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Our Team

Alexis LaRoche

Alexis LaRoche, Canine Behavior Specialist

I am Alexis, the daughter of Michael & Kim. I grew up in Sydney, Australia and Wellesley, MA. I grew up watching Steve Irwin, when I wasn’t dancing ballet. Animals, and in particular dogs, have always played a big role in my life. After high...
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William Strader

William Strader, Head Trainer

I grew up on a farm in North Carolina and developed a fascination for all animals, but especially for my dogs who were my constant companions. After graduating Wake Forest with a BA in Communications, I travelled Latin America for several years and...
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Elise Minkler

Elise Minkler, Trainer

Hi, I'm Elise! Like others at Pampered Puppies, my love for all animals (but especially dogs) started at a young age. I grew up in Foxboro, MA in the shadow of Gillette stadium (go Pats!). I spent hours playing with my dog, exploring the surrounding...
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Matt Allen, Retail Manager

Matt Allen, Retail Manager

Hi, I’m Matt. I grew up in Medfield, MA and have been working with animals for my entire life. I have been an owner, foster parent and shelter volunteer for dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, fish and small animals. I have spent years studying canine nutrition and equipment and am always looking to learn more. Working with animals is...
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Karen Gulla

Karen Gulla, Senior Groomer

I am Karen, and have been with Pampered Puppies since the opening. I grew up in the Boston area (if you cannot tell from my accent) and am a huge Boston sports fan. I have owned pets and worked with animals of all sizes throughout my life and...
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Paula Machado

Paula Machado, Groomer

Hi, I’m Paula! I’m originally from São Paulo, Brazil but grew up in Worcester County. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been passionate about animals and wanted to pursue a career centered on animal welfare. In 2013, I graduated high school and...
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Melissa Ingemi

Melissa Ingemi, Groomer

Hi! I’m Melissa. I grew up in Dedham MA, and have always had a deep love for animals, especially dogs. I grew up with the best dog (at least that was how I saw him)! Ever since then, I've had dogs around me everyday. I am a true "dog lady"! While I...
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Dylan Fraser

Dylan Fraser, Daycare Manager

I'm Dylan. I grew up in Pembroke, MA before moving to the North Shore of Boston, where I attended college at Salem State University and studied criminal justice. My original intention was to train K9s entering the police force. However, my objective...
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Madison Raisman, Daycare Attendant

Madison Raisman, Daycare Attendant

Hi, I’m Madison. I grew up in Needham MA, and I have always loved animals, especially little cute puppies! I was very lucky to spend most summers in Florida, in and around stables with dogs, horses and other barn animals. It was through this experience that I really began to connect with animals...
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