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 !

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