Steph Coughlan, Professional Pet Caretaker

"I look forward to meeting the dogs and cats who live here, at the highest point in Brooklyn!"

Neighborhoods: Sunset Park

About me: I started taking care of animals as a child on my parents' farm in Virginia. We had several horses, dogs and cats. My family began breeding, training, and showing Dalmatians. As a child I had lots of exposure to many different breeds of dogs through my local dog club and showing events. We bred, trained, and showed for many years. I have worked for 2 years at a doggie daycare, spending my days watching the dogs play, making sure their environment is clean, and giving them the supervision, discipline, love and care they need. I am now living in Sunset Park with my college sweetheart; we've been here for over three years and love the neighborhood. I look forward to meeting the dogs and cats who live here, at the highest point in Brooklyn!

Favorite Dog Breed: My favorite breeds are beagles, pit-bulls, and dalmatians. I have had all 3 at different times in my life. Because of the dog showing I have a great appreciation for all different types. I also love mixed breeds because it's fun to see how little traits come through.

When I'm not with other peoples' animals.. I Enjoy cooking, eating, and drinking great food and wine. I am a foodie. I love how things smell, the textures, and flavors that make food not just nourishment but an experience. I read books, watch tv, and read blogs about food related subjects. It's a fascination really. Other interests are playing with my pit-bull mixed breed dog "Pebbles" and spending time with my husband. I like movies, and shopping. I find it relaxing to go to vintage stores and take home what ever little treasures I come across.

Comments about Steph:

"Steph has been amazing with Archie. He's always so happy to see her, and she takes him to all the great doggy spots in the neighborhood, like Sunset Park. Her updates on Archie are full of news about his outing, and her photos are unbelievable -- I can't get Archie to sit like that for me! Steph has been very kind in working with my unpredictable freelance schedule, and she's super reliable. I couldn't recommend Steph and Prospect BArk more highly."
~ Mary Jane and Archie
"Steph is so sweet and reliable - Kashi seems to think so too. Every day Steph leaves us a little note on our whiteboard about Kashi's walk. We're glad to know that our dog is in good hands while we're away at work all day."
~ Lauren, Rob & Kashi