Brooklyn Bark Talks

A Great Dog Walker in DUMBO: Meet Matt O'Brien

Posted by Helen Bowers on Sep 1, 2015 2:13:00 PM

With a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Matt O’Brien used to be a Wall Street reporter.   While the money was great, the cost the job had on his fiction writing left him feeling frustrated and unfulfilled.

 

Happily, he is finding inspiration every day now, taking care of our beloved Barkers.

 

And what a perfect match it is between Matt and his furry Barkers!  An avid runner, Matt adores the exercise time he shares with his pups.  And they adore it – and

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5 Steps to Care for Your Elderly Dog

Posted by Helen Bowers on Aug 27, 2015 2:56:00 PM

Someone once said, “The only thing wrong with dogs is that they can’t live forever.” 

 

It's difficult to see your best friend aging, but even when dogs reach their golden years there are still a lot of opportunities for great times together, a lot to be enjoyed at, perhaps, a lower level of energy.

 

Brooklyn Bark Dog Walkers encourages you to take these steps to keep your senior dog in the best of health for maximum longevity.

 

  1. Optimal nutrition.  This is important through a dog’s life but becomes more so as he ages.  Choose food that lists quality products in its ingredients, providing all the vitamins and minerals your dog needs.  For
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Best Dog Walking in Ft. Greene: Meet Lazé the vet tech from Macedonia

Posted by Helen Bowers on Aug 25, 2015 3:15:00 PM

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How to Choose the Best Toys for your Pet

Posted by Jordan Walker on Aug 20, 2015 3:30:00 PM

The toy options for your pets are almost endless, thus choosing the right one can be daunting and overwhelming.   With that being said, some pet owners end up with loads of toys that are left in the corners because they do not even interest their fluffy pals.


So, how do you choose the best toys for your pets?  Well, an animal’s toy preference greatly depends on their lifestyle.  At first, pet owners might want to purchase different types so as to find out how their pet likes to chew or play.   In the long run, the pets might find a variety of toys rather interesting.   If you do not want to have regrets in your toy selection,

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Meet a Great Dog Walker in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn and Carroll Gardens: JM Nicholson

Posted by Helen Bowers on Aug 19, 2015 6:16:40 PM

For those of you searching for a great dog walker with a great sense of humor in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn or Carroll Gardens, we are delighted to introduce you to JM Nicholson

JM enjoys traveling and is always looking to get his hands on a new creative project.  He lived and studied in Rome for a year, followed by a two-week stay on an olive farm in Cortona, where he was part of the volunteer organization prophetically named, WWOOF.  WWOOF volunteers offer their time on organic farms in exchange for learning valuable information about organic living.

 

When JM is not traveling, he enjoys literature (reading and writing fiction; also journalism), music (listening and playing the guitar), concerts, music journalism (he used to write for an online

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All Clear! Dr. Chris and the DEC Tell Us Swimming at Dog Beach Can Resume

Posted by Chris Gaylord, DVM on Aug 11, 2015 7:08:00 PM

Two weeks ago Dr. Chris Gaylord of North Slope Veterinary shared the DEC warning about the algae bloom in Prospect Park Lake and suggested keeping your dog out of the water until the agency sounded an "all clear".   That All Clear came today and we are thrilled to share it here.

 

BBark:  We understand there has been an update about the algae in the Dog Beach in Prospect Park.

Dr. Chris:  Yes. I’ve spoken with the Department of Environmen

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Bed Stuy has a Great Dog Walker: Meet Michael Bronner

Posted by Helen Bowers on Aug 11, 2015 3:14:00 PM

Michael Bronner is one of our very popular dog walkers.  He dog walks the Bedford–Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn along with part of neighboring Williamsburg.  Michael apparently doesn't think he gets enough exercise just walking dogs all day so he bikes over five miles to his assigned area before he even begins walking dogs.  He considers it almost a vacation since he biked fifteen miles to work at his previous job.  He's also passionate about jujitsu and burns off even more calories training minimum of three days a week! 


He even gets to share his passion by teaching a kids' jujitsu class on Saturdays.

 

Although he never had a pet growing up, Michael is blessed to have friends with pets who have shared their furry friends with him. One of his favorites was a gray domestic shorthair cat named Earl Grey (of course!) with a personality way bigger than he was and who loved sleeping on

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Be Good to Your Pet; Be Good to your Wallet; Be Good to NYC.... and it's FREE

Posted by Helen Bowers on Aug 6, 2015 10:49:00 AM

When was the last time you felt that Con Ed hit a home run?   They did with coolNYC.

With temperatures in the 90s, what am I talking about?  

coolNYC is a joint project of ConEd and ThinkEco to help you

  • Monitor the temperature in your apartment remotely
  • Turn on and adjust your air conditioner, also remotely
  • Reduce the strain on the electrical grid to help prevent power outages

 

Any, yes, it's free.  Actually it is better than free because you also save money on your electric bill by being able to turn on the a/c as the day warms up and off in the cool of evening rather than leaving it run all day.

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Dog Walking in Downtown Brooklyn: Meet Adam Goebler

Posted by Helen Bowers on Aug 4, 2015 10:33:00 AM

Meet Adam Goebler - animal lover and an awesome person all around!   Adam loves all animals and is especially excited about being able to work with new animals and get to know them every time he has a new client!

 

Adam is a New York boy, New York State that is. Originally from Orange County, NY he has lived in Poughkeepsie, Albany, Binghamton, and Long Island, and currently Brooklyn.  Some things he enjoys are animals (of course), politics, film, and music.   A Political Science/Cinema graduate from Binghamton University, some of the things he enjoys in his

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Dog Walking Downtown Brooklyn: Meet Bryan McFadden

Posted by Helen Bowers on Jul 30, 2015 11:35:00 AM

We know that you hate every minute you spend away from your favorite furry friends, so we only hire the best people in Brooklyn to take care of your pets when you can't. We are excited to introduce you to Bryan McFadden who loves dog walking in downtown Brooklyn, and offers pet sitting for all kinds of animals in Downtown Brooklyn.

 

Bryan is a man of few words, but he loves to write his walk notes to his clients at the end 

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