Our Story

Founded in 2020, we are a small Australian company building a safer and simpler way to buy your dog online.

We understand the process of finding a puppy can be a 'ruff' experience. So many websites, no transparency around ethical standards, and no support along the way! And this is a big problem, not just for us humans. Many of the issues dogs face - from health concerns, to behavioural problems, and even ending up in shelters - can be traced back to a difficult start in life.

We believe the single biggest difference you can make to a dog's life, and the wider industry, is at the very start.

This is why we're building a better beginning - we are revolutionising this industry and building the future for responsible pet ownership. One pup at a time. Our mission is to help every dog and every owner start off on the right paw.

Our Team

Adelaine Ho

Adelaine Ho

CTO, Co-founder

Adelaine has a breadth of experience building marketplace solutions. She is determined to help people find responsible breeders through virtual vetting technologies, empower a new generation of puppy parents and is looking forward to digitalise and disrupt the process of buying a pet online. She has fallen in love with Finnish Lapphunds since discovering the breed.

Nathan Olivieri

Nathan Olivieri

CEO, Co-founder

Nathan used to be a journalist, and loves to tell stories. Particularly stories that inspire people to make a change for the better. He’s worked on building sustainable products for some of the biggest companies in the world, and is now on a mission to build the best start in life for dogs everywhere. He is also a bit of a fanboy when it comes to Beagles.

Imogen Game

Dr. Imogen Tomlin-Game

CVO, Chief Veterinary Officer

Imogen is a small-animal veterinarian, and dog fanatic. She has practised as a vet in Australia and the UK, and is super passionate about animal welfare. She is fascinated by animal behaviour, instructing as a dog trainer in her spare time. When she’s not working, you’ll find her out exploring with Oska, her Jack Russell x Shih Tzu.

Andrew Rumpel

Andrew Rumpel

Breeder Development Manager

Andrew brings sales, marketing and operations experience to RightPaw from his previous roles in tourism and automotive publishing. He leads the way in growing our awareness in the community and assisting breeders onboarded onto our tribe! Andrew has been a proud owner of German Shepherds and has a soft spot for Golden Retrievers and Labradors!

Annie Roberts

Annie Roberts

Product Manager

Annie has excelled in her career in customer support but has recently transitioned into Product Manager for RightPaw. She has a passion for animals and believes in the RightPaw vision for animal welfare. She has a Certificate II in Animal Studies and aspires to be a vet nurse one day. Annie is also an avid dog lover and absolutely adores her sister's Hungarian Vizsla named Bunny.

Jerome Ramos

Jerome Ramos

Senior Software Engineer

Based in 🇵🇭 Cebu, Philippines, Jerome is a product-minded software engineer who loves creating products people love to use. He brings a broad experience from working in different domains and is excited to learn and contribute to the pet industry. Jerome grew up playing with dogs and is now saving up for his dream breed, the Shiba Inu!

Joel Olivieri

Joel Olivieri

Junior Software Engineer

Originally from Sydney, Joel joins RightPaw and is focusing on software development whilst living in Tampa, Florida. With a cybersecurity background, he is excited to contribute to a secure platform between breeders and new puppy owners. He loves to see the positive difference a product can make in people's lives. Joel absolutely adores the Blue Heeler, also known as the Australian Cattle Dog.

Avindu Hewa

Avindu Hewa

Senior Software Engineer

Originally from Sri Lanka 🇱🇰, currently travelling the world, Avindu is a software engineer with experience running his own company prior to joining RightPaw. Avindu loves working in close-knit teams that strive for change and is excited to be part of RightPaw's mission to help every dog and owner start of on the right paw. He is determined to making a big impact in the pet industry and also has a soft spot for Terriers and Golden Retrievers.

Taygan Rayner

Taygan Rayner

Breeder Success Manager

Based in Brisbane, Taygan is the newest member of the RightPaw team, bringing along knowledge of all things support and success. With experience in the wine and hospitality software industry, she's very excited to combine her two loves; pets and tech! Taygan is happiest when helping people, and loves getting to the bottom of queries to support others. When not helping out our breeders, she'll be out playing fetch with her dogs, Pumpkin & Gambit.