The crew

Meet our Paws Dream family!

Lindsey Malouin* Owner/operator

I have always had a huge love for animals, growing up with them from a young age.   When I was a little girl, I grew up with a cinnamon Golden Retriever, Crystal and I grew up  seeing endless numbers of stray, beach dogs while vacationing with my parents.  Seeing stray, starving, abused and neglected dogs and animals stayed with me from a young child and helped shape the animal loving person I am today.  I knew I wanted to help animals and be a voice for them. If I could help them all, I would in a heartbeat, but I know that I cannot. To do my best in aiding the neglected animals, when I was in college, I volunteered at animal shelters, specifically the Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island. I worked  with animals on different aspects of training to make them better candidates for adoption, on socialization skills, and just plain loving. The animals love it when they have a pal just sit with them, love and pamper them to show them that they are loved nd their lives do matter!  This is how my husband and I got our first dog together, a  chocolate Labrador, Harley. He had these sad eyes that sucked us right in, he lived to be 12.5 years old and not a day goes by that I don’t think of him!

To further my love of animals I studied Animal Veterinary Science courses at the University of Rhode Island, where I received my bachelors degree, majoring in art studio and minoring in psychology. I have also received my certificate for dog training from the Animal Behavior College. The college program focuses on training, but it goes in depth about breed types, anatomy, diseases, and vaccines, Etc… I also am certified in pet first aid from the American Red Cross. I am always trying to expand my knowledge on animals by books, the Internet, and speaking with different people in the pet industry.

I always advocate for animals, donate to many  rescue groups around the country and in other countries.  Specifically, I am part of the team with Great Dane Rescue of New England helping with networking Danes in need, raising funds and awareness, doing home visits for potential families and helping teach people about ethical breeding vs ‘backyard’ breeders who do not care about breeding to sustain the breed or care about the lineage and health of the dogs that they are breeding.  I also am actively involved with helping dogs abroad who are in desperate need of help, for me, rescue has no borders and if I can help an animal in need, wherever it is, I will. I work with the rescue, Dogs & Cats of Antigua, to advocate for animal welfare, to educate and to help place dogs into forever homes.  We usually always have a foster pup, or two, or three, with us at home until they find their forever homes.

Derek Malouin

Derek has always dreamed of being in a profession that helps people and also animals.  Derek joined the US Coast Guard and eventually was stationed on Cape Cod.  In 2009 he was honorably discharged as a partially disabled veteran.  Derek now helps around the daycare and enjoys spending time with all the daycare doggies at Paws Dream but also has a fulltime job at Cape Cod Ambulance as an EMT.  Derek enjoys doing rescue work and helping animals in need.  He  volunteers with IFAW and has aided in numerous dolphin rescues as well as helping with other sea animals.  He also finds joy in rescuing dogs and helping find forever homes for them.

Derek and Lindsey have 3 young daughters, Elexa, Grace and Ella, as well as all rescued; Bashful the chinchilla, Willow the  Great Dane, Daisy the Saint Bernard, and 2 Antiguan puppies, Coconut and Tallulah.



Renata grew up in Brazil always having many different animals; dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, guinea pigs, hamsters…  She always has been an animal lover and grew up saving stray animals around her house and neighborhood. Renata began working at Paws Dream in 2007 and is now the head manager of Paws Dream.  Renata makes sure that all of our Paws Dream doggies are happy, healthy, comfortable and well cared for.  She currently has 2 dogs of her own, Drew and Lola.




Dee is a passionate animal lover and really cares about their well being.  She especially loves giving attention and massages to older dogs and dogs that may not be as outgoing as other dogs and gaining their trust.  She takes her time and is sure to give every dog a fair chance with coming out of their shell and feeling her love.  Dee started working at Paws Dream in 2006.  Dee is loved by all of our Paws Dream doggies and is always being showered with kisses!  You will always find Dee with a dog on her lap and many huddled and laying by her feet!  She currently has a 12.5 year old black lab mix, Tiga, that was rescued from Antigua as a tiny puppy.  Dee advocates for animal welfare and recently has become a travel buddy for numerous animals flying to their new forever homes.




Ashley is a true animal lover!  When the dogs come in and see her, they run right to her for hugs!  You will always find Ashley in the middle of a big group of dogs snuggling and getting love by her.  Ashley started working with dogs while volunteering at a No Kill Shelter and then began her career of working with dogs in 2011 at  Best Friends Pet Care.  She worked at another doggie daycare facility before moving to the Cape from 2012-2016.  We are now very lucky to have had Ashley here at Paws Dream with us since 2017.  Ashley has her own rescue italian greyhound/chihuahua mix from Puerto Rico, Cody, who she lives with in Dennisport.





Becky has been working at Paws Dream since 2019.  Becky is great with all the dogs and is always making sure the dogs have what they need, whether it be water, outside potty breaks, extra love or a brushing. We are very happy to have Becky join the Paws Dream team!


Rafael is a seasonal employee for Paws Dream, although we wish it could be year round!  All of the dogs LOVE Rafael and get so excited when he returns to Paws Dream for the winter season!  He is always positive, easy going and hard worker.

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