The Murphy’s Paw Team

Get to know the team

People passionate about dogs

The Murphy's Paw team is made up of a group of people passionate about dogs.
All team members hold formal qualifications or undergo stringent in-house training to achieve a high standard of skills and knowledge relevant to their role.

The team is made up of the people behind the counter that answer the phones, make your appointments and greet you and your dog on arrival at the salon, the bathers who wash and dry your dogs and the groomers who create the style that you are looking for.

Meet the people who style your dogs … the Murphy’s Paw Masters of Styling

Jae

Jae

Dogs over people

Jae trained overseas and today brings her skills to Australia. She spent many years in the industry and continues to deliver the “Asian Fusion” look to dogs on her table. Always a lover of animals, she loves grooming to bring out their ‘ultimate cuteness’

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Caitlin

The “Master of Grooming” and canine masseur

Caitlin has been working at Murphy’s Paw for many years now. Originally from New Zealand, she never dreamed of grooming as a professional career until she came and trained in Melbourne 7 years ago. Caitlin loves all dogs big and small, fluffy and sleek

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Agel

Internationally trained

Agel started grooming 10 years ago in her home country of Korea, before moving to Australia. She will always do her best to provides a gentle and caring approach to your pet grooming needs. She is our number one groomer with nervous and rescue dogs.
She prides herself tailoring the grooming that is in the best interests of your dog, never pushing them beyond what they are comfortable with.

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Jeanne

Experienced – American trained

Jeanne trained and worked as a groomer in America before moving to Melbourne and joining the Murphy’s Paw team more than two years ago. She loves grooming dogs of all shapes and sizes, but she has a soft spot for herding breeds and fluffy double coated dogs

Siewmun

Siewmun

From bathing to scissoring, here’s a girl who can do it all!

A dog groomer passionate about making your dog look the cutest they can be.  Siew started at Murphy’s as a bather, but her passion for ultimate cuteness drove her into grooming. Her favourite style is teddy bear and her favourite dog breed are poodles.

Alicia

Alicia

Our little grooming pocket rocket

Alicia is a dog lover and has been grooming since 2009. She trained in Taiwan and her grooming styles are inspired by both Western and Eastern grooming cultures. Exchanging experience in this lovely big Murphy’s Paw family

These are the guys that get wet when they tend to your best friend in the bath

Courtenay

Courtenay

Front of House Team

Joining the business over 7 years ago, Courtenay has worked her way up from a marketing uni student into our very hands on store manager. Already a firm believer in dogs over kids, she loves cleaning out eye goo, fluffing up dogs and finding accessories for your dogs to look their best. Don’t be surprised if she tells you she would love to take your dog home.

Melanie

Melanie

You want an up-do? She’ll give you an UP-DO

Another very familiar face on our front desk and in the bathing area. Even when she’s not in store there is a good chance she’s at home making bowties for your pooch. On a Saturday morning she might be in high demand doing hairstyles for her entire football team, but you should see what she can do on your fur babies.

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Deni

Country girl here to make your dogs look and feel their best

You will have seen Deni at the front desk over the past few years. From the country and studying in Melbourne she is a sucker for all of the animals and seeing your dogs is always the highlight of her day!

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Luke

Student with drive

A Port Melbourne local, joined the team in 2017. He is a third year Uni student who is passionate about sport, music and the local community. As an owner of two rescue dogs he believes all dogs deserve our love and care, no matter their size or shape. Whether its your Malamute, Bichon or Chihuahua you can be sure they won’t be missing out on any affection while they’re under his watch!

Leroy

Leroy

One of our great customised beauticians

Leroy is a business student mastering in business information system who loves dogs enough to be their customised “beautician”. He joined the team around two years ago, and now he has successfully became one of our best washers.

Lauren

Lauren

Not afraid to get down and dirty!

Her Mum is a veterinarian so she has grown up caring for all sorts of animals from a young age. Loves to wash a dirty dog and replace it with a sparkly clean, happy fluffer. Will most likely talk to your dog as if it can talk back.

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Bec

No dog is too big or too small

Bec is aresident lover of the big dogs that strut into Murphy’s. Every dog that comes into Murphy’s are the best, but the big dogs are what makes her day! Bec will voluntarily put her hand up for the big task of washing the giant puppers, especially German Shepherds. We can’t promise that she won’t cry when you take your dogs home, but we can promise that she will give all the love, belly rubs and kisses while she gets them squeaky clean and floofy!

Courtenay

Courtenay

Front of House Team

Joining the business over 6 years ago Courtenay has worked her way up from a marketing uni student into our very hands on store manager. Already a firm believer in dogs over kids, she loves cleaning out eye goo, fluffing dogs to look their very best and finding the accessories for your dogs to look their best. Don’t be surprised if she tells you she would love to take your dog home.

Melanie

Melanie

You want an up-do? She’ll give you an UP-DO

Another very familiar face on our front desk and in the bathing area. Even when she’s not in store there is a good chance she’s at home making bowties for your pooch. On a Saturday morning she might be in high demand doing hairstyles for her entire football team, but you should see what she can do on your fur babies.

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Deni

Country girl here to make your dogs look and feel their best

You will have seen Deni at the front desk over the past few years. From the country and studying in Melbourne she is a sucker for all of the animals and seeing your dogs is always the highlight of her day!

Ilona

Ilona

Owner

Ilona our lovely owner, is passionate about dogs. She grew up with German Shepherds (her favourite breed) and has grown more passionate about dogs, and in particular, their care. She applies her own business skills from the industry to the smooth running of Murphy’s Paw

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Bec

No dog is too big or too small

Bec is aresident lover of the big dogs that strut into Murphy’s. Every dog that comes into Murphy’s are the best, but the big dogs are what makes her day! Bec will voluntarily put her hand up for the big task of washing the giant puppers, especially German Shepherds. We can’t promise that she won’t cry when you take your dogs home, but we can promise that she will give all the love, belly rubs and kisses while she gets them squeaky clean and floofy!