Dog Walker NYC

Our dog walkers

Every member of our team must attend an extensive educational program where they learn:

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Approaching another dog while on a walk

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Avoiding a potentially harmful situation

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Handling food and/or accidents in the house

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Being mindful and attentive of the dog’s behavior and well being

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Reading and understanding a dog’s body language and behavior

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Most importantly, our dog walkers share our love for pets and our commitment to our clients.

Meet Our Dog Walkers

ALAN

I’m originally from Fortaleza, Brazil, and currently living 4 years in NY. I grew up in the small city with my family. I had 2 dogs during my childhood. Then when I was young, we left that town and went to the big city to finish high school and college where I studied logistics assistance.

My experience with dogs is just wonderful. I had Rauf as my first stray dog, and he was really my best friend. Laila was my second dog, she was a cute puddle and a very lovely girl. But my first professional experience walking dogs, is with NY Tails. I love my job!

I currently only work at NY Tails. My main hobbies are playing video games and guitar.

The best part of walking dogs is the love and kindness the dogs have for me. Especially when I’m going to pick them up. I feel they are part of my life.

ALEX

I’m from New York, born and raised, and currently living in Washington Heights. I’m the youngest of three and the first male figure in my family to graduate college. I worked all my life taking in diverse industries. I’ve been in fast food, retail, sales, and administrative operations. I’m currently studying in the futures market. I have always been around dogs growing up due to friends and family having dogs and I always got along with them. I had a chihuahua for over 10 years. I also love to play video games in my free time and love getting to know the individual personalities of every animal and developing a bond.

ALI

I was born and raised in New York City. I’ve always loved animals and grew up around dogs and cats. I’ve volunteered at animal shelters before so it was only a matter of time before I started dog walking. Aside from animals, I also love playing video games, reading, hanging out with friends and family. I just enjoy being in nature whenever I can! My favorite part of dog walking is getting to be around all kinds of breeds and seeing all their unique personalities.

ASHLEY

I was born in Connecticut and raised in New York City. I grew up with all types of dogs even looking after strays in my neighborhood, that’s what made me want to volunteer at shelters for animals. My hobbies include poetry, photography, and adventuring in new cities. My favorite part of working with animals is the deeply personal connection that I have with each and every one. They have so much love for me as I do for them. Even on my worst days, they know exactly how to cheer me up. I couldn’t imagine a better job than the one that allows me to have such a great connection with animals.

BRAULIO

I grew up in the Bronx with my family. I’ve always had a deep love for animals. I’ve helped so many animals that I’ve come across. I rescued a cat and had him for 10 years and I used to walk dogs for friends and neighbors. When I’m not at work my hobbies consist of art and photography. I enjoy being outdoors and playing with the dogs!!

CAMILLE

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

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.

FRANKLIN

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.

GEORGE

George grew up in Trenton, NJ and moved to NYC in 2013 to pursue filmmaking. He majored in Digital Film at Mercer County Community College. Prior to NY Tails he freelanced in taking care of cats. Personally, he’s owned 7 cats and 5 dogs in his lifetime and has also watched over the birth and found homes for over 20 puppies.

Currently he’s a freelance videographer on the side. George works with others to create pitches for their ideas and he also writes and shoots his own screenplays.

“I love this job because I love to see dogs and I can’t currently have any of my own. I feel joy in seeing their wagging tails every day, and also from watching all their different personalities.”

GREG

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.

JAZMINE

I grew up here in New York City but later moved to Maryland while in high school. I moved back to NYC last December, after completing my college degree and getting married. I didn’t have any professional experience before this but I’ve always grown up around pets, specifically cats and I love dogs just as much. My hobbies including drawing, sewing, seeing live music, visiting museums, cultural centers, traveling, and enjoying a good film or TV show. My favorite part about working with animals is seeing cute and adorable animals every day.

JERUSHA

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.

JONAH

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.

JONATHAN

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.

KASSANDRA

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

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

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.

MALLY

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!”

NATHALIA

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.

PETER

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.

PRONTHIP

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.

SARAH

What’s good! My name is Sarah Rosita-Cristal Giron. I was born in Indio, California but was raised my entire life in the best borough, the Bronx, NY. It was fun and busy growing up in the Bronx. I spent the majority of my life with my mother who did an amazing job at raising me to the best she could with the little that she had. I’ve only worked in the Bronx and did my entire educational career in the Bronx up until now as I currently work for NY Tails. I currently hold an associate degree in liberal arts from Bronx Community College. At the moment, I have decided to take a break from my studies for my bachelor’s degree to pursue other interests. Growing up, I was always in company with a furry friend. I’ve owned many pets from cats to birds, hamsters, fish, baby squirrels at one point. I got my first dog in 2009 and that’s when I realized I may have been a dog person this whole time. I still love cats though! I have such an appreciation for the companionship of animals. In my spare time I like to indulge in video games. My favorite system right now is the Nintendo switch.  My favorite thing about working with dogs is seeing their adorable faces every day. They are so innocent sweet and smart! It makes my day when I open the door and see them. Many people I come across say I have a cool job and I agree! I’m very grateful for this opportunity to do something I love.

TA-JAI

I was born and raised all over New York City.

I first started dog walking in 2015 for a mutual friend who had too many clients to handle. My initial intention was to help design for her start-up clothing brand, and I ended up doing both. Not realizing how great I was with dogs.

I also do Music Production and Creative Direction.

My favorite part about working at NY Tails is the pups reaction when they see your face, or smell you from down the street!

VALERIE

My name is Valerie and I’ve lived in New York my whole life. I was born in Boston but soon moved to New York at the age of two. I grew up on the upper east side where I attended Churchill High School and later went to Hofstra and studied liberal arts. I enjoyed school but I feel like dogs were my calling. I have worked with dogs since 2015 working at doggy daycares, sitting and walking as well as visited cats. That was where I really started to love dog walking and cat sitting as well.  When I am not walking all the cute pups. I watch tv, go to the movies and enjoy going out to eat!  My favorite part about working with and taking care of dogs and cats is the bond I get with all the animals. It’s crazy to think that an animal can totally understand you and want to just make you smile. If I am having a bad time. I just look at all the cuties I get to walk and that helps me get in better spirits. Animals have a huge part in my heart. I will always have a soft spot for them.

VIVIAN

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!