Canine Crew Members + Specialists

Meleena Clara

Mileena Clara is a New York City native who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, at Pennsylvania State University. Mileena is a creative soul, that has a passion for graphic and clothing design. During her young years, she developed a strong love for animals which stemmed from her first pet guinea pig. As a young adult in college, Mileena became a dog mom to her best pal Milo. Milo is a Jack Russell mix who loves long walks and playing catch. Through her experience with Milo, Mileena has gained tremendous knowledge about the importance of caring for dogs and their needs. She says Milo has taught her more than she can ever teach him.

Emi Perez

I've always had a special love for dogs for so many reasons. Their unconditional love and desire to just bring joy is overwhelmingly powerful. I've worked with dogs for many years and feel so blessed to be part of a company that values and cares for dogs in a way that I haven't seen anywhere else.

Aintzane Carvajal

I have spent my entire life with animals and pets of different kinds: fish,turtles , cats and dogs. I have always been intrigued by them all , but my love of dogs is beyond anything I can communicate with words . My Mom was very influential in teaching me how to care for my pets and how to read their body language and different quirks. She explained that it was very important to be patient and to pay attention to the details in their movements , sounds and mannerisms . That has always helped me tremendously and I see the value through my work at Hound Honey and it is my honor and joy to be a part of your pet's journey.

Benjamin Gray

My name is Benjamin but I go by my last name Gray. Dogs have always been a huge part of my life, from my first dog Leo at age 3 to raising my Shibu Inu - Husky mix, Sosa throughout my 3 years of my undergrad years at Ithaca College. I enjoy long walks through nature with a doggie companion by my side and that’s partially why I’ve found a home with Hound Honey, taking care of beautiful pups of all varieties all over the state while also getting to enjoy the beauty of the inner city, the ever surprising concrete jungle we call New York City.

Iliana Munoz

I've been in love with dogs since I was seven years old and received my first pup, a beautiful Apple Head Chihuahua named Kanino. He changed my life and started me on a journey that will always include having dogs in my life. Over the years I have worked with dogs doing everything from walking to training , trying to teach them ,but the bottom line is they were actually teaching me. I learned patience and responsibility from them and most importantly I learned what unconditional love really is . It is my privilege to work with these amazing creatures who make me smile every day.

Michelle Casilari

I’ve been a dog sister and now a dog mother - and hope to always be one. My experience has been ongoing - from the most simple of tasks to basic grooming. Taking care of pets of all kinds is a responsibility I take extremely seriously and can promise you that your dog will be in the best possible hands!

Rocky Olivo

Animals have literally been a part of my life since birth - I grew up in Wisconsin on a farm, and always been surrounded by animals of all kinds. In New York, I have two loving cats but am also obsessed with dogs and can't wait for the day I can adopt my own.

Alisson Sarmiento

I love dogs and have my very own English Cream Golden Retriever named Casper - who is pictured here with me! I am especially fond of taking care of larger dogs, but love all dogs the same and excited to take canine care to a whole new level.


Alex Petrullo - Reiki

Alex is a wellness professional specializing in fitness and energy healing. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, fitness instructor, and Certified Reiki Master. Alex provides both energetic life coaching and energy healing sessions using Reiki. She heals both independently and with The Haus of Healing on the Upper East Side. Reiki is “spiritually guided life force energy” and works on healing one’s energy body to promote stress reduction, well being, and increased vitality. Alex experienced profound healing within herself when she first started working with Reiki. She then studied to become certified and knew she had to share this energy with others (and doggos) to promote healing in the world!

Raelyn Edwards - Animal Behavioralist

I've known since I was 6 that working with animals is something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Over the years I've cared for dogs, cats, bunnies, turtles, lizards, and even a stray NYC pigeon! (that we named Patrick Russel) my unforgettable experiences with them led me to complete a bachelor’s degree in animal behavior psychology at Hunter College. I hope to share my knowledge on understanding the intricate language of non-verbal communication and empower pet owners to build stronger connections with their beloved companions.