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.
Charles Orlich, owner
Charles was born and raised on a farm in upstate New York where he grew up with lots of furry family members, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, ferrets, bunnies, birds, and a horse.
After graduating college with an engineering degree, Charles spent a couple of years in his brother’s restaurant/catering business, then began a career in software development and management consulting.
After rediscovering his appreciation for the impact that animal buddies can have on our lives, Charles is thrilled to be running Mobile Mutts. His mission is to provide caring support to pet parents and their four-legged children, while creating an amazing work environment for the Mobile Mutts team.
Charles lives with his wife and two human children (who are all crazy about animals) and a small menagerie including a dog, cats, and two guinea pigs.
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.
VJ Barrick, manager
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. Since moving to NYC, she has become fascinated with the local wildlife, animals that make their home in the concrete jungle. 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 home revolves around her two very dapper cats sons Jingle and Topper, and a delightful foster pup named Great Uncle Roland. In her spare time she enjoys the act of fixing broken things, and is an avid reader, windowsill gardener, and sound sleeper.
CJ Warner, manager
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 working with Mobile Mutts, CJ worked as a dog handler at a busy dog daycare for two years.
When CJ is not managing the office, 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.
Sandy Rivera, manager
Sandy Rivera was born and raised in Jamaica, Queens. While growing up 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, chase pigs, and feed 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.
Tim Cluff, manager
Tim Cluff grew up in a small Montana town surrounded by all manner of wildlife and fur babies. As a scrappy country lad he had the opportunity to work with horses, cows, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, cats and dogs on a regular basis. He also had a hamster.
After studying Philosophy and Mathematics at St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM, Tim moved to NY to pursue music. While in NY, Tim rediscovered his deep love of animal kind and has been walking four-legged friends ever since. When he is not hanging with the puppers, Tim can be found playing accordion with his band Orphan Jane and working on his musical.
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 :)
Kelly O'Meara-Morales, walker
Kelly was born in Mexico, came to the San Francisco Bay Area as a baby, and attended Sarah Lawrence College where he studied everything from Middle Eastern history, nonfiction writing, and music theory.
Over the years, Kelly has owned several dogs. The personalities of these dogs ranged from absurdly obedient to willfully insolent to too dumb to really care and Kelly loved them all equally. While living in Brooklyn for the last year, Kelly has somehow come into the possession of three cats.
When not caring for his cats and walking your dogs, Kelly plays in several bands, makes homemade ricotta cheese, concots hot sauces, and tries to perfect and/or improve upon traditional Mexican recipes passed down by his family.
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 Lenson, walker
Sarah grew up in Napa, CA, with a Lab mix, Beagle mix, Chow mix, and two Tibetan terriers she considered her siblings (not to mention a Chinchilla). She moved to New York in 2011 for undergrad at Sarah Lawrence College, where she concentrated on the intersection of art and religion. After spending several years in retail management, she's excited to get back to her first two loves--caring for animals and making art.
When she's not walking furry friends, you can find her designing window displays for boutiques across New York City.
Josh Fredericks, walker
Josh was born and raised in New York City. He grew up with 3 siblings, in a 2-bedroom, with 1 poor mother, and all the pets they could convince her to keep.
One of his favorite stories to date is the time mom had to hunt down the evil escaped Monitor Lizard, Harvey. (Spoiler alert: she caught it, they were both ok, but neither of them was happy about it.)
From hermit crabs to pit bull-labs, his love for animals has always been an important part of his life. After achieving a degree in Graphic Design, he did a bit of soul-searching, luckily ending up right where he belonged.
When he isn't petting pooches or making friends with felines, he can be seen attempting to garden, painting a place that doesn't exist, and, if the moon is full, trekking off to some remote location with nothing more than a full backpack, a friend, and a map.
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.
Rob Viano, walker
Rob grew up just outside of Boston, MA alongside dogs, guinea pigs, fish, and the occasional cheeky hermit crab. Eventually he packed up his bags and split for the city, studying Russian and Political Science at Fordham University. His interest in slavic languages and culture led him to move to Moscow twice, where he taught English to kids and adults while studying the Russian language in his free time.
Rob spends his free time recording and producing music, mostly of the rock & roll sort. Reluctantly, he's begun preparing for the LSAT in hopes of attending law school in the next couple years.
His dog, Casey Grace, a black lab, is an elder stateswoman currently residing with the fam in suburban Boston.
Julia Velarde, walker
Julia was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. Her creative and chaotic household always included a plethora of adored pets. Her family's favorite pastime has always been deeply analyzing and interpreting their pet's thoughts. Julia's best bud was her chow mutt, chowder, who was constantly by her side and sometimes escaped to meet her at every single school she attended. He just knew.
Julia moved to Brooklyn in 2010 to attend the Pratt institute where she got her degree in animation. Since then she has worked for Nick Jr. and currently focuses on freelance. Pretty much every animation she has ever made has an animal in it that acts as the humor, the foil, and the soul. She's very excited to be inspired by the countless cute faces and special quirks of Brooklyn's finest furry friends. She currently lives with Jeremy (her boyfriend) and also the love of her life, Mowgli (her cat).
Vlad Gusev, walker
Originating from New York City, Vlad grew up in a household in love with animals. Animals have always been the joy to his world, there was never a time in his life where he was without a furry companion.
In his free time he talks baby talk to his two dogs, and meows back and forth with his talkative kitty, he’s always on his feet when it comes to dividing attention with his hairy love sponges. When they finally settle down for the day he enjoys playing video games, watching anime and reading manga, and of course doing hip things in Brooklyn.
His desire in life is to further expand his passion for animal care giving, he feels there’s always work to be done and he’s always looking for ways to help animals in need.
Rebecca Rota, walker
Rebecca was born and raised in Flushing, Queens. She has been surrounded by animals from a very young age and plans to keep it that way!
She currently resides in Flushing with her two doggos, Jake and Delilah, and her beloved leopard gecko, Scully (queue the X-files theme song.) When she's not walking the greatest pups in Brooklyn you can probably find her in her room buried in a true crime novel.
Julius Bowditch, walker
Julius grew up in Baltimore, MD until he was eleven when he moved to Cairo, Egypt. He came to New York to attend Fordham University, where he studied cultural Anthropology, Middle East Studies, and Arabic. After graduation, Julius moved down to Brooklyn and has been here ever since. Throughout his life, Julius has been an avid dog and cat lover. He grew up with cockpoos, first Olive and now Spinoza, which he would walk in the woods behind his house in Baltimore with his neighbors’ dogs, through the streets of Cairo, or near his parents new home in Kew Gardens. He has also had two cats, one named Shmoo who was a street cat in Cairo that his family took in, and another named Gustave McPhee, who his family found in the woods near their Baltimore home. In addition to dogs and cats, Julius has had beta fish and pet rats. He loves animals of all shapes and sizes. When he is not walking dogs, Julius is normally found playing music with his friends or attending shows around the city.
Adriana Warner, walker
Adriana is a native New Yorker, back in the five boroughs after nearly a decade in New England. There, she was known as a go-to pet sitter amongst her friends and colleagues. Now that she’s back in the city she’s making plans for a pup of her own!
When she isn’t out walking, Adriana can be found working on several freelance graphic design projects, reading mystery thrillers, or checking out the latest contemporary art exhibit.
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.
Alex Trosin, walker
Alex moved to the USA from the Ukraine as a young child, landing in New York with his parents, sister, and cat Bonya (the first).
Growing up he learned about loss and finding new love with the transition from Bonya to Bonya (the second). Now he lives in Brooklyn with his daschund, Zelda. Along with a tank full of fish, a spotted leopard gecko and Smokey and Boo-boo, two dogs who live up to their bear sized names.
Alex is a writer and avid gamer who likes to spend time with his family over home cooked food or go out hiking with his friends.
Melissa Lawrence, walker
Melissa grew up in NJ minutes away from the George Washington Bridge. With her father being from Brooklyn, Melissa has spent much of her life in and out NYC. She has grown up with all types of dog breeds as well as cats , and was an equestrian for 10 years. Melissa frequently finds herself caring for feral cats. Animals are her passion ! When she is not with her furry friends, she is producing music, DJing, and cooking for family and friends. She has 2 cats Neko and Wise and 2 beautiful pitbulls George Michael & Seda.
Jayla Felix, walker
Born in Jacksonville, FL, and raised in Atlanta, GA, Jayla spent most of her young life trying to convince her mom to bring home dogs and cats. When she was 14 years old Jayla decided to dedicate her life to dog walking and began her dog walking company “Jaywalks” to walk pups in her neighborhood.
Now in Brooklyn and excited to explore all that the city has to offer, Jayla is ready to take on the NYC climate and finally live out her dog walking dream.
Moyna Stansberry, walker
Moyna hails from Baltimore, Maryland. She has always loved creatures of every shape and kind, and spent most of her childhood pleading with her parents for various exotic pets. At one point she lived with two fire-belly toads, a cat, and a guinea pig. Despite her love of unusual animal friends, cats and dogs have been her longest standing companions.
She currently lives in Brooklyn with a sweet Tabby cat who loves to interject when two or more people are having a conversation. When not giving out belly rubs to her four-legged pals, Moyna loves baking vegan treats, and watching K-dramas with her cat.
East McLaughlin, walker
East is from a beach town in central Jersey and grew up in a home with a soft spot for animals. Over the years their family had two cats, an irreplaceable doggo named Princess, and currently two bonkers kitties named Biz & Bones.
East moved across the river five or so years ago well after earning an Art History degree from Rutgers and landed briefly in the LES, then Queens, and settled in Brooklyn - all the while moving with their best bud, the most handsome/regal tuxedo cat, Earl. They have loved greeting pups throughout the boroughs during that time and thoroughly enjoy visiting Prospect Park on Saturday mornings to see all the furry creatures and a visit to the dog puddle!
Their co-workers have always included shop dogs - bike shop, frame shop, and even the conservation studio. They’ve always appreciated the joy, energy, and camaraderie the pups bring to the studio - there is always someone at work that is happy to see you and glad you showed up today! Meanwhile, throughout the years East has become a trusted pet setter in their friend circle and always sends great pics with updates.
When they aren’t caring for your furry creatures, East is cruising around the city by bike with friends, playing in the parks and water fronts, and learning to play pool. They also are an avid music fan, WFMU listener, and a new sci-fi fan. : )
Bell Antonetti, walker
Born in the Bronx and raised in the forgotten borough of Staten Island, Bell is very well versed in navigating throughout NYC. Growing up with many animals throughout her life, from dogs, cats, parakeets and cockatiels, reptiles and amphibians, has taught her how important it is to be compassionate and attentive to the differentiating needs of all creatures. She currently lives with two rambunctious Morkies, Baby and Lady, and one devious cat respectably named Cat.
In her free time, she obsesses over animation, studies fitness, and reads into philosophy and psychology; she is currently working on a certification in Personal and Group Training.
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!
Dan Martinez, walker
Dan grew up in a small town in the mountains of Puerto Rico surrounded by nature and animals. His animal friends ranged from cats and dogs to chickens, goats and sheep. He always showed a great interest in animals and developed a strong passion for them.
Dan moved to New York in 2011 to study Jazz Performance and to further his musical career. Since moving to the city he has always missed his pets and having them around. Walking dogs helped him to bring back that connection. On his free time he enjoys reading and playing the bass.
Angelo Whitehead, walker
Ang is a long time animal lover born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Ang loves being outdoors and all things holistic. After studying the culinary arts and pursuing his passion of food for many years, Ang decided it was time to follow his other passion: Animals! Health is always his priority and he looks forward to keeping all your pups safe and happy!
Sean-Kierre Lyons, walker
Sean-Kierre is Brooklyn native and artist who has a real soft spot for animals. They’ve grown up around animals for most of their childhood and formed many strong bonds! Their relationship with their dog Pete as a child really shaped their understanding of an animal human social dynamic. Sean-Kierre can’t wait to meet your four legged friends!
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."
Joel Boland, walker
Joel grew up in Iowa with two Cocker Spaniels, Fred and Louis, who are now sniffing butts in Heaven. A lifelong friend to dogs and cats, Joel moved to New York in early 2018 and freelanced as a dog walker and pet sitter for a year before starting at Mobile Mutts.
When he isn't with dogs roaming the streets of Brooklyn, you can probably find him riding the Q train back and forth across the Manhattan Bridge, rereading the Harry Potter series (on his Kindle, to hide the fact that he still reads children's books).
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.
Giovanni Luciano, walker
Gio is a proud New Yorker who lives in Manhattan with a lovely Maltese named Snoop. He has spent his life living with and raising a variety of animals, and which started his longtime love of pups. When he's not walking dogs or hanging out with Snoop, Gio can be found recording raps, making beats and skateboarding around the city.
Joe McDonough, walker
Joe grew up with three dogs (Rosemary, Maize, and Ella), and freelanced as a pet-sitter in North Carolina before moving to New York. He has years of animal care experience through Mobile Mutts, all while pursuing creative interests in the city.
Joe is a drummer, fiction writer, comedian, and visual artist, his work can be viewed at www.joemcdonough.net
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.
Gustavo Rodriguez, walker
Gustavo comes from a small town in Puerto Rico where he grew up. From a young age he had love, compassion and care for every animal he came in contact with. After finishing high school he went to the University of Puerto Rico to study Political Science. While in college he helped every dog or cat he saw in need. In Puerto Rico this is a problem with abandoned animals and Gustavo worked to find them homes.
Gustavo moved from Puerto Rico looking for new adventures and what better than walking the pups and taking care of the kitties in Brooklyn.
Miguel Reyes, walker
Miguel was born and raised in Queens and attended school in Manhattan until going to college. He grew up always wanting to have a dog and falling head over heels for any dog he saw in his day to day life. Miguel is a naturally affectionate and caring person, especially when it comes to animals.
As a child he used to visit a farm twice a year that his school owned. He would care for the Pigs, Cows, Chickens, and Sheep. He also felt a special connection to the kittens that would often be there. Miguel and his friends would make sure to play with them every day and give them milk and cuddles. But he has always had a special love and passion for dogs. Previously he worked at a doggy daycare and loved every second of it. Miguel especially loves getting to know any dog and patiently waiting to gradually gain their trust. That bonding experience is one of his favorite things in the universe.
On his free time, Miguel is an avid photographer and skateboarder. He also aspires to be a filmmaker as well as dreams of adopting his own doggy/furry best friend one day.
Sean Doyle, walker
Sean was born in Brooklyn and went to high school and college in Arizona. His mother was apt to bring home stray animals, and Sean spent a lot of his life caring for cats and dogs who were abandoned or lost. Sean has been a sailor and a musician and a volunteer firefighter and an advocate for the homeless and a barista and many other things in his life, but none of those things compare to the time he was able to spend with his late rescue pit, Gracie. Sean is looking forward to loving your pets.
Matthew Bittner, walker
Matt is originally from west Springfield, Massachusetts. He grew up with a beautiful black Lab named Cassie and has loved dogs his whole life. He studied theatre in Boston for a few years and eventually made his move to NYC last year.
Matt is so looking forward to working with all the pups!
When Matt isn’t walking dogs, he’s working as a server, writing, singing, laughing, writing more after that, and most definitely eating. He is passionate about the arts and will likely get so much inspiration from his canine clientele.
Austin Keultjes, walker
Austin is from Indiana and was lucky enough to receive a best friend for his 11th birthday - a cock-a-poo named Charlie who never left his side - even on bike rides.
He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied animation. After college he traveled the world performing electronic music and eventually landed in Bushwick NY where he lives with his Chihuahua, Buddy, animating and making music together.
Kirby Kaiser, walker
Kirby was born and raised in Chicago, IL and currently resides in Ridgewood. When she’s not taking care of her furry friends, she spends her time singing and writing music! Kirby grew up with the constant presence of her own dogs and has been pet sitting for family friends and neighbors since she was 12. She currently lives with her beloved dog Buddy, a super sweet long-haired chihuahua!
Kirby has been a professional dog walker and cat sitter in NYC for the past four years. She has lots of experience with dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes, temperaments, and special needs and loves them all to pieces! She is so excited to be joining the Mobile Mutts family and can’t wait to meet and take great care of your fur babies!
Sannella Rodriguez, walker
Sannella grew up in Brooklyn. She has always had a love for all animals and has always cared for cats, dogs, rabbits, and many other kinds of pets. Growing up she always knew she wanted to work with animals. Sannella lives an active lifestyle skateboarding and bike riding and loves being outdoors, so she knew dog walking would be the right path for her.
When Sannella isn’t walking dogs she freelances in many creative fields, but mostly she works on photography, filming, and digital illustrations. She is also cat mom to her mischievous but sweet black cat named Azrael.
Samantha Hernandez, walker
Samantha Hernandez, born and raised in Park Slope Brooklyn. Young mother of two. Always had a love for dogs and animals in general. I've had 2 pomeranians and a beagle, pit, lab mix. Hope to have a whole farm of my own one day.
During my spare time I'm with my wonderful children doing all sorts of great Brooklyn activities. You can also find me jamming with my best friends a beautiful husky.
Ben Miller, walker
Ben comes 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.
Maddi Arriola, walker
Madeline grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah surrounded by a zoo of foster cats, big dumb dogs, a few birds and a passing rabbit. Excited to be a part of the Mobile Mutts team, Madeline can't wait to get to know every pet's individual quirks. She has always loved the challenge of earning the trust of even the most stubborn dogs and cats, usually with extreme patience and lots of treats. She feels on top of the world when a particularly difficult pet imparts affection on her. When she isn't wiping dog slobber off her face, you can find Madeline listening to a podcast about dogs, drinking oolong tea gongfu style and cooking a delicious meal.
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.
Pablo Roman, walker
Pablo was born and raised in New York, then spent time moving around and raising dogs of all breeds between Miami, Colombia, and finally Chicago, where he walked dogs for years and is where he fell in love with his beautiful and fun loving brindle pit bull-great dane mix 8 years ago before coming back home to Brooklyn.
Pablo likes to spend his free time researching music, focusing on creative endeavors, and establishing a relationship within his community. After spending years in customer service and retail, he realized that surrounding himself with and caring for animals is his calling and is happy to befriend all of the different dogs and cats of New York City.
Kendall Eddy, walker
Kendall is an artist and musician residing in the south of Brooklyn. He has worn many hats in his professional life, from bassist to office manager, freelance writer to illustrator, music teacher to college writing tutor, and is now excited to be a part of the Mobile Mutts team. Kendall loves dogs, and looks forward to having the time, space and energy to take care of his own furry pals. Until then he continues to spend his spare time making things that weren’t there before, and working on getting people to notice.
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.
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.
Tak Yiu Tong, walker
Tak has 12 years of experience caring for dogs. He started working as a dog walker since his second year of high school. Tak used to take care of different animals back in his country. He lived with 5 puppies, 3 dogs, and 1 cat when he was young. He loves to run with dogs and loves to play with cats. Tak also has a lot of experience with senior, rescued, and disabled dogs. He takes good care of the animals and pays attention to their moods and needs.
Tak loves all animals, especially dogs and cats. He is comfortable with all breeds and sizes. Tak loves to walk and can walk dogs all day for fun! He has gone on many adventures searching for stray animal hideouts on the streets. He knows many different places that the dogs and cats would hang out in.
Tak used to play with animals at the ASPCA. He learned to administer oral medication to dogs and cats. He can also handle injections for cats. Providing daily exercise for high-energy dogs is easy for Tak because he really loves to walk.
In his free time, Tak enjoys art and making sculptures. He appreciates New York's creative features and the opportunities being here gives him and his artistic pursuits in the future.
Ari Lyras, walker
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ari is quite familiar with it's vastly differing neighborhoods. He has had dogs in his household for most of his life which taught him to recognize their many varying personality traits. Ari currently owns a 3 year old Bull Mastiff named Nala and a 5 year old chihuahua/terrier mix named Loki... quite the combo!
On his down time Ari is an avid cinephile, enjoying the hottest blockbusters as well as going back and watching black and white classics.