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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 San Francisco dog walking companies, and one of the oldest. We’ve been successful because we’ve stuck to our beliefs—
- in small walking groups,
- in putting clients first,
- in finding ways on a daily basis to make the parks and beaches we walk better places than we found them,
- in 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 both taking care of dogs 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, and this allows us to provide the consistency and reliability we swear by.
Dogwalks is a great SF service for our pup. Hudson seems worn out from his daily excursions and totally disappointed on the weekends when stuck with us at home! Thanks Julia and team for caring
Meet Dogwalks owner Julia Frink
Julia is a dog training graduate at the highly regarded Dog Training Internship Academy (DTIA an affiliate of SFPuppyPrep). She is a dog*tec certified professional dog walker, and 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 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 22 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
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 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. A Northern CA native, she holds lifelong interests in social issues, history, travel, art, and design.
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.