Liz Plymell, Professional Pet Caretaker

"I have been working with professionally with animals since 1988, and look forward to continuing this adventure!"

Neighborhoods: Park Slope

About me:I have spent my life surrounded by animals of one kind or another. Cats were the first; my parents have a picture of me in my crib with a litter of kittens. Our first dog was a German Shepard we named Steak, who adopted us. My next dog was a beautiful blond lab who taught all that I know about proper dog behavior. I have a biology degree and worked in public aquariums getting to learn about exotic fish, sharks, alligators, otters and turtles. When I moved to New York City, pet care seemed like a great field to get into. I was right and have had the pleasure of spending my days with pups of all sizes from a tiny Maltese to a rather large Newfoundland throughout both Manhattan and Park Slope. I have been working with animals professionally since 1988, and I look forward to continuing this adventure!

Favorite Dog Breed: black lab

When I'm not walking dogs... I'm a volunteer firefighter, a 2nd degree black belt in karate, and I love to scuba dive!

Comments about Liz:

"We have nothing but great things to say about our dog walker, Liz ...she is exceptional! I have a dynamic schedule so our walks tend to be scheduled at the last minute and Liz is always willing to accommodate us. She truly is a life saver. We have a slightly crazy, but very friendly chocolate lab mix and I know that she is in great hands with Liz. Liz provides us updates after every walk and it's comforting to know our dog is with such a caring person."
~ Jared & Rhune
"Liz has been the kindest, most trustworthy, and reliable friend to our chihuahua, Biggie Smalls. Biggie, although small, has a unique personality, but Liz doesn't let Biggie's previous gang-affiliations get in between their walks. She keeps him safe and protected from the public and his screaming fans. Liz keeps us up to date of her daily travels through a doggie diary which my wife and I just adore. We have unpredictable schedules and Liz and Prospect BArk are always there to accommodate, whether it's a late-night walk or a weekend stay. Thanks for always keeping it real, Liz."
~ Keith, Julia & Biggie Smalls
"Clovis cries with absolute joy when he sees Liz. And Lenny brings her toys before she even gets through the door, which is the best way he knows to show his love. Liz has been great. The dogs love her, she is thoughtful, always letting us know how the walks went, and very accommodating to our changing schedules. We are thrilled we have her as a resource."
~ Jason & Shelly
"I am often home when Liz arrives and I hear her chatting fondly with him. He's a bit of a quirky hound and often needs some coaxing to get him off his nap chair and out the door, but Liz is always a good sport about it! She's learned all his favorite spots in the neighborhood, so he's a happy guy. So are we!"
~ Laura & Slim