Star Paws in Thornley, Durham | Pet Photographers

Star Paws

Dunelm Road
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  • Specialist pet photography service
  • Fun experience for you & your pet
  • Images that you will always treasure
  • We make sure your pet feels at ease
  • Photographing in familiar surroundings
  • Committed to helping animal welfare

About Us

Star Paws is a specialist pet photography service based in County Durham, and operating throughout the North East of England.

We aim to provide a fun experience for both you and your pet during our photo sessions, and always take time to make sure your pet feels at ease and relaxed with us. We also come to you, rather than ask you to come to us, because we believe that photographing your pet in familiar surroundings enables us to capture them at their best, and to provide you with images that you will always treasure.


Your photographer, Sue, has had a love of animals and photography from a very young age, and has always had pets herself. She currently shares her home with two youngdogs (Millie & Mabel) and a cat (Bessie), and is an active member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.


Star Paws is committed to helping local animal welfare and pet re-homing charities, and is a member of HeARTs Speak, an organisation which connects photographers and artists with shelters and animal rescue organisations with the ultimate aim of improving the chances of rehoming and a better life for shelter animals.


Star Paws helpsanimal rescue and rehoming organisations wherever possible, either making donations for fundraising activities or providing photography services for animals desperately seeking their forever homes. We work with our local RSPCA centre, and have provided photography services for Stray Aid and Dogs Trust.

In keeping with Star Paws' concern for the welfare of pets and animals, every year we donate a percentage of our income from framed prints, block mounts and photo gifts to our nominated animal welfare or pet re-homing charity for that year. In previous years we have supported the National Bedlington Terrier Club Rescueand Oldies Club, whilst our current nominated charity is SoSAD - Supporters of Stray and Abandoned Dogs, based at Deerness Kennels in County Durham.



“Thank you for the amazing pictures of two amazing dogs, they have made my weekend. Thank you so much. SW, New Hartley”

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“Thank you so much for Cassie's picture, it's beautiful. You did her proud, can't thank you enough. AB, Consett”

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“We took our cat Kooki along to the mini festive photo shoot that was organised at Prince Bishops Veterinary Hospital. Kooki took advantage of the open space and wasn't interested in playing cutesy for the camera but Star Paws worked their magic and captured some lovely images of Kooki on her own and portraits of us all together. We ordered one of the deal packages online which was very reasonably priced and such an easy process. Our photos arrived within two weeks, wrapped beautifully with a lot of thought and care. We love that they are presented in a mounted surround excellent quality photos and very nice touches. We have recommended Star Paws to our friends and family. SP, Stanley”

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“Thank you so much, we are really impressed with the photos, they are truly beautiful. ZS, Stanley”

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