Walking & Grooming Services
227 Bunker Hill Street, 2nd Floor
Charlestown, MA, 02129
Lindsay LaRocca, Co-OwnerDog Walker, In-home & Out-of-home Dog Sitter
Lindsay has been with WAGS Charlestown (formerly Durty Harry’s) since May of 2013. She graduated with a Veterinary Technician degree from Mount Ida College earlier this May. She has been heavily involved in animal rescue, specifically, Last Hope K9 Rescue since July, 2012. She is a huge Pit Bull advocate and considers herself part dog. (Ok let’s be serious… 75% dog). In her spare time you’ll find her snapchatting with her Pit Bull Sky, hanging out with a Foster pup or most likely sitting on the sidewalk with every Charlestown pup she comes into contact with
Brittany Turgeon, Co-OwnerFull-time Dog Groomer
Brittany has been a huge animal lover from the day she was born and always knew she would eventually go into the animal field. For that reason, Brittany had a job at veterinarian office when she was a senior in high school. Through that job, she discovered her passion for dog grooming and never looked back. Brittany graduated from the Florida Institute of Animal arts with a professional pet grooming certificate in April of 2009. She has been grooming dogs ever since and couldn’t be happier with her career choice. In 2013, she won Boston Magazine’s best of Boston for dog groomers. Brittany is a huge advocate for all rescue dogs, but she will always have a special place in her heart for pit bulls. In her spare time, you can find her hiking with her pack of dogs in the fells, checking out craft beer at local breweries, and always looking for a local dog boutique wherever she travels.
Katie Pineo, 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.
Katie Huskins has been with WAGS Charlestown since March of 2017.
She grew up on Cape Cod with a pair of miniature Dachshunds. Currently, she is finishing grad school and suffers from pet-less-ness. She is ever so pleased to exercise Charlestown’s finest 4-legged friends.
Katie Huskins, Part-time Dog Walker
Ian Millard, Part-time Dog WalkerIan 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!
Annie Turco, In-home Dog Sitter
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.
Paula Leuci, Part-time Dog Walker
Melanie Dacey, 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!
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.
Erika Corbo, 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.