Team ForPaws

Team ForPaws are a small group of Pet Carers dedicated to looking after your pet. Each of our team have been trained by experienced members of the team.  

We coordinate our team through the excellent tool that is 'PetSitter Plus' - which is an online booking, scheduling, invoicing and payment system.  Once our clients have met their walker or pet sitter, our clients can then make and adjust bookings online!

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Corrine Lisle-Harding (DipCabt)

ForPaws was founded by Corrine in 2010.  Corrine is a qualified dog & cat groomer, dog trainer and dog and cat behaviourist and now training to be a vet!

Corrine believes in only using and promoting reward based training and handling techniques, that kindly motivate dogs and pets and reduce fear and anxiety, and ensures that all ForPaws staff follow this ethos.  Due to her studies, she has taken a step back from the business - but still does the admin and accounts.

Corrine's Qualifications

BVMSci - Vet Degree completed! - degree soon to be awarded!

2014-2016 - COAPE Higher Diploma (level 5) - Year 2 - Distinction, 82%.

2013-14 - COAPE Higher Diploma (level 4) - Year 1 - Distinction, 87%.

2013 - APDT Membership Assessment - Passed (membership now lapsed due to university studies)

2012/2014 - IMDT Membership Assessment - Passed (membership now lapsed).

Michelle Bialogrdozka Cat Sitter Godalming

Michelle Bialogrodzka

"I currently live in Haslemere with my husband and my cheeky two year old boy Charlie. Before joining ForPaws in December 2013, I spent the last seven years working as a PA to the Headteacher of a secondary school in Guildford, but made the decision not to return to work after maternity leave as I want to make the most of watching my little boy grow up.

Working with ForPaws has been my dream job - I am able to fuss and look after cats for a living."

Michelle joined us in 2013 and offers cat sitting services to clients in the Godalming and Haslemere area and her customers are always so impressed at her friendly professional manner and how beautifully she looks after their cats (and one or two more exotic pets too!). 

Jo Ellett - Dog Walker Guildford and Godalming

Jo Ellet

I’m Jo and I am a dog walker at ForPaws. I can’t imagine a better way of spending my day than with the gorgeous ForPaws dogs!

I offer home visits, one-to-one walks and group walks of varying lengths:

Home visits are mainly for company and an opportunity for the dog to perform its ablutions!!! They usually involve some good tummy rubs and shoulder massages along with play in the home, garden and/or a walk from the house. 

Solo walks are usually for reactive dogs or those who don’t feel comfortable walking with other dogs. These walks can be from the house or at local open spaces so that the dog can stretch its legs and have a good investigative sniff without the stress of other dogs in its personal space.

Group walks are a personal favourite of mine as it allows the dogs to have a good ramble and explore different walking spaces around Guildford. Group walks are limited to 4 dogs per walk and last an hour so that everyone has a chance to let off steam. The dogs on my group walks are all walked off-lead so they have great recall and are very considerate of each other. They usually have a lot of fun walking as a pack!

Whether they receive a home visit, a one-to-one walk or a group walk, the happy furry faces of ForPaws dogs say it all! 

I also have a certificate in Canine First Aid and CPR."

Jo joined the team in February 2017 and has built up a lot of happy dog walking and cat sitting customers.  

Erika Keat

I have always had a love of animals; since I was young, animals have been part of my life - growing up with three cats, a Labrador and as many visits to the stable yard as I could convince my parents to drive me to. 

I am a trained Hypnotherapist and Equine Shiatsu practitioner, working for a long time with both horses and owners; Shiatsu for the horses and Hypnotherapy for the riders (I realised a lot of horses' "issues" stem from their riders). I moved to London and ran a successful Hypnotherapy clinic for several years before focussing more on family life when my second child was born and we moved to Surrey. 

Animals are my first love and I believe working with them is a privilege. At home I have two rescue cats who arrived in our house when they were each 1 year old, both having already had kittens. They were extremely thin and very scared initially, but it is wonderful to see them running around the garden happy and full of trust for us now. 

I am excited to be working for ForPaws and bring my love and care for animals to my work, making sure owners feel assured their cats are in loving hands while they are away. 

Suzanne Clifton

Hello, I’m Suzanne, I live in central Guildford with my husband and two grown kids.

Cats have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a child I grew up with two Siamese followed by two Burmese, a rescue and a stray. We currently have a gorgeous chocolate brown Burmese called CoCo. To add to our four-legged family members, our daughter has a delightful horse called Joy!

After a long career as a fashion designer in London, I recently changed jobs working at a local university as a fashion technician. I have always been motivated but also conscientious and caring. I have been particularly involved over the years at my children’s schools, volunteering and helping with fundraising, and supporting the school community. 

We have been clients of ForPaws, providing care for Coco whilst we have been away, so I am delighted to now be part of the team. As a cat owner and previous ForPaws client, I understand how important it is to know that our furry ‘babies’ are happy and in good hands while away. I enjoy caring for a variety of cats, learning their different needs and personalities. I know that each cat and owner has personal requirements, and characteristics so I aim to be as flexible as possible to meet those needs. I am looking forward to meeting and caring for your cat while you are away.

Rosemarie Earlam

Rosemarie joined Team  ForPaws in 2020 as a Cat Sitter and has built up a number of clients who are regularly request her!

Rosemarie Earlam Cat Sitter

Sarah Stringer - Photo to Follow

My name is Sarah, I have grown up being around animals my whole life.  My love of animals led me down the career path of becoming a Veterinary Nurse, and I qualified in 2013.

I have since had children and now my main focus is my Pet sitting working for Forpaws. This gives me great flexibility around my childcare, and it means that I still get to do a job that I love working with animals.  I am excited to be able to help you by caring for your pets while you are away. Your fur babies will be cared for and loved just as if they were my own.

At home, I am owned by my Westhighland Terrier ‘Jeffrey’.  Being in the presence of animals is where I am at my happiest!  A house is not a home without paw prints!

Rosemarie Earlam Cat Sitter
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Katie Russell-Rose

I am currently a biochemistry student studying in hopes to progress towards a veterinary degree in the following years. I have adored animals for as long as I can remember, and love every moment possible to interact with them, especially cats. I have lived with cats the majority of my life, and now couldn’t imagine waking up without them! 

I have 2 girls, Maria - a tabby/ tortoiseshell, and Bella - a Bombay cat. Maria was a rescue cat from Battersea, and Bella was born locally in Milford. 

My passion for cats derived from my mother who also grew up with cats her whole life, and regularly donates to cats protection. 

I believe all animals deserve to be loved and treated as part of the family.

Caitlin Gillard

Hi I’m Caitlin, I have joined the ForPaws team for the summer before I start work as a newly graduated veterinary surgeon. I will be based around Guildford and have lived here my whole life so I know the area well!

I have grown up with a variety of animals, but cats have always had a special place in my heart. I recently adopted a cat of my own from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, I know that if I was to go away I would want him to be looked after in his own environment by a caring person ready to give him a fuss (or space when needed!) I hope that this is what I can provide for you and your cat/s. I know that every cat has a different personality and individual needs and I would love to spend the time to get to know yours to give him/her the best tailored care while you are away.

I look forward to meeting you and your lovely pets!