Mary Anne Moore
I have loved animals for as long as I can remember. As a kid I begged my father for a dog, and when he said “no” – I started walking all the neighborhood dogs. I was 13 when I knocked on the neighbors’ doors and asked if I could take their dog for a walk. I was usually greeted with a surprised look, from both the owner and the dog! When I was 15, I started working for a pet shop – Puppy Palace. I loved that job so much, I would ride my bike the 10 miles from Holliston to route 9 in Natick, just to spend time at the shop (much to my mother’s dismay).
Eventually I was able to get my own German Shepherd puppy. “Kaptain” went everywhere with me during senior year of high school. My nickname became “Woofy”. I learned about dog obedience and confirmation showing with Kaptain. I also made many of the training mistakes with poor Kaptain!
I started my pet sitting service in 1986 at the suggestion of a friend that needed her doggies watched while she went on vacation. Soon, pet sitting was a full time job for me.
Over the years, I managed an Akita kennel in Bellingham, a 40-stall horse farm in Medway, and spent 2 years working in the Large and Small Animal Hospitals at Tufts in Grafton. I also lived at an 18 horse-boarding barn in Holliston, and got up every morning in the dark to feed and turn out my charges.
I met many wonderful people and their pets. I really enjoy all the funny stories we all have about our animals.
I have owned horses, Akitas, cats (one lived to be 17), rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, fish and birds. Today I live in Uxbridge with my young daughter, Charlotte. We have a Rat Terrier “Chico”, a Dachshund “Greta”, a Mini Poodle “Buttons”, a Ragdoll mix “Keilo”, a Siamese “Navi” and a 30 gallon tank of tropical fish. Charlotte asks me every day, “When can we get another kitten?”
I’m a dog lover without a dog, so I get my “dog fix” each day from my time with my clients. Getting to know each of their personalities is always interesting and fun. I feel privileged to take care of this very special member of the family. Gina has been with Daily Leash since 2010.
I was born and raised on Cape Cod, went to school for MIS/Computer Science and worked in the telecom industry for over 20 years. No matter whether I was in school or working, I always made time for raising and working with dogs. I’ve owned dogs ranging from Beagles and Puggles to Labs and Dobermans. They have and always will be part of my family. After turning 45, I decided to leave the corporate world and focus on the canine industry. I currently walk a posse of ten dogs and have never been happier.George has been with Daily Leash since 2014.
Anyone who knows me says that I have the perfect job for me. I have to agree as I love dogs and I love being active! When I’m not walking dogs, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two daughters and Wheaten Terrier, Keegan. A resident of Hopkinton, I enjoy running and am on the organizing committee of the Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K to Cure ALS and am a board member of the 26.2 Foundation.
Stephanie has been with Daily Leash since 2014.