The team

Our two-legged Dogstars

Samantha Green Dogstar Foundation

Samantha (Sam) Green BEM

Founder and In-Country Director

Left her career in railway operations , engineering and project management on London Underground in 2006 to set up Dogstar after a chance meeting with a Monk and a sick dog in Sri Lanka

Sampath Marasingha Team Leader Team Blue

Sampath Marasingha

Team Leader Team Blue

Our first ever Dogstar hire , Locu ( Big ) Sampath started out as our Tuk Tuk driver in 2006. Now he manages all Team Blues staff and activities.

Mark Green Dogstar Foundation

Mark Green

Operations Manager

Another former Railwayman, Sam’s husband Mark swapped managing signalling defects for managing street dogs welfare in 2013 and has never been happier.

Anjali De Silva Team Blue and Performance reporting

Anajli De Silva

Performance reporting Team Blue

Former volunteer and local dog lover Anjali, works as part of Team Blue in the community promoting animal welfare and in our office analysing our performance data

Tamsin Webb Dogstar Foundation

Tamsin Webb

CRM Database Manager

Having Previously campaigned to promote alternatives to Elephant riding in Sri Lanka . Tamsin is now equally at home with managing databases or street dog welfare

Sampath Senevirathne Cat TNR and Rabies Response Team Leader

Sampeth Senvirathne

Team Leader Catstar

An exceptionally skilled veterinary assistant and animal handler Podi (little) Sampath manages our pilot street cat Trap Neuter Return ( TNR ) program

eam Blue Community engagement and education team Dogstar Foundation Sri Lanka

Team Blue

From street dog surveying and data collection to community liaison and promoting spay neuter , the irrepressible Team Blue are out in the community daily in their little blue Tuk Tuks, nothing is ever too much trouble for this dedicated team of Dogstars

Mobile Spay Neuter Surgery Truck Sri Lanka

Veterinary Team

Our vets are world class experts in delivering high welfare spay neuter programs , supported by a dedicated team of veterinary assistants. Working on board our big blue surgery truck to run “pop up” mobile clinics 28 days a month , direct in the communities where they are needed most.

Our four-legged Dogstars

Unwanted puppy Star was found at 3 weeks old on a local beach, she lives with Sam and Mark promoting spay-neuter and adoption. 

Star rescue puppy Sri Lanka


Spay Neuter Ambassadog


Tiger-Lily was rescued from a hospital café in 2013, she lives with Sam and Mark and dreams of world domination 

Tiger Lily rescue cat Sri Lanka

Tiger Lily

Spay Neuter Catstar

Berry and Dancer were street dogs with severe mange who live with their “failed fosterer” Tamsin, They promote street dog treatment programs and fundraising. 

Berry Rescue dog Sri Lanka


Fundraising Ambassadog

Dancer Rescue dog Sri Lanka


Health care Ambassadog