It’s not about us, it’s about you.
We came early and we’ve stayed for the long haul. We’ve done that by focusing on what matters most—you and your dog.
We’ve been here since the beginning
Dogwalks is one of the original, and oldest, San Francisco dog walking companies. We’ve been successful because we’ve stuck to our beliefs:
- Small walking groups
- Putting clients first
- Finding ways on a daily basis to make the parks and beaches we walk better places than we found them
- Always striving to be better at what we do today than we were yesterday
Our commitment to excellence in customer service
At Dogwalks, we strive to be the very best at taking care of both our dog and our human clients.
We are a mature, responsible company and we keep our values at the forefront of everything we do:
If we tell you we’ll do something, we’ll do it.
And then whenever possible, we’ll look for opportunities to do a little more. Just because we care.
A true team approach
We’re proud to have dog pros who stay with us for years. We actively seek and screen mature, responsible
people who value being part of a team, and who are trained in safety protocols, positive reinforcement training, and effective group management. We work together in a way that’s rare in this industry. This allows us to provide the consistency and reliability we swear by.
We are very pleased with having chosen Dogwalks. We have three dogs -- two little and one big. In addition to providing the care we want, Julia and her crew are dependable and flexible, and Julia is always immediately responsive. Dogwalks is providing the high level of service we expect and appreciate.
Meet Dogwalks owner Julia Frink
|Julia is a lifelong dog caretaker and she has followed her lifelong passion and does what she loves to do everyday—taking care of dogs and their humans. She is currently a dog training student at the highly regarded Dog Training Internship Academy (DTIA). She is a dog*tec certified professional dog walker, and certified Pet First Aid and Wellness instructor. She keeps up to date on the most recent scientific thinking and discoveries about dog behavior and training through private training sessions, reading and classes, and incorporates this ongoing learning into Dogwalks to ensure a well-oiled team all working from the same page. She has put her heart and soul into Dogwalks for over 21 years. Her greatest joy is finding ways to exceed clients’ expectations, and she is extremely proud to have built a team of incredible dog care professionals all committed to the same.|
|Julia before Dogwalks
Julia grew up surrounded by dogs. Her father loved Beagles and Julia rescued and raised her first dog when she was five. Always a traveler and entrepreneur, Julia’s first company toured people to Spain to explore the country’s food, wine, and Flamenco dance. She studied flamenco dance and music as well, performing internationally, and taught ESL in Spain for six years. Julia holds a degree in Economics from California Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, CA. A Northern CA native, she holds lifelong interests in social issues, history, travel, art, and design. She enjoys hiking and exploring the beaches and trails with her four-legged friends.
Dogwalks co-founder Sancho Panza
Dogwalks co-founder Sancho Panza, an amazingly resilient, majestic rescued lab mix was named after Julia’s tour company and Don Quixote’s sidekick, who accompanied him on his “impossible dream.” Though no longer with us, Sancho helped Julia realize her dream and his spirit lives on in everything Julia and her team do.