Jamal – Uptown

My name is Jamal and I’m so excited to be a part of the RuffCity team! I’m proud to say I’m a native New Yorker who has lived here all my life and have even lived in every borough except for Staten Island. One of the things I love most about the city is that there is always something to do no matter what borough you’re in! Currently, I’m studying computer science, but outside of that I also spend a lot of time working with animals — mainly, dogs! 🙂

In the past, I have worked for a few doggy daycare companies, so I understand that sometimes, pups can be quite the handful. Most days I would be in the “big dog pen” and have to entertain/clean up after close to 20 dogs a day! It can be exhausting, but what job isn’t, and after spending years working in restaurants throughout the city, I’d much rather work with animals than people! 😉

I own one pup of my own, named Kooper. She is a 5 year old Goldendoodle that’s built like a linebacker, and still hasn’t realized her own strength! I also spend much of my time babysitting dogs for friends and family while they are out of town. This not only gives my dog her own set of friends to play with, but it has also allowed me to gain a ton of experience taking care of multiple dogs with different personalities all at once.

Because I’ve raised my own dog since she was a puppy, I understand how important your dogs are to you. They aren’t just “pets”; they are family, and I promise to make sure to always watch over your fur-kids like they are my own. I can’t wait to meet you and your dogs in person!