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Our Team

Charley - The Inspiration

Charley was a member of the family for just over 9 years and she was what inspired the development of PawPad®.

Sadly we had to say "goodnight" to our beloved girl for the last time on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 as we put her down for a very long nap. Just 13 days earlier, we were shocked and heartbroken to learn that bone cancer had attacked her beautiful body. It all happened way too fast and just like that, she was gone. It was probably there for a while but she kept any signs of it from us until the time came that she couldn't endure the pain any longer. That's just the kind of special self-less soul she was.

Charley personally tried and tested each and every prototype and sample version of the PawPad® during the development process. She was extremely brand loyal and loved all the benefits of the product. 

Her paws, like the rest of her, were huge and every time she went outside, she came home dirty and/or wet but it didn't matter. She also had a very sensitive tummy and was prone to vomiting and loose bowels. She slept with us every night and having the PawPad® on the bed allowed everyone to sleep worry and stress free.

Charley could always relax knowing that the bed she so loved to sleep in was safe and protected. It's also where she was at her happiest, being with and protecting her "herd."

There will never be another dog like her and the hole in our hearts will be there for a long time. Sleep well sweet baby girl. We loved you everyday and miss you so much. One day we'll all be together again ❤️


Poppy - The Intern

This beautiful girl is the newest member of the PawPad® family. She is now 6 months old, and is adjusting well to her forever home. She loves people, kissing, tummy rubs, other dogs and is a very good listener. She knows how to do sit, shake a paw and down now. Poppy continues to fill our hearts and our home with her infectious personality and never ending love.

Because she's "in training" it will be a while longer before she fully enjoys the comfort of sleeping in the family bed with us but it will come soon enough. She is already allowed on the couch and the bed before "bedtime" but like with any puppy, we are paying attention to her all the time in order to minimize the potential for accidents in the house. So far, so good. Poppy is a fast learner and sleeps in her crate (lined with a PawPad® of course) for 7-8 hours a night. Stay tuned for updates on her progress.



Gaye Mandel - Founder

I was always fascinated with advertising and I loved the work I did. I approached each new project by “thinking like a customer” to help determine what might work best for a brand and/or product. What would appeal to me? What features and benefits would help me to make a purchase decision? How can we together with our agency partners, develop advertising and marketing that helps consumers to want to purchase the product and/or brand and highlight the value?

The years of experience helped me to better understand the world of product marketing and advertising, but it could never have prepared me for this adventure. I always was charged with advertising a product or service that already existed versus something new and intangible.

Since Charley came into our life, my goal was to make our lives as mutually rewarding on a daily basis as possible.

That ultimately led me to the idea for PawPad®. This experience has been full of learning and totally gratifying while often being extremely frustrating and difficult. At the end of the day, I know we have a product that will help so many “pet parents” to get even more enjoyment from their fur babies with less worry. I truly hope you love the product and get much happiness and peace of mind from owning it.

Bailey - The Face of PawPad®

This is Bailey and he’s so honoured to have been chosen to represent the PawPad® brand. Because our founder lives in a small town located on Georgian Bay his name was a natural fit. His associate Charley loved to spend as much time in the water as possible and could often be found in the bay wading in up to her belly, trying to cool off on warm, summer days and nights.

Milo - Advisor, External Affairs

Milo is a happy cat that likes to spend time outdoors exploring and so his paws are always dirty. Because he likes to sleep anywhere, knowing that PawPad® can also be flat or folded for use on couches, area rugs, carpet, chairs, to wrap his own pet bed, in the car and even on an outside lounger, suits his lifestyle perfectly.

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