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

  Michael B  has long enjoyed the company of dogs. He enjoys outdoor activities like climbing and swimming. Also loves to play the piano, even if he's just learning. Currently studying at William Esper to hone his technique for acting for every medium.

Michael B has long enjoyed the company of dogs. He enjoys outdoor activities like climbing and swimming. Also loves to play the piano, even if he's just learning. Currently studying at William Esper to hone his technique for acting for every medium.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

 

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!

  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!

 Hailing from Brooklyn by way of East Cleveland,  Brian C  is an actively performing musician & recording artist with a genuine love for dogs. A proud Han to his six year-old Pit, Squints, Brian is a life-long dog owner, with experience raising & training puppies, often taking Squints with him on tour.

Hailing from Brooklyn by way of East Cleveland, Brian C is an actively performing musician & recording artist with a genuine love for dogs. A proud Han to his six year-old Pit, Squints, Brian is a life-long dog owner, with experience raising & training puppies, often taking Squints with him on tour.

  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.

  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.

  Andrew D  is currently pursuing his M.A. in World History at NYU. A Philly native, Andrew has been living in Crown Heights with his longtime partner and their cat, Bowie, for three years. Outside of work, Andrew can generally be found cooking veggie-friendly meals, drawing people on the subway, or reading anything he can lay his hands on.

Andrew D is currently pursuing his M.A. in World History at NYU. A Philly native, Andrew has been living in Crown Heights with his longtime partner and their cat, Bowie, for three years. Outside of work, Andrew can generally be found cooking veggie-friendly meals, drawing people on the subway, or reading anything he can lay his hands on.

  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.

  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.

  Lily I  is originally from South Florida and has lived in NYC for over 9 years. She studied creative writing at Barnard College and has spent the last two years pursuing a career in standup comedy. After graduating from college in 2013 she began working as a nanny, dog sitter, and dog walker.

Lily I is originally from South Florida and has lived in NYC for over 9 years. She studied creative writing at Barnard College and has spent the last two years pursuing a career in standup comedy. After graduating from college in 2013 she began working as a nanny, dog sitter, and dog walker.

  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.

  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.

  Carley L  has a passion for pups and a penchant for music. She is a handywoman of the arts and has used her skills to take on creative tasks from evening gigs to album design. Presently, she is focused on charming doggies by day, and audiences by night.

Carley L has a passion for pups and a penchant for music. She is a handywoman of the arts and has used her skills to take on creative tasks from evening gigs to album design. Presently, she is focused on charming doggies by day, and audiences by night.

  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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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.