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 and reliable neighbors, 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!
Lorraine has been a stay at home mom in Melrose for the past 18 years. When her oldest child headed 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!
After working in the local school system for 14 years, Amy was ready for a change of pace! A long-time golden retriever owner, and Melrose mother of three, Amy is happy to join our team of walkers. Amy's time out with dogs is a good balance to her afternoons, tutoring kids. Maybe Amy will teach your dog a thing or two!
LuAnn is from Melrose, and returned here after living for 11 years in Florida. She is married, with two grown children. 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!
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!
Linda and her husband live in Melrose. She currently has a daughter and two sons in college, and a lab named Miley and a boxer named Bentley still at home. She grew up with dogs, has been walking her own dogs for 20 years, and looks forward to many more!
Amanda is a life-long resident of Melrose, and mom to three teenagers. She can commonly be spotted around town at various fields and courts, cheering on her kids. Amanda has had pets her entire life - including dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, and even a mouse. Her favorite pastime is spoiling her puppy, Molly, rotten!
Karolyn and her husband have lived in Melrose for 16 years, and have teenage twin sons. Karolyn worked for 13 years in higher education before leaving to raise her boys. A Western Mass native, she grew up with a german shepard. Two years ago, her family welcomed Boomer, a Parson terrier. He's always happy and really completes their family! Karolyn is a great addition to our team!
Longtime Melrose resident, and the proud mother of a daughter in college, Alison is happy to fill her time being out and about with dogs! A true animal lover, and such an enthusiastic and caring lady, Alison brings so much joy to her job. She's truly a pleasure to work with - your dog will agree!
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!