was time to go back to work, I was so worried about our little puppy having an accident in the house. I started looking for a dog walker, but felt overwhelmed because there were so many to choose from. Paws At Play was the only dog walker who was willing to work with us and our unique situation.

    We started with private walks because our dog was so young and didn’t have enough energy to keep up with the group walk. Like a new parent going back to the office, I would worry and wonder how my puppy was doing back at home. Getting the dog walk “report card” gave me peace of mind because I knew exactly what happened, when the walk occurred, and even got to see a picture! I felt like I was sharing in part of the experience and it really helped lower the stress of being a new pet owner. I was hesitant to trust someone other than myself with taking care of my new puppy, but now I’m so relieved to have found Paws At Play.

    Paws At Play let us know when our dog was ready to join the group walks. He was already happy before, but joining the group walk took his enjoyment to the next level. Now he sits patiently by the door waiting for Paws At Play to arrive, it’s his most favourite time. And for me too, I love knowing that he’s having fun socializing and getting fresh air. (Plus I get to stay warm and dry on those rainy Vancouver days.) Our dog even has a best friend from the group walk. He loves his bestie so much that we met up by ourselves so the dogs could have a play date.

    Just over a year ago our dog experienced a health scare that happened very suddenly and unexpectedly. We felt so helpless after trying multiple different vets and treatments, but still no improvement. I was afraid that Paws At Play would not be able to include him in the group walk anymore, but instead they worked with us to inform their entire team of our special needs and how to approach the situation. It’s been such a relief to know our dog doesn’t have to give up his most exciting activity. I am so grateful to Paws At Play for being so understanding and treating my dog like family. The level of care he gets is beyond what I had hoped for him. If you are looking for someone to trust with your dog, I absolutely recommend Paws At Play!”

    Amanda & Lars

  • A picture is worth a 1000 words.  Just look at Paddington’s face and you know he’s happy.  He loves his group romps.  He knows when his halter goes on and I say “going with the puppies, going in the car”, what day it is.  Then when he hears the buzzer announcing his walker has arrived, his excitement begins and it doesn’t dissipate until 20 minutes after he has returned home.  Paws at Play makes him a very happy dog.

    M Brown