Our Story

In 2008, founders Mike and Adam—fresh off Wall Street—launched Throw Me A Bone with the idea of creating a more personalized, convenient and accessible pet-care service in New York City. What began as a small but thriving dog-walking business on the Upper East Side quickly became a 10-person operation within two years. By 2011, Throw Me A Bone expanded beyond dog walking to offer pet sitting (for cats, too!), grooming and dog training, providing in-home services across much of Manhattan. In 2017, we opened our first full-service pet care facility in Midtown West complete with a pet spa, playroom, and dog run. Today, we’re operating 7 facility locations with a team of over 35 dedicated Pet Care Specialists who provide over 200 services a day across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. High quality, comprehensive pet care has never been more accessible, and we're proud to be a leader in enhancing the lives of New York City's pets.

Our Mission

To enrich the lives of each and every pet in our care while delivering value, convenience, and peace of mind to their owners.

Our Guiding Principles

Excellence
Be the best while doing our best, both in our personal lives and as a company

Integrity
The foundation of trust and the fabric of all meaningful relationships – not only with our clients and the pets who rely on us, but also with our team, who we rely on every day

Passion
For what we do, and the pets we do it for – otherwise why do it?

Hospitality
How we welcome others into our family – with open arms, courtesy, kindness and a sense of belonging

Our Team

We come from many different walks of life, but share a common love for dogs and cats. Meet the people who help make it happen.
Mike Lavora

Founder

Adam Light

Founder

Christine Georg

Operations Manager

Sara Schmidt

Team Manager

Gabriel Soto

Facility Manager

Helen Hill

Assistant Manager

Throw Me A Bone is worth every penny. Our dogs used to cry when we'd leave for trips but after switching to TMAB they seem to be more relaxed upon our return. I think this is due to the amazing care and love the TMAB sitters give. I also love that you get a daily update with pictures!

Elizabeth H.

Throw Me A Bone has been such an amazing resource in helping us care for our pets. Sara and the staff at 555TEN are incredible: they love our pets and care for them well and are always responsive and flexible around our needs. They truly give us the flexibility of living a hectic life in NYC while making sure our “kids” are well taken care of.

Khaled H.

Throw Me A Bone has been a god sent! They take such great care of our dog. Always feel safe and comfortable knowing when our dog is on walks, at playgroup, or getting groomed. We know she is in good hands with TMAB, thank you for all the great care and love!

Maggie Y.

The folks over at Throw Me A Bone are the absolute best when it comes to taking care of one of our most valuable assets in life - Our pets! They are highly professional, qualified, attentive, trusting and courteous. I am 100% confident and relaxed whenever I work with these guys and you will be as well!

Joey N.

Throw Me a Bone is the best! They are trustworthy, responsible and personal. I always know I can count on them to take care of my beloved Chloe.

Su M.