The Dog Tutor
Over 30 years of Experience
Licensed, Bonded, and Fully Insured

About Us

Don & Mia Henderson 

  The Dog Tutor Team

Don & Maria Henderson Co-Owners of The Dog Tutor - Pawling NY

My Beginnings and Success Story

It started with ducklings in the tub and chicks in a crate.  Rabbits in our shed and tadpoles, frogs in our pond.  I attended to these little creatures early on and knew being a caretaker of animals would hold a special place for me during my lifetime.  

When I was a young teenager our house was robbed and our security level was compromised.  I came home from school one day to find my father had purchased a German Shepherd and this started my strong relationship with canines.  I knew I wanted to be around dogs more so I volunteered some time at local shelters and went to Canine Training School.

I have been in the Pet Industry for over 30 years and my greatest satisfaction has been The Dog Tutor helping clients with the needs they have for their pets and giving me self-satisfaction that I have helped someone out and I get to be around animals doing what I love.  It's a great feeling from the start to the end of my work days knowing I made a difference.

 Why Choose Us

The Dog Tutor offers dog training and pet care services performed by Don and Mia Henderson.

Don Henderson managed a full kennel, owned and managed a pet food distributorship, and was a sales director for Ed Beckman’s School of Dog Training.   Don was trained by  K-9 Patrol Dogs in the City of Yonkers and his past experiences has helped make him proficient as a pet care provider.  He is a member of Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, an advocate for pet rescue and fostering, and a proud member of the Humane Society.  He is an experienced canine training of both puppies and adult dogs, and has many years in the pet industry.  Don knows canine CPR, and administers oral, topical medications, and can administer insulin injections.

Maria(Mia) Henderson holds a degree in Business Administration and worked under Don at Lone Pine Kennels as a Kennel Assistant. She has 20 years in the pet industry in the capacity of pet and house sitting as well as dog walker, and also assists in most aspects of the business. On top of it all, she handles the company's day-to-day financials and administration. She is experienced in administering oral, topical, and insulin injections. She specializes in puppy crate training.

Mia Henderson

 Mia Henderson has 20 overs years in the pet care industry.


Don Henderson

Don Henderson Licensed Pet Care Specialist - Pawling NY

Contact Us!

Contact The Dog Tutor for a free consultation. We will visit your home and meet you and your pet(s) - dogs, cats, and small farm animals as well as turtles, fish, rodents, ferrets. We will discuss any questions you may have while we get to know your pet and you observe how we interact.

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The Dog Tutor

Call or email us. 914.755.7478


Our Credentials

The Dog Tutor is fully licensed, bonded and insured for liability including care, custody, and control of the pets in our care. We are insured for theft or any damage with our insurers:  Pet Sitters Associates, LLC.  Also Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.

We are members of Pet Sitters Associates LLC,, Thumbtack, ASPCA.

Pet First Aid Certified

The Dog Tutor

8 Evergreen Way Pawling, NY 12564       914.755.7478    Email:
Members of:, Pet Sitters Associates LLC,, Thumbtack

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CT:  Danbury, Brookfield, Bethel, Sherman, New Fairfield, Ridgefield

NY:  Pawling, Patterson, Brewster, Stormville,  Holmes, Poughquag, Dover Plains, parts of Westchester

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