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

professional grooming services

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

Jeanne

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

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 as a marketing student, Courtenay has worked her way through the business to today being the Store Manager.  She is an all-rounder, 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.

Luke

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!

Chantelle

Chantelle

Another Port Melbourne local, Chantelle decided that dogs was her calling after a career in real estate.
She will either be getting down and suddsy with your fur baby in the bath or giving you the most warm of welcomes on the front desk. Chantelle is a proud owner of a Staffie but has the softest of spots for all dogs.

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.

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

Caitlin

Grooming Team

The “Master of Grooming” and canine masseur

Courtenay

Manager, Bathing Team, Front of House Team

Dogs over kids anyday

Melanie

Bathing Team, Front of House Team

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