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Our approach is very simple. For the time that we are with your dog or cat, they are our very own FurKid. We work hard to do everything you would do if you were able to be home for a walk or a snuggle with them. And as FurKid parents ourselves, we know that an email after our visit makes your day! We also know that it is important to you that we follow your own personal “parental approach” during our time with them, and that is exactly what we do. We have had many of the clients you will see on these pages since they were puppies or kittens. And we pride ourselves on taking very special care of both young and gray muzzled FurKids.
As you will soon see, our team is made up of amazing people who understand that we do not take care of pets. We take care of, love on and provide fun for FurKids. And we can’t wait to meet yours soon!
In order to provide service to more clients in the New York area, The FurKid Company has partnered with Swifto for all of our operations moving forward.
~ The FurKid Co.
When business or other plans take you away from the city, what could be more comforting than knowing that your pets are being loved and cared for in their own comfy home? In home boarding is far easier on your pet, and sticking to a solid routine lets them relax while their favorite person is away. And as I am sure you know, nothing is as comforting as your own bed- and your dog agrees!
During an in home boarding session, we offer text messages to update you on all the fun we are having, so that you can remain worry free while you are away. We can also provide overnight care for not only your dog, but any other critters who need attention until you return. Overnight boarding includes evening and morning 20 minute walks and feeding, administering of any necessary medications, and the comfort of knowing that your pet is comfy and home. Most dog parents would add additional midday walks as needed.
Cats of course need just as much love as dogs do! So when business or pleasure takes you away from home, we are here to help. We have over 70 cat kid clients and we are always excited to add more to our growing family. We understand that all cats are different and while some can’t get enough lap time, others need a quiet visitor who will keep things clean and tidy while you are away. We offer specialized care including administering medications, feeding, brushing, litter changing, fresh water, play time and of course plenty of loving attention. You will also get at the start and end of each visit, as well as a photo and summary so you never have to worry about how things are going back home. We offer 20 minute, 30 minutes and hour long visits seven days a week and on holidays. There is a $7 additional charge if you have more than one kitty who needs attention while you are away. Please see our rates page for our pricing guide and our contact page to get started!
OUR DOG WALKERS ARE HIGHLY VETTED
I have the BEST job in New York! In my 9+ years with the company I've done thousands of walks and hundreds of overnights. I look forward to seeing my pups every day and miss them horribly when they go on vacation. :) Taking care of them brings me so much joy!!
Hi there!! My name is Ali and I am an actor, singer, dancer living here in NYC pursuing my dreams! I am SO excited to be back in my favorite city doing what I love!! I have been surrounded by animals my whole life and nothing makes me happier then spending time outdoors with dogs! I hope to have some of my own one day, but until then I cannot wait to meet and play (and most definitely fall in love) with your sweet fur babies while exploring the greatest city in the world! :)
Hello! I'm Addy and I'm a Michigan raised classical singer living in Brooklyn. After 6 long years of college, I'm happy to be in this vibrant city pursuing my passions and dreams! I've always loved animals and feel lucky to be surrounded by them on a daily basis. I can't wait to meet and care for your FurKids!
Hey! I'm Kayla. I was born and raised here in New York. I first joined the FurKid team way back in August of 2017! I come from a dog loving family, which would explain where my love for animals of all shapes and sizes was fostered. I can't wait to hang out with your FurKid! There's nothing more exciting to me than a face full of licks and a stroll through the city!!
Hello Everyone, my name is Cristina. I 'm originally from Puerto Rico. I moved to the city to improve my dance career. The hardest part of moving to NYC was leaving all the doggies I grow up with behind. I've always been surrounded by animals and getting to work with pups makes my day much happier. I cannot wait to meet your FurKid!!!
I'm Jolie, and I’m an aspiring writer. I’ve been an animal-lover ever since I was a teeny tot. I grew up in South Florida where my family bred and raised mastiff dogs! I’d help my parents ‘round the clock to take care of all the little wriggling baby pups, and even delivered a couple litters. Dogs have always been a HUGE part of my family, just as much as your furbabies are a part of yours, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to spend time getting to know them!
My name is Leala and I have spent most of my life as a "sister", "mother" , and friend to an array of animals. Growing up in the backwoods of North Carolina allowed for much opportunity to connect with nature on a deep and personal level. Beginning in the 9th grade, I was taking care of other people's dogs and I haven't stopped since that time! Living in a city can make it hard to be a great pet-owner sometimes, but I'm here to help!
Hi! My name is Mara. I am a college student majoring in veterinary technology. I love to write my own stories, sing, cook, improve my knowledge of psychology, and of course learn how to improve the health of my favorite people in the world-animals! (Haha!) I grew up in a house full of pets and just can't picture my life without my furry (or scaly) friends by my side.
Hi, I'm Adam! I’m originally from outside Washington, DC, but I spent five years living in Cardiff, Wales, working as an actor, and moved from there to NYC. I grew up with dogs, and have experience handling larger dogs with behavioral issues like mine, but I love all kinds of animal friends.I get really excited at any opportunity to meet new ones!
Hi - My name is Joshua and I grew up with cats and dogs and they have always had a special place in my heart. I really enjoy getting to know the personalities and quirks of each dog. I volunteered in an animal shelter on Long Island before joining The FurKid Company and love spending my days with animals.
I’ve lived in NYC for about 7 years and am excited to be going back to school for an MFA in design. I’m a proud rescue bunny mom and have spent my life dog and cat sitting for friends and family. Animals have always been a huge part of my life and I truly love getting to know each FurKid!
Hey I’m Francesca! I was born and raised in New York. I’ve been around dogs all my life and can’t stress enough my love for pups! I can be around dogs all day long. They bring me so much joy. I'm so happy to be apart of the team and cannot wait to meet your fur babies!
Hi, my name is Caroline and I'm originally from Georgia. I've spent the last two years as a nanny in New York so it seemed only natural to now take care of peoples other children, their pets, as well! I have two sweet kitties of my own and grew up with dogs all around. I love exploring the city and having a pup companion makes it that much more wonderful.
Hi! My name’s Josephine and I’ve lived in New York my whole life. I dream to one day be a Veterinarian. I’ve been around dogs since I was little and I've been caring for them professionally for a year now. I can’t wait to meet and care for your FurKid!!
Hi there! I'm Abby, and I'm a writer from the suburbs of Washington, D.C. I moved to NYC in 2015 and have been missing my pets so much--which is why I was so excited to find The FurKid Co family! While I'm still pining over Rosie, my puppy-at-heart in D.C., I'm so happy to be on the team and to have the opportunity to care for (and no doubt fall in love with) all these amazing pups. I look forward to meeting you all!
Hi there! My name is Katia, I was born and raised in Belarus. Growing up I always had dogs around, sometimes cats and one time a couple of bunnies. I moved to NYC six years ago to study photography while also enjoying all the awesome things this city has to offer. The only thing that I felt been missing from my life is being around all the furry & lovely creatures. That's why I really cannot wait to meet and become the best friends with your FurKid!
Hi, I’m Fiona, a native New Yorker whose two true loves are dogs and this city. Growing up my house was always crawling with animal life, from cats and dogs to rabbits and turtles. I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t at least one furry creature running around. I’m also an aspiring copywriter though hanging with dogs all day makes it hard to think about doing anything else. Dogs really are the epitome of happiness and I can’t wait to meet you and your four legged bundles of joy!
Hello! My name is Ali and I LOVE dogs! All animals really, and I am grateful to have grown up with many companions. I have also been pet sitting and working on farms and ranches since I was a kid. I have a baby boa named Karen and a cat with an attitude named Ferrocia--but my building won't allow more dogs so I would love to spend some time with yours!
“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as a pet does.” ~Christopher Morley
Client Portal & Mobile App
The only thing better than top notch care for your FurKid is a client portal and phone app to make it all nice and easy! Our client portal can be accessed on your phone or desktop. And our phone app streamlines it all to a more phone friendly tool when you are on the move. This software is brought to you by our friend at Swifto and allows our clients to add and update information for their pets, request, cancel or change services and even update payment methods or review invoices. This is also where you will be able to track the dog walks in real time, and will receive notes and pictures after our time with your kiddo. To make things even easier, you can use the links below to add the free phone app today!
How many dogs do you walk at one time?
For the benefit of all involved, we only provide private walks or walk dogs from the same household together. Your dog’s safety are at the heart of everything we do!
What happens if I have to cancel a walk or visit ?
Things change! And we understand when they do. There is no charge for services cancelled more than 24 hours before the scheduled walk or visit. Cancellations less than 24 hours before the appointment will be charged in full. We often have clients trying to add last minute walks, and with a little notice they are able to take advantage of an appointment you no longer need. This policy is in place to protect our team members who rely on their regular clients to make a living doing what they love. Without enough notice, we aren't able to add additional appointments to their day to fill the spot we had reserved for your FurKid.
Is there a fee for requesting a walk the day-of?
There are no fees for adding a last minute walk or visit! As long as we have a team member available for your FurKid, we can add any service at our regular rate. The sooner you know that you need extra help, the easier it is for us to reserve an appointment for you. With our partners at Swifto we can guarantee that as long as we have 5 business hours notice, we would be able to find a dog walker in time.
Are you bonded and insured?
Absolutely! Each of our team members is fully bonded and insured.
How do I pay?
We accept credit card payments through our online billing system. You will receive your first invoice via email and with just a few clicks you can pay for your services online. Your payments and charges are always available to you for your records in your Client Portal and you can change your payment method as often as you like for total flexibility!
Do you take dogs to the dog park?
We love the dog park! But it may not always be the best fit for every FurKid. Some dogs do better on long walks around their neighborhood than they do off leash in the park. Together we can decide what is best for your pup’s daily break.
500 Terry Francois Street
San Francisco, CA 94158
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Monday – Friday 09:00AM – 19:00PM
Saturday 09:00AM – 14:00PM
The FurKid Company offers services in The East Village, The West Village, Stuytown, Peter Cooper Village, Gramercy, The Lower East Side, Tribeca, Chinatown, Williamsburg, The Financial District, Chelsea, Union Square, The Flatiron District and Dumbo
I wanted to write to you both to say thank you so much for taking such good care of him over the years, thank you, it has been such a pleasure to get to know you all and to feel totally comfortable going away and leaving him in your trusted hands, thank you.Thank you for being my cat teacher as well as I basically had no idea about cats ailments! I truly appreciate everything you have done for us, all the things that were totally above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you.
Bobby's Mom Kate
I feel very lucky to have had such trustworthy people care for my best friend in this world. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!
Gertie's Mom Christina
Thank you for everything these past few years. I couldn't have done life as a fur parent without your help. We will miss everyone immensely!!
You and your team have been amazing and so caring to Sophie over the years and we were really lucky to have an entire company take such great care of us. Amy is such a wonderful person and I'm really glad to also call her a friend. You guys are the best.
Onyx's Mom Anita
Sophie's Mom Jessica
THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the great walks!! You truly gave him the BEST experience ever by showing him all over the places that I probably would never go and met so many people that I wouldn't be able to give him a chance to say hi. We will miss the EV & The FurKid family. You guys are the BEST. THANK YOU!!!!
We wanted to thank you for all of your help and professionalism over the last few years. It has been very comforting knowing that Wiscy has been in good hands.
Charlie's Mom Mina
Wiscy's Parents Josh and Stephanie