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Meet the Team

True Cat Lovers

The passion behind Shangri-Paw comes from the experienced, talented and dedicated team members who bring their all to work every single day. Take a look below to learn more about each of our team members (NOTE: we are in the process of hiring, so maybe the next team member could be YOU! Hop over to our CAREERS page and drop us a line to learn more!




Kerstin founded Shangri-Paw after working to rescue Singapore street cats for 5 years as a photographer, fosterer and admin for the Project LUNI fostering team. With a belief in continued learning, she wanted to help educate more fosterers and took courses in animal behavior and veterinary nursing. This was a direct pre-curser to the foundation of a cat hotel as adopters kept asking for pet boarding options and very few places seemed to fit the bill! With Shangri-Paw, Kerstin aims to provide a customised luxury hotel experience for caring and worried pet owners, so they can rest assured even when they are not with their pet. Kerstin believes taking care of the owner, their concerns and doubts is just as important as pampering their feline furkids. At home, Kerstin's family is ruled by her first 2 adopted kitties Marvin & Zelda and 2 foster fails Kodak and Samantha - which have taught her much about cats individual characters over the years! 

Animal Studies / Veterinary Nursing Cert 3 (ACVN, UQ Skills, Australia)
Fear Free (Veterinary professional level)
Animal Behavior studies (Studiengemeinschaft Darmstadt, Germany)

“We recently put our extremely anxious cat in for a couple of weeks over Xmas and when it came time to pick him up, I honestly think he didn’t want to leave.”

Guy, Cat Dad to Rex

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