The best team of dog walkers and cat sitters in Brooklyn.
Not all dog walkers are created equal!
- Mobile Mutts Dog Walking and Cat Sitting is the most experienced professional dog walking and cat sitting service in Brooklyn.
- We never use Independent Contractors. All of our walkers are employees and covered by Liability, Workers Compensation and Disability Insurance.
- We are available 365 days per year, we take same-day requests and we never charge late cancellation fees or charge extra for last minute requests!
- We have two office locations, that you (and your pup!) can visit at any time. Our full-time managers are available to answer any questions you may have, help with scheduling and anything you might need on a daily basis.
- If your regular walker is sick or on vacation, we have fully trained, experienced, fill in walkers ready to take over for the day. When not filling in, these walkers are sent out with our regular walkers to maintain their relationship with the pups, keep knowledgeable about any special needs, etc.
- Mobile Mutts is fully insured and a member of Pet Sitters International.
- We are trained in pet first aid and CPR.
- We are dedicated to diversity and hire equally, regardless of race, skin color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.
Jennifer Gladysz, owner
Jennifer has been the owner/operator of Mobile Mutts Dog Walking and Cat Sitting for over twelve years. She is a trained dog handler and a long time dog and cat owner.
After serving in the Army for three years as a Watercraft Engineer, Jennifer decided to return to New York to earn her degree in Museum Studies at NYU. After graduating she went to work in a small museum in Manhattan but quickly realized that a desk job just wasn't for her. Jennifer then set out to discover her true calling. She had no idea that taking a part time position at a doggie daycare was going to turn into a career as a dog walker but shortly after working with the pups, she knew that was what she wanted to do. Now she happily spends her days running Mobile Mutts and providing jobs for many creative and talented dog and cat lovers (see below).
Jennifer has also co-authored a book called Be A Dog's Best Friend: A Safety Guide for Kids with Renee Paynee of Walk This Way Canine Behavior Therapy.
Tim Cluff, manager
Tim is a pianist and songwriter from the small town of Stevensville, MT. He grew up surrounded by animals and farmland and has raised goats, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, cats, dogs, and one wily hamster. He is fond of all manner of creature, great and small.
Tim attended St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM where he studied their Great Books curriculum and graduated in ’06 with a BA in Liberal Arts.
Tim currently lives in Brooklyn with a cat named Matcha and a girl named Vahge. When not tickling the ivories or playing with his cat, he can be found on various rooftops around the city playing accordion with gypsy cabaret band Orphan Jane.
Roxana Garcia, manager
Roxana was born with an inherent love for all animals. She was raised her whole life with 4 legged companions surrounding her; dogs, cats, hamsters, turtles, and more! Roxana graduated law school in her native Colombia before moving to NY with her husband. In NY Roxana has pursued her true passion for animal care for many years and looks forward to meeting your doggies and kitties.
Chrissy O’Toole, manager
Native Pittsburgher Chrissy has sold hand-painted rocks, shoveled snow, dispensed lottery cards and groceries, managed people at the chicken shack, delivered pizzas AND Chinese food, traveled Germany, canvassed for Environment Massachusetts, attended NYU for a year, carved pumpkins, reads books in temporary lieu of a college education and is now pursuing dog walking! She realized this was the right decision when she’d been dog walking at an animal shelter for fun on her days off. Her next move includes going to the beach tomorrow. You might find her cruising down the bike lane on her razor scooter.
From a young pup nibbling cheerios out of a bowl next to her black lab Maggie, to the self-assured young woman she is today, Chrissy has consistently adored buppos and kitzes. In fourth grade Chrissy wrote an essay on why people who abuse animals are mean. Hermit crabs, hamsters, a mouse, a rat, a parakeet and a couple goldfish have all graced her presence. All animals excite her- she often fantasizes about becoming anything from an entomologist to the next Jane Goodall.
Grace Kim, manager
Grace is a born and bred New Yorker. Although she maintains lofty dreams of the countryside and owning land for all of her future animal pals she remains a tried and true city gal. She knew at the ripe old age of 3 that someday, somehow animals would be a regular part of her life. She's lived throughout the years with a variety of different animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, and horses. She studied audio engineering at the Audio Engineering Technological Institute. Prior to walking dogs she worked in the field of developmental disabilities as a music therapist and continues to work at a small bike messenger bag company called Vaya Bags where she helps design and sew bags.
On her off time, she's usually thinking rather obsessively about how to live her life in a way that makes her happy. She enjoys sifting through records at record stores, reading, coffee, cooking with friends, making things for people she likes and spending time with her better half Boon, her pittie pup who she adopted after fostering her through our rescue Motley Mutts. Boon is has become one of our resident office pups and helps out anyway she can around the office.
Reisha Cadelina, manager
Reisha was born and raised in Queens and spent her childhood caring for birds, fish, hamsters, and rabbits at home. She is a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo and prior to dog-walking she taught classes of all ages for over seven years, helping others develop self-discipline and self-confidence--and sweet martial arts skills, of course.
Reisha has a strong passion for singing and songwriting. She graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in Music and has performed in various venues all over New York City. She currently lives with her chatty cat Bear who wishes she was home all the time and her hamster Zoolander who was born with a slight head tilt so he's always looking left. She also shares the house with two roommates and a Chihuahua/Miniature Pinscher mix named Canela. Reisha has been surrounded by animals and music her entire life, and she could never imagine a life without either one.
Mariah Elliott, manager and walker
Mariah Elliott is an O.G. Mobile Mutter! Part of the crew since 2007. Her first route was in Carroll Gardens. Then she moved into management and was in the office for several years. In 2016, she decided to hit the streets again as a walker, so she could attend night classes at Brooklyn College.
Over the years she's had the pleasure of bonding with the coolest puppehs and kittehs in Brooklyn! And she's developed a good rapport with all their awesome humans as well :) She loves winning over the shy dogs and making a connection with the wild childs. She has a soft spot for senior dogs. And is a total sucker for droopy dog jowls and endearing under-bites.
She has two senior rescue dogs at home. A couple of goofy-faced Boston Terriers. Bettie the sassy lil charmer, and Seymour the grumpy old curmudgeon. They are champion cuddlebugs! And their mama's pride 'n joy :)
Prema Burnside, walker
Prema grew up in rural North Carolina with many dogs and a host of cats, some of which weren't feral. She also rode horses and milked cows and goats on the farm near where she lived. Prema moved to New York in 2011 after graduating film school at the UNC School of the Arts and has worked in the editing department on multiple films and TV shows. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, and enjoys writing, teaching mridanga (Indian drum) lessons, traveling whenever possible, and collaging in her spare time.
Hannah Littlefield, walker
Hannah grew up in Cornville, Maine, with many dogs, barn cats, and pigs. In 2006, she graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Horticulture. With an interest in biology and ornithology, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and tree climbing. In 2005, she studied abroad in Cork, Ireland, and for a short time in 2008, she lived in Lihue, HI.
Hannah has lived in New York City since November 2008 and has worked for Mobile Mutts since 2010. Hannah helps to train new walkers joining the team.
When she's not having a blast walking dogs, she's probably baking pies, cookies, or scones. As an arts enthusiast, she loves movies, music, and dance performances, but she is particularly obsessed with live theater. Her favorite New York pastime is finding tickets to Broadway shows at discounted prices.
Sarah Kahn, walker
Sarah grew up in Connecticut with guinea pigs, parakeets, cats, and a small turtle. She and her sister spent summers in Portugal with their grandparents and loved watching fishermen bring in nets full of fish in the mornings. Sarah knows at least four different dogs named "Boneca" (Portuguese for "doll").
For college, Sarah traveled to Oberlin, Ohio, where she graduated in 2015 with a degree in Religion and Musical Studies. She sings professionally in church choirs, and especially loves singing Renaissance music. She has lead a girls' choir and has toured as far as Italy with choir.
After spending a few weeks in Portugal learning Portuguese, Sarah moved to Forest Hills from New Haven. You can find her in Corona Park with Dixie, her new coonhound pup, or trying new foods in Flushing. Sarah also works as a doula and wants to go to school for social work. She is still trying to figure out whether New Haven or New York has better pizza.
Ju Chong, walker
A Queens native, Ju grew up with several kitties running the household. A born cat worshipper, Ju was only a casual puppy observer from afar. But after years of careful investigation she has finally come around to loving them just as much as cats. These days she spends much of her time adoring her two kitties Mini and Panda, who were adopted from a feral mother.
Inspired by the kindness and strength of each amazing animal she has met, she hopes to create stories and perhaps find time to cook, run, hike, travel, lounge in the grass, read and dream.
Lauren Corse, walker
Lauren grew up in South Florida where animals reigned supreme. Her love of dogs spans back to the first time she remembers questioning why other people had one and she did not. Her parents underwent a few year resistance until letting the first pup, Coco, into her life.
After getting her Bachelor in English Literature, Lauren worked in the Corporate sector for 5 years as an office manager. Moving to pursue another degree, this time in animal behavior, she fell in love with the position of walking the dogs of Brooklyn! “Every dog gives me strength and snuggles”. It’s a no brainer when it comes to hanging out with the woofers!
Naftali Ehrenkranz, walker
Born in the Bronx, raised in Sharon, Massachusetts, and back in New York for some unfinished business, Naftali, or Naf as those who can't pronounce his full name call him, was destined to walk dogs. Legend has it: his very first word was "woof." Naftali grew up with numerous cats, a dog, and a hermit crab. His family currently shelters Mr. Cooper, an old old Husky-Shepherd mix, and Murphy, a fat black cat. Naftali loves them both dearly. While he studied Dramatic Writing at NYU, Naftali constantly planned his walking routes to class to pass by as many dog parks as possible.
Naftali currently resides in Bushwick, where he writes, bikes, and procrastinates writing while he's not walking dogs. He also enjoys to cook, watch horror and cult movies, and try to convince his friends to go to the Whitney with him. While Naftali's not doing any of those things, he also likes to hang out with his friends and take it easy.
Brad Lee, walker
Brad was raised in Greensburg, PA in a household full of animals - cats, dogs, birds, fish, rabbits, hamsters and various reptiles. He even helped his veterinary assistant mother care for sick animals from time to time. After relocating to New York City in 1999, Brad earned his income running various video stores and cafes. Eventually he grew weary of the retail grind and decided to put his love of animals to good use.
Music is also a huge part of Brad's life, as he DJ's around the city and compulsively keeps himself up-to-date on the latest genres and trends. He loves going to shows, especially if it's to support one of his many musically talented friends.
Currently residing in Bushwick, Brad spends his free time playing an inordinate amount of Scrabble, following his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins, and keeping his cats Mingus and Monkey out of trouble.
Glenn Friedel, walker
Glenn was born in New York City. He grew up in the Washington, D.C. Area. He received his BA in Radio/Television from George Washington University. In 2000 he took his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Electronic Media from the American University. He has made a feature film, "Underdogs", which won several awards playing in multiple film festivals worldwide. In graduate school, Glenn became somewhat frustrated with the lengthy process of filmmaking. As he progressed through the program he increasingly focused on photography as a way to execute his ideas more rapidly. With unbridled enthusiasm he has spent nearly a decade working towards perfecting his style. Besides working as an artist, Glenn worked as a graphic designer in Virginia and taught photography and digital imaging classes at area colleges and universities from 2000 to 2006.
In the fall of 2006 Glenn moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue his artistic endeavors full time. His first NYC solo show was at KFMK in Chelsea in December 2006. Among the many galleries and collectors that own his work, Glenn has sold art for public view at the Hotel 718 in Brooklyn, The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and several pieces for the set design of the national TV show Army Wives.
Glenn has been walking dogs for many years and loves his time outside with the pups (and kitties!). He loves all his Brooklyn pup pals!
Jacklyn Knutson, walker
Jacklyn moved to Brooklyn to follow her love of theater and art. She was born and raised in the "big city" of Saint Paul, Minnesota with all her family and their pets -- a miniature Schnauzer named Pepper and Dottie the Shih Tzu. These animals were much smaller than the beef cattle her father bred and the hogs her mother raised as children! Jacklyn left Minnesota for college in the far away land of California. After a couple years in San Francisco, she made the leap to the opposite coast.
When not walking the cute dogs of Brooklyn, Jacklyn enjoys voice-over acting, yoga, and improv comedy, as well as recent experiments with screen printing. She loves being active and outside, especially in the sun. But this Midwesterner gets by in all types of weather -- hot and humid, rainy days, and the frigid cold. And she loves spending her days in Brooklyn with the best pets around!
Casey Moore, walker
Originally from Binghamton, NY, Casey grew up surrounded by ferrets, and spent her summers volunteering at the zoo. She moved to New York in 2009, and has been living in Astoria ever since, with two large rescue cats who have so many nicknames she can barely remember their real names.
In her free time, Casey likes reading books that her former lit professors would hate, being terrible at video games, and slowly getting all of her cat-owning friends to say, "I swear, s/he only does that when you're around."
Sandy Rivera, walker
Sandy Rivera was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens. While growing up her the apartment was too small for big animals, but her family welcomed in a dozen parakeets, a couple of hamsters, mice. fish, and an adorable albino rat. While traveling to El Salvador Sandy learned to ride horses, milk cows, chased pigs, and feed the chickens. These experiences sparked a big love for animals and when Sandy moved out on her own she visited an animal shelter and fell in love with two malnourished kittens, Taihen and Rah Rah, whom she fostered and later adopted.
Sandy majored in Digital Media in college but has worked primarily in offices after graduation. She hopes to go back to school to further her studies in art, and perhaps pursue her childhood dream of being an art teacher. Or maybe even a mangaka! In her free time Sandy enjoys drawing as well as reading comic books, playing video games with her boyfriend, watching anime and creating nerdy crafts for her friends. Sandy also loves supporting creativity and attends as many friends' concerts and functions as she can. You might catch Sandy at a comic book convention, or taking a walk in the rain.
Chuck Kaslow, walker
Chuck was born in the far off land (or quick train ride) of suburban New Jersey. He grew up in a household with goldfish, a parakeet, ducks, a chameleon, toads, hamsters/gerbils/guinea pigs, and a black cat. Chuck discovered his love of walking dogs at a young age, taking care of pups for his family and neighbors. His childhood was filled with art and outdoors, as well as hours watching cartoons. Eventually he left NJ for the City of Brotherly Love to study film and animation.
After college, Chuck moved to Brooklyn with his rabbit sidekick, Booster, to pursue an artistic career. In his time interning at an animation studio and being your average barista, he’s become an aspiring children’s book illustrator/author. When not walking dogs or drawing silly creations, he can be found either skating the streets or hidden away in record or bookstores.
Bengey Asse, walker
Bengey is Haitian American. He's a native New Yorker born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, and is currently living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Bengey received his Bachelor's Degree in Arts/Acting at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2006. He worked professionally with Theatre West Virginia on the Apple Tree Tour in 2008.
Bengey grew up with both cats and dogs. He currently has a rescue cat named "Baby-cakes". He is an all around animal lover and is thrilled to be part of the Mobile Mutts team.
When Bengey is not walking dogs and cat sitting, you can find him DJ-ing in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint area. Bengey is a great dancer as well. He dances and entertains at bar/bat mitzvahs for Shine Events. And he can do Michael Jackson dance moves on the spot! ;)
Ruth Barabe, walker
Ruth is originally from Chicago, Illinois. With an animal loving family (including a sister who would grow up to be a zoo keeper), Ruth developed a connection to pets and their care at an early age. She began freelancing as a dog and cat sitter at 20 and has been now working in professional pet care for 9 years.
Aside from walking and cuddling with pets, Ruth is an avid cook, eagerly seeking out new culinary challenges. She enjoys the great outdoors, and can often be found jogging or exploring one of NYs many beautiful parks. A lover of the arts and literature, she loves to unwind by playing her guitar, reading, or writing fiction.
Syd Short, walker
Syd, a New York City native, was raised in an apartment building where cats and dogs were not allowed, but as an animal lover she made up for it by doting on each individual ant in her treasured ant farm. Growing up, she considered becoming a zoo keeper, but ended up deciding that she'd like to work in Hollywood. After graduating from film school in 2011 she tried to work in the entertainment industry, only to realize that there was nothing she'd like to do more than follow her childhood dream of working with animals. Now that Syd is a dog walker, she couldn't be happier.
When she's not walking dogs, Syd likes to cook, spend time with her family, watch movies, and work on her embroidery projects. Syd loves the summer, and on warm days you're likely to find her at Coney Island, either riding The Cyclone, taking in a minor league baseball game, or with her toes in the sand.
Nick Moore, walker
Nick is a native born Texan, but his earliest memories are of riding a liver spotted Dalmatian named Max like a horse around the rural Missouri dairy farm where his family lived briefly in the late 1980s. Nick promises not to ride your dog like a horse. Upon his return to the Lone Star State, he found himself surrounded by a wide variety of dogs and cats less suited to equestrianism, although he soon found real horses to ride at his great aunt’s farm in Western Kentucky. He eventually made his way up to New York City where he learned to sing and act and to sort of dance all right.
Although he can frequently be found singing at other people’s pets, it’s not uncommon to find Nick in a room singing at himself, and sometimes even in rooms singing at humans. He’s also fond of sitting in libraries with lots of open books, furiously scribbling down notes about obscure historical incidents and religious beliefs and then taking BuzzFeed personality quizzes instead of compiling his notes into one of the plays or stories he’s supposedly working on. Nick is a Miranda, in case you were wondering.
Rebecca Rota, walker
Rebecca grew up in Flushing, Queens with all sorts of furry, feathery, and scaly friends. She currently lives with her two dogs, a bichon/cocker spaniel mix named Delilah, and a pug named Jake. She also has a rambunctious little leopard gecko named Scully.
For most of her life Rebecca thought she wanted to be a writer. She attended Queensborough Community College where she was president of the Creative Writing Club and editor in chief of the literary journal. Although she loves to write, she realized that she loves animals more! She is now planning on going back to school for Environmental Studies and Animal Behavior. Eventually she wants to pursue a career in wildlife rehabilitation, but for now she is having a blast walking Brooklyn’s cutest pups!
Gianna Meola, walker
Gianna grew up in the North Country area of New York, where she had many dogs and cats and lived walking distance to farms and nature trails that she would often visit. It seems there is a family tradition of adopting stray or recently homeless pets and she could not be happier with the characters who have followed her home.
She went to school for illustration, first at École Parsons à Paris and later at SVA. When she’s not spending time with some fabulous pups she’s making comics and t-shirts, skiing, or traveling.
Stephanie Gonzales, walker
Stephanie grew up in Las Vegas, NV where she attained a degree in Commercial Photography. Much of her childhood was spent on her Granny's farm where she helped take care of horses, geese, ducks, chickens, the occasional goat, and of course cats and dogs. Having been raised by a long line of animal lovers, she couldn't help but become one herself.
She moved to Brooklyn in August 2013 with her boyfriend Dino and their sweet kitty Wilson, along with their goldfish Lucky, who they found on the subway. Most of her days in New York are spent exploring, taking pictures of strangers, and in an ongoing search for the perfect burrito. She also enjoys french fries, sunsets, playing guitar, going to shows, water coloring, and pen paling.
Vanessa Gamelin, walker
Vanessa was raised in North Branch, Minnesota, a small town near the border of Wisconsin. Family life always included at least a dog and a cat, most of them adopted from shelters, and included such characters as Moose, Buddy, Gandalf, Mooch, Tuffy, Charlie, Fred, Egypt, Jack, Sam, Bailey, Toby, Max, Big Boy, Pirate, Snuggly, Cloudy, Ernie, Cartman, Luna and a few others… In grade school, her best friend in the world was an orange and white tabby cat named George. He had a perfectly striped raccoon tail, dark orange eyes that matched the rest of him, and a way of standing perfectly atop her shoulders while being very careful not to scratch.
Vanessa has always had an interest in art and animals, trying to decide between a career as a vet or a photographer. Her interest in photography grew from taking pictures of her dogs and cats to photographing urban and rural landscapes. In 2012, she graduated with a BA in Art, with an emphasis in photography and ceramics. From there she took a detour into the Navy’s Officer Candidate School, deemed it not for her, and wound up in Brooklyn in July of 2014 to start brand new adventures. Her not-too-distant future goals include getting her fine art photography restarted, traveling the world one savings plan at a time, and adopting a Great Dane.
Ben Miller, walker
Ben comes us from the Wisconsin North woods and a brief stay in Nashville, TN. He grew up with a tan cocker spaniel named Peanut and a farm cat named Promise. In time, he began to move for school and jobs, but always found himself surrounded by friends and roommates with other pets in need of some extra love!
Ben loves living in Brooklyn and can usually be found exploring the city for photography once the sun goes down.
Luis Rodriguez, walker
Luis has been working in the animal field for 9 years and has been an owner and animal lover from a very young age. He has a long hair Chihuahua mixed with a mini gray hound. She's full of energy and loves long walks by the pier in lower Manhattan.
When not working he loves taking his 8-yr-old daughter out to museums and parks to make new friends. When not out and about with his daughter, he's with his pup, who's name is Cinnamon. She keeps him active even on days when he may just want to sit back and relax but he wouldn't want it any other way!
Nancy JiKousholt, walker
Nancy, having grown up with two cats, is a big believer that a love of cats and dogs are not mutually exclusive! She's an avid puppy admirer and enjoys taking trips to Prospect Park to admire them from afar. And also volunteers to walk pups in shelter whenever she can. In her free time she roams art galleries, museums, and reads a good book or two.
After graduating high school in Hong Kong, Nancy went to study fine art at The Florence Academy of Art, where she met her husband. They eventually decided to land in Brooklyn and love it!
Cortnie Bird, walker
Cortnie was born in a very small town in Kansas, but soon after moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Growing up, her family always had an assortment of family pets, ranging from hampsters and dogs to beta fish and salamanders. In 2009, after 25 years in the desert, she decided to head to east to find out what the snow and freezing cold felt like.
When she's not spending time hanging out with pups, Cortnie enjoys fishing in Jersey, reading anything about history, playing guitar and watching way too much Bob's Burgers. She also loves to travel, anywhere and everywhere she has the chance to go!
Gloria Floyd, walker
Gloria grew up in New York in the Bronx where as a child she had a very reserved miniature poodle named Princess and a super energetic cat named Blue. They balanced her off purrfectly! As a very young child she spent lots of time with family in Pennsylvania who had two large labs. Growing up with pets inspired Gloria to make pet care her career and she has gained lots of experience over the years working both personally and professionally with animals.
Gloria currently has two cats, Chester and Connie; a turtle named Franklin, and an aquarium full of fish. In her spare time Gloria likes to make art, create cosplay costumes, read, walk nature trails with her R.C. truck, play video games, or just cuddle with her cats and watch her favorite tv shows.
Angelica Nicholas, walker
Angelica was born right outside the Bronx in Mount Vernon. She grew up with a lot of different species of fish and a few dogs throughout her childhood. Unfortunately, her family had to stop caring for pets because a lot of her siblings developed several allergies. During the dark times of not having a furry pal at home to play with and snuggle with, Angelica would frequent the homes of her best friends to steal some loving from their pets. Currently, Angelica is welcomed home daily by her beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback mix daughter.
Angelica has an extensive theatrical background. She has done everything from directing, design, management, and she's even done some acting. Angelica also likes to dabble with acrylic painting, sculptures, and multimedia arts. Right now, Angelica is choosing to take a break from the theatre to follow her dream to become a musician and singer.
Devon Mason, walker
Devon grew up in central New Jersey with pets of all kinds-- birds, reptiles, a shih tzu, a beagle, fish, and a hamster (as well as briefly caring for a pair of baby squirrels).
She studied biomedical engineering and math at Rutgers and hopes to continue her education as a transfer student.
When she's not going on adventures with furbabies, she's playing sloppy guitar, listening to podcasts, learning languages, and crocheting.
Danielle O'Flynn, walker
Danielle grew up in upstate New York. After attending Bard College, she moved to Brooklyn in 2001 and has been in love with the city ever since. Danielle likes going out to see live music around the city, and while at home she enjoys spending time cooking and baking.
Danielle has always been an avid animal lover, and grew up around an assortment of rescue dogs and cats. She has always been involved in volunteering for local shelters and rescue group, and is an advocate for rescue and rehabilitation of dogs.
Danielle lives in Bushwick with her husband and they have 2 rescue dogs and 4 rescue cats (their kids for now). Working with animals has always been a part of Danielle's life, and will forever be a passion of hers.
Andrea Settembrini, walker
Andrea Settembrini was born in Liechtenstein and is fluent in both Italian and German. He and his family came to america when he was 9 years old and ended up in Nashville, Tennessee. Since childhood, Andrea has always had a love for animals but never got the opportunity to have one of his own. As he grew older and began to live with friends and roommates he encountered many different animals from birds to horses. He helped train and raise puppies and kittens and spent time living on a farm in Tennessee where he learned how to take care of chickens, goats, etc.
Andrea lived in Switzerland for two years before coming to NYC in March of 2015 to play music and work as a bartender. The bartender lifestyle and work hours were beginning to get tiring, when a friend who had seen Andrea work with animals recommended he check out MobileMutts. Alas, why didn't he think of it sooner!
In his spare time you may find Andrea at a show, reading at the park, or watching a "european football" game.
Leslie Fuentes, walker
Leslie has lived in New York all her life, but dreams of eventually relocating to sunny California. You can find Leslie scooting around Williamsburg or Chinatown skate park, or fishing in Prospect Park. She loves adventure, drawing cartoons, and reading comics. She has a pet poodle named Copi who lives with her mom, who is a bit more of a sibling than a pet (and in general she views all pups and kitties as furry little brothers and sisters). She loves all those who bark and purr!
Leslie is working on her nursing degree through CUNY.
VJ Barrick, walker
VJ hails from San Diego, CA, where she grew up raising rabbits, training herding dogs, and shoeing horses. Her experience ranges from hamsters to Great Danes, fish tanks to parakeets. One of the highlights in her animal care career was fostering a piglet named Frasier. She has a theory that cats can remember every book they've read in previous lives, but she'll never be able to prove it. Her favorite thing about dog walking is getting to know the pups as individuals. And she finds that she spontaneously decides that each dog she's with is without a doubt her absolute favorite.
Her personal affairs are all managed by her big Russian blue cat, Zonin. When she's not walking dogs, she is doing freelance social media work. She enjoys the act of fixing broken things, and is an avid reader, balcony gardener, and sound sleeper.
Andrea Negret, walker
Andrea was born in Aurora Illinois but she grew up in Bogota Colombia surrounded by rescued cats and dogs. Since she was little she felt special love and compassion for all animals big and small. Her pet family history includes, cats, dogs, birds, hamsters, turtles and even a donkey named Madroño.
She moved from Colombia with a Bachelor Degree in Anthropology and a big passion for photography. She is interested in social and ecological issues and spends part of her time as a freelance photographer. She adopted a sweet cat named Sophia who brings lots of love to her life every day. Working as a dog walker has being her best experience living in NYC. The dog you see in the picture is Roxie a good and loving furry friend.
Patrick Nolin, walker
Patrick grew up in Pittsburgh, PA in a home full of dogs, cats, birds, and many, many fish. He moved to the city after graduating from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston Salem with a BFA in Drama where he spent much of his time caring for his professors' pets. Patrick's passion is acting, but caring for animals has always inspired and uplifted him.
Patrick now lives in Harlem where he spends most of his free time either singing, playing guitar, or writing.
Michelle Rosado, walker
Michelle was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and always had a love for animals. She specifically has a soft spot for Pit Bulls and has one of her own named Rubie, as well as a cat named April and a Leopard Gecko named Smiley. Michelle has worked in doggy daycares and pet retail stores to always be surrounded by animals, especially dogs and cats!
She previously attended The City College of New York studying psychology and in the future plans to transfer to John Jay to study Forensic Science and complete her Bachelors. Michelle enjoys drawing and painting in her spare time and watching baseball.
CJ Warner, walker
CJ was born in The Bronx, NY, where they were raised with five siblings: three humans, and two tiny dogs with HUGE personalities. After high school CJ spent four great, but unfortunately doggy-less years in the mountains of Vermont, where they studied creative nonfiction at a small liberal arts college. Before becoming a walker with Mobile Mutts, CJ worked as a dog handler at a busy dog daycare for two years. When CJ is not caring for cute pups, or daydreaming about cute pups, they spend their time reading, writing, doing LGBTQ archival work, and staying active by skateboarding, biking, and hiking.
Ingrid Podwil, walker
Ingrid is a New York City native with a lifelong love for animals. Raised with a variety of dogs, cats, rodents, and even toads, she developed a passion for pets at an early age. The most recent addition to her family is a 2 year old pitbull named Luna whom she adopted in April. Ingrid decided to walk dogs and care for cats upon realizing that it combined her two favorite things: animals and staying active. Ingrid enjoys long walks, hiking, and writing short fiction in her spare time.
She recently graduated from Purchase College with a BA in Communications and resides in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Nick Steckman, walker
Nick grew up in Eden Prairie Minnesota surrounded by animals, including dogs, cats and birds.
He has always been interested in working with and learning about animals. In high school he went to the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley Minnesota which is right on the campus of the Minnesota Zoo. He took two years of classes on animal care and handling and classes on animal husbandry.
Ben Wagner, walker
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ben grew up in a house with various animals including dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles.
He first moved to New York in 2008 to attend The Collective School of Music, focusing on performance. After moving back to Pittsburgh to drum for various bands and acts, he recently brought his talents back to New York.
Currently living In Bed-Stuy, Ben has been hard at work writing and recording music for his solo project. In his free time, he enjoys camping, hiking, reading and watching too much hockey.
Tim Ramon, walker
Tim is a born-n-raised New Yorker. Originally from Long Island, Tim's been living in Brooklyn for the past year. Tim has worked in the past as a photo assistant and technician, but he much prefers spending his time walking pups outside.
Tim has been around dogs his whole life and has a lot of experience with animals.
In addition to walking with pups, Tim loves plants and the outdoors and is planning to study botany and horticulture down the road.