Austin patrols the lower 90's from Amsterdam to Riverside. If you run into him on the street you'll notice he's always got a camera and is ready to take a picture. In fact, except for the Gallery, Austin took most of the shots on this site!
Austin's favorite part of walking dogs is getting to know the unique mannerisms that make up each dog's character. If you're in his area he recommends Ayurveda Cafe for some surprisingly good vegan Indian food.
Chris is our Office Manager and handles the scheduling system for all of our clients as well as conducting the Walker Training Course with our newer employees. Because of her deep love of dogs, she maintains a part-time walking schedule and patrols the lower 100's from Amsterdam to Riverside Drive.
When she's not pampering our pups, she's hanging with her 3 dogs, Pchuki, Tom and Jerry. She is a vegetarian who truly has a passion for all animals. Her favorite part of the job? "Getting kisses from the pups!"
If you're in her area, Chris recommends Cool Fresh Juice Bar on 101st and Broadway!
Emely patrols the lower 90's from Broadway to Riverside. She enjoys exploring all the museums the city has to offer or hanging at home with her pups Loki and Luna
Emely's favorite part of walking dogs is being able to stay active and spending time with all the fur babies.
If you're in her area she recommends visiting the Soldiers and Sailers Monument in Riverside Park.
Emily walks in the 60's between CPW and Riverside Drive. She has an English degree from BMCC and enjoys writing poetry in her free time. Her favorite part of walking dogs is the bond that is created by all the time spent with the little pups.
Emily is also one of our Senior Walkers and conducts the Walker Training Course with our newer employees.
If you find yourself in her area, she recommends a stroll through Riverside Park. With a great view of the water and the dog park, it's definitely the perfect area to kick back and relax.
Erika is a born and raised New Yorker. She came to us after a stint with Biscuits and Bath. Her clients loved her so much a few followed her to Luke DogWalker. Erika covers the mid-80's from Central Park West to Amsterdam.
Erika loves exploring the park with her furry friends and watching them enjoy themselves so much.
She recommends checking out Jackson Hole for the best burgers in her area.
Janee covers the upper 60’s to lower 70’s between Riverside and Broadway. Janee comes to us from Iowa (Go Cyclones!) as she begins her Master’s Degree at Hunter College in Animal Behavior and Conservation.
Janee's favorite part of walking dogs is getting to meet so many different breeds she wouldn't normally get to interact with and learning their personalities.
Janee is also one of our Senior Walkers and conducts the Walker Training Course with our newer employees.
If you're in her area she recommends checking out Tasty Cafe. They have great cupcakes!
Jessie patrols the mid-70s from Broadway to West End. In her off time, she enjoys watching documentaries & catching up on dramas such as Power, Empire & Ink Master.
Jessie's favorite part of walking dogs is being able to discover other breeds that I have yet come across & being able to pick up on their personalities & seeing the same faces over and over again.
If you're in Jessie's area, she recommends checking out Chopt Salad on Amsterdam between 75th & 76th because of their interesting combinations.
Kayla patrols the upper 90’s from Amsterdam to Central Park West. She enjoys singing, dancing, and writing poetry/music.
Kayla favorite part of walking dogs is the bond she creates with each of her pups and getting to know them as if they were her own.
If you're in her area Kayla recommends checking out Whole Foods. It's a good place to recharge your batteries (both literally and figuratively)! Michael's is always a good pit stop as well.
Kevin covers the mid-80's from Central Park West to Amsterdam. Aside from his love of dogs (he has two Shi Tzu's named Weezer and Daisy), Kevin is also a runner and completed the NYC marathon in 2015, running for Back on My Feet NYC. He loves being outside and adding dogs to the mix just adds compliment to happiness.
When hanging on the Upper West Side, Kevin recommends spending time in Central Park and enjoying all that it offers.
Shanel patrols the mid-70s from Columbus to Central Park West. In her off time, she enjoys reading (especially love and horror stories), watching SciFi movies and catching up with girl friends.
Shanel's favorite part of walking dogs is getting to know the dogs personality and expanding my knowledge on the variety of breeds.
If you're in Shanel's area, she recommends enjoying lunch by the lake to watch the row boats and turtles.
Zac has been with us since 2009 and works primarily in the 80’s. Zac has experience with dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds and temperaments. He’s a dedicated worker who rarely takes vacation and is always happy to be outside with the dogs.
Zac loves exploring new areas in the park as well as frequenting Joe Coffee. You may recognize him from his Thursday night gig at Bistro 1018 where he plays Saxophone in a jazz band.
Zac is also one of our Senior Walkers and conducts company meet-and-greets with our new owners and pups.
Christina patrols the upper 80's and lower 90's from Broadway to Riverside. In her free time, Christina likes to draw, sing, play guitar and just hang out with her three pitbulls: Deena, Melo and Gohan.
Christina's favorite part of walking dogs is the bond, it feels like walking with a friend, and seeing how excited they are to go to the park to see their other furry friends.
If you're in her area she recommends walking through riverside park while the sun is out it's a beautiful in any season...a nice walk to clear the mind.
Audrey is our second back up in case Luke is already covering and another walker is out sick.
Audrey has worked with dogs for several years including running her own business prior to starting with us. She's also a student at NYU.
Since she helps cover for all of our walkers you may see her anywhere on the UWS so be sure to say hello!
Gabrielle "Gabby" plays an important role at Luke DogWalker as our "runner". Gabby helps deliver keys to walkers and provides an extra set of hands on busier days.
She is passionate about animals, and dreams of one day making her own contribution in the conservation of endangered wildlife. In her spare time you may find her catching up on the latest wildlife news, or watching wildlife documentaries. Among her other interests are World War II historical fiction novels, good chai lattes, photography, and puppies.