Meet Our Staff of Professional Dog Sitters in Beverly, MA
Prior to her employment at Dingo’s, Julia completed an internship with Cape Ann Animal Aid in Gloucester. She’s a proud “dog mama” to a French Bulldog named Luna and a #goodoldfashionedmutt named Nova! In addition to serving as General Manager at the daycare, Julia is also in school to become a Certified Trainer through Catch.
Becca, a life-long Beverly Panther, has been working at Dingo’s since February of 2019. She is the owner of Blue, a Silver Lab rescue, who, like Becca, enjoys hiking and the great outdoors. Blue thinks Becca is the best thing to happen to dogs since they were domesticated some 15,000 years ago. Blue is a smart dog because he’s not far off – Becca is sweet but firm, competent, kind, meticulous about the health and safety of our pack and an extremely hard worker to boot! In addition to working at Dingo’s, she is pursuing a degree in Animal Care at North Shore Community College.
Marilyn is a semi-retired registered nurse who splits her time between caring for patients, caring for dogs, and caring for Nancy’s kids! As an avid animal-lover, Marilyn has been the owner of countless dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, frogs, salamanders, turtles, birds, fish, and even an iguana. But her favorite animal of all has always been “man’s best friend.”
Robert is an industry veteran with many years of doggy daycare experience under his belt – both in the Pacific Northwest and locally – before he came to us in February of 2020. In addition to having a strong knowledge of group play and dog social dynamics, he is also skilled at maintaining best practices for our various daycare processes and procedures. His penchant for “handy-work” also comes in -well – handy, at the daycare!
Robert lives in Salem with his wife – a R.N. – and young son.
*Fun fact: Robert also has his B.S. in Geology from Salem State University!
Phil volunteered his time at Dingo’s for years before becoming an official employee in January of 2021. His extreme devotion to our pack members combined with his scrupulous cleaning skills make him an excellent Shift Manager! In addition to working within the daycare, Phil can often be found boarding dogs alongside his partner, and our former employee, Jenn B!
Ana was born and raised in Michigan and earned her Bachelor’s in Medical Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. Due to a life-long love of all animals, she decided to pivot after the pandemic and leave her career in the health care field in order to devote more of her time and energy into a new passion project: Dingo’s bus driver, doggie daycare attendant, dog walker, and house-sitter!
She lives in Beverly with her Goldendoodle named Riley and her two kittens: Oatmeal and Cookie!
Max is a recent graduate of Beverly High School. A life-long animal lover, they will be enrolling in the Vet Tech program at North Shore Community College in the fall of 2023. They work closely with their mom, Ana, walking and boarding dogs for our clients on the north shore.
You will occasionally find Bobby D driving our Dingo’s bus and walking dogs for us in the Swamspcott, Lynn and Marblehead areas. A former graduate of Swampscott High, Bobby also happens to be Nancy’s brother! After serving 10 years on the New York City police department, Bobby moved back to Mass and joined the Air Force reserves; he now works full time at Westfield Air Force base in Western Mass but enjoys coming home to the North Shore whenever time allows.
After a four year hiatus from work outside the home, Melissa began working at Dingo’s in January of 2022. She came to us with an ample amount of prior doggy daycare experience and a connection to our business through her late friend, and our former employee, Haley Jalbert.
In her spare time she enjoys doting on her 4YO daughter and taking walks with her Black Lab, Vader.
Nichole began working at Dingo’s in April of 2021. With no prior professional experience working with dogs, she has proven to be a quick learner and is able to manage a large pack with the skill and dexterity of a seasoned staff member! Blessed with an abundance of patience after working professionally in long-term care settings, her composure and warmth make her a wonderful addition to our Dingo’s pack! She is also one of our main content creators for our social media sites!
Eric began working with us in September of 2016 with some previous dog (and child) care experience under his belt (or hockey jersey -he doesn’t wear belts!*). After a brief hiatus in 2020, he returned to Dingo’s in August of 2021 and has been a mainstay in our “Bigs” section ever since.
Always willing to come in early, stay late, or pick up additional shifts, he is the epitome of a team player.
In addition to superb pack management skills, Eric has also aided in the design of much of the Dingo’s apparel released over his tenure with us. He lives in Ipswich with his 8 1/2 year old Chocolate Lab named Terry O’Reilly, or Reilly for short.
*Fun fact: You may have noticed that he wears a different sports hat and jersey for nearly every shift. Thus far, he has 158 hats and 103 jerseys in his collection!