VOTED BEST BAY AREA DOG WALKER: 2018, 2016, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
by Bay Woof Magazine in their 'Beast of the Bay' awards.
"When you and your remarkable retriever (or any beautiful breed) find your way to Doggy Lama, you know there’s no need to trek anywhere else. The veteran team at this Oakland organization prides itself on not just taking dogs for walks, but on bestowing them with an adventurous off-leash experience along the lush trails of Redwood Regional Park, Anthony Chabot Regional Park, and Strawberry Canyon (to name a few locales). With safety always at the forefront, these walks are provided to groups of six, and every tail-wagging, four-legged hiker comes back well-exercised and well-traveled."
"Dogs at Doggy Lama go on adventures instead of hikes, and the most typical excursion is an hour off-leash group gallivanting in East Bay parks. Molly Kenefick is the owner and founder of Doggy Lama and has a skilled team to fill in all the gaps."
“This year marks the fourth straight BOBA win for Molly Kenefick’s Doggy Lama Pet Care, which serves the East Bay’s Oakland/Berkeley/Montclair “triangle.” Pooch lovers everywhere seem to agree with our readers, and Doggy Lama has racked up an impressive collection of “bests.” Molly’s recipe for success? Start with rigorous training, add an aptitude for fun and adventure, and top with a dollop of sweetness. Example: Doggy Lama posts photos of your playing pups on Flickr and Facebook so you don’t get too lonesome for your special canine’s smile.”
"For the third year running, Molly Kenefick of Doggy Lama Pet Care in Oakland has been named Best Dog Walker by Bay Woof readers. Maybe it’s because she and her experienced team offer group “adventure hikes” for dogs, making good use of the East Bay’s amazing dog-friendly trails and beaches – and you get to watch the fun, or at least check in, via a Flckr photostream. Your pups will romp exuberantly with others of their kind and come home feeling calm and content… all ready to relish your company."
2010 & 2011:
"Want a dog walker/sitter who will give your precious Fifi or Bruno all the love, fun, and attention she or he deserves? Well, you might want to pick someone like Molly Kenefick, owner of the East Bay's Doggy Lama Pet Care. She has loads of 5-star Yelp ratings and offers one extra-special service: photos of your dog having fun at the beach uploaded to her Flickr account, where you can peruse them while chained to your desk. Nice to know somebody's off leash! Molly's crew of professional dog lovers serve furry clients in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, and Hayward. Overnight boarding in a home setting is another super service on offer."