Timothy Wright-Bodine, ProspectBArk Territory Manager!

"Did you know that wagging tails skew to the right when a dog really likes you?"

Territory: Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Red Hook, Gowanus, South Slope, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, BK Heights, Dumbo

About me:I grew up with a wonderful Wirehaired Pointing Griffon named Sadie. Some of my earliest memories are of her herding me and my brother around and breaking up our sibling squabbles. Losing Sadie to stomach cancer was a difficult thing, and since then I've jumped at every opportunity to dogsit for friends. Meeting new dogs and learning their distinct personalities proved such a joy that doing it professionally seemed the natural next step.

Walking the many pups of Bay Ridge has been a particularly enjoyable experience. It's a really dog-friendly neighborhood so walks become a nice opportunity to socialize, both for the dogs and myself. I have particular experience with Dalmatians, Jack Russel Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Pitbulls, Labs, Schipperkes and Beagles among others. In taking care of these pups I've had to do everything from administering medication to carrying an older dog down the stairs when she was too weak to get out for her walk. I have endless patience and affection for animals. Each breed as well as each individual dog has a distinct personality and set of motivations, and I delight in discovering new facets of canine psychology. Did you know that wagging tails skew to the right when a dog really likes you? I think of this job, and of life, as an endless learning experience.

Favorite Dog Breeds: American Pit Bulls and Labrador Retrievers

When I'm not walking dogs... I'm improving my Ruby programming skills, writing for fun and profit, binge-watching Netflix and nostalgically playing ancient computer games.

Comments about Tim:

"We rescued our little guy Enzo on a whim, instantly fell head over heels in love with him and then came to the devastating realization that we had to leave him Monday morning, when we headed back to work. Faced with the dilemma of finding someone we could really trust to care for our new fur-baby, we were super fortunate in meeting the amazing people at Prospect Bark and Tim came to our rescue! We cant thank him enough for his dedication, patience, reliability and humor. No matter what the challenge, illness, separation anxiety, weather troubles, doggie-boot dilemmas, last minute scheduling emergencies, Tim has always helped us through it all with a tremendous sense of flexibility and calm. The best part of all are the amazing anecdotals he leaves for us every day in our journal. Not only does it keep us abreast to the latest happenings in Enzo's world, they usually leave us in stitches (Tim has a great sense of humor). Coming home to a wagging tail and a smiling face let us know that Enzo thinks Tim's pretty great too! Thank you Tim (and the amazing staff at Prospect Bark) for taking such good care of our little monkey." ~Jess, Chris & Enzo