Meet The Team
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.
Julia Lear, who relocated from the English countryside 8 years ago, is now living in the heart of South Salem with her family. A cat owner for more than 16 years, Julia has cared for many friends, family and neighbors’ pets. Originally from a financial and IT business background, Julia also helps out in the office for While Away Dog Walking and walking the doggies when there is a busy spell. With both children now in college Julia enjoys spending her free time exploring many of the fantastic nature reservations in the surrounding area.
Kayla is from Mount Kisco, NY and has 2 awesome dogs that she adores! She has a 2 year old Silver Lab named Jäger and a 12 year old rescue mut named Harley. She love’s taking them both on walks with her Family and spending most of her free time at her family’s Lake House in VT.
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 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.
Julie is an animal lover having grown up with several pets including dogs, fish and rabbits and now currently has her two rescue pups. She loves being outside with her kids and teaching them about nature and animals in the wild. In her free time she loves traveling with her family.
Claire Paulhac is a college student at the University of Richmond. She has two poodles at her home in Bedford, NY whose names are June and Puck. She spends a lot of time hiking with her dogs during the summer. Claire also rode horses her entire life and loves all animals!
Laureen grew up in Northern Westchester and now lives in Brewster with her family. Over the years, her family has adopted five rescue dogs. Drake is featured here! With her sons in college, she enjoys spending time walking and visiting all of our four legged friends.
Dawn is a mother of three grown boys, She worked for the local SPCA for almost 10 years taking care of both cats and special needs dogs. She is currently working in pet sitting /dog walking . She has a black German Shepard named Francesca, and a tuxedo cat named Chucky - both whom she adopted from the SPCA. Dawn has also fostered numerous animals in her home until they found their furever home’s.
Liz Breakstone has been working with While Away Dog Walking since 2010 , Liz is from Bedford, New York and currently resides in South Salem with her husband, son, daughter, two dogs, one cat and six chickens. Liz has always been a lover of all animals and always takes care of your pets like her own.
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 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.