My name is James DeAngelis. I hail from the Isle of Length (Long Island) and moved to New York City for art college. I had an immediate love for Big City Life and have been sticking around here ever since. I’m a part-time animator and a full time animal lover! I grew up volunteering at animal sanctuaries and have rescued dogs, cats, turtles, snakes, iguanas, tarantulas and every other variety of flora and fauna under the sun.

I am especially good with nervous or aggressive dogs and have a knack for making your canine bud feel at ease. My dog, Backpack, has been my best friend since we were both pups. I love adventure and have been lucky enough to be hug buddies with a big dopey liger, swim freely in a reef shark feeding circle and share a peanut butter sandwich with a wild red fox. After all these experiences, hanging out with your pooch all day is going to be a literal walk in the park. We all love our dogs and want only the best for them, know that they are in capable and caring hands. I am super thrilled to be a part of the RuffCity team and I can’t wait to meet you and your pup!