Annie Turco has been with WAGS Charlestown since December of 2014 and has 5 years of experience in the pet industry. Born in Rome, Italy and raised throughout Europe and the U.S., she speaks 3 different languages and is currently working on dog lingo! With a passion for food, she likes to check out new restaurants and sample dog treats on her spare time.
Part-time Dog Walker
Caitlin has been with WAGS Charlestown since January of 2016. She is currently enrolled at Mount Ida College as a senior in pursuit of her Veterinary Technology degree. She loves hanging out with all the Charlestown pups in rain or shine! In her spare time you’ll find her hanging out with her adorable nephew, her rescue Beagle Gonzo and enjoying any and all outdoor activities!
Part-time Dog Walker
Claire has been with WAGS Charlestown since January of 2014. Southern born and bred, she moved to New England to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology at Mount Ida College. She loves all of the clients at WAGS, but has a soft spot for senior dogs. When she’s not walking pups, she can be found cuddling, playing with or walking her dog, Delta and being bossed around by her cat, Mushaboom.
Part-time Dog Walker
Erika has been with WAGS Charlestown since March of 2016. Her Jack Russell Terrier, Louie is the love of her life and the inspiration to share her love for him with your furry family members. Louie has taught Erika the unconditional love that animals have to give and their ability to completely change ones outlook on their lives. She spent the previous 15+ years working in sales after graduating from the University of Connecticut and decided that 2016 was the year she was going to make a change both personally and professionally! Joining WAGS Charlestown has given Erika the ability to share her love for pups, her love for the outdoors and the ability to give back to the community through supporting local business and most importantly, ensuring other pups are spoiled like her own when the owners can’t be home. Exercise, playtime and affection are the keys to happy, healthy fur-friends. She thanks you for allowing her into your homes and providing the trust to share her love for Louie with your furry family members.
Part-time Dog Walker Ian has been loyally walking dogs with WAGS Charlestown since November of 2014. When he's not playing with the pups he is studying engineering in college or watching sports.
Kristen Petersen Wheeler
Part-time Dog Walker, Out-of-home Dog Sitter
Kristen has lived in Charlestown since October, 1993. She has been a dog lover ever since she grew up in Hingham, MA with a black lab named Snoopy. Dogs have made her happy all her life so it was truly fitting when she found WAGS Charlestown in the Fall of 2014 as a Mom of four where the happiness (and the time spent with dogs) can continue- not only for Kristen but her kids too! In her spare time, you'll find her drinking coffee and chasing her kiddos!
Part-time Dog Walker, In-home Dog Sitter
Melanie has been with WAGS Charlestown since September of 2015. She moved to Boston with the original intention of going to MassArt, but after some time realized that it wasn't quite the right fit for her. As much as she loved making art, she was always an animal lover as well. Seeing all the dogs walking around the beautiful city of Boston always brightened her day, so she decided to try her hand working with dogs and has loved it since day one. Though she has owned cats her whole life, she loves dogs just as much. (She loves her bunny, Bigby, the most though!
Full-time Dog Walker, In-home & Out-of-home Dog Sitter
Peter has been a dog lover since he had his first dog, a Chocolate Lab named Watson, growing up in Buffalo, NY. He can now be found spending his free time walking his Siberian Husky Viola. Peter has been with WAGS since June of 2016 and was previously a walker for Durty Harry's in Brookline. When he's not walking dogs, Peter is a writer and a rowing coach.
Part-time Dog Walker, In-Home Dog Sitter
Full-Time Dog Groomer
Katie’s love and appreciation for dogs started the moment she was born. She had a huge Bloodhound Akita mix, over 120lbs that was her very best friend; she was obsessed with Fred. After taking an agility class with him at age 12, she realized that working with dogs was her passion. She has been in the dog industry for over 10 years, doing a variety of dog related things. After graduating from the Massachusetts Academy of Canine Cosmotology Katie really felt like she found what she was born to do; Groom dogs. She is Reiki certified and also has a certificate in CPR and First Aid. Her goal is to provide your pups with a safe and relaxing day at the spa. These animals truly changed her life and she is so thankful to spend every day pampering and loving such amazing animals.