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Meet the team 

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Michelle
(founder of Muddy Paws)

 Animal Behaviourist, Canine Nutritionist and Pet Bereavement Counsellor – All Areas

I have had animals all my life and grew up in a family where we all shared the responsibilities of animal ownership. I have also worked in animal shelters here and abroad, caring for abandoned animals, which was very rewarding and very educational.

I started Muddy Paws in 2012 offering Dog Walking and Pet sitting and then decided to train as an animal behaviourist to ensure that I could provide the animals in my care with the best possible care. I went on to complete various courses and am now a qualified Canine Nutritionist and Pet Bereavement Counsellor.

Over the last 12 years the business has grown and I have been joined by some wonderful people, who love animals, and want to work with them as much as I do.

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Emma Mc

Dog Walker - Camborne, Redruth & Truro areas

Emma has always wanted to work with animals, and after leaving school she completed her Level 3 Veterinary Nursing Assistant course alongside working in a dog groomers. She then went to work in a veterinary practice as an animal care assistant part time which allowed her to start up a bit of dog walking in her spare time. The dog walking took off so well she decided to  focus on that which she ran for 7 years and loved every minute! Due to COVID, she went back to working in a veterinary practice which allowed her to get a transfer to Cornwall. She decided to go back to doing what she loved and joined Muddy Paws in 2022! Until recently, she had a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Jess who sadly has crossed the rainbow bridge. She now has a Yorkshire Terrier, Belle and a Collie called Arlo

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Kayleigh

House Sitter – St Austell and surrounding areas

Kayleigh is 27 years old, lives in Launceston and joined the Muddy Paws team as a house sitter in 2018. She has always been an animal lover, from growing up around many different animals to completing her BSc Zoology degree in 2018. Therefore, she has a lot of experience of caring for various species meaning your animals are always in safe hands. She will treat your house and pets as if they are her own and takes great pride in her work!

During her time at Muddy Paws she has gained many regular clients who continue to have her care for their pets time and time again, always happy with the service she provides

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Olivia

Dog Walker and Pet sitter – Truro and surrounding areas

Olivia is from a busy business background formerly working as a Reception Manager in a Holiday park to a Office Manager & Marketing Executive in a Solicitors. Olivia started a new chapter with the Muddy Paws family in 2020 which was a lifelong ambition to work with animals!

From owning Lurcher’s, a family of Chihuahua’s, rescuing a last chance Greyhound and recently welcoming Millie the Cavapoo and Arty the Dachshund into her home, she has love for all dogs big and small!

 

License Number: LI22_005091

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Emma

Pet Sitter, Daycare & Walker - Newquay, St Austell & Bodmin areas

Emma's love and respect for animals and nature is endless so she decided to join the Muddy Paws team in 2021. She is a volunteer hedgehog care assistant at Prickles and Paws Hedgehog Rescue. 

She is experienced with Greyhounds and has rehomed three, so she adores sight hounds and all of their quirky ways.

Currently she is a lucky owner of a rehomed Whippet X Collie who is 6 years and a 1 year old Whippet. Emma also has 2 very unique pets - one that she inherited from her family that is over 80 years of age! Can you guess what they might be?

Her tranquil home on the Goss Moor right in the centre of Cornwall can provide a luxury stay, home from home for your dog(s), where she can reach both sides of the coast for her dog walks. 

License Number: LI22_004494

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Alex

Walker - Hayle & surrounding areas

Alex has always had a love for animals since a young age and absolutely adores dogs. She owns lovely Milo, a dachshund x cocker spaniel and enjoys walking on the beach and in the woods. Alex was born in Guernsey and moved to Cornwall with her husband in 2019 and lives in Hayle. She joined the Muddy Paws team in 2023. She is very enthusiastic and motivated to work with pets and take them for lovely woodland/beach walks in Hayle and the surrounding areas.  

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Vicky

Dog walker, Puppy and Gundog trainer – Redruth, Camborne and surrounding areas

Vicky is a very friendly, caring and active person. She loves being outdoors and exploring new places. She currently has 5 Siberian huskies and 3 working Springer spaniels. She has been around and worked with dogs all her life.

Vicky studied at Duchy college and thoroughly enjoyed learning to work with all kinds of animals. In doing so she was able to gain a job at St Francis Home for Animals in Newquay. She worked at the centre for 14 years working with hundreds of dogs in that time. She then worked at Briggan Farm kennels and cattery for a year before becoming part of the Muddy Paws Cornwall team in 2020.

Vicky also offers: Mobile microchipping. Home visits for your pets and transport for vet or grooming appointments.

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Luca

Pet Sitter - All Areas

Luca moved to Cornwall from London in the summer of 2021 and now lives in Ponsanooth with her partner and adorable Spaniel. She joined Muddy Paws in 2021 after being a pet sit client herself. She is highly enthusiastic, bubbly and motivated to work with and care for pets in her home She does regular walks with the dogs in the Kenall Vale woodland and surrounding areas close to her home 

License Number: LI22_005303

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Nat

House Sitter & Day care - Falmouth & Penryn areas

Nat has been working with animals for about 3 years and joined Muddy Paws in 2023. They are currently studying Zoology at Exeter (Penryn Campus) and are in their second year. They do house sitting and day care, and sometimes a little puppy training as well!

They’ve always owned pets since a young age and currently have a Collie/ German Shepard/malamute cross, a guinea pig, and a cat. They love taking care of animals and will always ensure that your animals are very happy! 

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