Riley – Uptown

My name is Riley and I was born and raised in the good ol’ Sunshine state! I’ve lived here in the Big Apple, though, for three years now, and have enjoyed every moment of it! As a kid, I’d always watch movies, read books, and listen to songs about New York City and would daydream about walking those streets that are so enveloped in history— being able to take those walks alongside your furry friend is a dream come true for me! Outside of dog walking, I am a filmmaker working toward making it in the film industry alongside my girlfriend, Sandra, who studies at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

My love of animals stems from my Mom— she arrived in America from Cuba when she was a baby (along with the rest of my family), and lived on a farm outside of Miami with chickens, pigs, and goats. She would tell me stories about all the stray dogs and cats that she would always somehow manage to convince my grandparents into taking in! She actually ended up becoming a dog walker herself and worked at a vet clinic for quite some time, too. We had many different shapes, sizes, and one-of-a-kind personalities of dogs over the years— a Borzoi named Rocky, a Rat-Cha named Cici, an Italian Greyhound named Quinn, and a Great Dane named Molly! I am now the proud dog dad of an immensely sweet, smart, and stubborn Basset Hound named Boogie (and he is my entire world :))).

I am so happy to be a part of the RuffCity team and look forward to spending time with your pup! 🙂