Meet The Team

Katherine Dawtry

Katherine Dawtry

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. 


Kayla More

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.

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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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Kelly Cameran

Kelly lives on Lake Katonah. She has had many pets growing up and a continued love for all animals. She has 2 cats of her own that she rescued as newborns. She loves the outdoors and believes that animals are amazing creatures that bring loving, grounding energy into our everyday lives! 

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Laureen Russell

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.

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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.


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.