Do you live in SF and need someone to walk your dog? Below we’ve featured 10 of the best dog walkers in San Francisco!
1. Citizen Hound
Citizen Hound offers dog walking in the Marina, Cow Hollow, Pac Heights, Lower Pac Heights, Presidio Heights, and Russian Hill neighborhoods of San Francisco. The team of dog walkers is highly regarded throughout the city, and take pride in their customer service, attentiveness, and reputation.
A 1-hour group walk/play session is available for $25 and includes off-leash playtime and is available five days a week. Your pup will enjoy exercise and socialization with the other pups. 2 x 1-hour sessions per day is offered for $38/day – this is a great option for high-energy pups. Solo walks are $20 for 30 minutes or $35 for 1 hour. Package deals are available for multiple walks – contact Citizen Hound SF to learn more.
2. Top Dog SF
At Top Dog SF, your pup will enjoy a fun walk in safe hands. All of the dog walkers at Top Dog SF are dog behavior educated, trained, and pet CPR certified. Group walks are available, or you can take your dog to the ranch at Top Dog SF where they can enjoy lots of playtime with other dogs, hikes, and freedom away from the city.
For group walking, your dog will be taken to the private doggie ranch in Pacifica and enjoy playtime for 4-5 hours, including a 75-90-minute walk. Groups are arranged based on size, temperament, and energy level. 5 x weekly walks are available for $750/month, 4 x weekly walks are available for $650/month, or 3 x weekly walks are available for $550/month. Contact Top Dog SF to learn more.
3. Sniff San Francisco
If you’re looking for a locally owned dog walking company, look no further than Sniff San Francisco. Sniff offers walking, training, and boarding for pups throughout San Francisco. The team pride themselves on offering the personal touch to each dog and maintain a person-to-dog ratio of 1:5 to ensure your dog gets the attention it needs.
Group excursions are available for $40 – your dog will be picked up and walked to a park with other dogs, never driven. At the park, your dog enjoys supervised play and off-leash games such as fetch, tug-of-war, chase, and play wrestling. Sniff can also offer puppy training and potty visits if you have a little one who needs letting out during the workday. Contact Sniff San Francisco to learn more.
4. Blue Dog
Blue Dog offers neighborhood dog walking and can provide either group or solo walks, as well as off-leash dog park visits. The experienced dog walkers at Blue Dog offer walking through 20 neighborhoods in San Francisco and always ensure the safety of your pup.
On-leash walks are sold in monthly packages – 5 walks per week is $382/month (15 mins solo, 30 mins group) or $578/month (30 mins solo), 4 walks per week is $360/month (15 mins solo, 30 mins group) or $534/month (30 mins solo). A single walk is available for $26.25 (15 mins), $39 (30 mins), or $54.75 (60 mins). Dog park visits are also offered – contact Blue Dog for more details.
5. Little Buddhas Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
Little Buddhas is a certified, bonded, and insured dog walking company offering experienced and reliable walkers throughout San Francisco. The walkers at this owner-operated business have over ten years of experience, are licensed, certified in pet CPR and first aid, and registered with the city and county of SF.
Dog walking is offered either as private walks or in groups. Potty breaks, socialization, behavioral training, and pick-up/drop-off are all also included. Walking for 3 days/week is $80, 4 days/week is $105, and 5 days/week is $130. Flexible scheduling is offered to meet your needs – contact Little Buddhas Dog Walking & Pet Sitting to learn more.
6. Sniff and Go Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Sniff and Go was established in 2009 and offers professional, private dog walking to pups across San Francisco. Each dog walker at Sniff and Go is subjected to a rigorous hiring process and an in-depth training program to ensure they meet the high standards required.
On weekdays, private, on-leash neighborhood walks are $21/15 minutes, $30/25 minutes, $50/45 minutes, or $50/60 minutes. On weekends, walks are $26/15 minutes, $35/25 minutes, $55/45 minutes, or $55/60 minutes. Your pup will enjoy a private walk through your neighborhood, the same dedicated walker each day (as available), and walks that suit your dog’s pace. Contact Sniff and Go to learn more.
7. Happy Tramps
The team at Happy Tramps are dog experts – your pup will have access to the same certified walker each day (when available) and you will receive photo and video updates throughout their walk. Group walks are offered and groups are designed based on dog size and temperament to ensure the safety of your pup and others.
Services include puppy visits ($30) – a private, 20-minute potty break and training session for puppies that are too young to join the group walks. On-leash walks are available for $30 and include groups of 4-5 dogs who enjoy walks for 1 hour. For $31 your pup can enjoy a group adventure with hiking and off-leash play with 5-6 other dogs for 1+ hour. Contact Happy Tramps to learn more.
Dogwalks offers neighborhood walking for pups throughout San Francisco and has been servicing the area for over 20 years. Owner Julia is a professional, certified dog walker and Pet First Aid and Wellness instructor. Julia and her team of walkers always deliver the best and ensure the safety of your pup while in their care.
Dog walking services include a walk and play at Crissy Field, Baker Beach, GGNRG, The Presidio, and Buena Vista Park. Walk packages are offered in a minimum of 4-5 walks per week and each walk/play is a minimum of 45-60 minutes with 5-7 other dogs. 5 walks/week is $600/month, or 4 walks/week is $500/month. Contact Dogwalks to get started.
9. Paw Pal Dog Walking SF
Paw Pal Dog Walking offers professional dog walking throughout San Francisco. Donna, Kathleen, and Irene are all dog tec certified dog walkers, members of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters, and registered with the San Francisco SPCA and the East Bay SPCA.
Dog walks include a water refresh, treats, and lots of love. Small group walks/playtime are $400/month for 5 visits per week or $550/month for two dogs. Individual walks are $25 for one dog or $35 for two dogs. Additional services and special packages are also available – contact Paw Pal Dog Walking to learn more.
10. SF City Dog Walks
SF City Dog Walks offers personalized care for your pup when you don’t have the time to walk them. Whether your pup needs some exercise, or you just want someone to check on them, the qualified and experienced team at SF City Dog Walks can help.
Private, one-on-one dog walks are available for $27 and are a minimum of 30 minutes around your neighborhood. Group walks are available for $450/month for 5 walks per week. Off-leash dog runs for 1+ hour at the park/beach/trail are available for $27 per dog. Contact SF City Dog Walks to get started.
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