Colin grew up in Yonkers, NY, and spent most of his youth exploring hiking trails and woods in surrounding areas of Westchester with his two dogs, Kerry and Tucker. Colin studied communication at SUNY Westchester which led to a career in acting and education.
He spent several years working at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, NY (where he now lives) which led him to learn about and understand, canine behaviors even more. Active Dog is the perfect combination of these past experiences into a fulfilling and rewarding career.
In Colin’s free time, he can be found working on music, writing, playing board games with friends, and, hiking for his own enjoyment!
Important Questions for Colin
Why should you trust me with your dog?
I take a lot of personal responsibility for any dog under my care and treat them as if they were my own. Every career in my past has been on a management level so treating every dog as an individual with their own needs is a priority of mine. Every dog is a family member to someone, and I take pride in giving them the best experience possible while keeping them safe and cared for.
What do you enjoy about working at Active Dog?
Not only is it an opportunity to get out every day and enjoy nature and wildlife, but seeing dogs’ enjoyment of a day well spent is all the satisfaction I need in the world. Seeing how dogs interact in a pack-like manner relative to their not-so-distant cousins, wolves, truly makes me appreciate how their minds work and the impact of the social bonds they form.
What did you do before you worked at Active Dog and why did you decide to work with dogs?
My previous career was as a General Manager at a music school and, while I do have a love for music, getting back outside every day and working with canines has a much more fulfilling impact.
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.
Amazing day exploring the trails with this happy crew!! So much fun with Rosie, Sophie, Edie, Lucky, Penny, Angus, Wellie, Leo, Murray, Raven, Moose, Churro, Zeus, Rocky, and welcoming our newest hiker Cassius!! 😁🐶🐾🌍🍂⭐️🐕 ... See MoreSee Less
Flying through the trails this Friday!🐾 Bizzy, Dasher, Molly x2, Bailey, Daisy, Rocket, Nelson, Cory, Lucky, Tex, Teo, Chase and Ollie!🥾⛰🗺🤍 ... See MoreSee Less
🍟DAY with Lady, Doc, Bella, Coco, Luna, Macey, Riley, Clementine, Diggs, Goose, Duncan, Georgie, and Winston! ⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less
⭐️Dog of the Week⭐️ WOODY
Woody has been hiking with AD over a year and half now The moment he sees the AD van out the window, a big smile spreads across his face. Out on the trails, you can find Woody partaking in an epic game of Chase, running laps around the pack, or hanging back and charming his way into an extra treat or two. In between bursts, he comes bouncing up to check in with his hikers, always wearing his signature smile that is equal parts adorable and mischievous-but most of all contagious. Woody is as sweet as they come, always leaning in for a quick ear scratch and ending every hike with a big hug at drop-off. We love having Woody in our AD family and look forward to many more years of fun on the trails. Congratulations Woody!!! 🤠 ... See MoreSee Less
Well deserved! 💛
FriYAY morning adventure with Billy & Russell! ... See MoreSee Less
We had a new member join our Active Dog Family today! Everyone please join me in Welcoming 💥Roscoe💥 to the pack! 🥳
Roscoe is a 3 year old Mixed Breed Rescue who is extremely smart and will do absolutely anything for a treat! 🦴 His favorite treats are cheese and carrots but he hates peanut butter! One of the cutest things he does is smile with his teeth when greeting his owners returning from work 😁 Roscoe can tear up a stuffed toy within minutes and he loves to jump on anything high (walls, rocks, pedestals) while he's out exploring the town! He’s happiest in nature smelling all the new scents and he hates technology; he'll bark when you get on your phone or are on the computer! Roscoe’s DNA test said he is mostly Chihuahua (34%)! 🧸😊 ⛰🐾
Roscoe fit right in to the AD life today and I am so excited to see his off leash experience and overall confidence grow out on the trails some more! Great job today buddy! ⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday Throwdown! 🐕 ☺️🤩🐾
Callie, Coco, Maisie, Puddles, Rosie, Bauer, Billy, Franky, Georgie, Griffin, Hank, Jeter, Olly, and Waylan! 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
Micole Bag...Our pups hiked together yesterday 🙂
Thursday adventures! Halle, Chase, Bucky, Blu, Bodie, Bubba, Strider, Sven, Seamus, Wilbur and Ajax!🥾🐾🤍 ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday’s AD welcoming pack! 🐾🐕🥳
⭐️Golda, Finley, Riley, Samba, Flash, Dougie, Oden, Mox, Oscar, Jack, Sir Winston, Cooper and Roscoe⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful Thursday hike! 🌤🐕🐾🍂 with Peter, Hailey, Duke, Moose, Bear, Finn, Frankie, Domino, Coco, Dakota, Theo and Kismet ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday fun after the rain 🐾☔️☀️ with Copley, Ella, Fern, Mabel, Mellie, Pearl, Sierra, Jack, Jax, Kodi, Lou, McCoy, Milo & Weston! ♥️☺️🌲💧🥾 ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday hikers sliding through the leafy trails! 🐶🐶🐶😄🎶☀️⚡️🍂🪵🪨 Lizzie, Hannah & Sally🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
Gorgeous Thursday in the woods with Lady, Doc, Pepper, Brady, Huey, Tortellini, Gromley, Sheldon, Duke, Baylor, Gus, Blizter and Stepper! 🤎🐾🥾 ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Thursday!!🎶⚡️☀️🪵🐾🍂⛰Strud & Thunder did amazing on the trails today! ... See MoreSee Less