Tyler Large

Owner/Dog Handler

Tyler has always loved dogs. He has never been without one, and often many more than one. He began working for doggy daycares in 2010. In May of 2022 he decided it was time to open his own center. Puptown Funk is his life's passion, and opening his own business his life's goal. He cares and loves every dog at Puptown Funk as if they were his own, and while he doesn't agree, many people have called him the dog whisperer.

Deb Large

Business Manager

Deb is a retired educator with 40 years of experience helping her husband run his business. With a life long love for math (and dogs) she was happy to join the team as the Business Manager for Puptown Funk.

Hailey Swan

Dog Handler

Hailey joined the Puptown Funk team the end of June, 2023, and it's been a joy to have her. Her life time love and care for dogs makes her a perfect match, as does her determination and quick action. She is skilled at quickly knowing the needs and unique qualities of each dog.

Mel Bills

Dog Handler

Mel is a 2013 Graduate of USM, and comes to us with a life long love of dogs. That love lead to a natural desire to learn as much as she could about dog breeds and behaviors before (after 3 years of study) finally getting dogs of her own. She is a joyful person and a hard worker.

Macaulay Flynn

Dog Handler

Macaulay is a strong and dedicated member of our team of dog handlers. He brings his life-long love for dogs as well as his firm but gentle nature and kind heart to the care of your pups. Macaulay is also well known in the area music scene as a singer and song writer.

Meg Rosano

Dog Handler

Meg Rosano is a hard working and focused member of our dog handling team. Meg comes to us with over 4 years of experience working with dogs as a dog groomer. She brings knowledge of breeds as well as strong skills in managing dog behavior and interactions with positive cues and connections.

Jesse Wales

Dog Handler

Jesse joins Puptown with many years of professional experience, including earning his dog training certificate in 2017. He has worked in the profession both in and out of Maine. His calm demeanor and willingness to jump in at any time for whatever is needed is truly wonderful. A great team player with an eye always on the dogs in his care.