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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.


Core Values

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 opportunities 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 prioritize 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!



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.


I enjoy teaching dogs and working with their owners, and teaching them how to live happily with each other in their everyday lives.  I love working with young dogs and puppies, watching them learn and grow, and become great companions for their people. I also enjoy working on the fun side of obedience, with things like Rally-O and trick training. 


But what I love most about training is working and challenging dogs, and their people, to do more! To have fun, and not see obedience as a means to an end, but as a fun way to work and communicate with your dog, so both the dog's life and the life of their people can be the harmonious bond that people think of when they hear the words "man's best friend.


Dog Trainer

Founder of Kairo's K9's


Growing up, I was surrounded by dogs of all kinds, working dogs, pet dogs, and I had a few friends with service dogs too! It absolutely fascinated me how each dog was unique, had different quirks and behaviours to them, even across the same breed!


As I grew into adulthood, I became a dog owner myself, and thats when the love for training and behaviour kicked in. Each dog I owned throughout my life taught me a powerful lesson that I carried on to the next. And it wasn't until we rescued Kairo that I was able to put all the pieces together and form a cohesive understanding.


Kairo taught me to never underestimate a dogs capabilities, and how important a strong, stable relationship was. Kairo consistently surprised me, as I created a social media page to document his life and training alongside my family. I began to talk about some of the crucial points that we found absolutely vital to his success, and I knew that this was the path I wanted to take.


While I may be new to the professional training world, with the guidance of Paws Rebublic and my work with Saskatoon Dog Rescue, I firmly believe I can make a difference by helping owners Build a Better Bond with their dog!


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! 




Hey, my name is Taya and I am a supervisor here at Paws! I am known to be a best friend to all animals. I have been working with all sorts of animals from cows to cats for about 5 years now. I received my diploma for veterinary assisting with honours as well as pet first aid. My dream is to have my very own petting zoo!



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My love for companion animals has drove my interest in animal biosciences where I am currently finishing my degree in at the University of Saskatchewan. Although I enjoy working closely with each individual creature that walks into Paws my passion lies in the physiology science behind them. I look forward to bettering their lives in the lab someday but for now I’m more than happy doing that by their side.


I have loved my own fur babies all my life with my most current beloved being Maple, featured above. During my time away from animals you can find me painting, or baking. 





I love dogs so much and love working with animals! In my free time I spend time with my animals! 


That’s all there is to me. My brain is 97% dogs all the time. 





Hi there! My names Rylee and I’m one of the Kennel Attendants! I have always held a deep love and respect for all animals buried deep inside my soul, so it’s no surprise to anyone that I found myself working in the industry.

I have an exceptionally soft spot in my heart for cats. I have been fostering kittens for 8 years now, starting with bringing home a pregnant stray cat when I was a pre-teen (sorry mom), to bottle feeding many separate litters of kittens that required 24 hour care.


Working at Paws with all the critters has been especially fulfilling. But when I’m not at work, you can sometimes find me out and about exploring nature with my best friends. At home is my heart dog, Wade, and my 2 cats, Clip & Gecko. Whether it’s cuddling, exercising, or grooming them, I’m almost always preoccupied with my furbabies. I look forward to meeting you and yours!





My name is Zoe Desautels and I am a supervisor at Paws! I’ll be 20 on the 1st of June. I am working full time at paws republic and I love my job so much! I love working with animals because it gives me a sense of purpose every day and it also drastically helps with my mental health. I plan on continuing to work for paws as long as I can and perhaps someday will poke my head into the training world. I love spreading positivity and being as happy as I can be, Especially at work. I love caring for the pets and have rescued one of my own from paws. I love what I do and couldn’t ask for a better job!



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