The owner of Falco K9, Tyler Falconer, appeared before Judge Michael Bolden in South Boston District Court on Wednesday and was officially charged with animal cruelty. Falconer pleaded not guilty and was ordered released on personal recognizance. He is scheduled to return to court on July 18th.

According to prosecutors, three dogs boarded with Falco were harmed while in his care.

  • On Nov. 18, 2020, and for other days not specified in court papers, Falconer allegedly abused a golden retriever named Sawyer. The male dog was around 7 years old.
  • On Feb 10, 2023, and other days not specified in court papers, he allegedly abused a male Rhodesian ridgeback named Watch. The dog was around 6 months old.
  • On Feb. 16, 2023, and other days not specified in the court papers, he allegedly abused a 3-year-old female cane corso named Luna.

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Fox 25 Boston is reporting that the owner of a South Boston dog training facility is facing animal cruelty charges after pets were allegedly abused on the premises.

The owner of Falco K9, Tyler Falconer, will be arraigned later this month on three felony counts of animal cruelty and three counts of tethering confinement later this month. Back in March, Falco K9, closed its South Boston location after reports of mistreatment.

Court documents allege Falconer did not provide three dogs, Luna, a female Cane Corso, Watch, a male Rhodesian Ridgeback and Sawyer, a male golden retriever with the necessary amount of food and drink. You can read more about this here. 

A few months, there were stories floating around about this topic on social media.


  1. Danny May 11, 2023 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    Yuppies with Puppies.

  2. Nathaniel May 14, 2023 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Not sure what your comment is meant to mean, Danny. Might interest you to know Luna, the Cane Corso in the article, is owned by a Boston-native fireman.

  3. nope May 18, 2023 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Danny sounds like he’s still pissed that his Grand Mother sold her house in Southie, and he was expecting to get rich off of it but found out 10 people were listed on the will, so he only walked away with like 70 grand after taxes and still lives on the south shore while the Yuppies enjoy the neighborhood he grew up in :)

    • Oooh, Cool Burn…. May 21, 2023 at 4:07 pm - Reply


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