Dogs are our passion

love your dog and live your life

New York Dog Nanny prides itself on responsiveness to client needs and holds customer service standards in the highest esteem. We are committed to making you the client happy by providing top of the line care and services to your dog.  We are a firm believer in supporting other small businesses as we are 100% family-owned and operated.

How it all started

New York Dog Nanny was founded by Cynthia Okimoto in 2010. While at work Cynthia was constantly concerned about the welfare of her dog at home. As a long time dog lover and busy professional in New York, she wanted to ensure a her dog was properly looked after, exercised, and entertained without feeling guilty. She didn’t want to leave her dog locked up all day with no social interaction, nor did she want her dog waiting by the doggy daycare window for her either. She also felt reluctant to the idea of rushing to a doggy daycare to get the dog in time, and thus the idea of starting an full-fledged nanny service for small breed dogs was born.

About Cynthia Okimoto

Cynthia Okimoto, is the founder and primary caregiver of New York Dog Nanny. She is devoted to the person-dog bond and was inspired to start a home-based daycare for dogs as the perfect dog home-away-from-home for individuals who are concerned about the care of their favorite pets. She is currently a member of Pet Sitters Associates, Long Island Pet Professionals and the National Association of Professional Women. She holds a Masters Degree in I/O Psychology from Baruch College and a BA in Psychology from Occidental College. She has a background in Animal Communication and Holistic Pet Care which she has actively been practicing since 2006. Cynthia grew up in Seattle, Washington, where she has been a pet-owner since age three and has experience fostering and socializing small breed rescues.