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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 Darcy, and was raised around animals while growing up in northern England. 


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.

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McKayla Mulvaney

McKayla has lived in Pleasantville her whole life, and has always been around animals. She had dogs and cats growing up, worked at an animal hospital for multiple years, and currently has three indoor and one outdoor cat. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, music, spending time with friends and family, and being a volunteer firefighter. 


Catherine Downs

Office Administrator, Cat Specialist & Reiki Healer 


Catherine has been fascinated with animals and nature all her life. She has raised 2 daughters, horses, dogs, cats and chickens in Lewisboro where she has lived for over 20 years. She is a Reiki Master and enjoys working in private practice, offering sessions for people and their animals. She is a board member of the Lewisboro Land Trust and leads a monthly nature meditation program. Please visit her website for more info. 

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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.


Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew resides in Patterson NY with his wife. A life long owner and animal lover of all kinds of shapes and sizes. Long retired from, the NYPD, and numerous security gigs he has a love for the outdoors, playing ukulele, working out and helping others.

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.


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.

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Renee Ellison

Renee lives in Northern Westchester with her husband and 2 daughters. She has had a successful career as a paralegal and has taught cooking classes as well. She has owned dogs her whole life and volunteers for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and she has adopted 2 of their labrador retrievers, Elizabeth and Dexter.


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.

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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Wendy Weber

Wendy grew up in Westchester and has been a long time resident of Briarcliff Manor. During her 30-year career she imported marble tile from Italy, Spain and China. She loves the outdoors, gardening and long walks by the Hudson River. Most of all as a big time dog lover she enjoys spending time with furry friends and enjoying every moment with them. 

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