I’m Cadiea (ka-dee-yAY). Born in the Caribbean, I have called NYC home for almost a decade, and lived in every borough except Staten Island so far! I’m a singer-songwriter, global culture enthusiast, and lifelong nature lover who spent a lot of my childhood hoping to become a wildlife conservationist, idolizing Steve Irwin, and attempting to care for every stray dog, cat and injured bird I could find. 

While my musical dreams eventually became my life’s focus instead, animals remained close to my heart and I never forgot about my desire to work hands-on with them, so I began part-time freelance dog walking and pet sitting near my home in fall 2016, while in college full-time. Since then I’ve been fortunate to work with pooches of all sizes and temperaments, and I am so excited to now put my skills to good use as a member of RuffCity team. Although I currently have no pets of my own, I was previously pet mom of two dogs (Nugget and Sheba), one cat (Fudge), two turtles (Harry and Sam) and four rats (Ruby, Oreo, Savannah, and Dott). 

When I’m not out and about with my RuffCity fur friends, I can be often be found working on music, improving my Korean, attempting to learn (or construct) another language, shamelessly fangirling over BTS, convincing myself not to buy more succulents, and daydreaming about my future Corgi and Siberian cat.
I’m so excited to be a part of the RuffCity team and I can’t wait to meet you and your pup!