Bark Around Boston was started in 2012 as a resource for dogs and their people. We do feel that pets are family, but we do not cater to the fur baby mentality. We feel it is important to create, enforce and maintain structured lives for our dear pets. This creates a dog with clear expectations and helps reduce anxiety based behaviors. Our dog programs generate stimulating environments not just for their bodies but for their minds, too. As Boston’s only Fusion dog care provider, you can expect improvement in your dogs attitude, behavior and fitness.
Owner and Canine Educator
Danielle is the founder of Bark Around Boston. She feels very fortunate finding her niche working with dogs. As a proud advocate for responsible dog ownership and consistently pursuing education for herself and the team, she has been an asset to Boston’s dogs and community. She has attended and participated in a variety of seminars in 2019 including The Great Big Dog Aggression Workshop with Chris Pachel and Mike Shikashio, Drive, Brakes and Steering with Suzanne Clothier and Click-to-Calm with Emma Parsons She is looking forward to the NePoPo Workshop in 2020 to build her skills working with dogs coming from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Senior Dog Liaison
Mike keeps it pretty easy. Top faves being his dog Ralphie, Jeep love, Allagash White on tap and a few trips a week to Lone Star Taco.
Charlestown Proper Lead Walker
AnnA joined the Bark Around Boston team in early 2016. She likes to say she was “rescued” from a cashier job at Whole Foods. When not trotting all over Charlestown with her dog walking appointments, she is an accomplished musician. Violin? Sing? Compose? Improvise? AnnA can do it all. While the idea of a desk job mortifies her, she is happy to be on her walking feet and embracing her animal pals. Look for her dog:music compositions on the Bark Around Boston Facebook page.
Walker and Senior Dog Liaison
Carrie’s transition to dog walking was motivated by her desire to be outside more and she brought along her specialized skills as a veterinary technician. When not at work, her dog Bart, is on the other end of the leash. If she’s not soaking up all nature has to offer, she can be caught listening to podcasts while perfecting her embroidery game.
Lead Dog Walking Educator
Laida has had a passion for all animals since she was a child. She has always had a dog by her side and couldn’t imagine life without one. She and her Italian greyhound, Nala, love to explore the outdoors. Laida’s personal experience with dogs and natural leadership made joining the B.A.B team a no brainer. She pursues to enrich not only the exercise needs of her canine clients, but their mental needs, as well. When not working, she loves to hike and travel around to find new adventures with Nala and her partner Mitch.
Operations Manager and Cat Educator
Desiré is originally from Seattle but relocated to New England for school. She is a trained veterinary technician and has 5 years of professional experience working with animals, 3 of which have been focused exclusively on dogs. Desiré has two cats, Gandalf and Tolkien. She and her husband are eagerly awaiting the day a pup is added to their family.
Sharon started working with animals professionally 3 years ago, but has loved them since she was a child. Transitioning from a dog daycare environment to more personalized service was a great fit for Sharon’s interest in dog training and behavior Sharon loves to hike and travel, especially when she can include her disabled rescue pup from Mississippi, Dakota. Despite being a nursing student, Sharon knows dogs and their welfare will always be a priority in her life.