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.
Madison was born in Lowell, but grew up in Chelmsford where she currently resides. Maddie has been working at Pet Pals since 2019 and is our assistant office manager. She attended Nashoba Valley Technical School where she studied Dental Assisting. Currently Maddie has a Goldador named Oakley 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.
Alea was born in South Korea and raised in both Waltham and Wayland MA. She's been here at Pet Pals since 2017! She currently resides in Malden 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. 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!
Kyle grew up here in Woburn but currently lives a stone's throw away in Malden. He's been working with us since 2015! 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 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.
Chris was born and raised in Melrose but currently lives in Medford. 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 named Donkey Sauce as well as a snake. He has worked with us since 2018! When he’s not at Pet Pals enjoying his time with 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!
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.