A BKLYN gal who got her second “chance” at being a dogmom!
A proud Brooklyn native who lives and works in Brooklyn. I’m probably considered a rare species nowadays. Capturing all things Brooklyn with my camera, inspired me to start an Instagram account way before it got trendy. When I first rescued Chance, I took him everywhere and ended up exploring the city through his puppy eyes and my camera. I soon discovered Chance loves to pose and get attention whenever he’s modeling. Rapidly, (like many new “dogmoms”) my feed filled up with pictures of only Chance and ….
POOF! TheBKLYNDog was born!
About the person behind the camera (me) ….
Besides being a wife and a dog momager, foster mom and rescue advocate, I’m a part-time financial analyst, serial entrepreneur, and designer/ artist/ creator. One thing people don’t immediately know about me: I love to make (all) things from scratch. From food to my own jewelry. Practically anything I can learn, I prefer to make it with my hands. Which came in useful when we started our own pet accessory shop! My entire wedding was a massive Pinterest board of everything DIY! Throughout my own professional career I worked in Fashion, Architecture and Finance. Working in those fields has uniquely prepared me to create my own path.
Over the last few years, we have shared only the best highlights on social media. Which is great for an audience that swipes or taps but I hope to change this with this blog. I’ll be sharing more in depth my life with a rescue dog living and traveling in NYC. Sharing some of my training and travel tips as well as our never ending search for dog-friendly activities…. and hopefully everything in-between!
Chance the Rescue
Chance is incredibly affectionate and fiercely protective as well as being the smartest dog I’ve ever met. He has these expressive eyes that has a keen ability to communicate all his needs in just a look. It’s probably a testament to our bond. I started training him intensely since day 1. They all call me a tiger mom, when it comes Chance as he inspired me to teach him a new trick every 3-5 days for almost 2 years straight. I believe a well-trained dog is just a dog that understands everything because it was taught to him repeatedly and with conviction. Because mindset and my unique training, Chance is very confident and intuitive.
Chance has accomplished so much now at 5 years old. I often take a second to think about everything he has done when he is still so young. I knew he was exceptionally special when he was already potty trained by 5 months old (with a perfect record to this very day!), off leash trained by 6 months, first went viral at 8 months then again at a year old. He landed his first big commercial gig right before turning 2 years old and got a TV show under his belt, The Pack on Amazon Prime when he was only 3.5 years old. Being the youngest and smallest dog in the whole competition was no easy feat for my little guy!
What makes Chance so special? He is not only my service dog, but he is my second “chance” to be a dog-mom. Which is why his name is Chance. After losing our first dog Pepito to congestive heart failure; Chance came into my life when I needed him the most. He saved me in more ways than one. He is the youngest dog I ever owned but quickly became my soul mate and recently this sweet boy has inspired me to launch this blog!