The company began in 2009 with Tony and two dogs. In January 2019, Kevin Cross became our general manager. He comes to Luke DogWalker with 12 years of dog walking experience. He also cares for two senior pups of his own, named Frances and Mugsy.
Alex grew up in the Bronx and is a comedian who loves to write both sketch comedy and movie scripts. He loves the movies Rocky and Goodfellas. He is a huge 80’s music fan and hopes to participate in the NYC marathon soon. He says the best feeling of the day is seeing the dogs he walks doing circles and jumping in excitement to see him. His favorite part of the city is the dog run at Riverside Park and 72nd street.
“Green spaces give me life.” As a Navy kid, Brit lived in different places growing up but ultimately landed in Kentucky. Her first dog was a Jack Rusell Terrier and she currently has a 12 year old senior Miniature Pinscher named Phoenix. She loves travelling abroad, hiking, reading, writing, and enjoying cocktails with friends. She loves caring for animals because they have 100% pure intentions and are loyal to a fault. She likes to listen to Ani DiFranco and a lot of other genres of music too. “After hiking the Camino in Spain, it was hard to stop walking. Moving to NYC was the closest I could get to a walking city. So while I freelance write, I can also walk dogs. I’ve combined all my favorite things!”
“I look up to everyone because we are constantly shifting in this life and we are all doing different things but we are the same, which helps one learn about themselves as we are all mirrors to one another.”
Christina grew up in New York City. She paints, makes music, and enjoys writing poetry and short horror stories. She likes the trees in Central Park, exploring nature, and meditating. One of her favorite movies is A Wrinkle in Time.
Crystal grew up in Woodhaven, New York. She has two senior dogs: a Weimaraner named Sonnie and a Puggle named Charlie. She loves to read and go to the movies. Her favorite band is The Xx and her favorite movie is Titanic. The best part about caring for animals is playing with them and experiencing their excitement. She recommends going to Central Park near 75th street to enjoy a good book while sitting on the lawn.
“It’s hard to have a bad day when you are with animals.”
Emely grew up in the Bronx with a standard poodle named Cindy and even though she always wanted a cat, Cindy changed her mind and really made her love dogs. She enjoys being outside and exploring new places. She loves that anywhere you look, there’s always someone posting their art around New York, whether that is on a fire hydrant, a light post, or a wall! Her favorite book series are Game of Thrones and Jurassic Park. She currently has two mixed Terriers, Loki and Luna.
Emily J. grew up in Maryland, just outside DC and now she lives in Brooklyn. Her first dog was a Portugese Water Dog named Tye. All of the clients’ dogs are like her own as she doesn’t have a pup right now but she does have a kitty named Leroy. The relationships she builds with the animals she cares for are a source of joy, laughter and love. Her favorite part of the city is in Central Park near 103rd street where the pond and the woods are. Some of her favorite movies are Doom Generation, and Hausu and she plans on directing thrillers someday. She is currently listening to Tyler, the Creator.
Leo grew up in the Bronx. His first dog was a chubby Chihuahua named Hershey. He currently has a Cane Corso named Diesel and a pitbull named Guapo. He loves to play handball, spend time with pups, skate, and eat food. He also likes doing Basic Obedience dog training and home protection training. His favorite part about caring for all types of animals is the strong bonds one is able to make once trust is built. He looks up to his grandparents and his fiance. His favorite movie is Zombieland and his favorite books are The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene and The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
“I believe all animals were put on this earth to enrich our lives and our souls. Behold the jewels of the world that are found in animals and nature.”
Michelle is certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.
She is a native New Yorker and her favorite places in NYC are wherever there are dog runs! Her first dog was a Rottweiler named Belial. She currently has a feline daughter. She loves music and art. She spends her free time being an advocate for Animal Rights and studying to become a Vet Tech. She admires Diane Fossey, Jane Goodall and Doris Day, to name a few.
Pamella grew up in Brazil where she raised her first dog, named Brenda. She looks up to her mother. She likes to sing and her favorite thing to do is watch movies (her favorite movie is The Secret Life of Pets). When she is out on walks, she enjoys seeing the dogs’ happy faces as they explore the city. Her favorite band is called “Pretty Much.” If you find yourself in her area, she recommends a stroll through Riverside Park to see the crab apple trees!