Arlington, MA K-9 Recreation Activity Director Named

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Daria Pannesi, owner of StrutnPup LLC dog care and walking service, is Arlington’s new K-9 Recreation Activity Director.

The appointment was announced today by Joe Connelly, Arlington’s Director of Recreation.

Pannesi will be responsible for developing programs and events for Arlington’s dogs and their owners. She will be preparing a calendar of interactive recreational events and activities, beginning in June, at various parks around the town. She will also be recruiting a volunteer committee to assist with activities.

“We wanted to find a way to develop recreational venues for dog owner’s in Arlington so we created a new position. It is clear that Daria is the quintessential dog lover and wants to share that experience with all Arlington dogs and pet owners,” Connelly said.

In addition to her dog care service, Pannesi has extensive credentials in marketing, management and fundraising from positions she previously held in the healthcare field and gaming industry. She and her husband have lived in Arlington for over 17 years and feel a true connection with the town.

“There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a community to care for a dog,” said Pannesi. “That is what I want to create in Arlington - a place where fun dog activities bring people and their canine companions together.”

For more information, check Arlington’s recreation department website at Anyone interested in becoming a committee volunteer or participating in an event should contact Recreation Supervisor, Erin Campbell at

About Arlington Recreation
Arlington Recreation is a self-sustaining town department that offers safe, quality, affordable programs and facilities for residents of all ages and abilities. Staff members are qualified professionals, dedicated to serving the community with excellence and pride.

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