Our Pack

Meet our pack!

Our hand-selected team of dedicated, reliable dog walkers and cat sitters:


Alana McCarthy

Alana McCarthy

Alana McCarthy

I love working with all your pets and I like to think they like me too! My ideal day is sunny, 75 not humid and spent with a smiling group of happy pups! You can find me at Millennium park, Wilson mountain or a shady neighborhood street.

MaryAnn MacPhail

MaryAnn MacPhail

MaryAnn MacPhail

I have been a dog walker for DAP since 2013. I am a huge animal lover and dog lover. I have been honored to share my home with 2 retired Greyhound racers Cajun and Bingo who have now passed away. I miss them both and will be getting another Greyhound at some point. I love my job and love my DAP pack. They make me laugh every day and I just cannot imagine doing anything else. I especially have a soft spot for the senior cats and dogs. I am very active in the Greyhound community here in MA. We have a large dog walking group that walks somewhere almost every Saturday or Sunday. After working at a desk job for many years I do not regret my decision to put my job where my heart is - working with dogs instead of databases. I think I have the best job paws down!

Lorraine Connolly

Lorraine Connolly

Lorraine Connolly

It is said "find a job that you love and you'll never work a day in your life". While that may not be entirely true, I am indeed one of the fortunate few who has found a job that fulfills me and makes me happier than I ever could have imagined. With the help of my husband & co-owner Ultan, my General Manager Jannine and my amazing team of dedicated walkers I am lucky enough to spend my days surrounded by wagging tails and purring felines enjoying all the New England Seasons have to offer 

Jannine Fonte

Jannine Fonte

Jannine Fonte

Hello! I've been working at DAP since 2011. I've had dogs all my life. I grew up with Beagles so I guess it's no surprise that I have a Coonhound named Lily. Though I have owned a Newfoundland, a Yellow Lab and a Boxer. I love working at DAP and walking all my pups. I love how happy they are to see me - I am their favorite Auntie after all! It's super cute when you see some of your pack becoming bff's with each other and how excited they are to see their pals everyday. I feel lucky that I get to spend my day outside with dogs and the connection I make with their owners is priceless as well.

Rebecca Felhazy

Rebecca Felhazy

Rebecca Felhazy

Hi! I'm Rebecca. And these are my dogs Chi and Nix. When I'm not hanging with them, I'm with my DAP pack. I've been with DAP since April 2017, but I've always been around dogs for as long as I can remember. I'm originally from Vermont. I grew up competing in Hunter Jumper shows with my horses. And of course had a dog, cats, parakeets, hamsters... I had a whole menagerie. I love my job because I get to be out in nature, with my 4-legged friends. Best of all, I can escape the crazy world in the woods, and be at one with nature and my pack. See you on the trails!

Rachel Perez

Rachel Perez

Rachel Perez

Hi! My name is Rachel, I worked for DAP back in 2012 and cannot be more thrilled to be back.  I've always loved dogs and have had dogs all my life.  I can't wait to meet your dog and make them a part of my life. 

Maureen Leonard

Maureen Leonard

Maureen Leonard

I don't consider this work because I'm doing what I love. And I love my DAP dogs! I like long walks in the park, chasing balls, playing in the puddles with my friends, riding in the car, cold noses and wet kisses. So given all of that, how could I not enjoy spending my days with your 4 legged friends!

Dawn Savage

Dawn Savage

Dawn Savage

Hi, my name is Dawn and I am fairly new to the wonderful world of dog walking.  I'm recently retired but wasn't quite ready to take up golf full time so was looking for something new that included all my passions - exercise, being outside and spending time with some fun companions! As luck would have it Doggie Au Pair turned out to be the perfect fit so here we all are walking, exploring and enjoying each others company.

Julie Messinger

Julie Messinger

Julie Messinger

My name is Julie.  I grew up on the South Shore with dogs and have always had a passion for animals.  Our family currently includes 2 German Shepherds, one of them is a rescue and a cat.  I love the time I get to spend with them and am excited to enjoy a career where I work with your dog daily.  When I'm not working at Doggie Au Pair I coach gymnastics and am working towards my goal to become an Occupational Therapist.

Alexys Mello

Alexys Mello

Alexys Mello

Hi my name is Alexys and I've worked with dogs for 6 years in multiple settings.  I'm currently in school to become an esthetician.  I like to enjoy my days surrounded by dogs and enjoying nature!

Ultan Connolly

Ultan Connolly

Ultan Connolly

I used to be known as the "lab" guy. After moving to the States from my native Galway, Ireland and buying my first house the first thing I did was head out and get myself a puppy. That puppy was Juno! She was the most amazing & loyal friend and lived a long & healthy life before I had to say goodbye to her at age 16. After that I got my lab fix from DAP and have walked pretty much every lab we have. So, it is pretty ironic that I am now the proud father to Benji, a 30lb Cocker Spaniel and Aggie, a 9lb Jack Russell / Chihuahua mix. When not hiking with your dogs, I work as a Realtor for Vogt Realty Group in Dedham.

Brittany Vetrino

Brittany Vetrino

Brittany Vetrino

Having grown up with dogs and being a huge animal lover, how could I not want to work with them. I've been doing it for years; from being a vet tech to dog sitting and dog walking. There is nothing like being able to play and cuddle. I love meeting adorable friends every day.

Dana Davis

Dana Davis

Dana Davis

Hi I'm Dana! I'm a 25 year old dog mom to a 2 year old Great Dane.  I'm a lover of all dogs. Am spontaneous and always down for an outside adventure. I live on the Cape and am trying to spread my wings to Boston

Linda Desjarlais

Linda Desjarlais

Linda Desjarlais

My name is Linda and these are my Boston's Izzy & Lizzy. There hasn't been a time in my life when dogs weren't a part of it. I have been with DAP since March 2017 and I love every minute of it! When I'm not walking dogs I am busy being a mother and wife. I love spending time with my family, traveling, boating, and going to the gym. I tell people that the woods is my office and the dogs are my coworkers. I guess you could say that I have a dream job.

Jules Labriola

Jules Labriola

Jules Labriola

Hi! My name is Jules, I am 22 years old and love to be outside and especially outside exploring with some furry friends. I currently am going to school in hopes to one day become an architect. Being a "New Englander" I'm used to all types of weather and enjoy all seasons being outdoors. In the summers the beach is where to find me and during the cooler seasons I love going on walks and enjoying nature with my camera. I have a kitty of my own and have had a few dogs over the years. I try to open my home up to foster animals as well to help find them new homes. I'm very excited to have finally found a job that I will be excited for everyday!

Susan Agricola

Susan Agricola

Susan Agricola

I joined DAP in September 2017. Coming from many years of working in the corporate world, this to me is a dream job. Being out in nature with the best companions ever! Dogs truly are a man's best friend and it is a privilege and joy for me to spend my week with them and I look forward to seeing my pals every day. I love animals, and have 2 cats of my own, Oatmeal and Oliver.


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