Vlad is a Brooklyn native who has spent his entire life loving and caring for dogs. The latest addition to his family, a rescue named Leo, has been with Vlad and his longtime girlfriend since January 2017 and adores going to play with other dogs at off-leash hours in Prospect Park. Aside from his infatuation with all creatures furry and four-legged, Vlad is also a Strength & Conditioning coach and personally competes in the sport of powerlifting.