Hair of the Dog Walkers LLC, Brooklyn

phone: 718.864.0091 
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Professional Dog Walkers, Pet Sitting Brooklyn, Gowanus, Park Slope, South Slope, Greenwood

About Us

Who We Are

Hair of the Dog Walkers is a professional dog walking and pet sitting service based out of Park Slope/Gowanus, Brooklyn. We are certified walkers through dog*tec, fully insured and bonded, and pet CPR/First Aid certified. We are a small and dedicated team of pet lovers here to make your life easier!

Your pup's positive experience is our goal, and we always provide our clients with professional care and expertise. We love our pets like children, and we'll love yours too!

Andrea Cherrington

Andrea, owner and founder is a Philadelphia native, making her home in Brooklyn nearly 11 years ago. She grew up alongside an active Springer Spaniel, 3 cats, and a pet iguana. Pet deprived in college, she managed to occasionally walk friends' dogs, cats, and even ferrets, while volunteering at her local PetsMart. Six years ago, Andrea and her family finally adopted their first rescue pup, Willow. Resident kitty Chutney is getting along nicely with her housemate. Andrea holds a BA in Urban Planning from University of Pittsburgh, and an MS in Education from Brooklyn College. She has taught in a local preschool and public elementary schools and has received her Dog Walking Academy certification. She and her family are members of the Park Slope Food Coop, Gowanus Alliance, and Wildlife Conservation Society. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, nature, yoga and hanging with her two daughters, husband and dog.

Michael is originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and has been a resident of Park Slope since 2005. He grew up adventuring with his dog, a beagle/spaniel mix named Rebel. For the past twelve years, his best bud has been a tuxedo cat named Marlowe. Michael worked for the non-profit organization Poets House for over ten years, heading their library and educational programs. He holds a BA in English from the University of Florida and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. He has taught English and Creative Writing in NYC public schools in all five boroughs. In 2011, he started taking classes in comedy and performing around the city. You can see him perform on house teams for sketch and Improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Reckless Theatres, where he also coaches and teaches. While not working, Michael enjoys exploring the city by bike, watching English Premier League soccer, and reading science fiction novels.

Steve grew up in London surrounded by Greyhounds and Leonbergers, meaning from a young age he had to learn how to train and work with high maintenance dogs. This led him to study animal behaviour at Edinburgh University, in Scotland. In his 20s, he started training dogs and volunteering at kennels during down time from his demanding global job.

In his late 20's, he was adopted by a rescue Greyhound named Deano. Deano chose Steve the moment he walked through the door and didn't leave his side until he passed away from bone cancer.
Steve moved to Brooklyn five years ago from England as part of his full time tech job. After a few seismic life changes and couple of years of adjustment, he is happy to finally be able to find the time to work with animals again. 
When not with others' animals, Steve spends time exploring and enjoying Brooklyn with his wife, mixing music (also a professional DJ), cuddling with his crazy cat Sybil, and watching lots of soccer. He IS English for crying out loud!