Chris grew up in Connecticut and was blessed to have a State Park as his backyard. Hiking those trails with his childhood dogs, Loki and Phoebe, instilled a lifetime love of the great outdoors and dogs. After studying Theatre in college, Chris spent time working as an actor, choreographer, stunt person, bartender, Teaching Artist and Middle School teacher.
On his days off, you can find Chris exploring new trails with his two year old pup, Bowie, or exploring used book stores with his wife (and pup if they’ll allow him!) The best part of his Active Dog day is seeing the excited tippy taps of the pups when they excitedly greet him at the door to go for their hikes.
Important Questions for Chris
Why should you trust me with your dog?
As a dog owner myself, I would want anyone who interacts with my pup Bowie to treat him with the utmost care and respect. With that in mind, I will treat dogs I hike through Active Dog as if they were my own. I adore animals (and pups in particular) and fully believe that they should be looked after as if they were humans! (Don’t tell anyone but I think pups are most times better than humans!)
What do you enjoy about working at Active Dog?
The chance to be outside in nature and working with dogs is a dream come true! Every time I’ve explained my new job to friends they’ve immediately responded “That’s perfect for you!” To be able to get paid for something I do for pleasure means that I have found the perfect gig!
What did you do before you worked at Active Dog and why did you decide to work with dogs?
For the previous eight years I was a middle school Theatre teacher in Harlem, NY. While I really enjoyed working with the students, I desired something that would fulfill my soul in a more personal way. I’ve always looked at dogs as being ideal creatures who bring true joy to those around them and relish the chance to work with them on a daily basis.
Recent Posts from The Daily Dog Report
Here’s a look at what’s happening on our nature hikes. We post photos and videos for every hike.
Gorgeous weather to start the week ☀️🍁 with Gracie, Holly, Lainie, Sunny, Willa, Archer, Finnegan, Gus, Hank & Rafa! 🍄🌻🌲🐞🐕 ... See MoreSee Less
Morning Monday sunshine ☀️🐕🐾 Fun on the trails with Beau, Bugsy, Cooper, Nova, Pawzy, Piper, Rider, Rooster, Smokey and Zelda. ... See MoreSee Less
Todays Happy Hikers taking in the sun ☀️. Nothing but big smiles and wagging tails on todays adventure 🐕😁⛰️!! Todays crew: Naxos, Strider, Sven, Lucy, Scupper, Jax, Colin, Charlie, Lola, Bear, Rows, Roscoe and Dougie! ... See MoreSee Less
A beautiful way to start the week! 🐶⛰️🌞 with Bowser, Pilot, Zues, Daisy, Kitta, Dakota, Ila, Poppy, Spencer, Teddy, Blair, Simba, Kenzie and Seffy ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful way to bring in the week!
Enjoying a sunny Monday hike is Ruthie, Kylo, Bosun, Blixen, Bo, Goose, Nami, Zipper and Willie! 😁🐕🌲🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
What a beautiful day for a hike with Lucy, Ozzie, Ryder, Dakota, Pepper, Millie, Duke, Bear, Paws, Zoe, Renzo, Secret, Teddy and our newest hiker, Lucy! 🌞🐶🌿🐾🐕 ... See MoreSee Less
Happy dogs makes a happy hike leader! Nothing beats it 🧡🥾🎃🐾🍎🍂 Daisy, Coco, Lola, Maise, Gretchen, Joey, Stanley, Rocco, Hudson, and Teddy! ... See MoreSee Less
An amazing way to start the week!🌿☀️🌳🐶 Maisie, Roxy, Raylan, Sookie, Ruby, Hermia, Tutto, Darby, Friday, Leo and Gus!❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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What an amazing way to kickoff a new week! Beautiful autumn hike with Bodhi (x2), Parker, Rocco, Foster, Kody, Tucker, Leo, Darcy, Westly, Titan, Dooner, and Riva! 🐾🐶🍁🍂 ... See MoreSee Less
Starting the new week and month off on the right paw with a new Pawfect friend! Meet Otis!!! 👋🐾Joined by Fritz, Moose, Knox, Bowman, Walter, Winnie, Tsunami, Brady, Sheldon, Patriot, Clover, Dax, Riley, and Bridger! 🍁🍂🎃🐾☀️ ... See MoreSee Less
🚨New Handsome Hiker Alert! 🚨
Everyone say Hi to Otis! 👋🐾. Otis is a super friendly 1 year old Vizla! A big fun ball of energy! He did not sit still once on the hike and loves to play! Fetching tennis balls and looking for birds will keep him entertained for hours. Otis made friends right away and is already a pro hiker! Looking forward to all future hikes with him!
Welcome to the AD pack Otis! 🐾☀️🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoying the beautiful weather! 🏞️🤩🐶☀️￼🍁🌻
Pup Pack: Grace x2, Bauer, Sierra, Winnie, Trixie, Lou, Elliot, Emmie, Ringo, Charlie, Moose, and Bree! ... See MoreSee Less
Cooper (2x), Dale, Bizzy, MeiMei, Sunny, Molly, Tucker, Pippi, Lola, Dasher, Leone, and Duncan were loving this warm Fall hike!! 🥾🐶☀️🌳🐕 ... See MoreSee Less
Maple, Beca, Betty, Buffy, Molly, Kodiak, Rosie, Sven, Wellie, Wembley, Murray, Zeus and Sam enjoying the beautiful day on the trails!☀️🐾🤍 ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful Monday morning hike with Samba, Kismet, Izzy, Tilly, Maya, Taco, Lucky, Sugar, Beau, Milo, Ryder, Payton, Waffles, Panda, Tucker, Zane, Gatsby, Wally and Porter! 🐾 🐶 ... See MoreSee Less
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