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 Rhodesian Ridgeback named Pax. 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. Currently living in Medford, 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.
Meghan was born and raised in nearby Woburn and has been an animal lover all her life. She owns two dogs--Jasper and Nova. Meghan is truly a jack of all trades at Pet Pals! She spends most of her time in the office with Susan, handling scheduling and helping get new dogs started up with us. 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!
Alea was born in South Korea and raised in Waltham and Wayland MA. She currently resides in Boston with her rescued Australian Shepherd Zelda. Alea graduated from Framingham State University where she studied Psychology and Animal Behavior. When she’s not out enjoying riding her motorcycle, Alea spends her time hiking, playing football, and snowboarding which she’s been doing since she was 9 years old!
Brandon has lived in the nearby town of North Andover his whole life and in the past he worked in landscaping and catering. His favorite pastime is skateboarding! Passionate about dogs of all sizes, Brandon owns a tiny Chihuahua named Tequito!
Kyle lives right in Woburn where he was born & raised. He currently has two cats named Buddy and Missy. He loves that he gets to spend all day hanging out with dogs because he doesn’t have any of his own. He has a degree in Digital Filmmaking and enjoys outdoor activities like camping, hiking and skiing. Kyle’s secret passion is singing karaoke!
Joe was born and raised in Revere, but currently lives in Wilmington with his dog Izzy. As someone who has a spontaneous sense of adventure, Joe loves taking Izzy out 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.
Brianna, lifetime animal lover and Methuen resident, grew up with an American Eskimo named Buster. She now enjoys going to the park with her half lab half border collie named Harley. When she’s not out rock climbing or kickboxing in her spare time, Brianna is training to be an avid runner. Her favorite thing about working for Pet Pals is meeting all of the pups and getting to know their fun and different personalities.
Jennifer was born and raised in Salem, New Hampshire, but currently resides in Haverhill, MA. 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 two dogs, a Husky and a Chihuahua. 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. 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.
Mike's a Winchester native who graduated from UMass Amherst, where he studied animation and art. Mike found Pet Pals while we were walking his old doggy, Guinness (who liked towels, bananas and swimming). You may see him roller-blading around town, enjoying the outdoors! Currently living in nearby Malden, Mike is in a band with fellow walker Jeff!
Sabrina currently resides in Billerica where she was born and raised. Growing up she had 3 dogs: Nikita, Shadow, and Lilly as well as 2 cats: Jules and Bentley. Her favorite hobby is playing and watching any sports, especially softball and football. She loves the Pats!!! She also attended the University of Rhode Island where she studied Animal Science and Biology. Currently Sabrina handles our puppy walks and cat care, but in the future she would love to work with big cats!
Keith was born and raised in Lowell where he also attended university to study music. 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!
Joe was born and raised in Malden where he grew up with a Min-Pin named Marino. Before joining the gang here at Pet Pals Joe used to be a Vet Tech. He loves getting to know our dogs here and playing with them rather than being on the other side giving them shots. When he’s not driving around picking up his playgroups, Joe enjoys watching movies, playing video games, and cooking!
Madison was born in Lowell, but grew up in Chelmsford where she currently resides. She attended Nashoba Valley Technical School where she studied Dental Assisting. Currently Madison has two dogs named Oakley and Millie who she loves taking for long walks and playing with. When she’s not having fun playing with the pups at our park, she loves staying active and going to the gym.
Duncan was born and raised in Winchester. 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, but currently owns a corn snake and a cockatiel. When Duncan’s not working at Pet Pals, his favorite hobbies include travelling, cooking, and playing video games. He is also a certified Scuba Diver.
Chris was born and raised in Melrose but currently lives in Woburn. He attended Salem State University and growing up owned a turtle, gerbils, a hamster, hermit crabs, cats and a snake, but currently owns a cat and a snake. When he’s not at Pet Pals enjoying the pups, Chris’s favorite hobbies include cooking, LARPing, and playing video games. He’s also taught sword fighting classes for the past 8 years.
Stephanie grew up in Melrose where she attended Melrose High School. 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.
Eliot was born and raised in Melrose, but currently lives in Medford. He studied Drumset performance and music business at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Growing up he had two dogs, a German Shepherd and an English Lab. When Eliot’s not having fun meeting new dogs here at Pet Pals, he likes to drum, go fishing, and play videogames in his spare time. Before getting started up with us he was also a fishing instructor for two years!
Cortney was born and raised in Chelmsford, MA where she currently resides. She is a full-time student at Middlesex Community College where she studies Business. Growing up she had 3 dogs: Lucky, Louie, and Reilly. When she’s not here enjoying spending her time with the pups in our Daycare, Cortney ‘s favorite hobby is playing Hockey! Did you know she’s been to Disney World over a dozen times? Just ask her what the lyrics are to any Disney movie and she can sing them to you!