Penny's Dog Walking uses a team approach to ensure reliable coverage for your dog. We aim for consistency - regular times and regular walkers - but in case of sickness, vacation, or emergencies,
your dog will never be left behind.
Each walker was specifically recruited by Penny for their reliability, trustworthiness and all around wonderfulness! These are people Penny would trust with keys to her house and care of her own dogs!
All walkers are insured and bonded. We are local residents, involved in the school system and community. We are caring, reliable people who love dogs!
Penny started walking dogs by chance in 2009, when two friends got puppies and needed someone to take them out a couple days a week. From there, word spread and Penny added more and more dogs.
When Penny started regularly walking 40+ miles a week, she worried that her legs would fall off... so, decided to expand the business and share the load with some co-walkers. The idea was for Penny to work less... so far that has not been the case - the business keeps growing and growing!
Penny has experience with puppies, and has used clicker training with dogs she walks, as well as to teach her own dogs some very useful things - like jumping through a hoola-hoop.
Penny grew up in Oregon with dogs, cats, birds, fish, turtles, lizards, rabbits, etc. She currently lives in Melrose with her husband and two sons - and with Cricket, a Wirehair Fox Terrier, and Stubbs, a Scottie.
Paula and her husband live in Melrose, and only have two sons - but she seems like everybody's mother. Paula is an amazing and giving person - she will do anything to help anybody! Since her 15 year old Chow Chow, Sasha, passed away Paula has been without a dog - but has been dogsitting and walking for many friends' dogs - and has plenty of love for yours too!
Carolyn did not grow up with dogs, and currently lives with cats - but she is a dog-loving convert! Even between managing a household with a husband and four children, playing hockey, making sushi from scratch, and volunteering at school, Carolyn has plenty of energy to get out and walk dogs! She's a dynamo!
Mary Beth grew up with a variety of hamsters and cats, a parakeet, and a dog who most definitely belonged to her Mom. She loves any animal with fur or feathers....scales, not so much. When not walking dogs, she enjoys traveling, photography, knitting, and relaxing with a good book. Mary Beth lives in Melrose with her husband and two teenage boys. Her family has two cats, Stripey and Clawdia, and is sure that someday she will give in to pleas to adopt a dog.
Lorraine has been a stay at home Mom in Melrose for the past eighteen years. With her oldest child heading off to college, she felt ready and eager to take on a new challenge. She loves animals, being outdoors, and walking, so dog walking sounded like the perfect fit. She is excited to be part of the dog walking team!
LuAnn is from Melrose, and returned here after living for 11 years in Florida. She is married, with two grown children and one Cairn Terrier. She loves to spend time with her family and to bake - desserts are her specialty! LuAnn is such a sweet and conscientious walker, your dog will be lucky to spend time with her!
Alli is originally from Oregon where she grew up on a farm with a Malamute and a polo pony. She is currently a stay at home mom living in Melrose with her husband, 4-year-old daughter and Husky mix, Jovi. When she is not walking dogs or hanging out with her precocious preschooler she can be found playing with horses at Stage Hill Polo Club.
Roberta is a very dedicated wife and mother of three girls
who has been lucky enough to be a stay home mom for 20 years. She loves cooking
and eating well, and is always trying new recipes – but gardening is really her
passion! Now that her girls are older, she is loving getting out and exercising
with all her new dog friends. She enjoys the variety, the hours, and the
community that this job brings! Go, Roberta!
Mina grew up in southern California, with lots of pets - dogs, birds, hamsters, frogs, turtles and a duck. She lives in Melrose with her husband and two kids, and loves to volunteer at school, bake, and spend time at the beach. Immediately after joining Penny's Dog Walking, Mina and her family jumped in and got a puppy of their very own!
Alison was meant to be a dog walker! She loves walking, Melrose, and thoroughly enjoys all types of dogs - joining the team at Penny's Dog Walking allows her to combine all three! She has proudly called Melrose home for over 20 years. Her "full house" includes her husband and daughter, a cat, a Conure bird, a Boxer and a Silky Terrier - and a horse! She's a true animal lover and looks forward to working with your dog!
Heather is a Melrose native, and lives here with her husband (who also grew up in Melrose), two daughters, two cats and a dog. Heather is a crafty lady (she used to own a gift shop with her mother) who is a great decorator and gardener. She loves being outside, and enjoys all the different and funny personalities of the dogs she walks! You won’t find a happier or more enthusiastic dog walker!