ABOUT

 

Fur Coat and Pants was founded in 2009 to provide the best pet care to dog owners in New York City. We love our dogs, and the heart of our business comes from supporting a team of walkers who care about the dogs we walk as much as we do. To achieve this, we have developed a rigorous system of vetting, training and fair wage support to a group of amazing professional walkers who will provide the highest level of care for your pet.

Today, Fur Coat and Pants has grown to provide services for pets all over New York City, with the same level of attention and care that has been there from the start. We love our team, and know you and your dog will too!

 
 

OUR TEAM

 
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Fur Coat and Pants founder Leo Bodrie realized the challenges of finding great pet care in New York City when he struggled to arrange regular walking and sitting care he could trust for his Boston terrier, Larry.

From this came an idea in 2009: Create a business that would provide the highest level of quality pet care he wanted for Larry to other dog owners in New York City. Fur Coat and Pants was born. As word of the amazing care and attention FCAP provided spread and the team grew, Leo knew the heart of the business was in finding the right team of walkers who cared about the dogs he walked as much as he did. From this, the FCAP system of vetting, training, certification and fair wage support of a group of amazing professional walkers has continued over the years. 

Today, Fur Coat and Pants provides care for pets all over New York City, with the same level of attention and care that has been there from the start. We love our team, and know you and your dog will too!

 
 
 
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Dorothy Holscher is a native Atlantan who has called New York City home for fifteen years. After working in fashion photography production and residential real estate, she decided to go back to school to pursue a Public Health degree.  While in school, Dorothy walked dogs for FCAP and was very happy to step into the role of Vice Principal once she graduated. Outside of work she keeps herself busy volunteering, hiking, and slowly chipping away at her Netflix queue.

 
 
 
 

West Village & Greenwich Village Walkers

  Ilyssa F  goes to school for Media Art and Animation and is currently working on pursuing a career as a video editor. She loves animals and has a German Shepard/Husky mix as well as a very opinionated cat. She also enjoys cooking, hiking, playing backgammon, reading, and drawing in her spare time. 

Ilyssa F goes to school for Media Art and Animation and is currently working on pursuing a career as a video editor. She loves animals and has a German Shepard/Husky mix as well as a very opinionated cat. She also enjoys cooking, hiking, playing backgammon, reading, and drawing in her spare time. 

  Stephen R  has lived in NYC for the past 15 years in Greenwich Village. Having worked in fashion retail for many years he decided to go back to school to become a Nuclear Medical Technician. He shares his home with his partner and adorable Schnauzer puppy, Shana.

Stephen R has lived in NYC for the past 15 years in Greenwich Village. Having worked in fashion retail for many years he decided to go back to school to become a Nuclear Medical Technician. He shares his home with his partner and adorable Schnauzer puppy, Shana.

  Sue T  is a California girl who moved to NYC for a career in the Music Business. She left a life of traveling the World four years ago for her two main passions, working with Dogs and Plants. She is a Sustainable Garden Designer and Horticulturist working with private clients and city parks including The Highline. She lives in Greenwich Village with her dog Luna.

Sue T is a California girl who moved to NYC for a career in the Music Business. She left a life of traveling the World four years ago for her two main passions, working with Dogs and Plants. She is a Sustainable Garden Designer and Horticulturist working with private clients and city parks including The Highline. She lives in Greenwich Village with her dog Luna.

  Hayden J  is an energetic young pup himself. An LA native, Hayden has lived in NY since June of 2012. He's a comedian who likes to put on various shows and make short films around the city. He likes to play cribbage with his roommates, go on dates with his girlfriend, and be outside whenever possible. 

Hayden J is an energetic young pup himself. An LA native, Hayden has lived in NY since June of 2012. He's a comedian who likes to put on various shows and make short films around the city. He likes to play cribbage with his roommates, go on dates with his girlfriend, and be outside whenever possible. 

  Alex R  has been living in New York for 8 years by way of Virginia. During his free time Alex enjoys playing and watching soccer, hanging out with friends and working on his clothing line. Alex loves being social and meeting new people and going on adventures.

Alex R has been living in New York for 8 years by way of Virginia. During his free time Alex enjoys playing and watching soccer, hanging out with friends and working on his clothing line. Alex loves being social and meeting new people and going on adventures.

  Rachel M  is a graduate from Ithaca College with a degree in Film and Photography as well as Corporate Communications. Originally from Boston, Rachel just moved to the city earlier this year. She enjoys exploring the city and finding a new brunch spot every weekend. In her free time, she likes to hangout with her friends and spend as much time in nature as possible. 

Rachel M is a graduate from Ithaca College with a degree in Film and Photography as well as Corporate Communications. Originally from Boston, Rachel just moved to the city earlier this year. She enjoys exploring the city and finding a new brunch spot every weekend. In her free time, she likes to hangout with her friends and spend as much time in nature as possible. 

  Geena S  holds a B.A in Radio, Television and Film Production and a minor in Journalism. She enjoys freelancing on set for television and film productions around the city. In her free time, she hits the gym, hikes and explores new parts of the city.

Geena S holds a B.A in Radio, Television and Film Production and a minor in Journalism. She enjoys freelancing on set for television and film productions around the city. In her free time, she hits the gym, hikes and explores new parts of the city.

 

Greenwich Village & East Side Walkers

  Lilly D  is currently a junior at St. John's University in Queens pursuing a Healthcare Informatics degree. She is originally from Long Island but is a city girl at heart and frequents the NYC streets whenever she can. She additionally volunteers her time with Golden Paw Society at PetSmart on the weekends, a non-profit that helps shelter cats get adopted and find forever homes. 

Lilly D is currently a junior at St. John's University in Queens pursuing a Healthcare Informatics degree. She is originally from Long Island but is a city girl at heart and frequents the NYC streets whenever she can. She additionally volunteers her time with Golden Paw Society at PetSmart on the weekends, a non-profit that helps shelter cats get adopted and find forever homes. 

  Cody K  is an aspiring actor from Williamsburg, Virginia. He enjoys theater, film and being outdoors. Although his training is in Culinary Arts, Cody plans to get his Associates in Theater and finish his Bachelor’s in Film. 

Cody K is an aspiring actor from Williamsburg, Virginia. He enjoys theater, film and being outdoors. Although his training is in Culinary Arts, Cody plans to get his Associates in Theater and finish his Bachelor’s in Film. 

  Clayton F  is a Coloradan in his third year as an undergraduate at NYU where he studies creative writing, poetry, and photographic culture. In his downtime he loves to see theater, hike, and go to art galleries.      

Clayton F is a Coloradan in his third year as an undergraduate at NYU where he studies creative writing, poetry, and photographic culture. In his downtime he loves to see theater, hike, and go to art galleries.

 

 

  Gable L  is writer, musician, and actor living in Brooklyn. He moved to the city from his homestate of Iowa two years ago. When not dog-walking, Gable can be seen on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, appearing in the current production of "Elektra", in the indispensable role of unnamed boy servant #3.   Other interests include listening to Bob Dylan... a lot.  

Gable L is writer, musician, and actor living in Brooklyn. He moved to the city from his homestate of Iowa two years ago. When not dog-walking, Gable can be seen on stage at the Metropolitan Opera, appearing in the current production of "Elektra", in the indispensable role of unnamed boy servant #3. 

Other interests include listening to Bob Dylan... a lot.  

  James H  is a freelance writer who dabbles in improv, sketch and stand-up comedy. After studying Business Marketing and working in Sales for a while, James decided to get into creative writing and fulfill his dream of becoming an independent comedic writer. James loves being outside walking with a buddy, clearing his head, getting some exercise and having time to enjoy the day.

James H is a freelance writer who dabbles in improv, sketch and stand-up comedy. After studying Business Marketing and working in Sales for a while, James decided to get into creative writing and fulfill his dream of becoming an independent comedic writer. James loves being outside walking with a buddy, clearing his head, getting some exercise and having time to enjoy the day.

 
 

Chelsea/Hells Kitchen/Upper West Side Walkers

  Alison B  graduated from NYU in 2012 with an individualized degree in "Representation of the 'Other' in Visual Arts and Entertainment". She spent the past few years working on New York based film and television productions and is now exploring other avenues of employment. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, cooking (and eating), and finding new music to listen to. When she has the opportunity to get out of the city she likes to explore parks and hiking trails with her roommate Béa (a pitbull mix) and her girlfriend. 

Alison B graduated from NYU in 2012 with an individualized degree in "Representation of the 'Other' in Visual Arts and Entertainment". She spent the past few years working on New York based film and television productions and is now exploring other avenues of employment. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, cooking (and eating), and finding new music to listen to. When she has the opportunity to get out of the city she likes to explore parks and hiking trails with her roommate Béa (a pitbull mix) and her girlfriend. 

  Daisy G  graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the City College of New York with the goals of helping individuals on a therapeutic level. She spent some time as a substance abuse counselor working with people from all walks of life. Wanting to incorporate her passion for working with animals, she transitioned to a position at a local animal shelter where she enjoys both human and pet interactions. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and spontaneous traveling and looking for other ways to pet all the animals!

Daisy G graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the City College of New York with the goals of helping individuals on a therapeutic level. She spent some time as a substance abuse counselor working with people from all walks of life. Wanting to incorporate her passion for working with animals, she transitioned to a position at a local animal shelter where she enjoys both human and pet interactions. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and spontaneous traveling and looking for other ways to pet all the animals!

  Samantha T  is originally from Charleston, WV. She studied Theatre Arts at Virginia Tech and has been working in Film, TV, Theatre and Voiceover in NYC for almost 9 years. She teaches performing arts and personal development to kids and teens and has been a mother of fur babies her whole life. In her free time she enjoys running, playing the guitar, and having an unrivaled collection of Bed, Bath, & Beyond coupons.

Samantha T is originally from Charleston, WV. She studied Theatre Arts at Virginia Tech and has been working in Film, TV, Theatre and Voiceover in NYC for almost 9 years. She teaches performing arts and personal development to kids and teens and has been a mother of fur babies her whole life. In her free time she enjoys running, playing the guitar, and having an unrivaled collection of Bed, Bath, & Beyond coupons.

 Since she left her California hometown to attend the acting program at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy,  June C  has missed the multitude of dogs that were vital members of her family. She understands how significant all animals truly are, and is eager to provide them with the experience they deserve. Her other passions include theatre, comic books, her four rescue cats, and advocating for education. She enjoys promoting literacy by tutoring grade school children in the Bronx.

Since she left her California hometown to attend the acting program at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, June C has missed the multitude of dogs that were vital members of her family. She understands how significant all animals truly are, and is eager to provide them with the experience they deserve. Her other passions include theatre, comic books, her four rescue cats, and advocating for education. She enjoys promoting literacy by tutoring grade school children in the Bronx.

  Britt R  is a New York native who lives on Long Island with her pup/extremely close friend Rita. She really enjoys relaxing outside with a light breeze and warm sun. She also spends spare time writing and watching historical dramas.

Britt R is a New York native who lives on Long Island with her pup/extremely close friend Rita. She really enjoys relaxing outside with a light breeze and warm sun. She also spends spare time writing and watching historical dramas.

  Cara D  is an aspiring artist living in Brooklyn. She recently moved to New York from Northern Virginia to soak up the culture and get away from the suburban life style. In her free time, Cara enjoys reading a good book, working on her art, and exploring the city. You can find her jamming out on the subway to whatever is playing on her Discover Weekly.

Cara D is an aspiring artist living in Brooklyn. She recently moved to New York from Northern Virginia to soak up the culture and get away from the suburban life style. In her free time, Cara enjoys reading a good book, working on her art, and exploring the city. You can find her jamming out on the subway to whatever is playing on her Discover Weekly.

  Noah S  recently moved to New York from the Midwest and is enjoying exploring the city with friends in his spare time. He attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate and completed a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Prior to dog walking he worked in a lab environment taking care of animals and assisting in research. In his spare time he enjoys reading, visiting parks, and taking in the sights.

Noah S recently moved to New York from the Midwest and is enjoying exploring the city with friends in his spare time. He attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate and completed a Bachelors of Science in Biology. Prior to dog walking he worked in a lab environment taking care of animals and assisting in research. In his spare time he enjoys reading, visiting parks, and taking in the sights.

 

Downtown & Brooklyn Walkers

  Alex E  has a background in IT and Culinary Arts. He's spent time working in Michelin star restaurants, Craft Beer Distribution, Art Galleries, and doing Tech Support. He likes to travel and over the past 4 years has lived in Miami, DC, and is happy to now call New York City home. He likes cooking, enjoying good food and spirits, and is excited to take in all that NYC has to offer.

Alex E has a background in IT and Culinary Arts. He's spent time working in Michelin star restaurants, Craft Beer Distribution, Art Galleries, and doing Tech Support. He likes to travel and over the past 4 years has lived in Miami, DC, and is happy to now call New York City home. He likes cooking, enjoying good food and spirits, and is excited to take in all that NYC has to offer.

  Ray L  is a dog lover from Melbourne, Australia. He moved to New York two years ago to pursue stand up comedy. Ray has a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and is currently learning Italian. He has never been to Disney World.

Ray L is a dog lover from Melbourne, Australia. He moved to New York two years ago to pursue stand up comedy. Ray has a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and is currently learning Italian. He has never been to Disney World.

  Alex N  is an aspiring filmmaker, writer, and photographer living in New York City. When Alex isn't working, you can find him hanging in his hammock, hiking anything with elevation, and throwing anything that is shaped like a disc. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, which makes sense since it’s the study of movement, and well, he’s always on the move. Alex lives to travel and gain new experiences, and wishes to share stories that bring people closer to together.

Alex N is an aspiring filmmaker, writer, and photographer living in New York City. When Alex isn't working, you can find him hanging in his hammock, hiking anything with elevation, and throwing anything that is shaped like a disc. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, which makes sense since it’s the study of movement, and well, he’s always on the move. Alex lives to travel and gain new experiences, and wishes to share stories that bring people closer to together.

  Nick V  is a musician and producer who has worked with hundreds of bands in NYC. He's currently recording a new solo album at his home digital/analog studio. On the technical side, Nick is a licensed amateur radio operator, and enjoys hacking vintage computers and building/repairing electronics. He loves coffee, 70s clothes, and classic American diners.

Nick V is a musician and producer who has worked with hundreds of bands in NYC. He's currently recording a new solo album at his home digital/analog studio. On the technical side, Nick is a licensed amateur radio operator, and enjoys hacking vintage computers and building/repairing electronics. He loves coffee, 70s clothes, and classic American diners.

  Jacob L  is a sound engineer and musician who spends most of his time in the studio or on the road mixing music.  He enjoys exploring different cities around the world as well as retreating out into nature every once in a while for some relaxation.  When he’s not working, you’ll find him at a local record store, listening to a podcast, reading a book, or checking out the latest issue of Tape Op Magazine.

Jacob L is a sound engineer and musician who spends most of his time in the studio or on the road mixing music.  He enjoys exploring different cities around the world as well as retreating out into nature every once in a while for some relaxation.  When he’s not working, you’ll find him at a local record store, listening to a podcast, reading a book, or checking out the latest issue of Tape Op Magazine.