What We Do

Welcome to Doggie Dates LIC! Doggie Dates LIC is insured and provides a safe environment for your pup(s) to get their daily exercise and their mind stimulated! You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your pup(s) are in the best care, getting their much-needed exercise and overall having a Dawgone happy time –  We all LOVE happy pups!

About Doggie Dates LIC

Karin moved to NYC in 2013 from the Islands of Hawaii. She soon began her corporate career in NYC within the Store Design and Visual Merchandising industries. Although she enjoyed certain aspects of her job, it wasn’t her passion. She decided to take some time away from corporate to take action towards her long-term goals. Karin saw an abundance of dogs where she lives in Long Island City, and wanted to do something to give back to her community. Karin always has a love for animals ever since she was a little child. That’s when she knew her future path in life was to be with animals! She now works with so many adorable pups on a daily basis, and it doesn’t feel like a job to her at all. Everyday is another day to bond with her furry friends & create more memories! Karin treats your pup(s) as if they were part of her very own family.

Your pup is gonna love us!

Get to Know Karin

My name is Karin (Kah-Rin) and I reside in LIC.  I am friendly, honest, dedicated and outgoing.  I enjoy fitness, outdoor activities and keeping a healthy lifestyle.

I was a previous dog owner (Akita & Alaskan Malamute) for over 15+ years & have the friendliest outlook with Dogs. Growing up, I also owned a bird, bunny and several fish simultaneously. I have experience with all sizes of dogs; ranging from Chihuahuas, Tibetan Spaniels, Pit Bulls, Huskies and Golden Retrievers. As far as I can remember, animals have always been an important part of my life.

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Get to Know Sandhya

Hi, my name is Sandhya (Sund-yah) and I have loved dogs for as long as I can remember! I have a University Degree in Computer Science and worked in the IT industry, but my true LOVE is petcare.
I grew up with Browny (a mixed breed dog) and miss the companionship of a pet.
I am energetic and love to be around all kinds of animals, take care of them and pamper them. Some of my specialties include belly rubs, neck scratches, chin rubs, throwing a tennis ball or two!  I have successfully completed over 1,000 dog walks and a decent amount of cat sitting over the past 2 years (people like to call me the Cat Whisperer!). I have experience with numerous types of dog breeds; Pitbulls, Shih Tzu, Golden Retriever, Yorkie, Toy poodle, Aussie Shepherd, Cavalier King Charles, Boxer, Goldendoodle, Maltese, Bichon, Vizla, Jack Russell Terrier, Shiba Inu, English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Dachshund, Italian Greyhound, Husky, Havanese, Dalmatian, Samoyed, Schnauzer.
I am confident in taking care of your cats and/or dogs whether it be on a stroll around the neighborhood or cracking open a can of catfood for a cute whisker and a wagging tail.

Doggie Date

Tell Us About Your Pup

Fill out the new client contact form so we can learn about your furry friend and create a customized doggie date.

Meet & Greet

Personalized in person meeting to get to know one another and your furry friend!

We Love a Happy Pup

Your pup will love Doggie Dates LIC fun adventures around the neighborhood and you feel apart of the action with the PUPdates.

Check out the Doggie Dates LIC app!

Pawrents will love the new app from Doggie Dates LIC!

Our full-featured app is available now on Apple & Android.

Easily manage your pet’s appointments, see your calendar at a glance and update your pet(s) profile right from your phone!


  •   When you leave your dog with Doggie Dates you have absolutely no worries! She is hands down the best dog sitter we have ever had for our little pup. He had some stomach issues while we were away and Karin was so kind and took him to the vet twice to make sure he was ok. She truly loves your pet as much you do. Every photo she sent me my dog was so unbelievably happy and smiley. Our dog can't wait to go back to Doggie Dates!

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  •   Karin has taken care of my dog overnight multiple times now and each time she's been great to work with. She's kind, reliable, professional, and very obviously a dog person! Our dog has separation anxiety and Karin was extremely patient with him. She pays close attention to our care instructions and provides amazing updates. I no longer stress about my dog when I'm out of town because I feel Karin takes such great care of him. I'd recommend Karin to anyone!

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  •   I love Doggie Dates! I was looking for walkers in the area, and Karin was someone I found and got along with right away. She's punctual with her walks, and provides very detailed updates with pictures, which I truly appreciate when I'm away from my dog! I have a corgi and he's still a puppy and loves Karin so much! She also does overnight stays which worked out so well for me. It's always a little nerve wracking leaving your pup for a couple days, but with her daily pupdates and pictures, I felt super at ease. She took amazing care of my baby, and I'd happily hire her again for overnights! I'd highly recommend Karin for walks and overnight stays in the LIC area!

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Our Services

Dog walks

All dogs require daily walks for exercise and mental stimulation.  Your pup will always be our # 1 focus. We give them the activity they need to stay healthy, social interaction with other pups in the neighborhood while having a great time being out and about!  Each walk is specifically tailored to the needs of the pup.  We offer both mini group (2-3 pups) and solo walks.  Your pups will have plenty of walking space with us, we give them plenty of Freedom. We’ll always keep a steady pace behind them so they can explore and sniff to their hearts content.  If you miss your pups during work? No worries, we send updates & photos to you, something we like to call  PUP-dates!

Have more than one pet? No problem! Just add $10 per additional pet.


Walking Hours: 9am-8pm


Mini group walks

(2-3 pups)


**Group walks subject to availability**

Solo walks

$15 for a quick solo potty break

$20 for 30 mins

$25 for 45 mins

$30 for an hour

$5 surcharge for walks before 9am or after 6pm and on Saturdays & Sundays.

$10 surcharge added on holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

Staycation / Sleepovers

Enjoy your much-needed vacation or mini getaway while your pups have a stay-cation over at Doggie Dates LIC or sleepover at your home.  My home is a comfortable, safe cage-free environment (unless provided by the owners).  Each overnight stay includes three walks, feeding, playtime and daily PUP-dates with photos/video.

Check-in: Noon

Check-out: 10am

Arrangements can be made if early check-in or late check-out is needed.  Additional fees may apply.

Due to limited availability, we only offer staycation/sleepovers to our regular walking clients.




$10 surcharge added on holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving week, Christmas week (12/20-12/30) and New Year’s Eve)

Our Policies

Dog walking, drop in visits

Cancellations made 12 hours before the scheduled start time will not incur any charges.  Cancellations made after the 12 hour mark will be charged 50% of service amount per cancelled service. All cancellations made after 10am the day of service will be charged the full service amount per cancelled service.

All weekend walks, please submit requests before 5pm on Friday.


Overnights canceled with less than 72 hours notice are subject to a $25 late cancel fee per night for duration of stay.

Overnights canceled with less than 24 hours notice are billed full price for the first night of stay and are subject to a $25 late cancel fee per night for remaining duration of stay after the first night.

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Kitty Dates

We love our kitties too! Cat-sitting in your home includes feeding, litter-box cleaning, and playtime!


$15 for a 15 min visit

$20 for a 30 min visit


$10 surcharge added on holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) 

Ready for your pup's next date?