Shaggy Hair Dog Walking

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Rafe B.

10 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

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About Rafe

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are new to us, we much prefer to organize a meet-n-greet before we look after your pup. In the long-run, we think it's much better for you guys to know that your pooch is in good hands, and we know your dog is a good fit for our space*

We're a couple made up of a professional dog walker (who's also a photographer) and a work-from-home graphic designer living in Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. We both run our own dog walking/boarding company - Shaggy Hair Dog Walking - and we share the workload of walking your dog at least three times a day and keeping your pup company the rest of the time.

Our principles are:
- 1 walk per day is the big one for human/canine exercise and will span 30 minutes or longer.
- All your doggy dietary considerations are of the utmost importance.
- We'll love your pup and treat him or her as if he's our own!

Even though we're huge dog lovers, our home is pet-free, and on the first floor of a dog-friendly apartment building in with parks, emergency dog food supply stores and a vet nearby.

We offer dog walking as well as dog boarding and services, and can arrange dog food/supply pick up, vet or grooming appointments as well.

**Please note: because of the size of our apartment, we are best suited to small/medium dogs only**

Transport is via G train, B62 and B43 bus or East River Ferry.

*Shaggy Hair Dog Walking is the name of our business, and is a play on the shagginess of owner Rafe's hair and our mascot, a Wheaten Terrier named Molly Anne. We walk, board and dogsit all types of dogs: shaggy, scruffy, fluffy, wiry or short-haired!
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Rafe B.

10 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated June 24, 2015


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rafe's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Rafe's Home
$38 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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10 Reviews
Rafe and Tova are great with Siga. They have babysitted our puppy four times and every time is perfect. They have no problems giving her medicine, walking her, playing with her and helping with her restricted diet. We can't recommend them enought. Thank you!!!
Rafe is TRULY beyond amazing. We've been using his dog walking services and sitting for over a year now and couldn't be happier. We can tell that Scarlett is just as happy at their house as when at our own! On top of that they are so so flexible with last minute requests, they are attentive and just overall great. I would HIGHLY recommend! Thanks Rafe for all that you do for us and Scarlett, we are so appreciative.
Once again we had Rafe (and Tova) watch our Shiba Inu, this time for three weeks. We were able to rest easy knowing he was being well cared for and in perfect hands. That and the cute photo updates of his activities in the snow helped us relax just a little more.
So great! Our meet and greet was wonderful and I picked my shiba inu up with a happy wagging tail! Totally thrilled!
This was our first time we have left our puppy with anyone and Rafe and Tove eased our puppy parent minds. They sent us photos and videos during the night and following day. They worked with Bentley and his separation anxiety to the point he probably forgot that we weren't there. We highly recommend them for your dog's vacay and we will surely be sung their services again!
Rafe and Tova were amazing! It was a last minute booking. They even accommodated a late night drop off. They kept me updated with pictures and Thor came home happy and healthy. Thanks again guys!!
Rafe and Tova were amazing! We received constant communication from them daily, including pictures. We felt rest assured the entire time our four legged family member was in good hands! We now even use them for dog walking services! Would highly recommend.
Rafe and Tova were great with my dog, Ollie! They were super accommodating with my last minute request for dog-sitting and provided me with pictures and updates the whole time I was away. I would definitely recommend their services to others and hope to use them again for boarding in the future! Thanks Rafe and Tova!
Both Rafe and Tova were an absolute delight. They took wonderful care of our dog, were accommodating, and had excellent communication. We cannot recommend them enough.
Rafe and his girlfriend Tova are professional pet-sitters who cared about the well-being of my dog. My husband and I traveled out of the country and needed a pet-sitter. We wanted to use the opportunity to develop a relationship with someone who we could use again for future trips. Our dog is like our child, so understandably we wanted him to stay in a loving and attentive home. Our dog has a few quirks (is on medication, needs his food heated up and doesn't like to be left alone for too long), but Rafe and Tova handled it with ease. My dog received three walks a day, he received affection and attention, he felt secure and my husband and I received an email report with photos. Their place is conveniently located off the East River Ferry and is dog-friendly. I have no hesitation recommending Rafe's services. On our next trip I would love for my dog to stay with Rafe and Tova again!
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