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We don’t want to be the biggest pet service in New York City, we want to be the best.

image descriptionJosh Schremer Owner and Founder of Sparky Dogs

  • NBS
  • CNN
  • Fine Living
  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal

Sparky Dog has tried to separate itself from its competitors by offering the most consistently professional dog walkers in New York City. Sparky Dog 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. At the same time you get all the perks of working with a company. We have very strong back-up coverage for when walkers get sick or go on vacations and our walkers are employees, not independant contractors. We have a full-time secretary, use credit cards on file for payments, have online schedule forms, are bonded, insured and provide our employees workers compensation and disability insurance. Please click the following link to hear what our clients have to say. Downtown Pets is also a green pet service.

Our NYC Dog Services

We offer New York City dog services for every stage of your dogs 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.

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the founder

Josh Schermer, is the owner and founder of Sparky Dog 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 liftetime 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. You can click the following links to view video of Josh on The Fine Living Channel, live on NBC Channel 4 or to view this article about how Downtown Pets is a green dog walking company.

Use the map to pull up your pet’s location quickly, should you ever need to find your escape artist or hound trailing a scent.

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Use the map to pull up your pet’s location quickly, should you ever need to find your escape artist or hound trailing a scent.

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