THE DOG HOUSE NYC – Est. 1996

RELATIONSHIP-BASED DOG CARE ON MANHATTAN’S UPPER WEST SIDE.

We like to think we have more smiling dogs than any other service, and we believe the secret lies in relationship – between dog and human and among the dogs themselves. Dogs, like people, are first of all social animals.



MEET HEATHER


Heather is certified as a trainer by the Karen Pryor Academy of Dog Behavior and Training.  She is also certified by the American Red Cross in pet first aid. And as the country moves in the direction of certifying dog walkers – a trend that assures the highest levels of professional competence – The Dog House NYC is among the first NYC dog walkers to be certified by the Dog Walking Academy.

Dogs are great!  and Heather has a knack for communicating with them!  Heather was a college teacher before she began The Dog House NYC in 1996 following the death of her own dog, an Irish Water Spaniel named Rabbit. Rather than get a new dog, she decided to make herself fully available to care for the dogs of her friends and neighbors at that time.


MEET ZOOEY


Zooey joined The Dog House NYC in 1999. He was thrilled at the opportunity to work with dogs, having longed for one throughout his youth in a family that prized cleanliness and order above rowdy (and sometimes dirty) animals. Working alongside Heather, he grew to understand and love many of them. Trained in law, he resigned from the New York State Bar in 2001 in favor of continuing to work with dogs.

Zooey is the person who performs the daily massages on boarders and often slips the odd piece of meat. Before digital photography overtook the medium, he patiently captured their unique personalities on stunning black-and-white photos that hang on the walls at The Dog House NYC. And he continues to feature dogs in his short films.


LET’S GET STARTED


ABOUT THE DOG HOUSE NYC


The Dog House NYC opened in July 1996 as a dog care service offered to a few friends and neighbours in Riverside Park and over the years, word spread! With the help of several hand-picked dog walkers, what started as a service that provided premium boarding in a private home expanded to offer both individual walks and playgroups. But we weren’t done! In  2009, we launched our dog training services to those who are serious about training their dogs in a wholly-positive way.

We say our care is relationship-based. We like to think we have more smiling dogs than any other service, and we believe the secret lies in relationship – between dog and…

WHY CHOOSE US?


• Over 20 years or experience
Certified trainers looking after your pets 24/7
Customized care to suite your pet’s needs
Reliable and Professional
Enjoy daily activity reports

Don’t just take our word for it – read the many testimonials from long time happy clients.


PICTURES SAY A THOUSAND WORDS

Passion. Experience. Professionalism. Personalized Care.

We’re confident that we provide the best in dog walking / boarding services. These happy faces and long time clients are our proof.  View our full gallery