The Swifto Walkers

My name is Sahar! I've been a dog walker for about a year now! I love dogs of all sizes: Small, medium, large, extra large, extra medium! From poodles to pitbulls, I'll make sure your dog will have its day! An awesome day!
I was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and moved to New York to attend NYU. I have since graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and am a proud, working artist. I grew up with American Eskimos - there has always been at least one white furball running around my parents house. Currently my family has an American Eskimo, Ali, and an adopted Black Lab mix, Lucy, sister senior citizens. I've been dogsitting my entire life, and I have been walking for Swifto for over three years. I've volunteered for various animal-related organizations, including a two year stint at Free to Live No-Kill Animal Shelter. I don't currently have any dogs of my own due to a pet-unfriendly schedule and a pet-unfriendly building, so my heart is filled getting to spend time with wonderful Swifto dogs.
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.
My name is Taylor, I am 26 years old and I love animals, especially dogs! I have professional dog care experience with over 60 different breeds. I have also been the proud, devoted owner of 7 dogs throughout my life. I worked as a Kennel Technician at Savannah, Georgia's premier "doggy daycare center and luxury pet hotel." After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor's Degree in Sound Design, I moved to New York City. In addition to walking and caring for dogs, I am a freelance post-production sound editor and film composer, and I write and record original music.
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.
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.
My name is Katharine. I'm currently a Junior, studying fine art at The Cooper Union. I grew up in South Carolina with Golden Retrievers and a Dachshund. I worked at an animal shelter for dogs with disabilities for two years. On an ordinary day there, I would walk dogs with three legs, dogs who were deaf or in one case a dog who was deaf, blind, and outweighed me considerably. I also trained a guide dog. Benny, a rambunctious Black Lab puppy, lived with us for the fourteen months. I'm very excited to be working with dogs again!
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.
My name is Chris. I have been walking dogs for about 8 years now and love it. I am pursuing my PhD in Philosophy right now and hope to some day be a college professor.
I've been surrounded by dogs my entire life as I come from a huge family where everyone had their own dog. Learning how to take care of my dog Pinto when I was younger taught me a lot about responsibility. We considered Pinto to be the 6th member of our family. The 12 years we had with him made our lives a lot brighter. I believe that no one will love you more, be more patient with your moods, or keep your secrets better than your dog.
My name is Chris and I love all dogs! Yes, even your loud, hyper, tiny/giant, young/old one that pisses off all your friends! I've lived my whole life surrounded by animals, and I don't intend to stop just because I now live in NYC. I was born and raised just outside of Baltimore, MD where I had a Saluki by the name of Jake and currently have a mountainous hair-pile of indiscriminate origin who goes by Farfel. Farfel is my everything, my very best friend and has been for 13 years and counting. I frequently travel back to Maryland just to take him for a stroll. You can see younger versions of Farfel and myself in the photo above. See how he's just kinda laying on me there? I will take THAT kind of care of your dog. And as an added bonus, I will steal exactly 0 things while inside your home! Isn't that great?!? When I'm not covered in hair and drool, I can be found at your local cinema, or trying desperately to write/direct/perform in/produce my own films.
Great to meet you! My name is Brooke, and I am a recent NYC transplant from our nation's capital. I am currently finishing work toward my Masters degree in Public Policy from King's College London and am excited to join the Swifto team as a walker. My two pups- Bear (pictured) and Biggie, both Keeshonds- opted to remain in DC with my family, so I often find myself missing canine companionship. I am hoping to make some new furry friends while I'm here, and would love the opportunity to explore this new city with some seasoned pets. Rest assured, I have plenty of experience with dogs of all sizes and temperaments. Let's make a date!
Hello my name is Ruben! I grew up in the country and have been around animals all of my life. My first dog was from a litter of mutts that were born under my parents house. I have worked with dogs, cats, chickens, horses, and many other kinds of animals. I love that animals don't judge and there is no better example than the unconditional love dogs give us. I will care for your doggy and make sure he/she has a great day outdoors!
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.
Hello! My name is John. I'm an actor and songwriter based out of New York. I had two Chocolate Labs when I was growing up; Dewers and Captain. They were the most loyal and fun-loving dogs in the world. I know it is because of them I have so much respect and love for animals today. My dream is to be an actor and to one day be able to produce and perform my own written work for film and theatre. I look forward to meeting you and your furry companions!
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!
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.
Hi! My name is Renata, and I'm a bon(e)afide dog lover! This was clear from the age of two, when our German Shepherd Becks and I became inseparable. He slept under my crib at night, and I accompanied him (and sometimes shared his kibble!) at his bowl during meal times. Since then I've been lucky to share my home with two Australian Cattle Dogs and most recently a Terrier Mix named Chinela, who has been my best friend for 10 years. I look forward to meeting and getting to know your best friends and exploring the city with them!
I'm a freelance photographer/artist living in Brooklyn. I love animals of all kinds, having owned a variety of pets my whole life. Looking forward to giving your pooch the best 30 minutes or so of their day!
Hi, I'm a Brooklyn Bred dog walker and visual artist. Besides spending time creating art, I enjoy exploring the city by foot. I have always loved the companionship of animals and was very attached to my Maltese, Miss Woofenthal. Even though my current life trajectory doesn't include living with a dog, I often help out friends with their own four-footed friends. Working with animals adds a joyous element to the job that helps me pursue my other love - art.