My name is Karin Tamakawa and I am a 100% Japanese female! 🙂 I’m originally from Maui, Hawaii and moved to NYC 5 years ago. My sister and I decided to take a Big leap of faith and move off the islands! People ALWAYS ask ‘Why would you move here and leave paradise!?’ To be honest, I always wanted to experience city life and diversify my knowledge of culture, different ways of life and people in general. Some of my hobbies include: Nature walks, Exercise, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

I have a tremendous LOVE for dogs (and ALL animals) ever since I was a child! I was a dog owner of an Akita & Alaskan Malamute for over 15+ years growing up. I also owned a bird, bunny and several fishes simultaneously. I have experience with all-sized dogs; ranging from Chihuahuas, Tibetan Spaniels, Pit Bulls, Huskies and Golden Retrievers. As far as I can remember, animals have always been apart of my life. As a teenager, I also help care for my Uncle’s 7 Golden Retrievers since they were new born puppies! I must say that new born puppy scent is the BEST!

I have the friendliest outlook with Dogs and believe in the saying that ‘Dogs are a man/woman’s best friend!’ They always bring a smile to my face. 🙂 I will care for your furry loves as if they are my own. I’m ecstatic to apart of the RuffCity team and I look forward to meeting you and your furry loved ones!