Emma Covello, Professional Pet Caretaker

"This is my reality every day, and I just can't get enough of it!"

Neighborhoods: Greenpoint

About me: My first pet was "Wolf", a German shepherd/chow mix. He was the sweetest, most loving pup, and he taught me a lot about what it means to really care for another being, whether furry or not! From then on my home was full of all sorts of critters: our fishy friends Elwood and Jake, the hamster Hector, Woofer Kitty, and a squirrel my brother rescued from his landscaping job, Fuzzy Nuts. They all had their own personalities and needs, and we loved each and every one of them unconditionally. Working with ProspectBArk has given me an amazing opportunity to get to know all sorts of animals and their individual personalities. They're all so special!

After working in the childcare field for many years, I decided to make the switch to animal care. After years of volunteering at shelters and adoption agencies - I figured, wouldn't it be nice to make this my paying job? The affection that animals show for their caretakers is amazing and I wanted to experience that daily. When people ask me about being a dog walker and pet caretaker, I set them up with this simple scenario: Imagine a job where every time you come in to work, your "coworkers" are always excited to see you. EMMA'S HERE, EMMA'S HERE, tails wagging, tongues hanging out. This is my reality every day, and I just can't get enough of it!

Favorite Dog Breed: Mutts, mutts, mutts!

When I'm not walking dogs... I play drums too loudly in my apartment, write silly comics, and try to find new places to explore!

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