Susie's Pet Care provides Dog Walking, Dog Training, Dog Boarding to the Hudson Valley. Ulster, Columbia, Greene, and Dutchess Counties. Saugerties, Catskill, Woodstock, Hudson, Kingston, New Paltz, Rosendale, Stone Ridge and more! Just Ask! 12477, 12414, 12498, 12534, 12401, 12561, 12472, 12484
Susie's Pet Care LLC
Hudson Valley Dog Training, Walking, Boarding, & Pet Visits

About Us- Dog Boarding, Dog Training, Dog Walking

Susie on an upstate hike with Ren, Qwerty, Mo, and Phoebe (Susie's rehabbed terrier mix)

is a lifelong pet owner and lover. She grew up in Florida where she had a dog and two cats and worked with horses from a young age. She started her dog walking business when she moved to Brooklyn in 2000. In the beginning, she used dog walking and pet sitting to supplement her income; she also taught after school at Brooklyn Friends  and Berkeley Carroll Schools. In 2005 she earned her MFA in creative writing at New School University and began dog walking full time. Soon, seeing some of her clients needed help with behavior issues, she began drawing from her many years of experience and study of animal behavior to offer behavior modification and training. Despite the mutual affection Susie and longtime customers of Brooklyn have, Susie decided to move upstate to pursue a quieter life in 2015. Susie's Care is still going strong offering personalized, loving care to pets of the Hudson Valley!

I now offer clients help with Real Estate in the Hudson Valley & Catskill regions. 
Susan DeFord Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty

Susie is a member of the APDT and is CPDT-KA certified dog trainer. She has studied and worked with Sue Sternberg, Pia Silvani, Trish KingPat Whitacre and other trainers at Best Friends Animal SanctuaryIn 2010 Susie was invited to train dogs for a few weeks at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah.

Dennis Riley (being assaulted by Comet) is Susie's husband. He currently works for the State Archives and helps care for the wonderful pups Susie brings into the house and on hikes. Also an awesome photographer he took the photos of Susie's book Dogs of Brooklyn. 
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