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).