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.
Enjoying a Sunny Friday! ☀️🦴🐾🐕 Clara, Hetty, Jasper, Willie, Romeo, Ryder Z, Jet, Cooper, Ryder, Chip, Moose, Wednesday, Honey & Harley 💕 ... See MoreSee Less
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