About us

Our Mission

We are Michael and Kim LaRoche, and we own and operate Pampered Puppies in Wellesley, MA.

We believe all dogs are puppies at heart, and that's why we affectionately refer to dogs of all ages as 'puppies'. We have built our business with this in mind, and believe all puppies benefit from pampering and a little time away from home with friends.

We have been asked why? Besides our obvious love for dogs, we couldn't locally find the quality service we wanted for our Portuguese Water Dogs (Pilot & Gypsy). So, we thought... build it! We'd also like to send out a special thank you to all our friends and customers for your ongoing support in this exciting venture of ours.

Pilot & Gypsy's grooming routines consist of weekly baths and trims, regardless of whether or not they have a dog show scheduled. This ensures they stay in "show shape" -- looking, smelling, and feeling fantastic. There is nothing better than running your hands over a soft, healthy, and well cared for coat, and being rewarded with a wagging tail and lots of kisses.

While we have been grooming and handling dogs for the majority of our lives, our business is new. We've tried to keep our website simple and informative, yet have recently released an updated version (we hope you like it!) After you review our services offered, please feel free to give us a call directly or book online.


We are very excited about the finished renovations of our 3200 sqft facility at 159 Linden Street in Wellesley. The new store has provided us the ability to expand our services to include daycare (by the hour, half-day, or full-day) and group training courses (Puppy Level 1 & 2 and Adult Level 1 & 2).

Lastly, we have expanded grooming to support three full-time groomers with a near future plan to bring two more on board. Training services are still available privately (in-home or at the store), or in group class settings Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all services, if you or your puppy are not happy for any reason we will fix it! We hope to meet you soon!

All the best,


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