Meet the Sitters

James

Owner

James has always had a great love & respect for all animals. He has over 20 years of experience caring for animals in zoos, aquariums, animal shelters, hospitals, through pet sitting and wildlife rehabilitation volunteer work.

Diane

I have been doing private pet care since 2012 in several Manhattan neighborhoods including UES, UWS, Harlem and Hell’s Kitchen. I also have worked as an independent contractor with pet care companies providing  dog walks, pet sitting and overnight animal care.  Additionally, I have volunteer experience with the ASPCA and the Wild Bird Fund of NY.

I will do my very best to provide your pet with an enjoyable, energetic, (or relaxing) and well structured session.  Your pet’s welfare and safety is my first priority, and I will give them the same personal, detailed care as I do my own.  Working with animals is not only a responsibility, but a privilege, and I would love to be your pet’s next friend.

Lee

Lee got her start as a freelance dog walker/cat sitter in Westchester County before transitioning into working as a full-time New York City dog walker/doggie day camp counselor and has never looked back.

She loves to learn the personalities of each dog in her care and will always go out of her way to know who they are as individuals, their needs and to make them feel special—because they are!

Lee also promotes physical fitness as an essential component of a dog’s well-being. One of her favorite things to do is jog with the dogs and to watch their smiles grow. For Lee, education and personal growth is a priority in life and when the time is right she aspires to start her own pet care company.

Brianna

Brianna started with Urban Animal in 2015 walking dogs as well as pet sitting. She grew up caring for different animals, including cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, and many others.

She’s also been spending her career working with exotic animals, like big cats, and now works at the Bronx Zoo, working primarily with primates.

Kate

Kate has been both a Dog Walker and Cat Sitter with Urban Animal since 2007.

She is also a Zookeeper at the Bronx Zoo, specializing in Giraffes, Tigers, and Gorillas.

She grew up with dogs and cats, and loves that she has a career where she can continue to interact with animals.

She has also volunteered her time to care for Elephants and Bears at Wildlife SOS Sanctuary in India.