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Pete was wonderful with my very skid dish dog. Pete is very patient and calm a Pete was wonderful with my very skiddish dog. Pete is extremely patient, calm and encouraging, and was able to give Georgy a feeling of confidence. He is now walking better with me and not as hypervigilant. Pete gave me me great tools.
Marina has become an extension of our family, taking in our shy dog Ralphie and helping him feel comfortable and calm in her house. She takes Ralphie on playful walks, makes sure he is taken care of (treats?!), and is a gem to communicate with. We're so grateful to have connected on Thumbtack!
Gerardo and Julio are run an excellent job walking company. They are super professional, organized, and friendly and are authentic about caring about and for dogs - they are skilled at dog walking and run their business like professionals.
Kevin impressed us with his willingness to work around our schedules and to patiently manage our young rescue dog. Our dog reacted to him better than others we interviewed so, in a sense, she chose Kevin. His rates are very competitive too. We hope this is the beginning of a long and successful relationship!
Erika is absolutely amazing with my senior golden retriever. Hope loves Erika because she is loving, cautious and very observant of my dog's needs. I am very picky about who I allow to walk my dog due to her health concerns. Erika takes her time and makes sure that all of Hope's needs are taking care of including change of water, and cleaning up any of Hope's "you know what" on our patio. I cannot recommend this young lady enough. Her gracious and calm personality make her highly valuable. She is absolutely dependable and listens to all of the directives I gave her about Hope. Hire her, and do not let her get away, you will not be sorry.
Ryan is awesome. I moved to the area and didn't know anyone. My dogs are so important to me and I was anxious about finding a dog walker to help me out. From the start Ryan was really positive and super nice. He is communicative and flexible. He mixes up the walks by taking my dogs to the dog park and for walks. My schedule can be a little unpredictable and Ryan is always able to adjust. I highly recommend him!
Krystal was punctual and great with my dog. She has a thoughtful and kind demeanor yet confident in helping us. We have recommended her to our friends.
I am so happy with Critter Pet Care. Pam has been a lifesaver and I am so grateful I found her on here. It is a huge relief to know someone is taking good care of my dog while I am at work. She is nice enough to even send me texts and pictures of how my dog is doing while I'm away. And, ever since my pup started daycare, he has been much calmer with almost no barking. He loves playing with all the animals there. Thank you Pam, you are a true angel!!
I hired Sharon for a 90 minute deep tissue massage. What I got was that, and so much more. Sharon is very experienced. She gives so very much of her collective years of expertise to the experience. I felt like I had a partner. In our first session she was exploring what I can achieve with her services in the long run. I will be going back to see how I can receive long term relief from specific issues. I'm tired of living in a state of tension in my body where pain is a constant. Going to someone like Sharon will begin a solid, integrative process toward my goal.
Yolanda came and walked my dog every afternoon for a week. She was fantastic. Extremely professional, and she's a true dog lover. My dog adored her the minute they met! She spent quality time with my dog, gave her a nice, long walk, and followed up with me at the end of the week. I would absolutely hire her again!
Tina has been very methodical in getting to know our pup well before taking her to the dog parks. She is responsible and always communicates with which I appreciate as it feels like she is looking out for my pup as much as I am.
Gail has been walking our dog Val for about 6-7 months now and she is fantastic! I can't say enough about Gail's attentiveness, reliability, and great communication. We have had previous dog walkers an Gail is by far the best. She frequently sends pictures or videos of the day's walk, which is really thoughtful. She is also very flexible and works with us and our schedule. We originally had Gail come a few days a week, but we are so happy she now comes Monday through Friday. It's clear she really cares about the dogs she works with and wants to make sure they're happy. If you're looking for a reliable, trustworthy, and thoughtful dog walker, contact Gail!
Pam watched our dog for a little over a week while my family and I traveled out of town. The overall experience was smooth and great. Pam was responsive, gave updates a couple times a day and immediately if we asked, and was flexible with pickup and drop off times. Our dog even stayed another unplanned night with no problem! I will use her services again in the future.
My girlfriend and I had been talking about finding a dog walker to take our pups (a busy border collie, Piper, and feisty miniature pinscher, Bentley) out a couple of times a week while we were at work. When we moved to our new place we saw a flyer for Oakland Walkies hanging on the community board and thought 'Let's give it a try.' John came to our house for the initial consultation and our dogs warmed to him immediately - it usually takes one of them a while. John came over a few days later with his dog Luli. We took the three of them on a short walk together and it felt like they'd been walking together forever. John is incredibly caring, flexible, great with dogs and their people. He sends photos of the pups on their adventures, gives updates, let's us know if plans change (different park for the day due to weather, etc.) and makes sure the dogs in his pack are well taken care of before, during and after their walks & adventures. Piper and Bentley have been part of his pack now for a year and it's completely improved the way they meet/greet and interact with other dogs on our walks and they're SUPER HAPPY. If you're thinking about getting a dog walker, boarding your pup, or finding someone to let your dog out for short potty breaks while you're at work, book with Oakland Walkies IMMEDIATELY! You'll be pleased with the service and, more importantly, your dog(s) will be happier, healthier adventurers. Thank you Oakland Walkies!
Karin is the best! She was so patient and thoughtful about getting my dog comfortable with the hikes. We thought it would never be possible and in just a week, Gwen was going on hikes happily. She comes home so tired and happy. We are thrilled!
Melissa is the only person I trust with my pet sitting needs. She is professional yet caring and compassionate. She has been able to be flexible and works around my crazy travel schedule without a complaint. The best part is that my dog loves when Melissa is walking him or pet sitting.... it's like having his favorite aunt coming to visit him!
My dogs LOVE Vanessa and that is the most important thing! She gives them lots of personal attention and I know they are in good hands when she is with them. Vanessa is always professional and punctual and her rates are very reasonable. Excellent pet sitter!
Taylor has been a great person to hire for our dog. We could not be happier. Our 3 yrs old Doberman liked her from the moment she showed up, and now he feels lucky and happy when Taylor comes in to take him for a walk. If not for Taylor, he would be sitting all day long waiting for the first of us coming from work. Taylor is our Life Savior. So glad to find her here on this site. Thank you, Taylor!
Sylvette is part of the family already! Flexible with times, sweet, funny and she loves our Chappie as much as he loves her. Her walks are always varied and interesting and our dog gets great exercise working off his 1 1/2 yr old pent-up energy. When she first got Chappie, he was a shy young man, not at ease with other dogs. Now, thanks to her loving encouragement he's opened right up and now has made lots of other two-legged and four-legged friends. He runs to her when she gets here to pick him up and returns to us as happy as ever. She gives him love as if he were her own, keeps up our training/discipline regimen and only gives him delicious healthy treats and food. She's even watched him for a week while we were out of town. We've been through larger dog walking services and we will never go back. Longue Vie Sylvette!
Not only is Simona incredibly responsible and wasy to work with, but she is amazing with the pups! She has an intuitive way of interacting with animals and takes as good of care as your pets as she does her own. Could not recommend more highly!!
This weekend Carolynne took care of our cat for the first time. When we returned everything was great! He was not stressed at all! BP was a happy cat! She played with him, held him, feed and cleaned up after him. I will definitely use Wagging Tail Pet Sitting again!!