Meet the Team

Lisa Pye

I always wanted a bulldog and when the opportunity arose I got one! Working from home I could give my dog the care and attention it required but my job changed, I was out all day and having to leave my beloved Bomber at home alone. Dog walkers didn’t exist back then and I started looking online to see what services were out there that could help me. My research took me to Doggie Daycares in America and I fell in love with the bright fun looking centres that were run like a nursery. I realised that there was a gap in the market and decided to take a great leap of faith and leave my job of 15yrs at Slimming World to embark on my career working with dogs. My ambition was to have my very own Doggie Daycare Centre.

I knew working with dogs would be very different from owning one so I started as a dog walker and home boarder learning my craft. After 7 years I moved into my very own centre and now after 10yrs I have two!

My business has grown enormously over the last 10yrs but the fundamentals have and will never change. Aunties is always about the dogs and we are very lucky we get to look after so many beautiful ones.

The one thing I love about my role now is that I get to train and mentor my staff. Being able to impart the knowledge I have learn over the years and seeing them learn and grow in their roles is my greatest accomplishment.


Michael Crowe BSc. FCA

Michael is a Chartered Accountant by profession having qualified in 2004 and worked with both large and small accountancy practices including KPMG until leaving and moving into industry in 2006.

Following the move out of private practice Michael took up the role of Finance Director of a diverse business portfolio including a prominent cherished number plate company, property portfolio and waste and recycling business culminating in taking part in a Management Buyout of the Recycling Business in 2008. Michael continued to work within and grow the recycling business, including two acquisitions as Finance Director and latterly Managing Director until leaving to early 2014 to start up and part time Finance Director Business, “Your Finance Director”.

As part of his business portfolio Michael invested in Auntie’s Doggie Daycare in 2014 and has work as an active Director within the business to aid its growth and expansion.


Clare Pilkington

Clare is the Administration Manager for Aunties Doggie Daycare and has been with the business for 3 years.

Clare has wealth of experience in accounting, database administration and the implementation of systems and controls. Clare started off her career in Hospitality and Catering and has 18 years of experience in administration and customer service.