About Downtown Pets


Our aim is to have a lasting, positive impact on you, and your pet’s lives. Let’s talk. 

Downtown Pets has tried to separate itself from its competitors by offering the most consistently professional dog walkers in New York City. Downtown Pets was founded by Josh Schermer over seven years ago with the goal of providing individual attention to dogs in Lower Manhattan. We started with a single client and have since grown to have multiple routes in every neighborhood in Lower Manhattan. But our core values have remained the same and we continue to provide a personal approach to our clients and their dogs. .

Our NYC Dog Services

We offer New York City dog services for every stage of your dog’s life. Starting with our New York City puppy care services and leading into our New York City dog walkers and New York City dog runners, we can help you with most anything you might need to take care of your NYC dog.



Josh Schermer

Josh Schermer, is the owner and founder of Downtown Pets and Dog Walker University, he’s a leading voice in the pet service industry and he’s also the author of “The Dog Walker & Pet Sitter Bible,” the most widely respected book on how to create a professional pet service. Josh is a lifetime New Yorker and he started rescuing animals in 4th grade so working with animals was definitely his calling. Josh has appeared on television shows ranging from Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN, to the Fine Living Channel. He has also been quoted in the New York Times, New York Post and London Times, among others.