Laurels
Best Dog Walkers
in Berkeley
2017

Why These Dog Walkers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored dog walkers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best dog walkers in Berkeley, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Animal House Pet & Home Care

Animal House Pet & Home Care is a fully insured and bonded pet care business, offering their services in the Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette areas of California. Pete Ritter, the proprietor of Animal House Pet & Home Care, is a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitter, Pet Sitters International, East Bay Pet Sitters Association, and is the Director of Orinda Chamber of Commerce. Animal House Pet & Home Care specializes in pet sitting, dog walking, and pet feeding. During a visit, Animal House can also provide medication administration, litterbox, and yard cleanup, houseplant watering, home watch and security, pet taxi to vets and pet groomers, garbage and recycle bin service, mail and newspaper retrieval, and emergency calls

Orinda, CA(925) 254-3677

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Canine Centric

Canine Centric is a dog training company based in East Bay, California. Lea Orloski, the owner, and founder, began working with dogs in 2006 as a dog handler and has been observing and assisting with training classes since 2009. She obtained a certificate in training and behavior from the Dog Training Internship Academy in 2013. Lea Orloski is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild. She also teaches a class through Sirius Puppy & Dog Training. Canine Centric services include a consultation, basic training, and behavioral sessions, along with group dog walks.

Richmond, CA(510) 706-5877

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Dogs Unleashed

Dogs Unleashed is a locally owned dog training and walking professional that provides her services in the East Bay area in San Francisco. Dogs Unleashed is owned and operated by Angel Geringer, who graduated with Honors from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers in 2009. Afterwards, she attended DogTec's Advanced Dog Walking Academy and became Pet CPR Certified. Angel is one of six Advanced Dog Walking Academy graduates in the East Bay. Dogs Unleashed is fully insured and licensed and offers private consultation, coaching sessions, and off-leash group walks through the neighborhoods and hiking trails. Pricing for services can be found on the company’s website.

Berkeley, CA(707) 980-9524

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Happy Paws Walks

Happy Paws Walks offer pet walking and training services in the Berkeley, Albany, Kensington, and El Cerrito areas of California. The owner, Danielle, opened up Happy Paws Walks in 2008 after discovering her love for the work when taking care of the pets for friends and neighbors. Danielle is a 2013 graduate of DogTec’s Dog Walking Academy in San Francisco and also a graduate of the Dog Training Internship Academy. She is also Pet CPR and First Aid certified and has earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. Happy Paws Walks services include neighborhood walks, private walks, private training, group hikes, and trips to the beach.

Berkeley, CA(415) 261-8530

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K Lynn’s K9s and Kitty Care

K Lynn’s K9s and Kitty Care specialize in provide dog walking and basic training services in the Berkeley, Oakland, Albany, Kensington, and El Ceritto areas of California. Kaellyn Moss, the founder, is a DogTEC certified dog walker and is also certified in Pet First Aid. She has completed the Canine Behavioral Academy and the Managing Safe Off-Leash Play workshop. Kaellyn has also completed an intensive weekend workshop with renowned animal trainer Ken Ramirez at the Marin Humane Society in 2015. K Lynn’s K9s and Kitty Care offers group runs and hikes, dog walks, drop-by dog walks, and cat care. All walks include basic obedience reinforcement.

Berkeley, CA(510) 375-5206

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MacGraw’s Paws

MacGraw’s Paws provides pet sitting and dog walking services in the El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, and North Berkeley areas of California. MacGraw’s Paws specializes in pet care visits that include exercise, feeding and fresh water, litter box attendance, report cards, and email updates. The company can also provide home care services such as mail and newspaper collection, houseplant watering, light rotation, curtain and blind adjustments, and trash and recycle bin service. Additional pet services include dog walking, pet taxi, and pet shop supply runs. MacGraw’s Paws is licensed, bonded, and insured, a member of Pet Sitters International, and offers free in-home consultation.

El Cerrito, CA(510) 524-7387

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Oakland Dog Walker

Oakland Dog Walker specializes in private dog caring services for the owners and their pets in the Oakland and Emeryville areas of California. Oakland Dog Walker was voted by Bay Guardian as Best of the Bay for 2011 for Best Dog-Walking Service and has been featured in Oakland Magazine. Oakland Dog Walker even has a YouTube channel to give customers an example of a typical workday. Oakland Dog Walker offers group outings in their private dog park and midday group outings and dog sitting services that are reserved for established group dogs. Oakland Dog Walker is a member and insured through Pet Sitters Associates.

Oakland, CA(510) 863-0691

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Outdoor PetCare

Outdoor Petcare is a dog walking business that specializes in fast-paced, off-leash hikes with certified dog walkers through nature trails. Outdoor Petcare provides their services in the Berkeley and Oakland areas of California and was the winner of Bay Woof Magazine’s Beast of the Bay for 2014. Outdoor Petcare was founded by Michael Mojica, who is a graduate of the Dogtec Advanced Dog Walking Program. Outdoor Petcare offers group walks, solo walks, drop-ins, and boarding and house-sitting. Group walks consist of no more than five other dogs who were all carefully selected to be walk buddies. All walkers are licensed, insured, and trained in dog First Aid and equipped with the latest technology.

Berkeley, CA(925) 388-6214

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Pawsal

Pawsal is a pet caring professional that provides her services to pets and owner within East Bay, including Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, El Sobranje, Orinda, Lafayette, Oakland, and Emeryville. Colleen Crampton, the owner and founder of Pawsal, has had over twenty years working with dogs and other pets. She can provide pet sitting, dog training and dog walking that includes overnight care, hourly sitting, obedience training, medication administration, feeding, playtime, cleanup, and updates via email and text. Colleen can also perform basic home services such as mail retrieval and houseplant watering. A pricing list for all of the services Pawsal can provide can be located on the company’s website.

Berkeley, CA(510) 541-8101

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Safe Hands Pet Care

Safe Hands Pet Care is a pet care business that has been providing their services to the California Bay Area, including Berkeley, Kensington, El Cerrito, Albany, Piedmont, Montclair, Rockridge and Oakland since 2001. Safe Hands Pet Care provides regularly scheduled midday dog walks, play time, and puppy care and socialization along with extended in-home pet care for owners planning a vacation. Their services are tailored for each pet and include feeding, fresh water, administer medication, exercise and companionship. Safe Hands Pet Care is licensed, bonded, and insured and is also certified in Pet First Aid and a member of Pet Sitters International and the East Bay Pet Sitters Association

El Cerrito, CA(510) 528-7870

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Uncle Dave’s Pet Care

Uncle Dave’s Pet Care is a family owned, Berkeley, California based dog walking business that specializes in off-leash dog hiking. Uncle Dave’s Pet Care was founded by David Llewellyn who has been in business for over three years. He attended DogTec Academy in San Francisco and had taken many dogs on more than 1,800 hikes per year throughout the East Bay area. Uncle Dave’s Pet Care offer group and private hikes, as well as drop-in visits for dogs or cats. During his visits, Dave will teach dogs social manners. Uncle Dave’s Pet Care is licensed and is fully insured by The Hartford Insurance.

Berkeley, CA(510) 277-5225

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