Doggie Adventure
1160 Rt. 9
P.O. Box 163
Garrison, NY 10524
845-739-1019

Carol@DoggieAdventure.com

Red Boy Eating a Snack
Red Boy Eating a Snack

Barney Napping
Barney Napping

Autumn Hunting For (Toy) Geese
Autumn Hunting For (Toy) Geese

Red Boy Relaxing on Deck
Red Boy Relaxing on Deck

Barney & Little Human Visitor
Barney and "Little Human" Visitor

Meet the Staff

Carol Marangoni, Ph.D., has a doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of Texas (although she is quick to point out that she only experimented on humans, not animals).  After working as a biostatistician in the pharmaceutical consulting industry, Carol opened an organic dog biscuit business called Brunzi’s Best, Inc., which sold organic treats called "Doggie Divines."  The company was named after her beloved golden retriever Brunzi, whose health problems led her to a holistic approach to dog care.  You can read a brief history of Brunzi in Dr. Marty Goldstein’s book "The Nature of Animal Healing" (pg.269-271) – a book that is a "must-read" for all dog guardians.  Carol has welcomed furry guests to her home since 2000, and generally prefers spending her time with dogs rather than humans.

Red Boy Marangoni was approximately 2 years old when Carol found him lost in the woods in 1998.  After numerous attempts failed to find his parents, she adopted this gem of a dog & he has been an angel ever since.  Well, not exactly an angel – he was a wild dog who peed in the house, ate the local wildlife (birds, frogs), knew how to make a bed out of leaves, tried repeatedly to escape, and was an adept fisherman (a skill he still enjoys to this day, although the only fish he’s been catching lately are battery-operated toy fish swimming in the pool).  It took some doing, but he finally learned to sleep in the bed, eat off a fork, and pee outside.  Now he is truly an angel with fur!

Barney Marangoni has been a family member since Carol brought the 7-week old pup home in 1997.  He loves to walk, hike & swim; other than that he is a couch potato who enjoys snacking while watching TV.  Barney is featured in two photographs in "Martha Stewart Living" magazine (Oct. 2006): In one photo he is begging at the tables (pg. 167), and in the other photo he is under the table waiting patiently for a handout (pg. 168).

Paula Carnabuci, M.A., has a masters degree in exercise physiology and kinesiology from Columbia University, and works as a personal trainer.  She has a 10-lb. furbaby named Sammy who is half Shitzu and half Yorkie.  Sammy enjoys the doggie guests at Monday night Doggie Dinner Parties, but often ends up in his playpen in order to avoid getting trampled by the big dogs.  Paula goes hiking with the doggie guests, and she is considering starting a class in Doggie Pilates.

Anita Wolf, RN, shares her home with Yogi (black lab), Boo-Boo (poodle), Schatzi (German Shepherd) and Frank (husband). Anita takes time from her busy nursing schedule to attend our weekly doggie dinner parties. She gets lots of hugs and kisses from our doggie guests, because of her sparkling personality (and the copious amounts of scrumptious food she feeds them at the table.) Check out photos of Anita with happy doggie guests in the Photo Gallery of "Doggie Dinner Parties."

Debbie Lind has a passion for rescuing Border Collies, and shares her home with two of her own, one foster, and one daily visitor. She is vey involved with Glen Highland Farm - Sweet Border Collie Rescue, a proactive rescue and adoption program for homeless, unwanted and abandoned border collies and border collie mixes.  She is also an active fundraiser for "Camp Border Collie for Kids at Glen Highland Farm," a unique summer camp that unites rescued Border Collies with inner-city children (see www.glenhighlandfarm.com for more info).  Debbie is adept at handling high-energy dogs – in fact she has mastered the art of keeping four Frisbees and ballies flying through the air simultaneously!