I’m Chelsa Dandridge and I’m descended from Dominican and Honduran parents, although I was born and raised in this wonderful city we all call home. I have been an animal lover since I was a little girl and I have dedicated my life to working with animals, but especially dogs. I’ve worked at the Queens Zoo, The Coney Island Aquarium, a well-known dog daycare, a grooming salon and as a dog walker. While I love all animals, dogs are my true love in life and my passion.

All of my life I grew up around dogs, there wasn’t one family member or myself that didn’t have a dog or at least a pet in their house. After working at a dog daycare for a year and a half I got to experience working with all different sizes and breeds of dogs and learning temperaments and how to handle pups in any situation. So don’t worry whether you have a small fur baby or a huge pup your best friend is always safe with me. I can keep up with the most energetic and enthusiastic younger pups or if you have a slower moving older pup I can always slow it down and tend to their needs. I have a special place in my heart for senior dogs and dogs that have special needs.

In my spare time when I’m not working with my furry friends, I like to bowl on a competitive bowling league and cook. My mom went to The Culinary Institute of America so she teaches me everything she knows. And if you can’t find me at a bowling alley or in my kitchen you can find me doing anything outdoorsy and adventurous. When it’s warm out especially I love going to amusement parks, trying new restaurants and going to the beach. Being inside is boring, I’d rather be out there in the world exploring!

I’m so excited to be a part of the RuffCity family and I can’t wait to explore our wonderful city with your furkid as my sidekick!