Press and Media
"Oakland business goes to the dogs" - News write-up featured in the Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, and many others.
2012, 2011, 2010: Voted ‘Best Bay Area Dog Walker’ by ‘Bay Woof’ Magazine in their 'Beast of the Bay' awards.
Doggy Lama Pet Care voted 'Best Dog Walker' in Parents' Press Magazine's first annual 'Best of the East Bay 2011' awards!
• San Francisco magazine calls us a doggy B&B and voted us one of 2008's "Top Five Places to Board Your Dog."
"More like a visit to a fun aunt or uncle than a formal hotel stay, Doggy Lama offers care for your dog in the home of one of four staffers. All are licensed, insured, and bonded, and never have more than four dogs at a time in their Berkeley, Oakland, and Hayward homes. Adventures are planned for every day of the stay, with trips to play Frisbee on the beach or hike the trails of the Redwood Regional Park (aka Doggie Heaven) on regular rotation. After a day of outdoor play, it’s time to head in, have dinner, and hang out. Cross your fingers that Rover won’t turn up his nose at your downtown studio after his nature-centric adventures."
• We were voted 2007's Best High-Tech Doggie Care by the East Bay Express because we use our Flickr account to post pictures daily (hourly, sometimes) of the pets we take care of—the Express says, “It’s like being there with your furry one.”
“Elmo loves to be wet and dirty. Hey! Get your mind out of the gutter—this photo caption describes a deliriously happy dog, not a reference to your favorite Sesame Street character run amok. Because when it comes to dog walking, Doggy Lama Pet Care’s Molly Kenefick is a step, a click, and one whopping Verizon bill ahead of the competition. Armed with a camera-equipped Treo with Internet capability and unlimited storage, Kenefick snaps dozens of photos during her hour-plus off-leash jaunts with her canine clientele. Then she uploads the pics to her incredibly organized Flickr site, where owners stuck at work can see in near-real time what their pups are up to. She’ll send them directly to clients’ phones, too. “She’s a great walker in general,” one enthuses. “Getting the photos is a very nice bonus. When you’re in the midst of meetings and all sort of craziness, it’s nice to see that your dog is off on the beach, running around and having fun.” Trail and beach hikes run $25; board for a day or night costs $50, photos included.”