Kenny – Uptown

My name is Kenny and I moved to Brooklyn in 2018 from sunny South Florida! I am originally from Boca Raton, but I have lived as far north as Melbourne. I have wanted to live in NYC for almost as long as I have loved dogs, and I made that dream come true in my senior year of college! So far I am loving the accessibility of transportation in NYC, the diversity of culture, and the seasonal changes. When I am not at work you can find me in the gym, a yogaย studio, playing with my doggo, riding my bike in Prospect Park, reading philosophy, dancing, or at Brighton beach.
I have been infatuated with dogs since I was a little boy. I think it had something to do with the fact that I slept with a stuffed animal every night as a kid that was a dog (who I appropriately named Woofy). I begged and pleaded with my mother for years to get a dog as a child until she finally gave in when I was twelve.
Lilly is a Shih-Tzu/Pekingese mix, and she is definitely high maintenance, but having her by my side for the past eleven years has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Watching her personality develop, how she perceives different members of the family over time (I’m definitelyย her annoying older brother), learning her ‘language’, and seeing her adapt to a completely new environment has been incredibly enlightening…and adorable.
As someone who has raised his pup since she was three months old to present day as she enters her senior years, I fully understand that the needs of all dogs are unique and diverse: whether it’s a silly facial expression they make when you boop their nose, or a noise on the street that triggers their inner hulk. I will work with you and your doggo to ensure they are having the best walks possible.
As a dog lover, I am so happy to be part of the RuffCity team and I can’t wait to meet you and your pup!