The Current Paw Squad®
Nicole – Owner
Pets a Go Go® is the creation of Nicole Goudey-Rigger, a life-long animal lover and currently a mommy to Delilah, her five year old Golden/Chow mix adopted from the SPCA of Westchester; Ice, her twelve year old rescue Akita from Fishkill, New York; Limbo, her twelve year old paraplegic cat adopted from the Pets Alive! Westchester; Samson, her two year old Akita from Buffalo, New York; and Timber, one year old CH kitten most recently adopted from the SPCA of Westchester. Over the course of the past sixteen years, she has cultivated Pets a Go Go® to become the largest and most successful pet care business in the tri-state area today. She is a strong believer in letting ‘a dog be a dog’ on a daily basis. She is a Columbia University graduate and a proud member of the Chappaqua-Millwood and Briarcliff Chambers of Commerce along with the Westchester Business Council. She is an active member and supporter of the Ossining, Mahopac, Peekskill and Yorktown Dog Parks.
Carol – Operations Director/Lead Trainer
Carol has owned pets since early childhood – everything from a mouse, cats, dogs even a horse. When Carol’s children were young, she found it important to familiarize them with pets so they would grow up loving and caring for animals, just like she had. During this time, they owned a variety of cats and dogs. Carol owned a hobby kennel where she bred, trained, and showed German Shepherds successfully. Some went on to win a number of dog shows and one even became the sire of several guide dogs. Carol currently owns a Saint Bernard, Lola, a breed she has always been fond of and who was abandoned at a former workplace. When Carol first began working at Pets a Go Go®, she was a dog walker and pet sitter. She was promoted to a manager/floater position in 2011 where she continued to be able to see her clients as well as cover other walkers when they had vacation or sick time. Carol has been a professional dog trainer for twenty plus years and has loved every minute, including her last few years as the lead manager and staff trainer at Sit.Stay.Play.® Pets a Go Go®’s first cage-free facility in Briarcliff Manor. In this capacity, Carol continues to be able to indulge her love for animals and loves every moment she gets to spend with your furbabies.
Bryan – Head Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
Bryan has lived with animals all of his life from dogs to the unique reptiles, turtles, and fish when he was a child. He is particularly fond of dogs and how easily they can put a smile on his face. His current dogs, Onslo and Kizzy, have just been retired from their roles as a brood and a stud for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Bryan loves being a part of The Paw Squad® because the animals put a smile on his face everyday.