I’m Pat McManus and I am an Irish American originally from Boston. I have been living in NYC for a year now and it has been a wonderful experience. I lived in Boston my entire life and went to Berklee College of Music. I graduated with a degree in Songwriting in 2014 and I’ve been following my dream of performing my own original music ever since. Along with music, my other passions are meditation, my little Dachshund named Dash and living a healthy lifestyle. I have always loved dogs and I’ve been walking/taking care of pups for pretty much my whole life.

Dogs are my absolute favorite animals. I grew up next door to a renowned dog trainer and ever since I was about 13 I started to watch and walk her dogs. She had two full grown German Shepherds that she trained to be on a K9 Unit, a Miniature Collie, and a Sheltie that was a rescue. I learned a lot about all different types of dogs at a young age and when I was about 15 I was walking and sitting for most of the other pups in my neighborhood. I have become very comfortable with dogs of all sizes and breeds.

My girlfriend and I currently have a Dachshund named Dash. He is the funniest little thing and lights up the room every time he wags his tail. This is our first pup that we’ve had together and it’s been a great experience. It’s truly amazing how much love he brings and we are blessed to have him as part of our family.

I’m sure that the bond I have with Dash is the same bond that you have with your pup. They are a part of your family and I fully understand just how precious that is. I am so happy to be apart of the RuffCity Team and I look forward to meeting you and your pup!