Responsible, Educated & Communicative
Our group dog walkers go through dogbiz’s Dog Walking Academy (DWA) so we know more than the average dog walker about dog behavior, body language, and pack management. At the DWA we also complete Pet CPR and Pet First Aid courses.
We’ve been voted “Best of” in several categories every year starting in 2007 in places such as Yelp.com, the East Bay Express, San Francisco magazine, Bay Woof, Parents' Press, and Oakland magazine. See a list of our awards and press.
We have a business license, criminal bond, and libility insurance. We are have permits to walk dogs in the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD).
We use our Instagram and Facebook accounts to post pictures of the pets we take care of. Our clients have logged in from India, London, San Francisco, and San Jose to see Buffy and Elmo on the trails, Larry at the beach, or Roxy making "snuggle me" eyes. (We also send clients pictures of their pets directly when possible, but it is company policy that the priority of walkers and pet sitters is pet safety, followed by pets' exercise and enrichment.)
"I can honestly say, without reservation, that I would hire Molly to walk my own dogs, and never worry a moment knowing they were in her care. Molly runs the kind of business that other dog pros admire, that clients are so very lucky to have, and that employees are glad to work for. She is smart, ethical, and takes top care of everyone--the dogs, her clients, and her staff. Molly's commitment to professional education extends beyond just herself--all of her staff are certified and benefit from her ongoing support and mentoring. Doggy Lama really does present a model for the dog walking industry. "
-Veronica Boutelle, MA Ed., CTC, President, Founder at dogbiz, on LinkedIn