Maria - Owner
Growing up in the country where stray dogs walk freely on the streets I have developed an early love for these animals in need of care and affection.
After years of growing career in accounting and changing to programming, raising two beautiful girls in between I have found true passions unfold when started a dog walking with Toba in 2006. Knowing that my job makes a difference in so many pet lives as well as "human" makes every work day fun and filled with gratitude for all the trust we are given.
is thrilled to be working with dogs again. Many moons ago, while living the life of a struggling actor in NYC, she grew her own business walking dogs on the UWS. She moved with her family to Ridgewood almost eight years ago, and couldn't be happier working with the wonderful staff at Wag4Tails and their happy, loyal clients.
I grew up around dogs and absolutely love them and love taking care of them. I have an extremely strong passion for them and the natural ability with them as well. I have years of experience in the pet care field - it's what I am all about. In high school I worked at Best Friends Kennel in NJ. I then worked in a small grooming shop in Rockland County where I learned a lot about the upkeep of all kinds of breeds. After graduating high school I then went to York College of PA where I received my Associates Degree in Business. Shortly after I became a professional dog trainer and received my certification in basic obedience, canine behavior, and problem solving from Animal Behavior College. After receiving that I worked at Camp Bow Wow in Elmwood Park for a few months before moving to California with my fiance, where I took an excellent position at an Animal Hospital in Beverly hills where I learned a lot medically in the veterinary field. I also did group and private obedience training classes as well as dog walking/sitting on the side. After working there for three years I took a position as Manager at a day care and boarding facility near the beach in Marina Del Rey where I basically ran the facility. I love all dogs all breeds and sizes and feel so much joy when I know I have made them happy.