Laurels
Best Dog Walkers
in San Francisco
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 San Francisco, 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.

Blue Dog

For over five years, Blue Dog has served San Francisco as a premier dog walking company. Packages range in service options and include group walks, solo dog walks, monthly packages, puppy in-home packages, or a la carte packages. The company is approved by PetSitting.com and uses PetCheck Dog Management Software. Clients speak highly of their email notifications/updates, trustworthy walkers, good energy, kindness, and genuine caring for dogs.

San Francisco, CA(415) 539-3172

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Bright Lights Dog Training

A boutique dog walking company, Bright Lights Dog Training serves the San Francisco area. Services provided include private training, group classes, and group walking services. Choosing groups carefully, each dog is matched with a small group to walk with based on temperament and compatibility. Mentored by Jean Donaldson thought the Academy for Dog Trainers, owner Shelley Leong-Peterson is a professional dog trainer and behavior counselor and is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild.

San Francisco, CA(415) 706-4401

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City Pups SF

Catering to busy dog parents since 2011, City Pups SF is a San Francisco dog walking, training, and pet sitting company. Services include pick-up and drop-off, playtime, small groups based on like personalities and energy, customized training packages, day training, weekend appointments, full support, mail pickup and plant watering, and more. Clients speak highly of their professional and friendly manner, excellent relationship skills with the dogs, and frequent updates.

San Francisco, CA(415) 446-8726

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Diggity Dog

Founded in 2000 and serving San Francisco, Diggity Dog offers personalized attention to each dog and separates large dogs from small dogs, and energetic dogs, from elderly dogs. Services provided include full-time dog walking, pet sitting, and part-time dog walking. The company is a member of ProDog and Pet Sitter’s Associates, LLC.

San Francisco, CA(415) 601-9198

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Doggie Walks

Offering customizes dog walking, training, and boarding services, Doggie Walks serves the San Francisco area with over ten years of experience and provides the same walker to each client every time. Services provided include dog walking, play groups, cat visits, animal visits, overnights, dog daycare, dog training, and technician services. Clients speak highly of their responsiveness, love for dogs, friendly manner with humans, professional, consistency, promptness, training, and flexible scheduling.

San Francisco, CA(415) 307-4566

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Josi’s Paw Dog Walking

Since 2008, Jenn Lyons has run Josi’s Paw Dog Walking in memory of her pug that passed away. Services provided include group walks, individual walks, household pet walks, potty breaks, and pet sitting for dogs and cats. Serving the San Francisco area, Jenn is licensed and insured, a member of Pet Sitter International, and certified in Pet Loss Counseling. Jenn has experience with medicine dependent pets, senior pets, and pets with special needs.

San Francisco, CA(415) 819-1931

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Little Buddhas Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

Little Buddhas Dog Walking & Pet Sitting is an owner-operated licensed dog walking and pet sitting company serving the City of San Fransico. The company provides group and private walks, potty breaks, socialization, behavioral training, pet updates, GPS, pick-ups and drop-offs, flexible scheduling, no minimums, vet and grooming tips, and pet sitting and boarding. They are registered with the City and County of San Fransisco and is certified in Pet CPR and first aid. Clients speak highly of the flexible scheduling, responsible and friendly personality, updates, and general improvement on dogs’ happiness levels.

San Francisco, CA(415) 741-1737

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Manymutts

Manymutts is a San Francisco dog walking and pet sitting company that serves the Pacific Heights, Lower Pac Heights, China Basin, Duboce Triangle, Castro, Haight-Ashbury, Cole Valley, Hayes Valley, Laurel Heights, and Sausalito in Marin County. The company focuses on listening to each client’s and pet’s needs, keeping pricing affordable, and having a backup sitter available. Services provided include dog walking, cat sitting, dog boarding, dog daycare, group dog walks, pet taxi, holiday services, key return and key pick up, and other miscellaneous pet services. Clients speak highly of their professional manner, care for each pet, updates, promptness, friendliness, easy scheduling online, and reliability.

San Francisco, CA(415) 992-5883

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Matts Mutts

A premier provider for pet sitting and dog walking, Matts Mutts is a full-service company serving the San Francisco area. Services provided include group walking, pet visits, boarding, and holiday boarding. Clients speak highly of their genuine care for animals, understanding each dog’s needs, flexible schedule, dependable nature, and professional manner.

San Francisco, CA(415) 254-6249

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Mighty Dog Walking Services

Founded in 2003, Mighty Dog Walking Services specializes in playgroups and private walks. The company serves the San Francisco and surrounding areas rain or shine. Clients speak highly of their patient manner with nervous dogs, updates, flexible scheduling, reliability, boarding services, emergency vet visit, and grooming services.

San Francisco, CA(415) 531-0804

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Pet Sitter San Francisco

Members of Pet Sitters Associates, LLC, Pet Sitter San Francisco is a professional service that specializes in dog boarding, cat sitting, dog walking, and dog sitting. Clients speak highly of the updates, genuine care for each animal, attentiveness, training services, excellent advice, and capable of handling any special needs animals may have.

San Francisco, CA(415) 702-6584

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Running With Rover

Serving San Francisco’s most prominent neighborhoods, Running With Rover is a premier dog walking company that focuses on teaching leash skills, good manners, proper socialization, and appropriate play philosophies. Services range in packages and include training, boarding, private services, and group services. The company is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Clients speak highly of their flexible scheduling, professional manner, Twitter updates, last-minute services, training, and excellent advice.

San Francisco, CA(415) 508-7683

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Shear Pets

Providing one-on-one care with each dog, Shear Pets is a San Francisco boutique concierge company. Services provided include in-home claw clipping, kitty care club, mobile cat and dog grooming, and solo dog walking. Clients speak highly of their promptness, excellent advice, grooming services, claw trimming services, and professional manner.

San Francisco, CA(888) 503-8007

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Sniff San Francisco

Sniff San Francisco is a four-person dog walking, training, and boarding team. Services provided include potty and puppy visits, group excursions, behavioral modification, obedience training, daycare, and boarding. The company specializes in learning each dog’s temperament, customize excursions and play sessions, record video of each play session and make the videos available on a video channel, send daily notes tailored to client requests, travel by foot to and from play times, use positive reinforcement to modify behavior, and ecological sustainability. Customers speak highly of their reliable and dependable service, training services, and caring for each dog.

San Francisco, CA(917) 494-0111

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SuperDog City, LLC

Founded in 2005, SuperDog City, LLC is a San Francisco dog walking company that offers unique and personalized service. Services provided include small dog groups, adolescent puppy groups, all day dog walking, group dog walking playtimes, and private in-home puppy care. The company is a Top Finalist for Best Dog Walker by the Bay Area A-List in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Clients speak highly of the reliable service, flexible scheduling, availability of extra services and requests, socialization introductions, training skills, and their genuine care and affinity with each dog.

San Francisco, CA(415) 463-1440

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Tailblazers

Founded in 2006, Tailblazers is a San Francisco dog walking and pet sitting company. Mirla Reyes, a licensed and certified dog walker and professional trainer, personally cares for each dog. Services provided include full-time group walks, part-time group walks, private walks, home visits, boarding, taxi services, and dog training services. Clients speak highly of Mirla’s genuine connection and care with each dog, personable manner, promptness, friendliness, responsiveness, and kind personality.

San Francisco, CA(650) 339-5109

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The Art of Dog

Providing small dogs walks and daycare services, The Art of Dog serves the Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Glen Park, Castro, Mission, and Diamond Heights neighborhoods. The company’s owners are members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Certified by Pet Tech in pet CPR and first aid, and graduates of Dog*TEC’s Dog Walking Academy and Ian Dunbar’s Sirius Dog Training Academy. Clients speak highly of their work in behavior training work, socialization strategies, care for each dog, flexibility with special daytime requests, and high-quality service.

San Francisco, CA(415) 715-8573

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Top Dog SF

Specializing in dog behavior and training, Top Dog SF is a boutique dog walking company that offers a variety of services in the city of San Francisco. All the company’s walkers are Certified Counselors and Trainers, Dog Training Internship Academy Graduates, Dog*TEC Dog Walking Graduates, or Trish King’s Canine Behavior College Graduates. Services include off-leash playgroups, neighborhood group walks, private training, overnight care, email alerts at pick up and drop off, GPS tracking of walks, and more.

San Francisco, CA(415) 881-8304

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Wags Paws & Heart

Wags Paws & Heart specializes in group walks, individual walks, and pet sitting services. Natalie Batlin, the owner, is Pet CPR and first aid certified and is a graduate of Dog*TEC’s Dog Walking Academy. The company is insured by State Farm Insurance Company and accepts PayPal. Clients speak highly of Natalie’s friendliness, reliability, responsiveness, updates, behavioral improvement with dog walking, and genuine care for each dog.

San Francisco, CA(415) 297-0091

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Who Let The Dogs Out!

A premier provider for dog walking, mobile grooming, and dog sitting, Who Let The Dogs Out! was founded in 2003. Serving San Francisco, the company’s services include group and private walks, mobile grooming, and dog sitting (AKA Who Let The Dogs Out! B&B). The company holds the #1 Dog Walker in SF Award by Bay Area Alist in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. Clients speak highly of their grooming services, genuine care for their dogs, and passion for their business.

San Francisco, CA(415) 419-8777

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