Meet the Owner

After long standing, successful careers as an educator and professional photographer in the Metrowest/Boston areas, in search of something new, Rachel thought that working with dogs was a great idea! She closed her photo studio, happily headed north and opened Healthy Hounds in the summer of 2013 with her then partner, a Salem based contractor.

Healthy Hounds was born out of Rachel’s long standing commitments to health, wellness, fitness and a deep passion for dogs, including a history of dog rescue which started in her teens. Healthy Hounds is not just a catchy name. It’s a philosophy.


Quotation Mark
 Rachel and staff are extremely caring and accommodating, and provide a great deal of flexibility working with our schedule. Our dog loves and looks forward to going there, and waits by the door on those mornings when she is being picked up by Healthy Hounds. And Rachel has provided excellent overnight dog sitting in her home when needed. But above and beyond is the level of attention devoted to seeing to our dogs’ physical and mental well-being.