Name: Elina Bensignor
Dog's Name: Mosby
Where you and your dog live(d): Upper East Side
Your current age: 26
Dog age: 4
Dog story (age when you got him/her, breed, when you got him/her, from where):
I was 22 when I got him, he is a Maltese mix. I got him from a woman that couldn't take care of him. He was 10 weeks old and 2.8lbs
Why did you want a dog?
I grew up with dogs my whole life. Dogs make your world complete
How has having a dog changed your life?
Yes for sure, I love this little guy to pieces but it makes life a lot harder especially at this age. You can only go out for a certain amount of hours at a time, weekend getaways are harder and they're quite expensive, but all worth it
How do/did you deal with having a dog in your twenties, may it be now or previously? What is/was your daily routine? Any hard times? Unique characteristics about your dog:
My dog suffers from severe separation anxiety and barks a lot when he sees people coming and going. It makes it a lot harder to take him places. He is a pampered little pup. I have a dog walker that comes once a day for 30 mins midday. Although I got a good deal, this adds up quickly. It's about $400 a month which is about $4800 a year just on dog walking expenses
What are some of your favorite things to do with your dog?
Explore new places we love to find all the dog parks in the city and make new friends
Does anyone help you take care of your dog while at work or school?
I have the dog walker that comes everyday and I am very fortunate to have friends that help me when possible
If you are in a relationship, how does your partner feel about your dog?
I got the pup with an ex boyfriend -we got him together, it was a lot easier when it was two people taking care of the little guy, but he's all mine now :)
Follow Mosby on Instagram: @mosbythemaltese