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. 

  Alyssa P  is a graduate student at Ithaca College for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Originally from Westchester, NY she loves to come home and spend summers in NYC with friends. In her free time she enjoys running and reading. She is looking forward to exploring new areas of NYC.

Alyssa P is a graduate student at Ithaca College for her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Originally from Westchester, NY she loves to come home and spend summers in NYC with friends. In her free time she enjoys running and reading. She is looking forward to exploring new areas of NYC.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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. 

  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.

  Julie V  is a communications consultant who works with grassroots groups and change agents. She has 17 years of experience reporting, writing, editing, and digital-content strategizing. Many dogs and cats count Julie as a friend. She was born and raised in the New York metro area and has lived in many of the city’s neighborhoods.

Julie V is a communications consultant who works with grassroots groups and change agents. She has 17 years of experience reporting, writing, editing, and digital-content strategizing. Many dogs and cats count Julie as a friend. She was born and raised in the New York metro area and has lived in many of the city’s neighborhoods.

 

Greenwich Village & East Side Walkers

 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.  

  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. 

  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.

 A native of Atlanta,  Michael M  went to the New School in NYC for writing and literature! Briefly after, he works as a freelance editor director on a web series in his spare time. Enjoys art and culture! He grew up around dogs, he’s always loved animals, especially dogs! And has a Palmerian mix terrier of his own! 

A native of Atlanta, Michael M went to the New School in NYC for writing and literature! Briefly after, he works as a freelance editor director on a web series in his spare time. Enjoys art and culture! He grew up around dogs, he’s always loved animals, especially dogs! And has a Palmerian mix terrier of his own! 

  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. 

 
 

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. 

  Ruth P  is an Upper West Side native with a love for animals for as early as she can remember. In addition to walking dogs, she works at a doggie daycare and is constantly looking for hands-on dog handling experience as she continues her pursuit of a career working with animals. During her spare time she loves to dance, shoot hoops, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.

Ruth P is an Upper West Side native with a love for animals for as early as she can remember. In addition to walking dogs, she works at a doggie daycare and is constantly looking for hands-on dog handling experience as she continues her pursuit of a career working with animals. During her spare time she loves to dance, shoot hoops, travel, and spend time with her family and friends.

     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.

  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. 

  Noah S  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. 

Noah S 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. 

 

Downtown & Brooklyn Walkers

  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.

  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.

  Taylor F  is originally from North Carolina, where he attended UNCG for video production. He loves being active: playing basketball, cycling, swimming, hiking, especially if it involves the great outdoors! He’s an aspiring filmmaker and actor, with plans to produce documentaries that spread positivity.

Taylor F is originally from North Carolina, where he attended UNCG for video production. He loves being active: playing basketball, cycling, swimming, hiking, especially if it involves the great outdoors! He’s an aspiring filmmaker and actor, with plans to produce documentaries that spread positivity.

  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.