ABOUT PAWS ON PINE

aboutimagePaws on Pine is a boutique dog walking and pet sitting concierge service, offering personalized and reliable care to pets and their very happy owners. Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, we treat your dogs and cats like our own.

At Paws on Pine, we don’t believe in “pack walks”.  We want your dog to experience what they are used to with you, their human owner. Your dogs aren’t riding up and down in elevators or standing in lobbies with us; they are outside walking, having the time of their lives, exploring our amazing neighborhood!

In addition, we only assign one pet specialist to each of our furry clients.  We want your pets to have the best and most comfortable experience with us!

Paws on Pine knows it is difficult and stressful to find someone to care for your pets while at work or traveling. We are THE service you can trust.

With updates and pictures sent by text and/or e-mail after every walk or visit, you will never worry about your pets’ happiness and safety.

Fully insured and bonded and proud member of Pet Sitters International, Paws on Pine looks forward to meeting the needs of your furry kids. We offer passion, flexible schedules and no contracts.

Trust your pets to the love and care at Paws on Pine!

 

About the Owner

IMG_0726Heather Curatolo is a born-and-bred New Yorker and animal lover. She spent years working in overly demanding jobs and felt something was missing. Heather decided to follow her passion and started a dream job of working with pets. One of her dogs, Bebop, a French bulldog, had cancer and soon after, was paralyzed for almost three months. Being able to give her almost 24-hour care made Heather happy and fulfilled. Sadly, Bebop is no longer with us but was a huge inspiration in starting Paws on Pine along with Doxy the Dachshund who crossed the Rainbow Bridge as well. Heather is currently owned by a French Bulldog related to Bebop named Tristan. She is a long-time resident of the Financial District.

 

Our Pack-

At Paws on Pine, we have a strict interview process for all our dog walkers and pet sitters including extensive reference and background checks.  We employ animal owners and lovers. Our walkers are extremely familiar with the Financial District neighborhood and know all the best places to walk your furry family.

IMG_0716Mike Picardo- Mike is originally from Rochester, NY before moving to the city about four years ago. Currently, he’s finishing his undergraduate studies at CUNY Hunter and looking forward to continuing his higher education in the future. Growing up, he enjoyed keeping everything from parakeets and fish, to a ball python named Cid. Having a sibling with pet allergies never allowed us to have cats or dogs but Mike has always had amazing animals in his life. He looks forward to owning his own dog someday but in the meantime made an awesome companion with his roommate’s 5-year-old chow/cattle dog mix, Rain. When he’s not walking or studying, he loves checking out new places in and around the city. “I’m super stoked to have found Heather and the team at Paws on Pine! It’s great to have the opportunity to meet fellow animal lovers and of course add to my growing fur family Furballfotos on Instagram”!

imageCaitlin Nelson– Caitlin was born and raised in Brooklyn. Her first dog, a beagle named Amy, grew up with her for much of her childhood. Now, she has three dogs in the family including her best friend for the past 9 years, a feisty but loyal Beagle named Maylene. Her family loves animals, and they currently have 8 cats and love them like family. She couldn’t imagine her life without at least a dog and a cat. Besides walking and sitting, Caitlin hopes to be a sonogram technician someday!

 

 

 

 

Autumn & Rico

Autumn Offerman- Autumn, hailing from the Big Apple with a short stint in FL. Currently attending school in Lower Manhattan, Autumn is a Pokemon addict and loves to volunteer- most recently with the New Rochelle Humane Society where she helped socialize cats and dogs of all sizes. Autumn is also the proud owner of a beautiful American Eskimo named Rico.

 

 

Juan Carlos Ortiz-  Born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. Growing up in a household that his mother had allergies he was unable to have cats and dogs but was able to fill that void with an array of all sorts of critters – from hamsters, fish, lizards, a snake and even scorpions. In his adult life, he is owned by two rescue dogs. Bruno from an animal shelter and Coco, which he brought back and rescued while visiting family in Puerto Rico. Juan is an alumnus from Parsons the New School for Design and currently is working towards his artistic endeavors in creating his own design/branding studio. On his free time, Juan enjoys challenging his creativity through a series of design prompts as well as painting and sculpting for his own pleasure.

 

Crystal Rondon- Crystal was born and raised in Lower Manhattan. All her life, she grew up with animals including a Yorkie, a Pomeranian and a cat. After they passed, she started rescuing cats and is now owned by 4 including Gracie shown here! When she’s not walking for Paws on Pine, she’s a mother to two human boys who share her love for animals. “So glad I found Paws on Pine because now I have new furry friends who I get to walk and care for. Best job ever!!”

 

Jacob Price- Jacob’s passion is photography.  He grew up in a very small town in Illinois where there wasn’t much to do so he’d spend his days running, skateboarding, and taking photos. He grew up with two Beagles who he would take everywhere. They’d always accompany him on photoshoots. Eventually he moved out of Illinois to pursue photography and have been doing freelance TV/ Film production work for about 4 years. He has a strong passion for art and taking care of animals. He currently resides in Brooklyn and is owned by a Yorkie/Chihuahua mix named Burton.

Vincent Adams- Being born and raised in the Bronx, he was always interested in working with animals due to the close proximity to the Bronx Zoo. However, when not hanging with the exotic animals there, he has been a pet owner for over 15 years- including multiple cats, and a dog his whole life, He knows his life’s calling is to work with animals. When not caring for animals, you can typically find him playing video games or getting upset watching sports. And while he is always sad to leave his pet family for the day, he knows he will be helping people out by taking care of the pets of others.

Russell Mueller- Russell grew up in NY with animals his whole life and couldn’t be happier walking Paws on Pine’s four legged friends!  He has extensive experience with animals including being a certified groomer at the American Academy of Pet Grooming and fostering and rescuing dogs from Posh Pets. Russell is very active and loves adventure. His hobbies include longboarding, camping and spending time with friends and family.  He is currently owned by 2 dogs, Dandie- A Dandie Dindmont Terrier and Dubya, a Shiba Inu Beagle mix.

Lisa Corporan- Lisa grew up in New York City, Brooklyn and Queens and as long as she can remember,  she always had an unconditional love for animals. She was always owned by pets starting from childhood including cats and dogs. She is currently owned by a 9 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi and he is her best friend! Her hobbies include playing the guitar; painting and making video art. She also enjoys a good book and great coffee!

Erika Johnson- Erika is owned by Roxy- a Pitbull/Dalmatian mix. All her life, she has been surrounded by animals from horses to ducks, cats, dogs, you name it. Nothing makes her happier then being around animals. Erika was born in Puerto Rico, but raised mostly in New York. Besides walking dogs for Paws on Pine, Erika loves Yoga, meditation, nature walks and swimming.