MEET THE HUMANS
David started Pet Pals in 1994. Since then, he's made a lot of furry friends!
In addition to being avid animal lovers, our staff is always heavily involved in community activities, including mentoring programs, coaching youth sports, even judging the Town Day Dog Show.
The Pet Pals family is committed to the highest standards when it comes to caring for your pet.
David, Owner & Alpha Dog
Dave and his wife, Kristin, reside in Winchester with their three children, David Jr., Eliza, Mekhi and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks named Pax and Eli. Possibly the only person who likes all four seasons of New England weather, Dave started Pet Pals way back in 1994! In the few hours that Dave's not running Pet Pals, he plays lacrosse, hockey and basketball, snowboards and coaches youth lacrosse.
Susan, Office Manager
Susan grew up in Orlando, Florida and attended the University of Central Florida. She has been working with us since 2014! Currently living in Malden, she experienced her first winter while here at Pet Pals! When not at Pet Pals she enjoys being outdoors camping and hiking with her dog Zeus! Susan runs the office and handles all of the billing and scheduling here at Pet Pals.
Miranda was born and raised in Smithfield, Rhode Island alongside her furry companion Jackson the Weimaraner! While her main role here at Pet Pals is helping out in the office, she is truly a jack of all trades! There she went to Rhode Island College where she studied English and was an all-star softball athlete. She now currently resides in Nashua, New Hampshire with her 4-year-old Great Dane mix Kingsley. When she’s not at Pet Pals, Miranda’s favorite hobby is photography!
Sophia is originally from Somerville but currently lives in Saugus alongside her cat Zender who is a rescue from Portugal! She attends Binghamton University in New York where she studies Pre-vet Biology. When she’s not outside in our Daycare playing with the pups, Sophia’s favorite hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, and writing. She can even play the violin!
Brandon has lived in the nearby town of North Andover his whole life. He has worked with us since 2014! Previously he worked in landscaping and catering. His favorite pastime is skateboarding! We love Brandon's sense of humor and the dogs love him too!
Heather was born in Salem, New Hampshire but now resides in Groton, Massachusetts. She grew up with 2 furry friends, a Norweigan ElkHound and a Shiba Inu. Currently she has 2 cats named Charlie and Navi. When she isn't driving our vans around she likes to play the piano, kayak and play video games. A cool fact about Heather, she trained to be a professional wrestler in the WWE!
Joe was born and raised in Revere, but currently lives in Woburn with his dogs Izzy & Arlo. He's been working with us here at Pet Pals since 2018! As someone who has a spontaneous sense of adventure, Joe loves taking the pups out on the town and also enjoys fixing anything with a motor! Joe studied Automotive at Northeast Metro Tech and worked as a mechanic for several years before joining Pet Pals. Joe is an absolute animal lover!!!
Stephanie grew up in Melrose where she attended Melrose High School. She's been working at Pet Pals since 2016! She has a black lab mix named Lucky who is her entire world! She enjoys taking him on long hikes in her spare time. Steph loves to work out and be active outdoors. She is passionate about animals and hopes to always work with them! In addition to loving all of the wonderful dogs she gets to meet at Pet Pals, she also enjoys spending time with the people she works with.
Jennifer was born and raised in Salem, New Hampshire, but currently resides in Groton, MA. She has been working with us since 2018! Growing up she owned two dogs, a Norwegian Elkhound and a Shibu Inu, as well as a pet rat and two cats. Currently Jenn owns her very own pup named Nala. Her favorite hobbies include singing, playing ukulele, and creating crazy makeup looks. Jennifer loves working for Pet Pals because she is passionate about dogs and loves to spend time with them!
Brett was born and raised in Winchester and currently resides in Wilmington. He attended Lasell College in Newton where he studied Graphic Design. He enjoys working with us at Pet Pals thanks to our friendly environment and awesome dogs! He is our #1 Daycare Attendant and has been with us since 2019. Brett grew up with dogs his entire life and currently has a Jack Russell Terrier named Mackey! When he’s not working with us, he enjoys anything related to music. He can even play the drums! He also enjoys reading, writing, playing video games, going hiking, and camping.
Alex is a born and raised North Andover native, but went to Boston College where he studied Economics. Even though he didn’t get to grow up alongside his own furry companion, Alex is loving getting to know all the pups from Pet Pals! His favorite pastimes include hiking, going on long drives, and loves studying up on Ancient History! He is also a die hard Patriots fan!
Duncan was born and raised in Winchester and has been working at Pet Pals since 2018. He attended the University of New England where he studied Animal Behavior and proceeded to do an internship at NEADs, a service dog training program. He helped take care of the dogs until they were ready to be given to people in need. Growing up Duncan owned geckos, guinea pigs and a Portuguese Water Dog. Currently, Duncan owns a corn snake, a cockatiel, and a Whoodle named Nora. When Duncan’s not working at Pet Pals, his favorite hobbies include traveling, cooking, and playing video games. He is also a certified Scuba Diver.
Keith was born and raised in Lowell where he also attended university to study music. He's been working with us since 2018! His favorite hobbies include playing hockey as well as playing shows with his band and honing in his self-taught guitar skills. Growing up Keith had two German Shepherds named Ceasar and Chevy. Not having any pets currently, he loves getting to play with the dogs here at our park!
Meghan was born and raised in nearby Woburn and now lives in New Hampshire. She has been an animal lover all her life and has worked at Pet Pals since 2017. She owns two dogs--Jasper and Nova. She loves that she gets to spend time outdoors with her furry friends here at Pet Pals. When she isn't here with us, she enjoys traveling and playing the guitar!
Annabella was born in Winchester, but currently lives in Stoneham where she attended Stoneham High School. She has had pets her whole life, but currently has three dogs, Jackson, Winston Churchill, and Tony Montana. When is not working at Pet Pals, she is spending time with her family, friends, and dogs. She also loves going to the gym!
Lucas was born in Brazil, but currently resides in Billerica. He attended Fametro College where he studied Architecture. Lucas growing up has always been around dogs, but currently has one dog, who he loves to spend time with. When he’s not having fun playing with the pups at our park, he loves staying active and working out.
Sydney was born and raised in Hudson alongside her furry companions Copper and Shamus who were Beagles and a Boxer mix named Jeb. Currently she resides in Chelmsford with her 9-month-old Boxer Koda! Sydney graduated Salem State University with her Bachelors in Exercise Science and is planning on going back in the fall to get her Masters in Athletic Training. While she was there, Sydney played softball and has even studied abroad in Sydney, Australia! Fun fact: Not only has she been to Australia, but she also got to travel to Thailand, Singapore, and Bali!
Kevin was born and raised in Winchester where he currently lives alongside his 3 cats and his dog named Bauer! He recently graduated Winchester High School and is planning on attending the University of Vermont this fall. His favorite hobbies include going on walks with his pup and playing sports with his friends. Kevin even has an internship with the Baltimore Ravens!
Ray has lived in Massachusetts all of his life and currently lives Winchester. He has a black lab named Huckles who he brings regularly to Pet Pals and loves all his new furry friends! Ray started out as a high school intern with us, but has quickly turned it into a full-time position. We’ve loved having him be a part of our crew! He is looking forward to starting school in the fall at Lynn University and enjoys running outdoors and playing basketball in his free time.
Nathan was born and raised in Woburn where he currently resides. Growing up he had a Cavapoo named Nutmeg and a Leopard Gecko named Jessy. Nathan went to school in Maine at Unity College where he studied Captive Wildlife Care and Education. He has been loving working alongside Pet Pals as he gets to interact with all the pups in our Daycare! In his spare time, Nathan loves collecting all kinds of things and playing role-playing games with his buds. Fun fact: Nathan is currently working on writing a book!
Vanessa was born in Medford, Massachusetts but currently resides in Woburn, Massachusetts. She has two dogs, one named Nikki who is the old lady of the pack and Savannah who's the baby, she also has a fish named Pongo! In her free time when she isn't spending her time hanging out in daycare with our dogs she loves the beach and swimming. The best part for her about being here at Pet Pals is the environment. She loves how everyone here is so welcoming and all share a love for the pups. One cool fact about Vanessa, she has an identical twin sister!