Our dog walkers
Every member of our team must attend an extensive educational program where they learn:
Approaching another dog while on a walk
Avoiding a potentially harmful situation
Handling food and/or accidents in the house
Being mindful and attentive of the dog’s behavior and well being
Reading and understanding a dog’s body language and behavior
Most importantly, our dog walkers share our love for pets and our commitment to our clients.
Meet Our Dog Walkers
I was raised in Chicago but organically from New York. Once I completed high school in Brooklyn I then went on to college to studied to become a medical assistant. I’ve always had dogs and cats around me from a young age. I’ve had my lovely dog for the last 15 years(and counting). I would pet sit for friends and family regularly. When I’m not at work I spend my time cooking and baking. I also enjoy exploring the city with friends and finding new restaurants. My favorite part about working with different pets is they always bring so much joy to my day, No matter how I feel they put me in the best mood. It’s also a great source of exercise!
Claudia was born in Cuba, where she spent her first 24 years. Growing up, her family had a lot of pets and she was always around them, at one point they had 7 dogs, 4 cats and a turtle. She has also rescued some dogs directly off the streets and nursed them back to good health.
At 25, she moved to Argentina holding a degree in Accounting and Finance. However, once there, she decided to study Haute Couture and she’d spend the next decade living in Buenos Aires. Claudia moved to the States in 2016 to become more involved in the fashion industry and work on her English as well. Nowadays, in her off hours, Claudia works part time as an assistant to a fashion designer and takes English classes at night. She also enjoys spending time working on dresses and other designs, or making coats for her pup, Simon.
I was born in Ecuador and raised in the united states for the past eight years. I graduated in Restorative Dentistry two years ago at NYC College of Technology and currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Health Service Administration. My whole family has own dogs which have made me fall in love with them and it has given me a lot of experience being with them. I personally own a dog and a cat, that I’ve had for more than 8 years. I absolutely love being around animals and caring for them and working for NY Tails and at a Senior Center as an Administrative Assistant has been great. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, friends and my pets. I really enjoy working with dogs and cats. My favorite part of working with them is that they are always illuminating with positive energy and they’re the cause of my happiness. Whenever I am around them I feel extremely energetic and very optimistic about what I do. I love sharing and receiving their love since they’re kind and loving.
Greg’s love for dogs started at a young age when his family rescued a Greyhound pup in the small Massachusetts’s town where he grew up. Out of all his brothers, he was the one who bonded the most with the dog, taking him on walks around the neighborhood and almost everywhere else he went.
When he got older, Greg moved to NYC and he’s been here for the past 6 years. Outside NY Tails, he’s a DJ for the Midnite Monster Hop at Otto’s Shrunken Head in Manhattan, which is also part of a 30s inspired horror show that projects movies and sketches. He’s an avid record collector as well.
According to Greg, the best part of dog walking is the bond he develops with all dogs. “It’s always a joy and a good laugh with all of their unique personalities.” he says.
I was born and raised in NY. I moved to vaious parts of the city while growing up. I’ve lived in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens at some point in my life. I’m currently attending college.
I worked at daycares for 2 years before I started dog walking and voluteered at a animal shelter during my senior year of High School.
I’m studying to become an engineer as of now in community college.
My favorite part about working with dogs is that it is very uplifting and enjoyable. Whenever I don’t want to think about anything else it’s nice to go to work and be able to clear my head alongside a pup.
I was born and raised in New York. I grew up in upper Manhattan and at the moment I am in college working on a English and Film degree.
Before I worked for NY Tails I had two dogs but when I moved I unfortunately had to give them away. I’ve also watched my friend’s dog whenever they go out of town on business trips.
I go to school when I’m not walking dogs, and in my free time I write/direct films as well and I am a freelance photographer.My favorite part about my job is seeing the dogs/cats that I work with. When you first start interacting with them they don’t really know you, but over time you build a relationship with them and that’s what makes me want to hurry to work and see them.
My parents are from the Dominican Republic but I was born and raised here in NY, where I graduated from high school. I fell in love with animals from a very early age since my parents had a family dog and then a cat. My older siblings had pet pups and once I was old enough I got my own cat which eventually birthed 2 litters in my bedroom. I am currently working with Ny Tails and when I’m not working I am with family and friends. I like playing video games and sports especially basketball. I really love all kinds of music and produce beats in my free time.
My favorite part about dog walking is having the ability to walk with your cute furry boss and having a fun adventure every time.
I am Puerto Rican and was born and raised in Brooklyn NY. My grandmother took care of me while my mom worked very hard to support my brother and I. I graduated High School with honors. I’ve always had a love for animals, they’re my happy place; they are also better than humans. My professional experience with dogs/ cats is house-sitting for my neighbors and taking care of their pets. In my free time, I help out a friend with her clothing store for kids. My hobby is music and I love mixing, blending and manipulating beat, sounds, instruments, and vocals. My favorite part of taking care of dogs and cats is that no matter what kind of day you might be having and no matter who else is around, a dog or cat is always there to make you smile and fill your heart with unconditional love.
Lucas calls NYC home because even though he was born in Mexico, he was raised here. He graduated high school no too long ago and he hopes to continue his studies in the future. Before applying to NY Tails, Lucas had only had personal experience with his own two dogs but in the time he’s been working with the company and our team, he’s learned a lot from the training and guidance provided. In his free time, Lucas likes to relax and spend time with his family and his daughter.
He’s currently a full time NY Tails team member and he’s always eager to help.”Working with pets is the best, I simply love them!” he says. To him, the best part of his day is that great feeling of being met at the door by the pups with a loving face and absolute excitement. “You can’t help but get attached”.
Luciano is originally from Brazil and he’s been working with dogs since 2002, with almost 15 years experience in the industry. He was initially trained by and learned the job at the K-9 Club, one the first dog walking services in NYC, and spent almost 5 years working for them. Afterwards, he worked independently until early 2013, when he joined our NY Tails team. As a hobby, Luciano likes to study auto mechanics and is constantly looking for new methods of maintaining auto equipment.
Growing up around dogs and cats, he has always loved them, and he thinks it makes for a great life having the chance to live among and being able to work with them.
Originally from Ohio, Mally moved to NYC two years ago to pursue her place in the dance world! She has a BFA in Dance from Wright State University. Mally always was around dogs and cats growing up. When she got older, she started to “pet sit” if her family went out of town for the night, weekend, or week. In college, she also did some dog sitting for some of the faculty members.
On the weekends, she goes to auditions and takes classes in various styles of dance such as ballet, modern, and street styles when she can squeeze them in. She loves choreographing and it’s her single greatest hobby. Mally’s other hobbies include books, movies, music. The classic three.
“The best part about dog walking is seeing how excited all pets are when I come see them everyday”, she says. “They get so excited to see their walking buddies and/or hang out with me. It’s like I’m spending every day with my best four-legged friends!”
I’m from Colombia, and have been living in New York for the last 13 years. I finished high school in Colombia on 2005, and I studied Bookkeeping in 2017 at La Guardia Community College.
NY Tails is my first “professional experience” with dogs, but I’ve always lived with dogs back in my country. I had a Labrador for 12 years and poodles and I know what having a pet means for a family.
I’m am also a mom. I love to take care of my 9 yo, that is my favorite hobby 😉.
What I love about animals is that they never judge and are always there for you no matter what.
I’m a born and raised New Yorker. I studied Film and Media Production at Bronx Community College and Creative Writing at City College.
My family had a lot of pets growing up. Dogs, cats, turtles, hamsters, and even a rabbit. I love animals and I’ve been around them my whole life.
In my spare time I make short films and music videos with my friends. I also host a monthly movie night in Brooklyn. Once a month our club gathers and I curate a night of movies and drinks.
The best part of dog walking, besides the exercise and enjoying nature, is making friends with so many dogs. My heart is warmed every time I pick up a dog and they’re excited to see me.
I live in Brooklyn. People always mistake me for being Hispanic but I’m actually half Thai and Haitian. I graduated high school in June, 2014 then went to college. I’ve always loved being around animals but specifically dogs and cats. I ended up working at a group home for the elderly and disabled for 3 years, and also volunteered with the ASPCA from time to time.
Growing up I’ve always had a love for dogs. In junior high school my friends and I would look through the book of dog breeds and learn about the different types of breeds. Since dogs weren’t allowed where I lived, at the age of 13, I started volunteering at the Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn. I spent a lot of time interacting with many dogs and cats, helped out with dog walking, cleaning the kennels, and even had the chance to help out with some rescues. After 2 years of volunteering there, I decided to adopt a dog from the shelter and I’ve had her for 10 years now. She’s become my best friend and has helped me get through a lot of tough times. I also rescued a cat in front of my building two years later, after adopting my dog and he’s also become my best friend who’s very vocal and full of love.
Right now I’m currently only working with NY tails but on my own time, I enjoy working out, practicing yoga, and spending time with my furry best friends. What I enjoy most about taking care of dogs and cats is learning about their beautiful personalities and creating memorable bonds each and every day.
I’m originally from Brazil but I’ve been in New York for 9 years now.
Everyone in my family is an animal lover, but dogs are our favorite for sure. I grew up with dogs and at one point we had 4 dogs in the house, as each member of my family had their own pup.
My husband and I are motorcycle enthusiasts and we love to take long trips on our Harley.
I have a degree in business, but when I moved to NY the opportunity of working with dogs presented itself and I took it right away. I’m very glad I did. It’s very rewarding to be around animals in general, but dogs make it especially rewarding as they give so much love and they are always there for you!