Our Story

RightPaw was started by a team of passionate dog lovers who all had the same 'ruff' experience. We went through the painstaking process of trying to find a puppy online. And it was exhausting! 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.

So we're building a better beginning. We're here to help every dog and owner start off on the RightPaw.

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 fell 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 practiced 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.

Rob Jones

Rob Jones

Breeder Development Manager

Rob brings sales and management experience from his career working at natural therapy and pet marketplaces. He is leading the charge in building RightPaw's awareness in the breeder community. He is also a proud dog uncle to Phoenix, the French Bulldog and has also developed an interest in Manchester Terriers!

Noemi Millares

Noemi Millares

Breeder Success Manager

Noemi used RightPaw in her puppy search in 2020, and loved the process so much she reached out to see if there were any roles available! Noemi is on hand to ensure RightPaw breeders and owners get the best experience possible using the platform. She's also a dog mum to Tallulah, her British Bulldog pup, and a self-confessed 'crazy dog lady'!

Anton Kuzmin

Anton Kuzmin

Senior Software Engineer

Based in Brisbane, originally from Estonia, Anton is our engineering guru with 15 years experience in building software. Anton is super excited to have joined RightPaw and is drawn to the meaningful impact of building technology with purpose and to make a difference to the world of dogs and dog owners. He has a soft spot for Golden Retrievers.