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Team Dandy Dog

Meet our team of highly qualified handlers!


Brittany Mayer Talieri


Brittany began Dandy Dog with the focus to improve the animal care industry in Boston by creating a quality and trustworthy Company that she could trust with her own pets. Her deaf dog Dandelion, Dandy for short, was her biggest inspiration.  Brittany has also fostered dogs through Last Hope K9, and loves dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes.  Brittany is focused on fostering continuous education and learning for herself and her employees.  Through biological fulfillment, training, and care, Dandy Dog's main goal is to create a happy and healthy dog, a happy owner, and a happy community where the dog lives.  Along with Dandy Dog, Brittany serves on the North End Dog Park board, as well is a member of the IACP. Brittany does it all, including hiking, training, walking, and housesitting.  

*Brittany is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified

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Rachel Menezes

Head Hiker & Trainer

Rachel has worked with Dandy Dog since 2019, and has become an integral part of the team as both head hiker and trainer. Rachel’s main focus when working with dogs is to train strong recall and impulse control so all her dog friends can take safe adventures into the woods and have all of their biological needs fulfilled. She is a strong believer that biological fulfillment leads to a healthier and happier dog.  Her favorite kind of dogs to work with are pit bulls and pitbull mixes, like her own dog, Kya. However, Rachel relates most to the doodles with all their curly hair and excessive energy!


Rachel is currently offering boarding, hikes and training.

*Rachel is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified

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Hailey Wood

Structured Handler & Admin

Hailey has grown up with animals and found inspiration from her family dogs to join the Dandy Dog team. Hailey’s number one goal for working with dogs is to give them the structure and the confidence to live the longest, happiest, and healthiest life possible. Her favorite dogs to work with are the ones that are hard to win over because there is nothing more satisfying than gaining a dog's trust when it’s hard to earn.
Hailey is currently offering housesitting, walks and assists in training.

*Hailey is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified

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Ali Kachmar

Structured Handler

Ali is a passionate, funny, and caring  dog mom to a sheepadoodle named Kevin & a border collie named Rylee. She loves spending time with dogs and has a special interest in training them. With her experience and dedication, Ali ensures that every dog she walks receives the best care and attention.

Ali is currently offering housesitting and walks and is shadowing training with Brittany & Rachel in hopes to train in the near future.

*Ali is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified

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Britney Cita-Willingham

Dog Walker

Brit is a dog walker who loves music and fitness. She understands the importance of keeping your furry friend active and healthy.  With her upbeat attitude and passion for staying fit, she will make sure your dog gets the exercise they need while having a great. 

Brit is currently offering housesitting and walks and is shadowing training with Brittany & Rachel in hopes to train in the near future.

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Christiana Antico

Dog Walker

Christiana began her career with animals 8 years ago when she was dog walking in college while studying art before she began her work in the veterinary field at a local Vet. Her goal for all the animals she works with is focusing on growth, trust, and safety. Her most rewarding experiences with dogs are when she is able to earn the trust of those who are typically shy. She has her own pet, Walter the cat, but she hopes to have an English Bulldog one day!  


Christiana is currently offering walks and housesitting.

*Christiana is Pet CPR Certified

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Ana Badillarod

Dog Sitter

While looking for a new opportunity in caregiving, she decided to give dogs a try and hasn't looked back. Ana has learned to be a leader while working with Dandy Dog, and understands each dog is different and is able to adapt to each dog's learning style.  She loves all dogs that challenge her and allow for new moments of teaching, especially when it’s a matter of calm, patience and neutrality. Ana is excited to have her own pup one day, but for now she hangs out with her Bombay cat Gaia!
Ana is currently offering boarding.

*Ana is Pet First Aid and CPR Certified

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