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Meet the Owners — Chris & Kim

BlueDog Owners Chris & Kim

Husband and wife team Chris and Kim own and operate BlueDog together. They share a love for dogs and both come from families of business owners and entrepreneurs; so opening a dog walking & training company came very naturally to them.

They share a deep passion for providing quality service through their business, as well as maintaining a relationship with dogs based on respect and kindness. They also believe the same for their relationships with their clients and their team. Doing so has allowed them to build a company based around trust, dependability, distinction, customer service and compassion.

Chris & Kim share their home with collies, Reese, Lincoln and Jane, miniature poodle Walt and golden retriever Fern, in addition to a bunch of chickens and a guinea pig named Jessie.

Want to work for us?

BlueDog is always looking for passionate, experienced dog lovers to join our crew. Become a part of a fun, energetic team of dog lovers who spend their entire day improving the lives of the dogs!

Our Office Team

Sylvie

Sylvie

BlueDog Team Member Since 2018

Also our Dog Walking Manager, Sylvie founded and managed Kids Karousel, a children’s clothing, toy and furniture consignment store in North Andover for 24 years before “retiring” to work as office manager for BlueDog. She was also the president of the North Andover Merchants Association for 3 years and held Read More

Our Trainers

Kim & Chris Palermo

Kim & Chris Palermo

BlueDog Team Member Since

Kim Palermo CPDT-KA, CCUI BlueDog founder Kimbery Palermo is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a Certified Control Unleashed Instructor, a Level 1 TAGteacher, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen & S.T.A.R. Puppy evaluator. She has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire with a minor in Read More

BlueDog Trainer Jessica

Jessica Meade CPDT-KA

BlueDog Team Member Since 2018

Jessica is originally from Ohio, where her passion for dog training first started. Her mother worked in the pet care industry Jessica’s whole life and it sparked her love for animals. Her mom was always bringing home various critters and her friends always referred to their house as “the zoo.” Read More

Tom Prendergast

Tom Prendergast CPDT-KA

BlueDog Team Member Since 2016

Tom was in the Information Technology field for 18 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from UMass – Lowell. He was looking for a change and realized that his true passion was working with dogs; so he began walking for BlueDog. Tom is very familiar with BlueDog Read More

Christina Hargrove

Christina Schenk-Hargrove CPDT-KA

BlueDog Team Member Since 2021

Christina is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA), who has been teaching classes since 2014. Christina grew up with Boxers, getting her first dog at the age of 9, who was with her until she left home for college. By 1992, shortly after getting married, she had talked her husband Read More

Apprentice Trainers

Noelle

Noelle

BlueDog Team Member Since 2017

Noey has owned Akitas her whole life, one was named Fluffernutter and the other named Socks. She hopes to get another one very soon! Currently, she has two cats named Calico and Sumai. When she’s not with them, she is taking care of her family friend’s dog. Noey loves photography Read More

Tori

Tori

BlueDog Team Member Since 2020

Tori grew up in the south shore (Hanover, MA) but moved to Methuen in 2017 to attend North Shore Community College. She received her Associates Degree in Animal Care in 2019 and is currently enrolled in the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. She’s had family dogs her whole life; her first Read More

Jillian

Lilly

BlueDog Team Member Since 2021

Jillian has had dogs all of my life. She currently has three dogs!.Two mixed breed 7 year old rescues named Maggie and Clary. She also has a 10yr old Havanese named Boo. She is currently a junior at North Andover High School. When she is not playing with her dogs, Read More

Connor

Connor

BlueDog Team Member Since 2021

Connor graduated from Northeastern University in 2017 and moved straight into the construction industry. After finding himself with lots of unexpected free time in Summer 2020, he finally pulled the trigger and adopted his first puppy, Cassidy. Connor and Cassidy attended puppy classes at BlueDog from the age of 12 Read More

Colleen

Colleen

BlueDog Team Member Since 2021

Colleen is a CCTA Certified Dog Trainer through CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. Colleen grew up in a small farming community in Illinois where her parents now operate a vet clinic. She enjoys competing in dog shows with her Great Dane named Sassy. Colleen flies for Delta Air Lines as a Read More

Our Walkers

Alex

BlueDog Team Member Since 2013

Alex grew up with dogs her entire life and has always had a passion for animals, which even led to her becoming a vegetarian at the age of 14. She has two lovable 3 year old Golden Retrievers named Bailey and Maddie who like to play, eat, cuddle and go Read More

Danielle

Danielle

BlueDog Team Member Since 2019

Danielle is from Butler, PA, but moved to New England in the year 2000. She started her career as a Quality Control scientist after getting a science degree from Penn State, but left that field after 10 years to work with her husband at his privately-owned company. After nine years Read More

Lauren

Lauren

BlueDog Team Member Since 2021

Lauren grew up with dogs her whole life, mostly labs, boxers, and recently added in a Maltese! She has always had a passion for animals and spent time volunteering at shelters in high school . She attended school at New England College for fine art. After moving back home it Read More

Louise

BlueDog Team Member Since 2014

Louise left a career in retail in order to find a job doing something that she truly loves, and she found it at BlueDog! Her love for animals, and dogs most of all, started at a very young age.She and her mom lived with her Nana while her father was Read More

Mark

Mark

BlueDog Team Member Since 2019

When Mark retired from the MITRE Corporation after 40 years, he knew exactly what he wanted to do – work with dogs! He considers himself lucky to have been adopted by several rescue dogs over the years and has always had a dog in his life. Mark and his wife Read More

Mary

Mary

BlueDog Team Member Since 2015

Mary comes from a large family full of people & dogs. Her and her husband, Dan, raised two chocolate labs, Matty & Paffy, who would attend the many family parties, sporting events, and would enjoy hikes with her & her 19 nieces & nephews. They are now the proud parents Read More

Mike F

Mike

BlueDog Team Member Since 2021

Mike is from Reading MA and has lived in Andover since 1999. In 1997 Mike earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In 2003 Mike earned an Associates degree in Paramedic Emergency Medicine from New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. Since 2003 Mike Read More

Noelle

Noelle

BlueDog Team Member Since 2017

Noey has owned Akitas her whole life, one was named Fluffernutter and the other named Socks. She hopes to get another one very soon! Currently, she has two cats named Calico and Sumai. When she’s not with them, she is taking care of her family friend’s dog. Noey loves photography Read More

Tori

Tori

BlueDog Team Member Since 2020

Tori grew up in the south shore (Hanover, MA) but moved to Methuen in 2017 to attend North Shore Community College. She received her Associates Degree in Animal Care in 2019 and is currently enrolled in the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. She’s had family dogs her whole life; her first Read More

Want to work for us?

BlueDog is always looking for passionate, experienced dog lovers to join our crew. Become a part of a fun, energetic team of dog lovers who spend their entire day improving the lives of the dogs!