Responsible, Educated & Communicative

Best dog walking and pet sitting in Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville.
  • Our group dog walkers go through dogTEC'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 and insurance. We are bonded and we have permits to walk dogs in the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD).

  • We use our Flickr stream, Facebook and Instagram 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 trailsLarry at the beach, or Roxy making "snuggle me" eyes. (When possible, we also send clients pictures of their pets directly, but it is company policy that the priority of walkers and pet sitters is pet safety, followed by pets' exercise and enrichment.)


"We always get a little doggy report card, an update about how she's doing, and every couple weeks, pictures of her going bananas through the trees. "

-Patrick K. on Yelp


Certifications and Awards


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