2019 RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM SPONSOR,

WOOFS ‘N WHISKERS!

Woofs' ‘n Whiskers owner,  Danielle Vidals,  gets a little love from a Woofs guest who is hoping to be her date for Prom!

Woofs' ‘n Whiskers owner, Danielle Vidals, gets a little love from a Woofs guest who is hoping to be her date for Prom!

Woofs ‘n Whiskers, Red Hook Brooklyn-based Urban Cat & Dog Retreat, is the 2019 Sponsor of the RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM supporting the scholarship programs of Cora Dance. Below is an interview with Owner and President of Woofs ‘n Whiskers, Danielle Vidals, about her dedication to community and the importance of giving back:


Shannon Hummel, Artistic Director of Cora Dance: “Tell me about the history of Woofs ‘n Whiskers in the Red Hook community.”

Danielle Vidals: “I moved to Red Hook in 1995. Three years later I purchased a new pair of sneakers and started my own dog walking company. In 2004 I took over Woofs ‘n Whiskers expanding my experience to boarding and daycare. Four Paws Dog Walking, which came to be known as Woofs ’n Whiskers, is an integral part of the neighborhood. Our walkers have been pounding the pavement for over two decades. We are in and out of people’s homes and are the eyes and ears on the street. Woofs takes seriously our role as partners in creating a happy, healthy and safe environment not only for pets, owners and team members but for non-pet owners in the community. By providing proper socialization and lots of exercise, we help create good canine citizens. Woofs ’n Whiskers’ commitment is not only to the family pets but to the whole family. Sometimes that means sitting down with owners, learning about who they are and how we can support them. We go the distance to know our families and address their needs in ways that go above and beyond what happens inside our space. We are also committed to hiring from within our neighborhood. Woofs is more than a place to work. It’s a family. We invest in our employees. We invest in building relationships. We invest in education. We invest in our community.”

“Woofs Royalty”: General Manager  Lana  and Operations Manager  Justine  are getting ready for the  2019 RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM.  Always placing a sense of family and community at the center of all they do, Owner  Danielle Vidals  says of her incredibly dedicated staff: “Woofs is more than a place to work. It’s a family.”

“Woofs Royalty”: General Manager Lana and Operations Manager Justine are getting ready for the 2019 RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM. Always placing a sense of family and community at the center of all they do, Owner Danielle Vidals says of her incredibly dedicated staff: “Woofs is more than a place to work. It’s a family.”

SH: “What is your connection to Cora and what inspired you to support the RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM?”

Danielle and son Mateo attending the 2017 Red Hook Community Prom. Mateo was an original member of the Cora YCP/Youth Company Programs and is a current member of Cora’s Professional Apprentice Company.

Danielle and son Mateo attending the 2017 Red Hook Community Prom. Mateo was an original member of the Cora YCP/Youth Company Programs and is a current member of Cora’s Professional Apprentice Company.

DV: “Both Woofs ’n Whiskers and Cora are community-oriented organizations committed to excellence. Shannon and I have known one another for 20 years. We met while walking our dogs in Brooklyn. My deep, personal connection with Cora (outside of a long and colorful friendship with Shannon!) was initially inspired by my children, Nora and Mateo, both dancing as pay-what-you-can students and being two of the first members of Cora’s YCP/Youth Company Programs. Cora’s holistic approach goes way beyond what just a “dance school” provides and embraces the whole family to help foster a loving community that supports each other and grows stronger every day. I met some of my closest friends through Cora. Mateo has gone on to dance with the Joffrey Ballet & Paul Taylor. These opportunities came about through Cora’s support. That takes real investment, not just in the studio but in homes and the community. That’s what Woofs is about too: being part of the community and supporting families. Cora’s work is rooted in community, reaching across borders, creating access and breaking boundaries so everyone can not only enjoy the arts but can have a lifetime of opportunities that they wouldn’t have without the deep and lasting work Cora does. That deserves supporting and I’m proud that Woofs can be a part of helping Cora make our community a better place!”

Dressed in her ‘80s best, Woofs Owner  Danielle Vidals  gets hugs from a few of Cora’s kids at the 2017 RHCP! All Prom proceeds support scholarships for kids at Cora Dance, where over 80% of students receive tuition assistance!

Dressed in her ‘80s best, Woofs Owner Danielle Vidals gets hugs from a few of Cora’s kids at the 2017 RHCP! All Prom proceeds support scholarships for kids at Cora Dance, where over 80% of students receive tuition assistance!

SH: “Why should people come to the 2019 RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM?”

DV: “First, it’s a ton of fun! And EVERYONE is welcome no matter what age or ability to pay. Second, it supports arts - EXCELLENT arts - for kids. Why would you NOT come???”


Thanks Woofs!

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CORA DANCE THANKS DANIELLE VIDALS AND EVERYONE AT WOOFS ‘N WHISKERS FOR THEIR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT OF THE 2019 RED HOOK COMMUNITY PROM AND OUR KIDS!

WE LOVE YOU WOOFS! CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU ON JUNE 1!

Woofs ’n Whiskers is a unique alternative to other local pet care facilities. Woofs has a 6,000 square foot outdoor space in Red Hook, Brooklyn for their dog boarding and daycare guests as well as luxury condo spaces for feline friends. Woofs runs back-to-back playgroups throughout the day, creating a stress-reducing program of rest and activity. The staff at Woofs 'n Whiskers strives to provide pets with the best care available. Their goal is to provide a happy, healthy and safe environment so clients can have peace of mind knowing their loved one is getting the best care available by a knowledgeable and caring team. Time is taken with each pet and their person to learn individual likes and dislikes. Woofs takes pride in their ability to provide personalized care. As animal lovers and pet parents, the Woofs ‘n Whiskers team is dedicated to ensuring that their guests are welcome and treated like one of the family. Woofs ‘n Whiskers is located at 14 Coles Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 in Red Hook. For more information, visit www.woofsnwhiskers.com or call 718-237-0298.