About us

We help you combine a busy professional and family life with the responsibilities of owning and caring for a dog

True professionalism

Four friends, experienced dog owners and breeders of champion show dogs, have had to face the challenges of combining our careers, busy family lives and our beloved dogs. We became partners in this exciting venture, with the aim of bringing true professionalism and care for dogs under the same roof, with all-weather indoor training and play areas as well as access to beautiful woodland areas for walks! All our staff are true professionals with long standing experience of working with dogs. Experience is the thing we value most highly and its what sets us apart.

Our Goals…

Happy dogs means happy owners!! Although we love our dogs, dog ownership can be stressful and time consuming, and it is tough to combine busy professional and family lives with the responsibilities of owning and caring for a dog. Our working lives can often mean that dogs have to stay at home for long hours. We understand that busy lives mean you can’t always give your dogs the attention they deserve. Our goal is to make Martha & Friends your dog’s second home, providing the love and care he/she needs as well as support of their education.

What We Do…

We aim to provide all the services your dog needs to ensure they are content and they have a fulfilling day, learning, playing and developing to their best potential. We care about their every need from training and fun activities, day care and wellbeing including grooming and physiotherapy and fitness training.

Your community

Our centre is a supportive environment designed with the dog owning community in mind. We want everyone, including parents and children to come and share their experiences, ideas and have fun! Our centre has elegant spaces where you can be comfortable and at ease to chat with others or get expert advice, or enjoy our many events and lectures.

Meet Martha!

“Martha” is our mascot and the namesake of Martha and Friends Dog Wellness. She is officially known as International, Luxembourg & Finnish Champion Scottish Terrier Tartan Dreams Magic Spell. Martha is owned and bred by Carina Hellemaa. She is one of Carina’s five Scotties, who are always present at the centre, welcoming our guests every morning and ready to play!

Meet the Team

Carina Hellemaa

Founder and Managing Director

Annukka Paloheimo-Segersven


Lars Windfeldt


Helen Valentine


Covey McAllister

Administrative Manager & Strategist

Anne Barrere

Head Trainer and Day Care

Antje Lehmann

Trainer and Daycare

Anna-Lena Mertens

Trainer and Day Care

Ralph Vinko

Daycare Team Member

Perrine Capello

Daycare Team Member

Artur Bonarski

Daycare Team Member

Lisa Fouquet

Day Care & Canine Physiotherapist

Viktorija Zilinskaite

Head Groomer

Verena Helfrich

Guest Trainer

Jacqueline Koerfer

Guest Trainer

Kim Sanctuary

Guest Trainer

Join our growing team – WE ARE HIRING!

Dog Trainer

If you are an experienced, enthusiastic and passionate DOG TRAINER who would like to join our team of dog care professionals and trainers, please contact us and send us your resume and qualifications to