My name is Jeffrey Weissman and I own Happy Paws
Growing up I lived in Connecticut and had a dog for 17 years.
I started walking dogs professionally in 2001.
I started Happy Paws in 2002. This is the Certificate that Happy Paws is a company registered
with The City of New York.
Right now I have about 10 walkers working for me. Some have been with me for close to 10
I do not believe in pack walks. Yes these dog companies will tell you dogs are pack animals but
to me, that does not mean you walk them in packs of 10+. What pack means is "family". Which
means they enjoy being in a family. The "pack" is when they wake up in the middle of night, look
around and see you. Thats the pack!
I am a member of the NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters) and have been
certified to a level two at the NAPPS.
Outside the world of dog walking:
I have a B.A. in music from Western Conn. University with additional studies at The Juilliard
School of Music and completed The Musical Professional Program at Playwrights Horizons.
Also, I am the composer of several musicals one of which(Ophelia) was produced here in
New York City.
If you would like to listen to Ophelia here is the link:
I feel as if I'm the luckiest owner of a business there is because I do not believe you'll ever find a better staff than the fantastic one I have.
Some of my walkers have been with me for as much as 12 years, and most of them have been with me for over 7 years.
I could not have kept this service working the way it does without them. They are responsible, honest, well educated in dog care and just really nice people.
We can provide recommendations to you and I am sure you'll be so happy you've let us take care of the most important member of your family.