Meet the Sri Lankan team


Samantha ( Sam ) Green

CEO & Founder
Samantha founded Dogstar way back in 2006 when she saw a need. She is the driving force behind the team and lives and breathes Dogstar.

Mark Green

Operations Director
Mark overlooks the day to day operations of the clinics and the logistics to keep it running. He produces the reports to show how we are performing.

Tamsin Webb

Fund-raising and Relationship Manager
Tamsin keeps our donors in touch with how we are doing. She manages the street dog skin care program an is currently foster mum to six puppies.

Sampath Marasingha

Team Blue Manager, Sterilisation clinics
"Big" Sampath started out as the Dogstar Tuk Tuk driver in the early days. He now manages all of the Team Blue activities and staff.

Sampath Senevirathne

Team Blue Manager, Community Team
"Little" Sampath manages the community element of Team Blue from engagement to population estimates and street dog street care.
Field Team

Spay Neuter Field Team

Best Care Animal Hospital
A unique Partnership with Best Care Animal Hospital , dedicated team of Sri Lanka veterinary surgeons supported by a team of Sri Lankan veterinary assistants
Chaminda and sampath in tuk tuk copy


Team Blue
Always ready with a smile and a laugh, Charminda can been seen driving all over our project zones telling all about our mobile clinic.


Team Blue
Durminda is the data master at our mobile clinics recording details of all the surgeries taking place. He also help Charminda find locations for clinics.

Anjali De Silva

Community Team
Anjali used to volunteer her time at Dogstar before joining the team permanently. She is currently learning every aspect of our work.


Team Blue
Namal helps out at the mobile clinics, preparing the animals, microchipping and monitoring animals during and after surgery.

Dennis and Tiger Lilly

Head of cat section
Dennis was a stray cat who just moved in and took up residence. Tiger Lilly was rescued by Sam from a hospital, they are inseperable and make up the cat section.
Suggs and Star

Suggs and Star

Suggs was rescued from a back yard breeder puppy Star found on a beach, together they promote spay neuter and adoption.



Carolyn Menteith

Dog trainer and behaviourist
Internationally renowned with over 20 years experience working with animals, the last fifteen years specialising in dogs.

Natalie Kyriacou

Dogstar Downunder
Natalie heads up the Australian section, fundraising and promoting Dogstar Foundation. She also developed an App called World of the Wild which dogstar are in.

Angela Addison

Registered Veterinary Nurse
Angela and her husband Andy have become regular hosts of quiz nights to raise funds and can often be found running stalls at local events promoting Dogstar.


Sarah Fisher

Sarah Fisher

Sarah is a TTouch instrucor, TV personality, an author and an amazing animal behaviourist. Dogs, horses, rabbits you name it she can do it.

Jessica Adams

Jessica writes horoscopes for Cosmopolitan and is the editor of the Holiday Goddess series of books. Her horoscopes are read by 2.8 million people a year.

We are always delighted to hear from people who want to support our work and learn more about our spay-neuter, animal welfare education,  rabies vaccination and street dog skin care programs here in Sri Lanka.

Due to the field work nature of our programs, visitors to our office are by strict appointment only.

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Please be aware we do not operate a nationwide rescue or rehoming service and we are not a shelter and have no kennels. If you are contacting us regards an injured or sick street animal always contact a local vet directly to get prompt treatment first please. If you are a visitor to Sri Lanka your hotel/guesthouse or homestay can assist you in contacting a vet

For veterinary care for pets, we recommend Best Care Animal Hospital in Colombo

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