Nicole grew up in Westchester, NY and has always had a passion for animals. She had pets growing up, from dogs, to cats, to hamsters, to frogs! She recently adopted a hound puppy, Scout, who keeps her on her toes – she even joins in on Active Dog hikes! While Nicole’s first job was as a gymnastics coach, she comes from years of animal experience at an animal shelter.
She also studied Animal and Veterinary Sciences, as well as Business Management. These paths of education inspired Nicole to begin her own dog walking business. In time, Nicole learned that she much preferred being outside with the dogs than sitting behind a desk. She feels that this fun, unique job that combines all of her favorite things is the perfect fit!
Important Questions for Nicole
Why should you trust me with your dog?
I feel great responsibility knowing that you’re trusting me with your pup! My years of experience make me confident that I can keep your pet safe in my care.
What do you enjoy about working at Active Dog?
My favorite part of this job is being able to observe and help the dogs be dogs. They have the freedom to sniff, explore, and romp around in the streams. This is how dogs are meant to play!
What did you do before you worked at Active Dog and why did you decide to work with dogs?
My passion for dogs began at 4 years old when I proclaimed that I wanted to be a veterinarian (things have changed…) I have worked with dogs since I was 18 years old at Pet Rescue, NY, an animal shelter in Harrison, NY. I also owned a dog walking business and trained as a dog trainer!
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.
Merrily we hike along! 🐾🌲🦌
Billy, Bosun, Bucky, Charlie, Coco, Cookie, Cupcake, Dazzle, Franky, Hank, Lenny, Leo, Rosie, Sookie, and Theo! ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday Trail Trekking with Trixie, Rudy, Rocco, Wolfie, Sunny, and Sparky! 🐕🐾🌳😄 ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday hikers! 🐾✨🦴 Ruthie, Ruby, Ivy, Bowie, Lacey, Thistle, Snacks, Woody, Harley, Buzz, Brady, and Patriot! 🌲🎾🐕 ... See MoreSee Less
Two happy brothers enjoying their afternoon hike!! 💛🐾✨ ... See MoreSee Less
So cute 🥰
Thursdays Super Troopers!❤️🐶☀️🌳🌿 Zelda, Fern, Jax, Winnie, Jock, Milo, Sierra, Jack, Waylon, Georgie, Fern, Mabel, Luna and Elle❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Keeping cool with the Thursday crew - Annabelle, Carly, Dakota, Teddy, Coco, Eli, Cash, Seamus, Karl, Beaux and Ovi!! ... See MoreSee Less
Fun on the trails with Peetie, Sumo, TeddyW and Russell! 🌲🌈🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Tillie! 💕👋🏼 This 4 month old Portuguese Water Dog learned so much during her first training session! Her family learned about the importance of management (preventing the rehearsal of unwanted behaviors), exercises to keep her brain active (and her out of trouble!), and how to continue socialization.
You’re off to a great start, Tillie! #dogtraining ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday hikers! 🐾⛰☀️💦🦋🌿🐸
Bones, Maddie, Maple, Webster, Raven, Oslo, Wellie, Theo and Ollie ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday explorers in action !! ⚡️💯⛰🐕😎💪🏼🐾🌥 Rocket, Daisy, Brooks, Liam, Ruby, Sandy & Coco! 🐶 ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday super squad 🏆🙌🏻 Bowie, Brandi, Gretel, Harlow, Lucie, Lucy, Taco, Val, Brody, Hamilton, Kairo, Louie, Raylan, Rocco & Zane! 🌅🐾🌳✨❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday trailblazers!🥾 Molly, Buffy, Stella, Beca, Betty, Lucie Loo, Foster, Strider, Sven, Woody, Huck and Bodie!🐾☀️🐶💛 ... See MoreSee Less
🐾 Paws down an ⭐️ excellent ⭐️ hike with Dasher, Kenzie, Parker, Pippa, Harvey, Tuck, and Van!!!!!🌸🐶🌳 ... See MoreSee Less