Amanda has had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember. After studying Animal Science at La Trobe University, she then went on to become a Veterinary Nurse and a qualified pet groomer, while also working at the Werribee Zoo. It was through this that she discovered that personalised pet care was her true passion. In 2011, she began to build a small pet care business that has continued to grow into the successful business it is today. From the beginnings in her parents backyard to Union Rd Moonee Ponds and now at Racecourse Rd Flemington, Amanda strives for nothing but the best and that each and every pet can feel safe, happy and most of all loved while they are away from their home. Amanda's fur child Willow the cavoodle is never too far from her side and is always happy to greet a new client. Amanda and her team at Pitter Patter Paws put pets first.
Second in Command
Shane joins our team from a background in senior retail management, HR and OHS Compliance. Shane is Amanda’s Right Hand Man! He runs Pitter Patter Paws like a smooth sailing ship. Shane puts his managerial skills to work behind the scenes and puts his love for animals into each day playing with and caring for each and every dog that comes through the big blue Pitter Patter Paws door! In the past, Shane has worked in Aviation Industries for Qantas as International Cabin Crew as well as a Volunteer Firefighter with the CFA. Shane always brings a huge smile to work and all the dogs love his bright and bubbly energy. He is always the first to put up his hand to do any extra work including taking the dogs home for boarding sleepovers. Amanda says she couldn't run the business without him!
Baby Mumma on Maternity Leave
CONGRATS to Bec and Dan to the safe and healthy arrival of baby Rose Lola.
Rebecca (Bec) has a special passion for dogs and has been lucky enough to be able to work with them over the last 5 years in the grooming industry. Bec also comes from a marketing and sales background, with this she is great with both dogs and their owners. If ever in need Bec is Amanda’s' first to call on to get the job done. Bec loves working at Pitter Patter Paws as she gets to play all day and encourage a healthy social atmosphere for all types of breeds and makes sure that they are happy and amused! Her little girl Sox also reaps the benefits with days full of play and always new friends, Both Bec and Sox think this is the best job in the world! Bec shows each dog that comes here the same love and care she would for her own little one Sox.
Amy is one of the best! 1st Place Award Winning Groomer! She can turn any fluffball into a cute teddy bear.
She has mastered the art of handstripping and breed specific clips, Schnauzers being her favourite! Amy is caring and friendly to all dogs the come her way. She is the proud fur mum to her beagle Gus and he loves joining her at work. Amy takes great pride in her work and is always happy to come out of the grooming room to have a chat to the clients. So come down and say hi! She is a true country girl!
Doggy Day Carers
Esther is a Melbourne University student studying Animal Science and Management. She grew up with 3 German Shepherds and a Miniature Schnauzer and loves all animals from big to small. She enjoys spending time cuddling and playing with all the puppies here at doggy day care and hopes to continue her companion animal work into the future. Esther is mindful to all the pets that come through our doors making each one feel loved and special.
Nathan (Nate) has flair for dance and loves to bust a move with the all the dogs! Nate comes to us with formal qualifications in dance having performed in many of Melbourne’s top theatres and night clubs. Nate has also previously worked in travel industry with Flight Centre and Trafalgar Tours. Although this is Nates first job dealing with animals, you would never know. He is a natural! Dogs go over the moon when they see him enter the room.
His willingness to learn is outstanding and brings new life to the grooming and doggy day care teams