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 since 2000. 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

Jeff S  is an experienced dog walker from the Midwest. He loves video games and bike rides. Jeff went to college to become a police officer, attaining an associates in Criminal Justice.

Jeff S is an experienced dog walker from the Midwest. He loves video games and bike rides. Jeff went to college to become a police officer, attaining an associates in Criminal Justice.

John M  has lived in NYC for over 20 years in Woodhaven, Queens. He likes to take long walks through Forest Park whenever possible. He has a passion for sci-fi, gardening and the great outdoors. He's currently taking classes in Data Science + Design, waiting for the chance to help organizations make smarter decisions by leveraging their data.

John M has lived in NYC for over 20 years in Woodhaven, Queens. He likes to take long walks through Forest Park whenever possible. He has a passion for sci-fi, gardening and the great outdoors. He's currently taking classes in Data Science + Design, waiting for the chance to help organizations make smarter decisions by leveraging their data.

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.

Jesse C  is a graduate student at the City College of New York, studying urban sustainability. When he’s not walking dogs, Jesse enjoys traveling both around the country and NYC, finding out-of-the-way spots to spend time and photograph. He can frequently be found biking or walking around interesting neighborhoods all over the five boroughs.

Jesse C is a graduate student at the City College of New York, studying urban sustainability. When he’s not walking dogs, Jesse enjoys traveling both around the country and NYC, finding out-of-the-way spots to spend time and photograph. He can frequently be found biking or walking around interesting neighborhoods all over the five boroughs.

John R  is a Floridian and attended Florida State where he studied humanities and music. He moved to New York City 10 years ago to work in music. After several years working at various music companies, he joined the FCAP team. He enjoys being outside, listening to music and hanging out with his Boston Terrier.

John R is a Floridian and attended Florida State where he studied humanities and music. He moved to New York City 10 years ago to work in music. After several years working at various music companies, he joined the FCAP team. He enjoys being outside, listening to music and hanging out with his Boston Terrier.

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.

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.

 

Greenwich Village & East Side Walkers

Julia B  is a young artist and musician living in Brooklyn. In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing as well as going to shows. Before moving to New York she cared for dogs while in school at Berklee College of music. Growing up with animals, she has always felt a strong connection to them!

Julia B is a young artist and musician living in Brooklyn. In her spare time she enjoys reading and writing as well as going to shows. Before moving to New York she cared for dogs while in school at Berklee College of music. Growing up with animals, she has always felt a strong connection to them!

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.

Erin S  Is originally from the midwest but now feels the northeast is home. After working in hospitality for the past four years, Erin recently decided to return to school; she hopes to one day have a career in public service. When not out walking pups, Erin can be found searching for New York City’s best bagel, planning her next trip abroad, and playing with her rambunctious Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix, Louie.

Erin S Is originally from the midwest but now feels the northeast is home. After working in hospitality for the past four years, Erin recently decided to return to school; she hopes to one day have a career in public service. When not out walking pups, Erin can be found searching for New York City’s best bagel, planning her next trip abroad, and playing with her rambunctious Boston Terrier/French Bulldog mix, Louie.

Lilly D  is a fourth year student at St. John’s University. Although originally from Long Island, she calls the city her true home. She aspires to be a blog writer (or wherever the wind blows) but considers dogs her number one passion.

Lilly D is a fourth year student at St. John’s University. Although originally from Long Island, she calls the city her true home. She aspires to be a blog writer (or wherever the wind blows) but considers dogs her number one passion.

Originally from Corona, Queens,  Vanessa L  is an actor and an aspiring model. She enjoys yoga, volleyball, singing, baking, and jigsaw puzzles. She graduated from the International Culinary Center in 2013 with a certification in Classic Pastry Arts. When she's not walking dogs, she usually auditioning!

Originally from Corona, Queens, Vanessa L is an actor and an aspiring model. She enjoys yoga, volleyball, singing, baking, and jigsaw puzzles. She graduated from the International Culinary Center in 2013 with a certification in Classic Pastry Arts. When she's not walking dogs, she usually auditioning!

After getting her bachelors,  Joann S  had been working as a camera assistant in the film and tv industry for five years. However, with a re-evaluation of her life she changed her diet and created a strict exercise routine, ultimately deciding to move on from her career and go back to school to become a dietician. Other interests of hers include rock climbing, seeing movies with her film friends and getting creative in the kitchen. She is excited to bring all this positive energy into her daily dog walks.

After getting her bachelors, Joann S had been working as a camera assistant in the film and tv industry for five years. However, with a re-evaluation of her life she changed her diet and created a strict exercise routine, ultimately deciding to move on from her career and go back to school to become a dietician. Other interests of hers include rock climbing, seeing movies with her film friends and getting creative in the kitchen. She is excited to bring all this positive energy into her daily dog walks.

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.

Aislinn S  moved to NYC ten years ago from Vermont where she enjoyed all outdoor activities, from hiking to skiing to camping. She is an avid rugby player and lover of dogs, sports, and the outdoors. She graduated from Smith college with a degree in Costume Design and loves to cook. She loves to sample new foods, explore the city, and hang out with her cat, Marcus.

Aislinn S moved to NYC ten years ago from Vermont where she enjoyed all outdoor activities, from hiking to skiing to camping. She is an avid rugby player and lover of dogs, sports, and the outdoors. She graduated from Smith college with a degree in Costume Design and loves to cook. She loves to sample new foods, explore the city, and hang out with her cat, Marcus.

Tim V  is a musician and has been living in New York since 2000. He attended Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, photography, and perfecting the paradiddle. A life long dog lover, he is very happy to be working at FCAP!

Tim V is a musician and has been living in New York since 2000. He attended Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, photography, and perfecting the paradiddle. A life long dog lover, he is very happy to be working at FCAP!

 
 

Chelsea/Hells Kitchen/Upper West Side Walkers

Ras B  is a generative theater artist born and raised in the Heartland. They got their under graduate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ras has just landed in NYC to study physical theater and movement with SITI Company. When they aren't running with pups, they're listening to audio books, watching stand up comedy, writing plays, and eating their way through the city.

Ras B is a generative theater artist born and raised in the Heartland. They got their under graduate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ras has just landed in NYC to study physical theater and movement with SITI Company. When they aren't running with pups, they're listening to audio books, watching stand up comedy, writing plays, and eating their way through the city.

India L  is an artist living in Brooklyn. Growing up she practiced various forms of art. In her free time she enjoys sewing, photography and doing yoga. She has worked with dogs in the past and couldn’t get enough of them so she joined FCAP!

India L is an artist living in Brooklyn. Growing up she practiced various forms of art. In her free time she enjoys sewing, photography and doing yoga. She has worked with dogs in the past and couldn’t get enough of them so she joined FCAP!

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. 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 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. 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 girlfriend.

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.

Christian E  is a full-time writer. He has lived and worked in New York City for the better part of a decade. When not writing, he enjoys reading and frolicking with his French Bulldog. A former performer, he always keeps a spring in his step.

Christian E is a full-time writer. He has lived and worked in New York City for the better part of a decade. When not writing, he enjoys reading and frolicking with his French Bulldog. A former performer, he always keeps a spring in his step.

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.

 

Downtown & Brooklyn Walkers

James L  is a History student and aspiring writer based in Washington Heights. Originally from a small town in Montana, James moved to the city just over six years ago. When he’s not in class, James enjoys reading in coffee shops or touching up a short play he’s been working on. James grew up in a house full of animals, and is super excited to be raising Cody, a rescue pup he and his roommates recently adopted.

James L is a History student and aspiring writer based in Washington Heights. Originally from a small town in Montana, James moved to the city just over six years ago. When he’s not in class, James enjoys reading in coffee shops or touching up a short play he’s been working on. James grew up in a house full of animals, and is super excited to be raising Cody, a rescue pup he and his roommates recently adopted.

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.

Mackenzie M  is an Oregon native who spent a few years in California before moving to New York earlier this Summer. In her free time she loves exploring the city with friends, reading, and hanging out in all the beautiful parks in her neighborhood. Some of her favorite things include: coffee, donuts, dogs, and Harry Potter.

Mackenzie M is an Oregon native who spent a few years in California before moving to New York earlier this Summer. In her free time she loves exploring the city with friends, reading, and hanging out in all the beautiful parks in her neighborhood. Some of her favorite things include: coffee, donuts, dogs, and Harry Potter.

Matthew M  is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they studied Cosmetology and Literature. They moved to New York three years ago and have been involved in animal and human rights activism. They love performing in nightlife and writing. Matthew's hobbies include tie dyeing, sewing, makeup artistry, and attending music festivals.

Matthew M is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they studied Cosmetology and Literature. They moved to New York three years ago and have been involved in animal and human rights activism. They love performing in nightlife and writing. Matthew's hobbies include tie dyeing, sewing, makeup artistry, and attending music festivals.