To be an industry leader & positive influence in all aspects of our human & animal relationships and daily interactions. We are committed to employing

professional, knowledgeable and experienced staff who

add value to all services we offer.

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Our owner, who we lovingly call Bosslady,

opened the doors of Paws Republic Centre for Pets in Martensville, SK, on December 21, 2012

Her vision was to create an urban-style inclusive pet facility where her and her staff could offer a variety of services for families and pets who may not always fit the mold. A place were they could provide personal care for pets with unique needs and preferences. A place where owners feel like their pets are a part of a family that has cleanliness, safety, comfort and fun all in one place.



Client Service

We are committed to providing personalized care for each client by carefully assessing

and listening to their needs and the needs of their pets.

Positive Attitude

We show up each day with our best foot forward, full of passion for animals and committed to growth, improvement and overcoming obstacles. We are committed to seeing opportunity for growth and improvement in all situations and challenges.



We work together as a team and empower each other to create a synergistic work environment focused on growth and development. We are committed to our clients and their pets, to each other, and to our long-term success.



We have a genuine love for all animals and care about our clients, which is why we look forward to spending each day with your pet, meeting and greeting all of you and giving your pets the love and attention they deserve.


Adaptive & Innovative

We prioritizes finding the right services for you and your pet by incorporating ideas and strategies from an extremely broad spectrum of  disciples, resources and educational approaches so that pet care is accessible to all.


Approachable & Accessible

Our clients are always welcome to openly express their goals, struggles and concerns. We will be transparent and ensure to provide a welcoming professional resource.



Our clients can be assured that their pets are in good hands while in our care as we are committed to attending to the physical, emotional, and environmental wellbeing.


All Points of View

Create a value-for-money yet profitable and unforgettable service experience from our pet’s, client’s, staff’s, owner’s, industry partner’s points of view.



With OVER 30 years of experience, our training team is made up of passionate individuals

who have devoted their lives to helping people & their pets.


We are a group of professional & certified trainers and behaviour consultants who are here to work WITH you!


Kristine O

Owner, Lifetime Animal Advocate,
Certified Dog Trainer, IACP Professional Member


I have surrounded myself with animals for as far back as I can remember. Growing up with dogs, cats, geckos and any other creature I could bring home with me because I felt they needed my love and attention.  This included leeches that, as a young girl, I "rescued" from my Dad's fishing supplies - much to his dismay I'm sure.  My family understood and encouraged my passion for animals.  I always dreamed of working with animals as a career and even co-founded a pet-sitting business in small town Saskatchewan in my pre-teen years.


No matter where my life path takes me, I will always find a way to give back to the animals. Working in a boarding kennel/daycare, volunteering for animal rescue organizations, fostering animals in need, rarely turning down an opportunity to pet-sit for friends or family, and of course, adopting a variety of pets to share my home with me.  I am now fortunate to have a human partner who shares my love of animals.  Life is good.


In early 2012, I traveled to British Columbia for an opportunity to take and to complete a certification course at the registered post secondary institute, Canada West Canine Centre, British Columbia.  Now a certified Professional Dog Trainer, I add entrepreneur to my list of accomplishments and opened my own business called "Paws Republic Boarding & Training Centre." It's a perfect fit between my love of pets, learning and sharing what I learn, and my desire to help those in need - whether animal or animal guardian. 

Saskatchewan is my home - the province I love.  I want to share my passion as a certified Professional Dog Trainer with dog lovers in the Saskatoon area.


Certified Master Dog Trainer

Animal Enthusiast


My family and I have had animals in our household, especially dogs, for as long as I can remember.  My love of animals was always the center of whatever I did, so I decided to turned that passion into a career.  I went to Salmon Arm, BC and in July of 2014 and received my certification as both an Obedience Trainer and a Canine Master Trainer.  With what I learned there and with my work in the canine industry, during and prior my schooling, I have an accumulative 5 years experience working with dogs of all shapes and sizes.

I had started my own business doing dog-walking and obedience training in September of 2014, but Kristine offered me an opportunity in February of 2015, to expand my skills and learn from someone who has been in the business for much longer than myself.  I jumped at the chance and haven’t looked back.


While I enjoy teaching dogs and working with their owners, and teaching them how to live happily with each other in their everyday lives, what I love most is working and challenging dogs to do more!

We have an amazing team of dedicated staff who come from all walks of life, but have one thing in common - the love of animals!


We want to take this moment to thank them publicly for the hard work and passion they exhibit every day! 
Thank you, Paws Team, for treating the business and our clients with love and respect! 

We couldn't do this without you! 



Welcome the passionate...


I’m a first year Veterinary Technician student! I’ve lived in Saskatoon, SK my whole life and can’t remember a time we didn’t have some kind of animal. I first came to Paws Republic 5 years ago for dog training support as a customer and loved it so much that I wanted to work here.

When I’m not at school or working I’m hanging out with my fur babies;Star (Blue Heeler x) , Bob (Domestic Short Haired Cat) & Leo (Border Collie x)



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I have a Bachelor in Animal Science and a history of working in the Veterinary Medicine world.  


I grew up in rural Nova Scotia among the cats, dogs, horses and other farm animals. 

I’ve been out west for 11 years now and I have a 5 year old boxer /pit bull named Flex and an orange tabby cat named Squeak. 

I enjoy working with pets and learning all about their behavior and backstories. I also enjoy fixing and building things and playing with power tools.

Working at Paws has increased my skills in handling and playing with dogs.  I love learning and love meeting new dogs & cats. 



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Hello! My name is Rylee, and I am one of the fulltime kennel attendants here at Paws Republic. All I have ever confidently known my entire life has been animals, so it’s safe to say this line of work comes very naturally to me. That being said, I only began working with animals in a professional capacity in October of 2019, in a pet shop! There, I was taught the thorough ins and outs of small animal and reptile care by a handful of incredible people. Although, as soon as I saw that Paws was hiring, never actually having worked with dogs (again, in a professional capacity) before, I knew I needed to apply right away.

Growing up, my parents instilled a genuine love and respect for ALL animals in me at a very young age. We have always engrossed ourselves in our animals, but especially our dogs. Every single dog my family and I have owned throughout our lives holds a very special piece of my heart, and will never be forgotten or any less loved. That being said, Wade is my soul-dog (pictured above). I found my boy in 2017, at the SPCA, just a giant baby at the time; I fell in-love instantaneously. The connection I have been able to form with Wade in only a couple short years is nothing short of astonishing. You will be seeing plenty of Wade and I at the daycare/boarding centre!  

I am so fortunate to have found Paws Republic, my co-workers and managers did NOT hesitate to welcome me with open arms and make me feel like an integral part of the team. I am beyond excited to continue to expand my knowledge on the very complex world of dogs, and to grow with the team here at Paws! I look forward to seeing you and your beloved animal companion at your next visit.



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Kaitlyn B

I'm currently finishing my Animal Bioscience degree at the U of S and I am looking to further my career in animal behaviour.


I have had animals for along as I can remember and have always loved helping people care for their fur babies and helping my animals be as happy and fulfilled as they can be!


 When I'm not working at Paws or working on my degree, you can find me doing something with my dog Iris as well as some of the dogs that I help foster while they wait for their forever homes!




The Talented Groomer...


Growing up, I always had a desire to work with animals.. I believe it was 2007, when a receptionist position opened up at the animal clinic my mom worked at, and I knew I had to try it! I begged my mom for the opportunity, and she graciously said yes! With 0 regrets, I fell in love with the job and all that came with it. I went on to work at two more animal clinics after this, but suddenly realizing that I often found myself wanting to stay in the back and help handle the animals. This made me realize that maybe I needed to take my interest to a new level, and try something where I was more head on with the animals.

That’s when I found paws! Paws was so busy and exciting on a regular basis, and never failed to keep me on my toes. I fell in love with the dogs there, and seeing exactly how different dogs could really be, and learning different personalities and how to handle them. The hard work really drew me in, as there was so much to learn that was a completely different element than what I was used to.

As covid got worse, I decided to pack up my life and move to Moose Jaw for a little while. While living here, I found a job at a kennel that introduced grooming to me. The amount of patience and focus that was required for this skill made me really want to indulge in it, and work every day to get better.

As I take my life back to Saskatoon, I am so lucky to get the opportunity to start grooming at the place I loved so much before I moved. Paws! I am so excited to take grooming to the next step and continue to better my skills everyday and work with the amazing animals I know and love!