Damian Burden, ProspectBArk All-Star!

"I get to spend my days enjoying critters and the wonderful people of the Bed-Stuy community."

Neighborhoods: Bedford-Stuyvesant

About me: I love dogs and cats. It really is that simple. I have spent the greater part of my life in Flatbush, but have traveled to many places around the world. After a distinguished military career, the best thing I've had happen to me was joining Prospect Bark where I get to spend my days enjoying critters and the wonderful people of the Bed-Stuy community.

The most important thing to me is family. I treat each and every pooch and kitty as if they were my own, and their families as family friends. I enjoy being an extra pair of hands for the whole family, and am happy to assist with home repairs, plant care, and being of service in any way I can. But most importantly, I love spending time with critters. That's why they call me 'Uncle D!'

Favorite Dog Breed: Hard to pick any one breed because I love them all, but I do have an affinity for pit bulls, like my girl Montana in the picture!

When I'm not walking dogs... I enjoy sports, church, volunteering, golf, spending time with family and working on the Great American Novel.

Comments about Damian:

"My finicky four year old pitbull has been through a number of dog walkers in New York City. Damian at Prospect Bark is, by far, the BEST we have ever had. He is kind and responsible, he listens to our specific needs and requests, and (most importantly) our dog is madly in love with him!

Damian recently dog-sat while we were out of town for a week. He sent us photos and video updates every day. We returned from our vacation to find our house clean, bedding washed, and even a "Welcome Home" bottle of wine from Damian. No wonder our dog loves "Uncle D," he is simply amazing!" ~ Hayley
"As first time parents of a retired greyhound, we were anxious to leave our girl during the work day as she transitioned from working life to retired life. As soon as Damian stepped through our door, we knew we were in the right hands! He sent us pictures and videos of her daily progress, teaching her how to walk on a leash and how to climb up and down the stairs (a big feat for a dog who has never seen stairs before in her life!) When we left for a week, Damian stayed with her overnight and continued the daily posts with multiple pictures and videos, reassuring us that all was OK. I don't think we could have envisioned a better dog-sitter/uncle/buddy for our girl--we are so happy with Damian and Prospect Bark!"

~ Nikola, Katia and Angel
"Damian is wonderful with my dog! Niobe is a 7 year old black lab living in an apartment so she loves her walks. Damian has watched her several times when I'm traveling over the weekend, and Niobe is always so happy in the pictures Damian sends while I'm gone. In fact, one time I called Damian early in the morning when my plane was delayed and he went to take care of Niobe right away! I'm so thankful Niobe and I found him to take care of her!"

~ Katie & Niobe