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When you need a helping hand with your fur-baby, it’s time to Boogie!
Wendy Abraham understands something we’ve all long suspected. “Let’s be honest,” she says. “It’s a dog’s world. We’re just living in it.”
Wendy and Steve Abraham are the owners at Boogie N Pals, a new dog-walking company serving clients throughout Hollywood and Aventura. The dynamic dog-walking duo has experience with dogs of all ages, sizes and disabilities with their safety topping the priority list.
They named their company after their own dog, Boogie, who was rescued after hurricane Sandy in NYC.
“He was 8 weeks old and lost most of his siblings,” recalls Wendy. “He was rambunctious and hyperactive. There’s a nickname for this borough of NYC called, “Boogie Down Bronx.” His colorful personality lent itself to the name that suits him.”
With a degree from New York University in Social Science and Psychology, Wendy has been a professional dog walker with her husband for the past 5 years. After the completion of her BA, she and her husband moved to Florida from New York City to expand their business.
Steven started walking dogs part-time in graduate school, where he earned a master’s degree from Silberman School of Social Work in NYC.
“Social Work and Social Science are both in the world of working with people in their environments,” explains Steven. “I noticed that several of my clients, many of which suffered from mental and physical disabilities, had a love for dogs. Dogs help people feel happy and comforted. People can make dogs feel the same way.”
Although walking dogs can appear to be a dream job, developing a reputation of trust takes time. Dogs and their owners have a very special bond and the Abrahams know they can be very particular about who to trust their fur babies with. That’s why Boogie N Pals, LLC is ProPetHero Cat & Dog First Aid and CPR Certified as well as members of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and Pet Sitters International (PSI). They are proud to work with the Humane Society and are vendors at the upcoming ‘Walk 4 the Animals’ to help dogs and cats find new loving homes.
Boogie N Pals is registered, licensed, and bonded by the state of Florida. References can be found on their web site www.boogienpals.com and Yelp.com. But in this industry, a meet and greet is encouraged to make sure the pet parents feel comfortable trusting their fur-babies with Boogie N Pals.
“We always do a meet and greet with potential clients to make sure that pets, their owners, and we feel comfortable working with one another. One of the things that separates us from others in this industry is that we truly listen to their dogs.”
Services offered are Daily Dog Walking, Pet Sitting, Overnight Pet Sitting, House Sitting Services, Pet Taxi Service and more. Prices start at just $15 per walk.
To schedule your meet and greet today, call 754-210-6143.