Nancy DeFazio Beaurpere
Referred to playfully as the “Dog Girl” in Elementary School due to her penchant for canines and the fact that her family’s Golden Retriever was never far from her side, Nancy has been working professionally with dogs since 2005. After walking dogs and boarding them out of her homes, first in Charlestown and then in Swampscott, in 2013 she opened a commercial location in Beverly, Massachusetts, now home to Dingo’s Dogsitting & Doggy Daycare.
As a fervent lover of dogs, Nancy is constantly looking to educate herself on dog care and behavior. In addition to being certified in Dog and Cat First Aid/CPR, she has worked among an animal acupuncturist, a canine chiropractor, a veterinarian, a doggy massage therapist, an animal physical therapist, professional dog trainers, animal behaviorists, and breeders. She has attended seminars by Cesar Milan (the “Dog Whisperer”), Sue Sternberg (creator of the “Assess A Pet” and “Train to Adopt” programs) , Dr. Ronald D. Schultz (the foremost expert on companion animal vaccinations in the United States), and Dr. Raymond Coppinger (Professor Emeritus of Biology at Hamilton College and author of “DOGS: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution”).
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Dingo DeFazio Beaurpere
Dingo’s Dogsitting began as a means to socialize and exercise Nancy’s dog, Dingo. Nancy was bringing Dingo to her job at a warehouse in South Boston daily, but as an energetic puppy, Dingo needed more attention than Nancy could devote to her whilst working. With the consent of her co-worker (her dad), Nancy decided to put an ad on Craigslist offering up their office/warehouse as a play space for anyone in the area who wanted to drop off their dog. After getting no replies for a free play group, Nancy decided to re-post but to begin charging instead of offering the service au gratis. From a sociological and psychological standpoint, it made perfect sense that only then did the flood of emails and calls begin rushing in! From there, Dingo’s Dogsitting grew organically into what it is now — a 3,9000 square foot commercial space devoted solely to dog play, pleasure and care.
Dingo is much older now. She’s a bit less playful. A little slower. But she’s still the matriarch and client concierge at Dingo’s. She still thinks she’s a Retriever and enjoys jaunts in just about any watering hole. Dingo’s Dogsitting would not be what it is today without the inspiration of its namesake. Dingo leads a charmed life. Surrounded by friends (both four and two-legged) every day makes her “wag more and bark less.”