Mara DeMauro

Owner | Dog Walker and Sitter


Groovin' Paws started with a strong love for dogs and a vision to transform a passion into a purpose. Mara's love for dogs started with her childhood puppy, Zena and has continued throughout her life with her current pups, Mr. Chibs and Quinoa. After having both indoor and outdoor dogs throughout her life, Mara realized the importance of companionship, stimulation, and movement on your pet's overall health and happiness. After graduating from college, Mara decided to ditch the traditional 9-5 to pursue her passion in caring for dogs, and truly believes that pets are part of the family. Research shows that daily dog walking is beneficial for your pup’s health and happiness, and helps them foster socialization. Groovin' Paws is excited to help alleviate your busy schedule and be a part of your dog's life.

Creating a service that provides individualized, loving, and professional dog walking aligns directly with Mara’s values regarding the care a pet deserves. Groovin' Paws believes that your pets deserve good ol’ fashion fun, fresh air, and most importantly, unconditional love. We believe that while your pets are basking in the sun, having fun, you deserve a team that is trustworthy, reliable, and loving. With Groovin’ Paws you are guaranteed to receive the best of both worlds!

Our mission is to offer a trustworthy, loving, and professional experience for both you and your furry loved ones. We provide the companionship, exercise, and attention they deserve when you are not able to. With the most loving and individualized care that Groovin’ Paws provides, your fur-babies will look forward to every visit.

Happy paws makes for happy people. Contact us today to see how we can get your dogs groovin'!


Michele Murphy

Dog Walker and Sitter


Michele’s lifelong love of animals began with her family’s Chihuahua, Buffy, followed by their cockapoo, Buttons, who was with their family for an amazing 17 years.  Dogs have always held a special place in her life.  “Dogs are members of the family; not just pets,” Michele says. “They bring so much unconditional love and joy to a home, and in return they deserve to be cared for and treated in the most loving way possible.” To Michele, that means not just a pat on the head and a rub on the tummy.  Dogs are social creatures that require lots of outside exercise and interactive play to keep both their mental and physical health in peak condition. Michele will ensure that your furbabies get a heaping dose of stimulating play, long walks in the fresh air, and are cared for in the most loving, responsible way possible.

“I know how much I worried when I left my 11 year old border collie, Marley, whenever I traveled. I had peace of mind knowing he was being responsibly taken care of while I was away.” As a member of the Groovin’ Paws team of professionals, Michele will ensure that your furry family member – and your home – will be taken care of with the utmost of care!