Rosypaws was originally created in 2016 by Sandra Woodley as a grooming and pet health business, with a high street salon in Llantwit Major. In 2019 the business became home based so that more time could be spent with the ever growing Rosypaws gang of special needs dogs who live at Rosypaws Retreat. 

Sandra has had a varied career having previously worked as a Police Officer, and then as a Solicitor in London for many years working for organisations such as the Metropolitan Police, the Serious Fraud Office and the Charity Commission. After discovering the joy of being with dogs, Sandra left the rat race, and ran a successful pet care business in Brighton, Sussex doing dog walking. pet sitting and home boarding before relocating to Wales in 2013. 

 Sandra has also been working in dog rescue for the past 7 years, fostering many ex breeding, disabled and abused dogs from the UK and abroad, helping them to adjust and recover and find loving homes. A number of these special needs dogs ended up being adopted by Sandra and staying at Rosypaws including one blind dog and 3 paraplegic dogs. Caring for dogs with mobility issues inspired Sandra to follow a long held ambition to qualify as a Canine physical therapist.

In 2020 Sandra commenced the one year Merishia Canine Massage Course (Level 4 Diploma) which included intensive study in Canine anatomy & physiology, practical training sessions, numerous case studies and research projects,  qualifying in March 2021. Ongoing and additional training has included Myofascial Release, Canine First Aid, Joint Mobilisations, Phototherapy (laser), Gait assessment, Reflexology, Canine Biomechanics, and Exercise rehabilitation. Sandra had previously also trained and qualified in Dog grooming levels 2 & 3, Ultrasonic teeth cleaning and Reiki for animals.

Rosypaws Canine Therapy & Rehabilitation was created in April 2021, out of a desire to offer professional canine therapy services to help improve dog's mobility, assist in pain relief and help dogs rehabilitate after injury, illness or those with chronic conditions, especially older dogs suffering from conditions such as arthritis.