Meet The Team

Katherine Dawtry

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Katherine Dawtry is the owner and operator of While Away Dog Walking and Pet Sitting. Katherine is the proud owner of a West Highland white terrier named Layla, and was raised around animals while growing up in northern England. 


Worrell Richards

Worrell live’s in Katonah, NY and graduated from Syracuse University. Growing up he always had a love for animals and has always been the one to look after family and friends dogs. Worrell loves the outdoors, he is an easy going, fun, and patient guy who is constantly seeking opportunities to learn and advance his perspective both personally and professionally

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Paige Vegliante

Paige live’s in Northern Westchester with her boyfriend and together they have fostered many dogs. Paige is called upon to take care of all of her friends dogs to walk and pet sit regularly. Loving the outdoors joining our team makes her favorite hobby become a daily activity. In her free time she like’s swimming, hiking, and traveling.

Debbie Atkins

Debbie Atkins

Debbie Atkins has lived in Ridgefield for 20 years after growing up in central England. She owns and runs a property development business located in Ridgefield. The mother of two children and the owner of two cats and a guinea pig, she has always enjoyed caring for animals and regularly walks her friends’ Border Terriers Henry & Nel.

Elizabeth Piper

Elizabeth Piper

Elizabeth Piper is the proud owner of two dogs, a 12 year old mutt named Fletcher and another mutt, a puppy named Bentley. Piper was raised around cats growing up, as well as a hamster and fish, and spent her later years living with both cats and dogs in northern Westchester.

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Shannon Byerly

Shannon resides in Ridgefield Ct with her dog Kompton. Throughout her life she and her family have had many dogs and loves working with all breeds and sizes. She has been taking care of her friends and families dogs pet sitting them for many years.


Carleigh Diamond

Carleigh has had dogs and cats her whole life as well as a menagerie of other exotics. Currently her house is home to 4 dogs and 5 cats: Border Collie/Springer, BC/Corgi, BC/Australian Shepherd, and a Rottie/Lab mix. She can't wait to meet your furry friends!

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Michelle Talavera Egan

Michelle is originally from the Philippines and grew up in Westchester County, New York.  She is the very proud mother of an amazing daughter. She has a huge love for animals and has been a dog owner for most of her life. As Gene Hill, an author of A Hunter's Fireside Book and Hill Country said, "Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he's owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes." I truly believe life is better with pets.


Megan Kolpin

Megan is originally from Santa Cruz, CA, but has been living in New York for the past 10 years. She recently moved upstate with her husband and two dogs, Sheeva and Nemo, where she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, hiking, kayaking, and gardening. When she is not taking care of animals, Megan is designing, painting, and illustrating.


Patricia Antonelle 

Trish has been a resident of Northern Westchester for more than twenty five years, and has had a successful real estate career during that time listing and selling homes in her community. Through her involvement with the Lewisboro Soccer Club, Honey Hollow Pony Club, Saw Mill Aquatics, Marlins Swimming and Boys and Girls Clubs of Mt. Kisco (among many others), she is an avid animal lover and loves to be outdoors walking and hiking.


Mary Quinland

Mary Quinland is a huge animal lover and has had pets her whole life. She has a Border Terrier and a Brussels Griffon as members of her family. She also like’s to draw and paint, She creates pet portraits for friends, family and clients upon request.