Hi everyone! My name is Parker and I’m the Operations Manager here at Elliot’s House. I’ve had a passion for animals my whole life and I grew up with two Maine Coon cats named Dark Star and Angel Eyes, as well as a Brown Lab named Cabella and a Black Lab named Lily. Other than growing up with pets, I’ve volunteered with animal conservation centers in my home state of North Carolina. I volunteered with the Conservators Center in Mebane, North Carolina for six years. During this time I helped to build habitats for tigers, lions, wolves, dingos, and every creature in between. I also helped care for aging wolves towards the end of their lives. I’m happy to bring my passion for animals of all shapes and sizes to the Elliot’s House team. Besides pet care, I’m passionate about music and have helped to produce lo-fi hip hop in the past. I love being out in nature and would never say no to a good hike. I’m a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and love cheering on the Tar Heels during basketball season. I look forward to greeting and caring for all the pups who join our pack!
Manager - Trainer
My name is Alysia Fortino, born and raised in Los Angeles. I love taking care of people and animals, it is a passion of mine which is why I’m going to school for nursing. I own three dogs, two in which were sheltered. Dogs have always been a part of my life, they aren’t just animals they are family or even children to some. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be apart of Elliot’s team, adding more loving pups as part of my family.
Hi my name is Keiana and I am a Cambridge and Boston native! I grew up with animals of all kinds. Cats, dogs and even small animals such as gerbils and goldfish! I have such a huge love for dogs in particular and wish I could adopt a houseful! I hope I can one day! Growing up I’ve had different breeds in my home such as a Pitbull for example. Every breed can show love! I currently have a French bulldog, who is 7 months old. His name is Loki and he is my absolute best friend. Loki goes with me everywhere. He is my little companion. Dogs really do help people, their presence is so therapeutic. I am so happy and excited to join the Elliot’s House crew and show my love for dogs and different animals through working here!
Hi my name is Lexiana . I spent all of my life in Revere , Massachusetts . In my free time I enjoy traveling to different places and also playing basketball. As long as I can remember , I have been around & loved animals . I love animals because they’re always there for us ! Interacting with any animal makes me happy especially my two chihuahuas Phantom and Paris and my pitbull Ghost , they all have unique personalities which I enjoy so much.
Originally from California, Taghi has been living in Massachusetts for the last 15 years. He holds an Associate’s degree from the New England Institute of Art. Growing up as the eldest sibling, he was responsible for caring for his family pets in addition to his siblings. He understood early on how pets are family members too. In former lives, Taghi worked in the financial sector and real estate. Currently, Taghi and his family have a happy American Bulldog- Pitbull Mix, Elliot. In his spare time he enjoys family get togethers, BBQ’s and attending art exhibits.
Hi my name is Nicole, I grew up near Cape Cod and have always had a passion for animals. I grew up with our family dog who was with us for 17 years! And spent many weekends pet sitting for friends and family members. I now have a 2 year old lab mix who is a very sweet but very shy rescue from the south. We’re very excited to be a part of Elliot’s!
Hi there! My name is Olivia. I was raised on Cape Cod and I moved up to Winthrop in 2017 to live with my fiancé! Friends like to say I’m “quirky”, probably because I change my hair color so often! I’m a big lover of comic books, video games, and the arts; specifically drawing and painting. As for animals, that’s been my passion since I was very young. Back on Cape, I have two high energy yellow Labrador’s named Dakota and Tornado, and an Olde English Sheepdog at home with my fiancé named Holly! Safe to say I love dogs that are too big to be lap dogs but think they are anyway. Over the past few years, I’ve spent a lot of time with rescues, and especially have a love for senior dogs and those with disabilities. I have an extensive background in animal care with experience ranging from boarding kennel and daycare, veterinary technician, and bathing/grooming! I am so thankful to be apart of the Elliot’s House team and I look forward to seeing, caring for, and making your dogs sparkling clean!
Hi everyone, my name is Jill!
I’m a huge animal lover, especially dogs!
I’ve been a dog walker/pet sitter for the past 5 years, I have also worked in animal clinics and kennels. I enjoy the beach, I like to cook, BUT I LOVE to be outdoors; walking, hiking or jogging!!
I have 3 young boys, two dogs, a cat & a fish.
I’m so happy to be joining the Elliots House team! I look forward to meeting each and everyone’s fur-babies and forming everlasting bonds with them!!
Lead Dog Walker
Hello all! My name is Sasha, I was born and raised in central Vermont. I am happy to bring my passion and love for all creatures to Elliot’s House! My love for animals began at birth, and since then I have been the sole influencer of all the pets in my family, two dogs, a cat, and a bunny. I moved to Boston, with my pet bunny, for school and graduated with a double major in graphic design and fine arts in May 2019. Outside of pet care I am an avid art lover and am often painting animal portraits! I promise to give your pets just as much love as I would give my own!
I am originally from Guatemala, I lived there for 15 years before moving to Massachusetts. I currently live in Everett Ma and enjoy be so close to Boston. I have always loved dogs and owned/ trained 4 in my life time. I currently have a three year old Bernese Mountain dog who loves to go to the beach and run in the ocean. One day I hope to become a owner of a pet hotel.
My name is Miguel, and I am happy to bring my fun-loving nature to Elliot’s House. I moved to Boston 7 years ago from New Jersey, after visiting friends to play music, and ended up falling in love with the city. Dogs, cats, and all sorts of pets have been part of my entire life and I understand the importance of daily care for our animal family.
Senior Dog Walker/Transporter
Hello, I’m a newcomer and just moved to Malden about a month ago. I grew up in CT but spent some years for school in Springfield and Salem MA. After Salem, I moved to Portland, OR and volunteered at the Oregon Humane Society where I received most of my training and experience working with dogs. Outside of that, I love reading, playing new games and baking bread.
Front Desk/Daycare Attendant
I grew up with several dogs in my immediate and extended family, mostly strays and rescues. I don’t have one of my own yet due to frequent moves throughout my 20s, and as a result, I’ve turned into one of those people who points out any dog she sees. I love all dogs but have a special affinity for small breeds with big attitudes and big dogs who don’t understand their size. I’m looking forward to loving on the dogs at daycare and providing exceptional customer service for their “paw-rents.” When I’m not petting dogs, I enjoy knitting, science fiction, and public health advocacy.
My name is Kirby Brennan-Riddle and I am currently a grad student studying Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University. I moved to Boston from San Diego, California over five years ago and I’m still getting used to the weather! So far, I have spent my time getting a Bachelor’s degree and making new connections and discoveries all over the city, learning and growing every day. I grew up with two rescue dogs (a schnauzer/ cocker spaniel mix and a boxer/ bull mastiff mix) and have also had a variety of other pets, including cats, ferrets, and lizards! I’ve also spent time working with children and neuro-diverse individuals. I hope to someday continue this work as a professional mental health counselor, and I promise to share the same compassion and respect that I have for people with your pet in the meantime. I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, creative writing, listening to and playing music, and of course, DOGS!!