Heidi is my first mutt puppy and first girl dog. She was found as a stray roaming the neighborhood and after weeks of searching for her owner, she stole my hearts. Probably the most vocal of all the pups, she keeps everyone in check!  

HoHo is Paula's tiny baby. He's a small but VERY energetic German Shorthaired Pointer. HoHo is always causing an uproar but is such a sweet snuggly soul.  

who we are

Olive is my beloved velcro Weimaraner who brightens all the days. She's goofy and shy, loves barking and also eating!  

This company wouldn't exist without it's icon, the best pup ever to exist, Paula's late Weimaraner, Jack. Jack's spunky spirit and lust for life encouraged Paula through the best and worst of times - now it's time to do him proud!  

Gunther is the biggest and tubbiest of all the dogs, he prefers to be on the sofa or sunning himself in the yard. He's scared of all loud noises and loves all the food.  

RIP to the best guy 6.15.2009  - 1.31.2023

After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte, Paula started her career at Atelier Architects, a small commercial firm in Washington, DC which gave her the opportunity to learn about architectural details, interior design, color selections, project management and a little about politics. After a couple years in the district, Paula realized that she wanted to be closer to her family and back in the south and accepted a position at John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia.

Working for one of the southeast’s largest privately held home builders and developers allowed her to learn more about residential architecture and neighborhood design. It was here where she honed her skills, led a team of product designers and architects, and helped design sites from raw land to completed neighborhoods as the Director of Product Design.

In 2016, Paula founded Gray Pup Designs, named after her beloved gray pup, a Weimaraner named Jack. Gray Pup Designs was a dream that was years in the making. With a group of great clients, she took the plunge and hasn’t looked back.

Gray Pup Designs is valued for having a keen design sensibility while still being sensitive to client needs.  Whether the client is a custom builder or a national developer - Gray Pup Designs is focused on client objectives, strong partnerships and creating projects everyone can be proud of.

When not in the office, Paula enjoys spending lots of time with her pups and friends.  She is currently renovating her 1930s bungalow in Cartersville and learning how to fly fish after her retreat with Casting for Recovery in late 2022.  

Atlanta Weimaraner Rescue, Casting for Recovery, and the Etowah Valley Historical Society are three of Gray Pup's favorite non-profits to support each year.