The Swifto Walkers

Swifto's team of dog walkers are highly experienced and dedicated professionals who pride themselves on providing the highest quality care while prioritizing your dog's safety and happiness. Their passion, experience, knowledge, and love for dogs is what makes them so excellent!

Sallie L.
My name is Sallie and I am 25 years old originally from Atlanta, GA. I am currently taking time off of school to work and enjoy my first few months in the city. In school I am a Biology major and a Psychology minor, hoping to obtain a career in animal behavior. I have owned a Golden Retriever named Lola since 2004 so I love big dogs. I also volunteered at an animal shelter for about 6 months before moving to New York. At the shelter I did numerous jobs, anything from dog walking to assisting the vet techs. I hope that having this job with Swifto will help me on my path to having a successful career with animals.

Louise W.
I love dogs and I love making dogs happy. All my life, I have either owned dogs, cared for dogs, or walked dogs. With this experience, I've found that a dog's physical health is the key ingredient to a happy dog. Given the chance, I would be very dedicated to helping your dog achieve this, as well as giving your dog the care and attention they deserve while you are away.

Gerald M.
I pride myself in offering a unique experience during each walk and love the time I spend with my dogs during thorough walks that engage by doing occasional simple commands such as sit, heel and down. Dogs have always been a part of my life beginning with with a Shi Tzu growing up. Currently I have two dogs, who are Chow cocker spaniel mixes.

Shakera C.
I'm a college student that has owned dogs for as long as I can remember. I love dogs! I currently own two dogs. I have a Chihuahua/Pug mix named Kilala and a red nose pit bull named Melo. I also owned a rottweiler named Chyna, but she unfortunately passed. In my spare time I like to read, hang out with friends, go to the movies, and work on my photography.

Kelly L.
My name is Kelly. I've been working with Swifto since summer 2014 and have been loving it. I grew up with two corgis. They are now elderly and live with my parents in Michigan. Here in New York I have two guinea pigs and a fluffy white cat. I did my undergrad at NYU and studied political science. I am very interested in India and have been twice now. I can also speak Hindi and Urdu.

Benjamin S.
Hi! My name is Ben and I moved to NYC from Chicago about nine months ago. I spent my last year in Chicago working at a start-up company specializing in dog products. Several of my coworkers would bring their dogs to work and it was part of my job to walk and play with them. I enjoyed this very much and look forward to walking dogs in NYC. Outside of work I am an artist and musician living in Ridgewood, Queens. I can be found at gallery and music events city wide. I look forward to meeting you and your dogs!

Carmen C.
Hello my name is Carmen, I am an Earth Science major studying at Kingsborough. I've been a dog owner ever since I was a child. My last pet was a Labrador mix named Lassie who I cared for over 15 years. Being around dogs is something that I've always loved, and it brings me a sense of comfort just spending time with them.

Jack R.
Whats up Dog (or owner)! I'm a dog walker by day and stand up comedian by night. When I was a kid I wanted to be a dog when I grew up. I realized that was an unobtainable goal so I settled on professional comedian.

Stephanie W.
I'm an actor/singer/dancer /musician/writer/aerialist/ fitness-junkie/human new to the city from Miami. I'm active, outdoorsy, and always willing to take the long way home! I have been dog-mother to 7 dogs, dog-godmother to at least 20, but have only actually owned 3 (and one cat). My two childhood dogs were yellow labs, and the dog that now lives at my parent's home is a beagle. I REALLY miss having animals in the house, but I'm beyond excited to play and hang out with your pups!

Claire C.
I have a degree in interior design from New York School of Interior Design. Since graduating in December 2015, I have been dog walking full time. I love what I do because I know I am helping and making a difference in both clients and dogs lives. I treat every dog like they're​ my own when they are with me and give them the individual attention that they need and deserve. I have owned and fostered dogs, and worked in my local animal shelter back home in Maine, and dog sat/walked for many family and friends. I'm quite familiar with rescue and special needs dogs, and am always happy and excited to work with them.

Doruk C.
Hello, this is Doruk's dog Homie and even though I only exist in his imagination, as a dog I can vouch for his inimitable dog walking skills. I can assure you that not only will Doruk walk your dog, but he will do so much more, like have a never-ending conversation that will leave them even more perplexed than the faux ball throw trick inducing passersby to split in half with laughter (because Doruk is the funniest thing since something really funny) while also taking them to all of the most coveted pee and poop spots in the city, to which only he is privy. He also walks adult humanoids of all sizes, breeds and unfortunate dispositions.

Anna N.
Hello Dog Owners! I am an experienced and positive dog walker and pet sitter. I have lived in the city for over 5 years working as a sitter and receptionist and doing improv and sketch comedy at night. I have an open and flexible schedule and like to bring a happy and caring energy into all the home I walk for!

Tyler B.
Hello! I am a new transplant to New York City from North Carolina. I relocated to the city for graduate school at Hunter College, where I study Animal Behavior and Conservation. Growing up, my family had a Dalmatian named Lucky and a Golden Retriever named Retriever, and they were both fun and full of energy. Outside of dog walking I do a lot of homework, dance, and love to explore the city.

Samantha B.
Hey everyone! I'm Samantha and I am a student at Hunter College, where I am pursing a Master's Degree in Animal Behavior and Conservation. I had family dogs much of my childhood, and after I graduated high school I began volunteering regularly at the Humane Society near my university. Eventually I changed my focus in college from human psychology to animal psychology, and I decided to pursue this further at the graduate level. I've also done extensive work with clicker training, especially with dogs that have physical disabilities such as blindness or deafness. In the future, I would like to work in a shelter setting, rehabilitating canines that have suffered abuse and have subsequent behavioral issues. I'm super passionate about dogs, and I can't wait to have the opportunity to meet yours!

Dominique L.
Hi my name is Dominique. I have been walking and caring for dogs for several years now. I just moved down to the city and I can't wait to meet and care for some new furry friends! I am also knowledgable with administering medications and catering to the specific needs of your pup. I am looking forward to meeting you and your pup!

Heather H.
I'm new to New York but I already love it. I love how busy it all is. I have a Master's degree and working on getting into a PhD program. In my spare time I'm training or grooming or otherwise catering to my Standard Poodle, love of my life.

Jo-Ayla V.
Hi! My name is Jo-Ayla Victor and I am a born and raised New yorker. I have an amazing Chocolate Labrador named Mista Pikle Butt who I raised since he was 7 weeks old. I am a certified dog groomer and enrolled to become a certified dog trainer. Dogs are my passion!

Michael D.
Lover of all things alive and furry. Experienced in raising and training large breeds and small breeds. I think I love walking dogs more than they love their walks.

Gabriel G.
I am a videographer who is currently free lancing and developing a film script to be distributed to a major company. I am very fond of animals and nature and enjoy philosophizing about the many aspects of life, love and humanity. I am very sociable and respectful and believe in positivity and maintaining a healthy mindset and physicality, which includes exercise, laughter, and enjoying a drug-free lifestyle. I've owned a Yorkshire Terrier mix and a pure breed American Pit Bull, and have worked personally with various kinds of breeds around my neighborhood in the Bronx. I am very inspired by the relationships that dog owners have with their pets and treat every dog as if they were my own since I am extremely familiar and passionate about the responsibilities that having a dog entails. I am sensitive to the specific needs of each and every dog as well as the demands of their owners and constantly look forward to learning something new through each experience. Just as it is widely believed that a dog is human's best friend, so too can they likewise be human's great teacher and motivation to acquire sympathy, understanding, and be loved.

Rafael O.
I'm a very energetic and reliable dog walker. I'll care for your pet as if he/she was my own. I have previous hands on experience in dog sitting and walks and possess a strong passion for dogs. They are, after all, man's best friend!