Recommended Dog Walkers
These local dog walkers are all exceedingly good at what they do. They are also regulars at FIRST RUN and fellow dog owners.
Deb Goldman, (917) 592-5991
Mark Drahozal, (646) 675-2247
Garrett Rosso, (646) 675-2125 -- boarding & training available
Beth Maeyer, (646) 812-1249
Running Paws, (212) 818-0474
Krissy Hursh, (917) 297-4498
Aileen McCormack, (646) 654-0947
Rick Perner, (646) 283-7083 -- boarding available
Virginia, (917) 412-8050
Beth Sopko, (212) 228-2025
Dogwalking for Rainforest, (917) 670-1699
Obedience Training, Behavioral Consulting and Animal Nutrition
The urban dog can lead as rich a life in the city as their human companion. Especially if they take advantage of all the services the city has to offer. Here are some of the best trainers, behaviorists and animal nutritionists available. All of these trainers have graciously conducted seminars and workshops at FIRST RUN.
Garrett Rosso, Village Dogworks Obedience and Behavioral Training
Village DogWorks is a full service, positive-training and dogcare center based in the East Village. Dogworks offers group obedience classes taught in Tompkins Square park as well as private training and behavioral programs for issues ranging from house training, separation anxiety, aggression and other problem behaviors. DogWorks also offers active daycare, walking and boarding. Call (646) 675-2125 for an appointment.
Stacy Alldredge, Who's Walking Who Obedience and Behavioral Training
An ardent advocate on behalf of dogs for approximately 20 years, Stacy Alldredge is a specialist in canine behavior problems including aggression, separation anxiety, obsessive/compulsive disorder, and fear issues. She is also available for canine nutritional counseling and will help you prepare diets for dogs with special needs.
Dr. Pam Reid, ASPCA Animal Behavior Center
 876-7700 ext: 4423
Pam is one of world's foremost experts on the science behind "positive reinforcement" training. She is the author of Excel-erated Learning: How dogs learn and how best to teach them. She and her dogs are also agility addicts.
Andrea Arden, Andrea Arden Dog Training
Andrea is an author or numerous animal behavoir books and columnist for DOG FANCY Magazine. You can contact her by phone or register for classes at Biscuits & Baths.
Small dog specialty, private lessons, group classes, phone consulting, pre-puppy counseling, clicker training
Renee Payne, Walk This Way
Renee is based in New York City and provides positive-reinforcement training to dogs and their humans in all five boroughs.
Lost and Found Dogs
Animal Rescue Groups
There is nothing worse then seeing a dog abandoned in the park or dog run and having no where to turn. These people will help. Virtually every purebred dog has a rescue coordinator in the tri-state area which can be located on the web by "googling" (name of breed + rescue). These other groups also rescue abandoned animals in New York City.
Rescue, rehab and place animals (including reptiles, dogs, cats and birds) for the ASPCA, Humane Society and zoos.
A Cause For Paws
Dedicated to saving NYC's homeless dogs and cats through rescue and adoptions.
Stray From The Heart
Stray from the Heart's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and place homeless dogs with loving new families
Mighty Mutts is a no-kill, all-volunteer animal rescue group. We rescue stray dogs and cats from the streets to provide them with food, shelter and any needed medical treatment.
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