AT MIXYPAWS, OUR COMMITMENT TO THE SAFETY AND HAPPINESS OF OUR CLIENTS AND THEIR FURRY FRIENDS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. OUR TEAM IS COMPRISED OF ONLY THE MOST LOYAL, RELIABLE, SKILLED AND LOVING CAREGIVERS.
EVERY MIXYPAWS TEAM MEMBER MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING EXPECTATIONS
Must be a life-long dog owner and most importantly, a dog lover!
Must be cleared by Co-Founders, Kate and Ethan, as well as our Management Team to begin training after a phone interview, in person interview with our hiring director, and a second interview with MixyPaws President and Co-Founder, Kate.
Must pass a thorough background check
Must complete MixyPaws' two-three week hands on training course; during which they will shadow and work hand-in-hand with several of MixyPaws' longest tenured employees and management team.
Must provide several verified business and personal references.
Must make a minimum six month commitment to being a dedicated member of MixyPaws Team.
Hi, my name is Lauren. I was born and raised in the fast paced Garment District in NYC. I grew up with the privilege of being able to visit my Grandmother’s house and taking care of her sweet half Black Labrador, half Dalmatian named Duke, and a small spunky chihuahua mix named Bandit. From a tender age I’ve felt a great love and appreciation for animals. After wanting a dog for many years, my dreams finally came true when I adopted two Chihuahua and German Shepherd mix boys named Charlie and Foster four years ago. I’ve never been more happy than when I’m with my adorable, silly and loving dogs that I consider part of my family. The tremendous love I have for those two little guys is the reason why I’ve looked into dog walking. I’ve always worked in other fields but continued to find myself at my happiest when I’m with my two dogs. From our walks to our playtime I love giving my dogs the uttermost respect, attention and love. Outside of caring for dogs, I am pursuing a degree in teaching. I’m a very patient and nurturing person not only with children but with animals as well. I can’t wait to meet you and your furry friend and create a beautiful bond we will never forget.
Hi! I’m Joe. I was born in Queens but raised in Brooklyn. I have been living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant pretty much my whole life and I don’t plan on leaving New York anytime soon! My very first dog was a black Labrador Retriever named Shadow; he was a rescue we brought home and fell in love with. I currently have a blue nose Pit Bull named Bella who is my big baby! I’ve had her for close to 7 years now and have enjoyed every day and experience I’ve had with her; she is basically my child. I plan on going to college to study Zoology to further my experience with many different exotic animals, as well as still being able to work with dogs. I wanted to become a dog walker because everyone loves their pets but not everyone has enough time to look after and take care of them with their very busy schedules; I am grateful to be able to help provide care for New Yorker’s furry family members while they are away. Working with MixyPaws has been a great fit for me, as I have a lot of patience with the dogs and I treat and care for each dog as if they were my own. Most of my hobbies are sports related; I’m a die-hard Knicks fan and basketball is the only thing that could ever match my love for dogs. I am excited to meet you and your furry friend! I will treat them with respect and give them nothing but love.
Hi! My name is Karina. I was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. I had my first dog at the age of 12; her name was Jerry, she was a mixed breed dog who my family and I rescued. As soon as I was old enough, I began volunteering at the department of Colombian Natural Parks, where I could be around dogs and cats residing at the shelter. After volunteering, I pursued a career in Industrial Design, which is another one of my passions. When I moved to New York, I knew I wanted to continue working with animals, so I pursued a career as a dog walker and found MixyPaws. With MixyPaws, I have had the pleasure of caring for amazing dogs and developing close relationships with their doggy parents. Each dog in my care I consider to be a part of my family. I promise to provide the best care for your dog, as if they were my own, and I look forward to the many fun adventures we’ll have together!
Hi! My name is Kevin, I am French and I grew up near Paris, surrounded by a German Shepherd, a Dachshund, and a Labrador Retriever, all adopted at the French ASPCA. After getting my Diploma, I went to the School of Non-Commissioned Officer in the French Army, where I was sergeant for 6 years. I moved to the Upper East Side with my wife, and my plan, in addition to walking and caring for pups with MixyPaws, is to become a certified dog trainer here. In my free time, I enjoy going to concerts or games and I also volunteer at NY Cares and The Central Park Conservancy. I am an animal lover who has been surrounded by dogs his entire life, I know how to take care of them. I am patient, highly motivated and punctual. I can't wait to explore the city with your furry best friends!
Hi! I'm Alexa, born and raised in Queens. Though I've never owned a dog of my own (tragically) I did grow up taking care of other people's dogs all the time. Most of my experience comes from taking care of the dogs (and cats!) at the shelter, North Shore Animal League America, where I used to work. It was during that time that I decided that my future had to be working with animals in one way or another. I took to working with the trainers, learning everything that I could and decided to take my education a step further and go to school for dog training. I completed my training around the same time I graduated from college with a degree in forensic psychology. My goal is to continue working with dogs and learning as much as I can, with the hopes of one day owning my own dog training business, with a focus on service and therapy dogs. My passion has always been with dogs; every dog I meet is the best dog in the world. I'll take the time to get to know each of your pups with patience and respect because pets are family and I can't wait to be best friends with all of them!
Hi, I’m Laura! I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Growing up, I had a King Charles Cavalier named Cleo, as well as some guinea pigs. I moved to New York City to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. I recently completed my bachelors degree in acting. I became a dog walker because nothing makes me happier than being around dogs! I wanted my day job to involve animals and thanks to MixyPaws, it does. In my spare time, I like to explore the city and see Broadway shows. I can’t wait to meet you and your pup!
Hi, I’m Chris! I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. I had two dogs growing up; my first dog was a brindle pit bull named Duran, named after the boxer Roberto Duran. My second dog was a mixed chihuahua named Bones, who we rescued. I currently reside in Brooklyn with two chihuahuas, Bambi and Mimi. My goal is to one day return to college, earn a degree in business and, eventually, to get my license to run my own dog daycare. My love for animals, dogs especially, was my reason to pursue this field; being a dog walker was a no brainer. I get to be in great company all day and I couldn’t ask for a better day job than that. I am a very passionate and dedicated walker. I look forward to earning your dog’s trust and love and promise to respecting their health concerns and make their, safety my top priority. I also value MixyPaws clients and appreciate their trust in me to care for their babies. I take pride in giving MixyPaws clients security, knowing that their dogs are in great hands.
Hi! My name is Daniela, I was born and grew up in Patagonia, in the South of Chile, surrounded by nature, wonderful landscapes and beautiful animals. I have a Bachelor in Agricultural Sciences and I would like to study for a Master of Arts in Anthropology next year. I love animals, photography, enjoying nature and cultures, practicing yoga, listening to music and reading. I have experience in pet care and dog walking; I always have always been fortunate in living accompanied by adorable and playful shepherd dogs and other pets. Junior, my last beloved and faithful partner, lived more than nineteen years and both my family and I always cared about providing him all the love and care necessary for his welfare. Working at MixyPaws was a wonderful fit for me, as I love dogs of all sizes and breeds and I love to contribute to their development and well-being. I'm a responsible, trustworthy and patient person who has great affinity with dogs. I hope to meet you and your dog very soon! Your dog will be in great hands and they will have a great friend in me.
Hi! My name is Diana, born and raised in Queens, New York. I have always had a dog in my life, my first was a Belgian shepherd named Trixie then a Jack Russell Terrier/Shepherd mix named Penny. I now have a 60 lb. Staffy mix named Ripley from the ASPCA. She is a high energy lady and has taught me how to handle larger, stronger breeds. I want to pursue a career in animal care and dog walking is broadening my knowledge of different breeds and their unique personalities. I'm punctual, patient and care for every dog as if they are my own; they are family members and deserve the best. My past times are watching hockey, painting, going hiking and being outdoors. I can't wait to meet you and your pup and provide a safe, fun walk!
Hello! My name is Joseph. I grew up in Washington Heights with my Chow Chow, Onyx, and Shih Tzu, Diamond. I majored in Liberal Arts at BMCC and I am looking into classes for filmmaking and acting; it would be my dream field of work, in the future. I always hoped to have the opportunity to work with dogs, and am so glad to have found MixyPaws. I have always had a great love for pets since I was young; I believe they gave me a lesson in patience and responsibility that I have carried with me my whole life. In my spare time, I practice Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. I cannot wait to meet your dog and care for them everyday!
Hi! I’m Crystal. I grew up in Queens, New York. My love for dogs started early, as I had a black retriever mix, who I grew up with. Now, I have two dogs, Sonnie and Charlie. I have my college degree in Psychology; I hope to one day apply my degree in working with helping others with mental illnesses. In my professional career, I hope to always have a role in caring for animals, both cats and dogs alike are very dear to my heart. I wanted to become a dog walker because I love animals; they bring nothing but joy and laughter. I have always loved animals and this felt like the perfect fit for me. The characteristics I possess are patient, caring, attentive, and an absolute dog lover, each of which I believe make me a wonderful fit for MixyPaws. My hobbies are reading, going to the movies with my family and friends, and spending time with my dogs, Sonnie and Charlie.
Hi! My name is Jon. I was born in the Bronx, however I spent most of my years growing up in Poughkeepsie, NY. When I was a child, my grandmother owned a poodle named Diamond that I'd see everyday, and my boy Sammy is a 5 year old Shitzu/Lhasa Apso mix. I graduated with my Bachelors in English from Binghamton University. I started walking because the opportunity to spend my days outside with dogs was too awesome to pass up! I want to help MixyPaws provide the best service and care for all of our best friends. I am patient and observant, and always look out for the best interest for all of my dogs; their happiness is most important. When I'm not working, I spend my nights and weekends playing music in several NYC-based bands.
Hello, my name is Natalya! I grew up in Coney Island and traveled with my family between Brooklyn and the Catskills. During the winter, I still go back up on weekends to teach snowboarding lessons to kids and to let my Boxer-Chihuahua mix, Ace, run free! I believe that my experience working with children has helped me to be an attentive, patient, and energetic dog walker for MixyPaws. I love all dogs, and treat each dog that I meet with love and compassion. I look forward to meeting and spending time with your furry friends!
Brian was born in Queens, NY but grew up in nearby Old Tappan, New Jersey with two shih tzu's named Toby and Ollie. He graduated St. John's University in 2009 with a degree in Government and Politics. It was there where he discovered his passion for writing. Brian plans to be an established writer someday and his love for writing is only matched by his love for dogs! He currently resides in Northern Manhattan with his morkie Henry and his rabbit Divina. In his spare time, Brian enjoys attending Mets games, as he is an avid fan.
Hi, my name is Stephanie. I was born and raised in Fresno, California, located in the Central Valley. I grew up with two Tabbies and one very high maintenance Ragdoll cat named Sinatra. My first job was pet sitting and dog walking for my neighbors. These skills followed me to graduate school in Ohio, where I lived and worked on a farm – experiencing all the quirks and charms of working with animals. I currently live in Jersey City with my cat Leela as I finish my MA in Film & Media Studies. I have a strong and reliable work ethic, insightful intuition and am very patient, making me an excellent dog walker. I can’t wait to meet, play and accompany your dog around the neighborhood!
Hi! My name is Marcus. I was born and raised in Manhattan. Growing up, I had a dog named Max, a.k.a “Maxy”; he was a Maltese-Poodle Mix given to me as a gift that I quickly fell in love with. Additionally, my aunt had two Yorkies who I spent much time with when I was little. I am currently pursuing my college degree with the career goal of one day becoming a business owner. I wanted to become a dog walker as I have always enjoyed the time I’ve spent in their company; I love all breeds of dogs, taking care of them and learning each dog’s unique personality. I am respectful, outgoing, patient and have a great attention to detail; all traits which I feel make me an excellent dog walker. In my spare time I love to play sports (all types), watch movies and go on adventures. I am here to make sure your dog is safe, having fun, and treated with love, as they should be.
Hello dog lovers! My name is Lydia and I grew up in Western Australia. I have always been a big animal lover, and I grew up with several dogs which were very dear to me; Becky a Yorkshire Terrier, Starlene, a beautiful white Labrador, and Al, a fantastic German Shepherd. I attended college in Australia and have done nutritional studies in dog food, completed a dog training course, and have had many years of experience walking dogs. My goal is to become one of the best dog walkers in New York and continue to expand in areas of business relating to dog and animal welfare. My love for animals, particularly dogs, my fitness levels, my reliability, and concern for safety make me an excellent dog walker. My hobbies are going to restaurants, movies, reading, and I also enjoy shopping! To all of the pet parents out there, I give you my absolute promise and pledge I will do everything in my power to make sure your beloved dog has a safe, fun, and happy walk!
Hi! I’m Lindsey. I grew up in Salem, West Virginia. In that time, I had the pleasure of raising many pups of my own including German Shepherds, Shih Tzus, Australian Shepherds and a motley crew of mixed breeds. As a result of those years and experiences with dogs of my own, I decided to dedicate my time to dog walking and to my own dog, a Shih Tzu named Bellatrix. My great love and respect for dogs give me a great advantage as a dog walker; I also feel my excellent work ethic and dedication to giving my all to any endeavor contributes to making me a wonderful fit for such a detail-oriented job. In addition to my work with animals, I am also an actress, writer and comedian and I spend my spare time making independent films and shooting episodes for my comedy blog. I am glad to be working with MixyPaws and their clients; I promise to do my best to go above and beyond to provide a wonderful, safe experience for you and your pups!
Hi! I’m Ebonie from Long Island. I’ve been working with dogs for seven years doing everything from dog walking and dog training, to volunteer work in animal shelters through my high school and college years. I enjoy participating in a lot of dog sports in my down time. I have a pit bull named Koda who I rescued; I trained Koda and now she comes along to help with my training for other pups. I can’t wait to meet your dog and become his or her second best friend!
Hello! My name is Juan. I was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. My love of all dogs stems back to my childhood best friend, Bruno, a golden retriever whom I loved very much. I now spend the majority of my time with my four year old Brittany pup, Chief. We love exploring the city and because of him, I've built so many great memories and experiences. When I'm not having fun with my pup, I'm working towards my career goal which is to work in the medical field. I also love photography, and grabbing my camera is a perfect excuse to get around as well as taking my little pup along for the ride. Lastly, I have a huge devotion to ensuring the happiness and well being of all dogs. All it takes is patience and plenty of tender loving care. I'm very excited and can't wait to meet all of your wonderful pups and begin many new exciting adventures!
Hi! I was born and raised in Cayey, Puerto Rico. Since I was a child, I have always loved animals. My parents brought me up with dogs and each one of them played an important role in my life. During the summer of 2001, I came to my house with a puppy in my arms, a Cocker Spaniel that I named Vincent. He grew up with me, and taught me to develop my passion towards dogs. I worked at the Saint Francis Veterinary Hospital for four years, where I learned a lot about Canine health. I came to New York this past year and was very happy to begin my rewarding role with MixyPaws; in addition to my work with MixyPaws, I hope to rescue dogs as well, to help rehabilitate them. I love sports, listening to music, watching movies, enjoying nature, but the most important thing for me is spending time with my family. I am glad to be part of the MixyPaws team and it will be an honor to walk and take care of your dog! I will take care of them as if they were my own and will always prioritize making them feel comfortable, safe and happy.
Hi! My name is Destiny. I grew up in Stamford, Connecticut. After moving to New York City, I began working with animals and have been providing care for them professionally for the last five years. It has been such a joy getting to know so many different breeds and learning each of their unique, special personalities; I started with boarding dogs at home and now I have a passion for walking dogs. Outside of caring for animals, my career goal is to become a esthetician. I am friendly, reliable and capable of handling all different kinds of dog behaviors. Every dog that I have cared for I have treated as if they were my own and I promise to provide that same care your pup everyday!
Hello, my name is Jordan. I grew up in Somers, NY (Northern Westchester county) and graduated from Syracuse University with a Masters in Special Education and a B.S. in Education; in addition to walking dogs with MixyPaws, I am a New York City Public School teacher. In my life, I have had several experiences walking, watching, and feeding the dogs of family and close friends and have always felt a special connection with them. I wanted to become a dog walker to spend quality time with great animals and to actively walk the streets of New York, in addition to teaching. I know I will be a great dog walker for your best friend because I am patient, compassionate, and a person who loves to be active. I'm looking forward to meeting you and your delightful dogs!
Hi, I’m Kendra! I grew up in Maryland right outside of Washington D.C. with a chocolate standard Poodle named Kika. Once I entered college, my family adopted our current rescue poodle mix, named Barney. I attended college here in New York City at The School of Visual arts (SVA) where I received a BFA. If I’m not walking dogs, I’m drawing! I enjoy working with dogs as my full time job because I love animals (of course) and I prefer to be outside walking on a daily basis rather then being cooped up indoors. I’m very patient with dogs of any personality or training level and love working with many different breeds and temperaments!
Hey! My name is Laura. I was born and raised in NYC (Upper West Side). I'm currently studying psychology at City College; I'm working towards becoming a clinical psychologist. I have a beautiful dog named Teddy who's a corgi/German shepherd mix, who I adore. Having a dog has taught me to be more patient and responsible; I love working with MixyPaws, as I get to spend time with dogs all day and they always put a smile on my face. When I'm not working, you can find me reading, taking pictures and visiting museums. I can't wait to meet all your beautiful dogs and give them all my love!
Hello, I’m Drew. I was born in Manhattan, raised in the Philippines, then moved back to New York. In the Philippines I had my first dog, Gracia, then when I came back to New York I had a Rottweiler with my family, her name was Meeka; she was so sweet and we loved her dearly. My favorite breeds are French Bulldogs and Pomskies. I’m currently working to complete my degree and am a junior at Brooklyn college. My career goal is to one day be in the entertainment business. Some of my hobbies include finding new places to eat, Theater, strolling by bridges and meeting new, interesting people. I became a dog walker and feel I’m great at my job as I have a true love of all breeds and find the adventure of walking around the city and with pups to be an amazing experience. Dogs aren’t merely just pets, but companions for life! I am grateful to be a part of MixyPaws and to provide care for the clients and their doggies while they are away.
Hi, my name is Amber. I was born and raised in Yonkers, New York. I have always been an animal lover and have worked with all sorts of dogs, cats, hedgehogs, fish and snakes. I have two dogs, a Puerto Rican rescue Pitt-Labrador mix, named Rita, and a Pitt-Boxer, named Max, who is three years old; I also have nine cats and a snake. I am currently looking into going back to school to become a veterinary assistant. I’ve been walking and providing overnight dog visits for four years in my community and I joined MixyPaws to broaden my dog family in New York. I have taken care of all kinds of dogs: elderly, puppies, big, small, very friendly and shy pups as well. Some hobbies in my spare time include special effects makeup, knitting and of course, hanging out with all of my animals. I can’t wait to meet your fur-baby and give them the best experience and care I can!
Hi! I’m Alex and I was born and raised in New York City. I currently own a very energetic Golden Retriever named Buddy and a Shih Tzu named Pixie, both of whom love going to the park. I am currently pursuing a college degree in early childhood education; my career goal is to one day work with children. I love being outdoors, regardless of the weather, and I love animals, so being a dog walker for me is the best of both worlds! In addition to having years of experience caring for my own pups, I believe working with children has provided me with many traits necessary to become a successful dog walker; traits such as good time management skills, patience, and compassion allow me to form a special bond with all of the dogs in my care. My hobbies include watching movies, spending time with my family and of course, my dogs!
Hi! I’m Imari. I grew up in New York City with an American Pit Bull named Cowboy, a Shih Tzu named Chico, a Bichon Frise named Chanel and my Yorkie, whose name is Bella. I am pursuing a Vet Tech degree with the goal of moving up to Zoology very soon! Dog walking has been a truly rewarding job for me as I find it to be very peaceful, fun and I couldn’t imagine a better way to spend my days than in the company of dogs. I want to bring joy to every dog and to their doggie parents as well! I bring a smile with me everywhere I go and I'm patient, punctual and very detail oriented. When I’m not caring for pups, I love to ride my skateboard and bike around the city with friends. I can’t wait to meet your best friend and promise to give them love and respect everyday.