Born and raised in Boston, Darrell has witnessed the transformation of the city and its increasing acceptance of our four-legged friends. Darrell has loved pets his whole life, especially his childhood cat, Waffles, who lived to be 23 years old. Before co-founding Leash in 2016, Darrell worked downtown as a Finance professional for nearly 4 years. Since the inception of company, Darrell’s mission remains the same: to provide safe, comprehensive care to the beloved pets of his community.
From an early age, Javier has had a profound love of animals that he’s carried through his adult years. Javier grew up on his family farm in New London, Connecticut where he and his siblings cared for dogs, cats, horses, and pigs. Upon moving to Boston, Javier worked as a Youth Worker before co-founding Leash. Now, Javier has a family of his own including his Maltese named Milo who he loves dearly. Javier is committed to ensuring that Leash continues to be the premiere example of loving and compassionate dog care in Boston.