About Eva's Play Pups Countryside Dog Camp
Eva’s Play Pups was founded in 2002 by Eva and Sofia, two sisters who are just plain crazy about dogs. They wanted to create a place where dogs can run, play and be loved all day while their owners are busy at work or taking a trip.
Eva grew up near her grandparents farm in Sweden raising dogs, cats, chicken, cows, pigs, and horses. She developed an understanding of and love for animals at an early age.
She graduated from Hunter College and began her career at a political research company—soon realizing that wasn't the path for her. Instead, she trained as a veterinary technician at an animal hospital and discovered caring for animals was her true calling.
In 2000, Eva founded Eva’s Play Pups dog walking services, providing dog walking and cat sitting to Park Slope residents and their pets. Today, Eva's Play Pups has expanded the business to include countryside boarding at a farm in the Pennsylvania mountains.
Eva's favorite part of her job is spending time with the dogs outdoors at the farm and in the mornings at Prospect Park.
Sofia Fasth was always surrounded by animals while growing up in Sweden. She spent a lot of time on the family farm along with her sister Eva where she developed a real love and connection with all animals, but became especially close to dogs. After spending numerous years working in restuarants in New York, while putting herself through college, she jumped on the chance to team up with Eva and run Eva's Play Pups.
Sofia currently lives in Brooklyn with her 4 dogs—Lola, a rescue pitbull, Jelly, an akita mix, and Cody and Rocky her Chihuahuas.
Meet a few of our other staff members:
Matthew, age 17, has been with Eva's Play Pups since September 2013. He is in the 11th grade and plans on pursing a career in Engineering or Architecture. Matt has grown up with animals and currently has 4 cats, Scrappy, Zebedee, Miko, and Kali; 2 rabbits, Pancake and Bella; and multiple fish. His hobbies include skiing, soccer, and boating. Matt loves to work with dogs because they are fun and they all have their own personality and react to situations differently. Matt says that, "Dogs are affectionate, smart, and most of all, they love to play." Matt enjoys being outside in the country and loves his job. His time working at Eva's Play Pups has been and still is a great experience. Matt is a wonderful asset to our farm and he is always smiling and willing to make our pups happy.
Brooke is a local horse girl who loves animals of all kinds. Growing up, she was surrounded by cats, goats, horses, cows, chickens, pigs and of course dogs of all kinds. Today Brooke is the proud mama of a blue heeler named Dozer and a little hound mix named Zeek. Brooke has worked at our dog camp since spring of 2014 and she is our very skilled head dog handler. She knows what a dog is about to do before they know it themselves.... We are happy to have her as part of our team! In her free time, Brooke trains and rides horses and takes care of all the animals on the family farm. Her favorite part of the job is that she is surrounded by happy dogs and gets to do outdoor activities all day.
Sheryl is and has always been a dog lover, dog rescue enthusiast and pup mama. Her current pup family includes pretty fluffy Bernadette and sleek and loving Vivianne. Two rescue pups of course. Sheryl has worked at our dog camp since winter of 2014. Sheryl is a skilled dog handler as well as office manager. She is extremely calm, thorough and detail oriented and keeps track of medication charts and daily checks our campers overall health and well-being. We are happy to have her as part of our team! On her free time, Sheryl likes hiking and playing with her dogs, gardening, cooking gourmet meals and visiting her grand children. This woman never sits still but is always up to something and this is why she loves her job so much – the combination of playing and hiking with dogs on the farm, as well as, doing office work and cooking family meals for the staff keeps her just active enough to make her happy!
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