Patricia – Uptown

My name is Patricia, but you can call me Pat! I live on the UES on 95th St, and while I’m originally from Long Island, I have been living in the city most of my life. I studied art and design at Cooper Union and have a BFA degree. I’ve been working in the Graphic Arts profession but recently I decided to create a new, less stressful path working for myself doing things that I love–like spending time with adorable dogs!

While growing up I always had a dog (and cats, birds, turtles, frogs, snakes, chicks…). I love and care about all animals! I’ve always wanted to have a dog in the city, but I felt that my apartment was too small, so instead, I have 2 cats. This job now gives me the opportunity to be with my first love! Once you gain their trust, dogs give so much and ask for so little. I have a high regard for dogs and believe that time spent with them is very rewarding -you can learn so much!

I have been volunteering for Anjellicle Cat Rescue (in Petco on 86th St.) since March 2015, and also for Pillows for Paws, sewing pet beds for NYC shelter animals. When not walking dogs, I enjoy cooking authentic homestyle Japanese food, bicycling in Central Park, and checking out great design.

I enjoy working for RuffCity because they respect dogs. Their policy of walking 1 dog at a time helps to create a close, trusting relationship. You are fully attentive to the dog and get to know their idiosyncrasies. I understand your pet is a cherished member of your family and I look forward to treating him/her with love and respect to help them feel secure and comfortable when you’re not there. Over time we could become “best buds”! I hope we can develop a great friendship and connect through the care and concern of your furry child!