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Dogs are our passion

love your dog and live your life

At New York Dog Nanny, we center creating ways for your dog to get their needs met proactively and holistically through our training program. In our eyes, needs are not negotiable and when a dog’s needs are met regularly you have a happy, healthy furry family member.

Community Giving and Support

At New York Dog Nanny we understand that we are a valuable member to a larger community beyond dogs and our local neighborhood of Chelsea. We understand that giving and helping raise funds for non-profits is essential to create win-wins for families and our community. Previously we pioneered hosting cage-free dog adoption events, curating online community groups to socialize your pet outside the dog park in NYC and free healing service for pets. Now, we donate services to organizations that have an impact on their local and national communities.

Charitable Donations and Fundraisers in NYC

If you have a fundraiser for charity, non-profit and are seeking silent auction items/services, please contact

Bloomingdale’s JDRF Fundraiser

Paw Prints and IFC Center Charity event

Sean Casey’s Animal Rescue “Night at the Races”

The 5th Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project

7th Annual Women of Influence Awards Luncheon

6th Annual Gala Benefit Dinner

Brooke Jackman Foundation Benefit Auction

Lend a Paw

Second Chance

Summer Youth Program
Institute for Career Development
Harvest Collegiate

If you are working with an underserved population or are interested in career development for your organization, school or charity please contact info@newyorkdognanny to explore partnership opportunities.

Animal Behavior College Partnership

New York Dog Nanny has partnered with Animal Behavior College to give back to people looking to start their career in grooming.

Our Story

New York Dog Nanny was started in 2010 in Astoria as a dog walking and pet sitting business. It quickly evolved into a full-fledged dog daycare and grooming storefront in Manhattan for 9 years as a dog daycare in the Flatiron area of NYC. In 2020, the business closed brick n’ mortar operations, pivoted to holistic dog training and remote subscription based reiki services.

About the founder

Cynthia Okimoto, is the founder and head trainer at New York Dog Nanny. She is devoted to the sacred person-dog bond and created several services since 2010 to enhance this bond which is now provided through holistic dog training. She is the proud dog mom of Coco (11) and Max (10) as well as the curator of a Dog Blog which covers topics from CBD oils to how to choose the right dog for your family. She is also a Reiki Master (15 years) and Professional Animal Communicator (11 years). She’s a recent graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program (2019), a member of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, a Volunteer Committee Member at NAPPS (Nat. Association of Professional Pet Sitters) and a 11 year Remote Animal Healer for the Distance Healing Network. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs upstate and in New Jersey, reading and going to dinner with friends.

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