Employee Spotlight: Get to Know Katy Payne!

If you have moved to Australia or New Zealand with your pets, then you know it's no easy task. If you have moved to either of these countries with the assistance of PetRelocation in the last few years, then you've probably had the pleasure of working with our senior sales consultant, Katy Payne.  Katy is an absolute joy to work with according to her clients and her coworkers. Let's take a minute to get to know her better!

What interested you in working at PetRelocation?

I was looking to make a career switch from digital marketing to a purpose-driven job where my day to day would have a positive impact. When I first discovered PetRelocation, I could not believe there was a role where I could help families and pets stay together every day. Combined with my love of logistics, I knew PetRelocation was where I needed to be!

What do you think will be different in the pet shipping industry in the next 5 years?

In the next five years, I see us developing the technology to make pet shipping even easier. I see the world getting even more interconnected, with more people understanding that pet shipping is attainable no matter where you’re going!

Katy Payne sales consultant with PetRelocation Australian sales consultant at PetRelocation


What do you wish people knew before starting to plan their move to Australia or New Zealand?

First, don’t believe that it’s impossible to bring your pet with you down under! It is a difficult and overwhelming process, with so many details and timelines, but there is always a way to reunite you with your pet. It’s important to find an ally who understands all these intricacies and can manage every individual involved in their move. Second, start as early as possible! With anything else in life, the more time you have to prepare the easier it will be.

Let’s shift from Australia to Austin! What’s your favorite place to get tacos in Austin, Texas?

Paco’s Tacos!

We’re all about travel here at PetRelocation. Where are you dying to go?

I would love to go to Croatia! It looks like a fairytale and they’ve got great seafood.

Katy Payne with her dogs

Let’s say Hollywood is making a movie about your life. Who plays you?

I would like a hologram of Katharine Hepburn to play me.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I can tie a one-handed bowline knot in case I ever get thrown off a sailboat. It happened once!

Anything else you’d like to add about PetRelocation or yourself?

I absolutely love getting on the phone with my clients. Being able to understand their move, answer all of their questions, and show them that their move is absolutely possible brings me so much joy. I truly believe in what we do because I’ve seen us reunite hundreds of families this year!

Ready to talk to Katy about your upcoming move? Have another question for our team? Schedule your consultation today! 


PetRelocation Team




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