Ashley – Downtown

Hi! My name is Ashley. I recently moved to Manhattan from Florida, where I grew up with two shelties, Buckeye and Brutus, and too many rabbits to count. All the while, I helped my mom take care of all types of critters, from birds and snakes to cats and dogs, through her dog walking/pet sitting business. Even as I worked in financial management, I took every opportunity to help take care of other people’s pets that I came to love so much. There still weren’t enough animals in my life, so I adopted a big, stubborn hound mix named Doug with golden puppy eyes that melted my heart. I also had big dreams to travel, and after saving my pennies from my job and dog walking gigs, I was lucky enough to backpack my way through Asia and Oceania for six months. (Don’t worry! Dougie was well taken care of by my parents). Now that I’m back stateside, I’m excited to bring Doug to a city as tenacious and vibrant as he is.

And I’m so excited to join RuffCity to explore the sites, sounds, and smells of NYC with your fur babies! No better tour guide than its local four-legged friends, in my opinion!! Dogs make our lives whole, and I love being able to help do the same for them.