Tiny Dog Dancers owner, pro walker, small dog lover
to Tiny Dog
The path to Tiny Dog Dancers has been a bit curvy, though always clear. Lauren holds a BA in English and Spanish from UNC Chapel Hill, Certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Duke, and an AAS in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
She has taught English in the US and Argentina, taught yoga, started and run a music venue and community space, and worked as a technical designer. But through it all she’s seen dog walking as the culmination. She walked dogs part-time in New York while attending fashion school, and once told one of her language school students that she intended to be a dog walker. The student responded with surprise, “What? You’re going to FIT and you want to be a dog walker?” Lauren’s reply was a clear, “Yep.”
And now she’s gone and done it.
Tuna, Head Tiny Dog
Fortuna, or as she’s generally called, Tuna, is a 7-pound Chihuahua-Terrier mix. We’re guessing Rat Terrier, but it hardly matters. The point is there’s a lot of terrier spunk mixed in to that tiny Chi Chi body. Tuna is an indiscriminate lover of dogs and people. She is also a super athlete. Which she would have to be to carry those enormous ears around.