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

Benjamin D hails from Flushing and has a background in food service and hospitality. He is a huge animal lover, having owned dogs, chinchillas, and cats. In his spare time he enjoys being in nature and perfecting his long boarding skills.

Benjamin D hails from Flushing and has a background in food service and hospitality. He is a huge animal lover, having owned dogs, chinchillas, and cats. In his spare time he enjoys being in nature and perfecting his long boarding skills.

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. 

Audrey G is a graphic design student in her senior year at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is also pursuing a minor in Italian, and has a background in exhibition design. When Audrey isn't walking dogs, she likes to hang out in Brooklyn with her friends, work on design projects, and cook dinner with her Nonna.  

Audrey G is a graphic design student in her senior year at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is also pursuing a minor in Italian, and has a background in exhibition design. When Audrey isn't walking dogs, she likes to hang out in Brooklyn with her friends, work on design projects, and cook dinner with her Nonna.  

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. 

Shannon O is an art graduate from Brooklyn College. She makes paintings and short animations. She likes photography and making music for fun. She's a vegan and a huge animal lover! 

Shannon O is an art graduate from Brooklyn College. She makes paintings and short animations. She likes photography and making music for fun. She's a vegan and a huge animal lover! 

Daniel P is an actor and recent graduate of the American Reparatory Theatre of Harvard. He enjoys reading, hiking, and having adventures. He likes to spend most of his time outside when it is available to him. He loves traveling and grew up in Santa Barbra, California.

Daniel P is an actor and recent graduate of the American Reparatory Theatre of Harvard. He enjoys reading, hiking, and having adventures. He likes to spend most of his time outside when it is available to him. He loves traveling and grew up in Santa Barbra, California.

 

Greenwich Village & East Side Walkers

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.

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. 

Bryan K is currently enrolled in college in pursuit of a career as a zoologist. He enjoys going on moderate hikes with his friends and taking on challenges. He loves adventures and being as close to nature as possible.

Bryan K is currently enrolled in college in pursuit of a career as a zoologist. He enjoys going on moderate hikes with his friends and taking on challenges. He loves adventures and being as close to nature as possible.

Other than volunteering at an animal shelter, Cindy L is currently attending college at BMCC. She is planning to further her study in animal science, hopefully to become a Vet technician in the future. She enjoys drinking coffee and traveling to different picturesque places and trying interesting food.

Other than volunteering at an animal shelter, Cindy L is currently attending college at BMCC. She is planning to further her study in animal science, hopefully to become a Vet technician in the future. She enjoys drinking coffee and traveling to different picturesque places and trying interesting food.

Nicole L is a 4th year BFA Fine Arts major at the School of Visual Arts. She enjoys underground music, DIY culture, and attending local art exhibitions. She also enjoys nature and the outdoors, as well as the company of  all animals.

Nicole L is a 4th year BFA Fine Arts major at the School of Visual Arts. She enjoys underground music, DIY culture, and attending local art exhibitions. She also enjoys nature and the outdoors, as well as the company of  all animals.

 
 

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. 

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.

Alexa R currently lives in Brooklyn. She moved to NYC to pursue an education in fashion business where she studied at LIM College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. Currently she freelances for a boutique talent management company where they manage artists and creatives. On her free time she often attends concerts and visits museums around the city or escapes for a quick getaway up to the Hudson Valley where she grew up. 

Alexa R currently lives in Brooklyn. She moved to NYC to pursue an education in fashion business where she studied at LIM College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing. Currently she freelances for a boutique talent management company where they manage artists and creatives. On her free time she often attends concerts and visits museums around the city or escapes for a quick getaway up to the Hudson Valley where she grew up. 

 
 

Downtown & Brooklyn Walkers

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.

Cal P. was born and raised in NYC. He studied writing at SUNY Purchase College. He enjoys board games, movies, and books. In the past he has been an assistant for a blind psychologist and a canvasser for the Working Families Party.

Cal P. was born and raised in NYC. He studied writing at SUNY Purchase College. He enjoys board games, movies, and books. In the past he has been an assistant for a blind psychologist and a canvasser for the Working Families Party.

Julia S is an improvisor/actor from Detroit, Michigan. She was a psychology major and played soccer at a small school called Kalamazoo College and she has a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan. While she is passionate about public health, she also loves comedy and performing, which is what brought her out to New York. She is also an avid runner and foodie, and she's always on the hunt for the best running routes, bakeries, and ice cream shops. 

Julia S is an improvisor/actor from Detroit, Michigan. She was a psychology major and played soccer at a small school called Kalamazoo College and she has a master's degree in public health from the University of Michigan. While she is passionate about public health, she also loves comedy and performing, which is what brought her out to New York. She is also an avid runner and foodie, and she's always on the hunt for the best running routes, bakeries, and ice cream shops. 

Jeff T is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in psychology and is obsessed with flyknit sneakers. When he's not walking dogs, he's walking his own dog, Griffey, playing darts, watching sports, and searching for the next great bowl of ramen. 

Jeff T is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in psychology and is obsessed with flyknit sneakers. When he's not walking dogs, he's walking his own dog, Griffey, playing darts, watching sports, and searching for the next great bowl of ramen. 

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.