Blue Dog started over 5 years ago with the goal of creating a professional and accountable dog walking company. We provide your dog with daily exercise in a safe and healthy environment.  All of our walks are on-leash and in small packs of three or fewer dogs. We believe that you should be given peace of mind when your pup leaves the house each day; that is why we use PetCheck, an all-in-one tool to schedule and track your dog's walks. Real time email notifications are sent every time your dog is picked up and dropped off and you can peruse the GPS-tracked map to determine where your dog went on his or her daily outings.

All of our dog walkers are bonded and insured, trained and managed by our management team and are offered all of the benefits of being an employee in San Francisco.  This all ensures that you can have the peace of mind that your dog is in professional and caring hands.


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Our Management Team

Scroll over each team member to learn more about them and why they love working at Blue Dog.

  Brian, Owner    I decided to start Blue Dog over 5 years ago after searching high and low for a walker for my pup, Blue. When I couldn't find what I was looking for, I decided to start my own company! Outside of work, you can find me skiing or just adventuring with Blue!

Brian, Owner

I decided to start Blue Dog over 5 years ago after searching high and low for a walker for my pup, Blue. When I couldn't find what I was looking for, I decided to start my own company! Outside of work, you can find me skiing or just adventuring with Blue!

  Alexandra B.,   Assistant Manager    I'm passionate about all animals, whether they are furry, feathery, or scaly, but dogs have always held a special place in my heart. Much to my mom's chagrin, my first word as a baby wasn't "mama", but instead "bow wow". Over the course of my life, I've had the honor of being a playmate to some mutts, generations of golden retrievers, and a wolfdog-German shepherd mix named Lobo. After living in SF for two years, my family dog made the trek from my native Tennessee to come live with me during the summer of 2016. While my thirteen year old Yorkie is the only pup that lives with me, I treat every dog I meet like they are my own: giving them as much love and care as they need. It’s truly my pleasure to care for your pups while we’re out exploring the city. I’m as happy to see them as they are to see me!

Alexandra B., Assistant Manager

I'm passionate about all animals, whether they are furry, feathery, or scaly, but dogs have always held a special place in my heart. Much to my mom's chagrin, my first word as a baby wasn't "mama", but instead "bow wow". Over the course of my life, I've had the honor of being a playmate to some mutts, generations of golden retrievers, and a wolfdog-German shepherd mix named Lobo. After living in SF for two years, my family dog made the trek from my native Tennessee to come live with me during the summer of 2016. While my thirteen year old Yorkie is the only pup that lives with me, I treat every dog I meet like they are my own: giving them as much love and care as they need. It’s truly my pleasure to care for your pups while we’re out exploring the city. I’m as happy to see them as they are to see me!

  Claudia, Territory Manager    I've always had an unconditional love for all animals and especially dogs. I grew up in a household of two to three dogs at a time and since moving to San Francisco for school I haven't been able to get a dog of my own since I'm always on the go. Being able to combine work, my passion for dogs and love for the outdoors there was no way I could say no. Working with Blue Dog I not only find I have something to give to each dog but I also get something as well- pure happiness. I have a happy heart and a happy soul when I'm around my pups! 

Claudia, Territory Manager

I've always had an unconditional love for all animals and especially dogs. I grew up in a household of two to three dogs at a time and since moving to San Francisco for school I haven't been able to get a dog of my own since I'm always on the go. Being able to combine work, my passion for dogs and love for the outdoors there was no way I could say no. Working with Blue Dog I not only find I have something to give to each dog but I also get something as well- pure happiness. I have a happy heart and a happy soul when I'm around my pups! 

  Denise, Assistant Manager    My love for animals started at a very early age. I always felt sympathetic to their needs because we are their voice, and I have always felt a special connection to dogs. Growing up, one could find me reading the encyclopedia and books on dogs until my parents finally got me one (my beloved dachshund Stimpy). After always longing to work with animals, I have finally made the switch and bring over 12 years of customer service. As a self proclaimed dog lady, I'm thrilled to be connected to such a caring and awesome team at Blue Dog! 

Denise, Assistant Manager

My love for animals started at a very early age. I always felt sympathetic to their needs because we are their voice, and I have always felt a special connection to dogs. Growing up, one could find me reading the encyclopedia and books on dogs until my parents finally got me one (my beloved dachshund Stimpy). After always longing to work with animals, I have finally made the switch and bring over 12 years of customer service. As a self proclaimed dog lady, I'm thrilled to be connected to such a caring and awesome team at Blue Dog! 


Our Walkers

Scroll over each team member to learn more about them and why they love working at Blue Dog.

  Katie     I have had an absolute love for dogs since a very young age when my family and I adopted our beloved black Labrador, Abby, when I was four years old. She lived 16 long, amazing years with us and my family and I currently have our beautiful yellow Labrador, Bailey, whom we adopted at eight weeks old. Whether it be my own dogs, my neighbors’, friends’, or random dogs on the street, I love them all! Blue Dog enables me to make the customers and dogs happy by walking their dogs around a beautiful city. Additionally, this job puts a huge smile on my face because I am able to be around all of these amazing dogs each day! :)

Katie

I have had an absolute love for dogs since a very young age when my family and I adopted our beloved black Labrador, Abby, when I was four years old. She lived 16 long, amazing years with us and my family and I currently have our beautiful yellow Labrador, Bailey, whom we adopted at eight weeks old. Whether it be my own dogs, my neighbors’, friends’, or random dogs on the street, I love them all! Blue Dog enables me to make the customers and dogs happy by walking their dogs around a beautiful city. Additionally, this job puts a huge smile on my face because I am able to be around all of these amazing dogs each day! :)

  Gabby    I grew up around animals of all sizes in Virginia. So you could say my love of animals started very young. I especially loved my dogs growing up, I had several dogs through out my life, all ranging from small to large, and I was always struck by how caring, loving, and unconditionally loyal these animals were towards me. I guess you could say that I got into dog walking to pay back some of the love and care these animals showed me to someone else's pups. I truly believe these animals become part of our family so I would like to know that someone passionate, kind, patient, and loving was in charge of my pup and this would put my mind at peace. That is my ultimate goal as a dogwalker, giving that peace of mind to our clients and giving all my love and care to the pups!  

Gabby

I grew up around animals of all sizes in Virginia. So you could say my love of animals started very young. I especially loved my dogs growing up, I had several dogs through out my life, all ranging from small to large, and I was always struck by how caring, loving, and unconditionally loyal these animals were towards me. I guess you could say that I got into dog walking to pay back some of the love and care these animals showed me to someone else's pups. I truly believe these animals become part of our family so I would like to know that someone passionate, kind, patient, and loving was in charge of my pup and this would put my mind at peace. That is my ultimate goal as a dogwalker, giving that peace of mind to our clients and giving all my love and care to the pups! 

  Darryl    Hiya! Welcome to my bio!   I'm Darryl and it's a pleasure to have you read my story... Here we go!      I moved to San Francisco in 2001 for college and I knew right away it was where I wanted to be as its wide range of cultural and social events, career opportunities and sites to see are more or less unparalleled. I grew up in San Diego with a wholesome Midwestern family and we had many dogs as pets. I've been around dogs my whole life and have encountered various breeds, behaviors, and coaching styles which has helped me in my pursuit of being a trusted dog walker.    I have walked and given shelter to dogs as a part time job for approximately five years. I chose to do so originally as a hobby but because my passion grew dogs and puppies are now my fulltime endeavor. The fun times and even the challenging moments are all apart of the fun of being able to help make a puppy's day. Every day is a different adventure for every puppy and leading the way so to speak is a great joy for me!    I'm also the very proud doggy dad of a 9 year old Staffordshire Terrier named Bill who I've had since he was 8 weeks old. He is a treasure chest of fun! We go on runs and hikes around the city and I would wager he knows San Francisco as well as I do if not better. Fun times.     Well I hope all is fantastic and I look forward to meeting you all. Thanks for reading!

Darryl

Hiya! Welcome to my bio! I'm Darryl and it's a pleasure to have you read my story... Here we go!

 I moved to San Francisco in 2001 for college and I knew right away it was where I wanted to be as its wide range of cultural and social events, career opportunities and sites to see are more or less unparalleled. I grew up in San Diego with a wholesome Midwestern family and we had many dogs as pets. I've been around dogs my whole life and have encountered various breeds, behaviors, and coaching styles which has helped me in my pursuit of being a trusted dog walker.

I have walked and given shelter to dogs as a part time job for approximately five years. I chose to do so originally as a hobby but because my passion grew dogs and puppies are now my fulltime endeavor. The fun times and even the challenging moments are all apart of the fun of being able to help make a puppy's day. Every day is a different adventure for every puppy and leading the way so to speak is a great joy for me!

I'm also the very proud doggy dad of a 9 year old Staffordshire Terrier named Bill who I've had since he was 8 weeks old. He is a treasure chest of fun! We go on runs and hikes around the city and I would wager he knows San Francisco as well as I do if not better. Fun times.

Well I hope all is fantastic and I look forward to meeting you all. Thanks for reading!

  Allison Y.

Allison Y.

  Kate S.

Kate S.

  Alexis E.    Hello! My name is Alexis and I have loved animals ever since I can remember. I particularly love dogs and the way they are able to positively impact the lives of people. Our furry friends make the world a happier place.     Because of my passion for dogs, I have enjoyed volunteering at the SPCA, dog sitting professionally and for friends, interning at a veterinary clinic, and creating a dog room at my high school for my senior project in which I researched the biological/psychological impacts dogs have on humans and vice versa.     I am excited to be apart of the Blue Dog team!

Alexis E.

Hello! My name is Alexis and I have loved animals ever since I can remember. I particularly love dogs and the way they are able to positively impact the lives of people. Our furry friends make the world a happier place. 

Because of my passion for dogs, I have enjoyed volunteering at the SPCA, dog sitting professionally and for friends, interning at a veterinary clinic, and creating a dog room at my high school for my senior project in which I researched the biological/psychological impacts dogs have on humans and vice versa. 

I am excited to be apart of the Blue Dog team!

  Amelia L.    Animals are uncomplicated, joyful creatures that bring contentment to those around them. I choose to be in their company as much as possible. It's a pleasure to take them out and give their day some fun before mom or dad get home from work. As an SF native I've been walking the city's streets for many years. Continuing that pastime with beloved pups is a dream come true! 

Amelia L.

Animals are uncomplicated, joyful creatures that bring contentment to those around them. I choose to be in their company as much as possible. It's a pleasure to take them out and give their day some fun before mom or dad get home from work. As an SF native I've been walking the city's streets for many years. Continuing that pastime with beloved pups is a dream come true! 

  Milda M.    I've loved animals since I was a baby. At the age of 2, and being very jealous that my baby brother was born, I ran away and was found down the road hanging out with a group of stray dogs. I have a strong connection with cats and dogs. I absolutely love them and care so much about the dogs I walk for Blue Dog. I'm like their Aunty Milda and they love me too. Walking dogs is the perfect balance to my other life. When not with the pups, I'm either teaching violin/viola lessons or practicing my viola. I have two degrees in music from Biola University and Pennsylvania State University. I am a freelance violist and private violin/viola teacher performing and teaching here in the Bay Area. Walking dogs provides a nice contrast to my musical life. 

Milda M.

I've loved animals since I was a baby. At the age of 2, and being very jealous that my baby brother was born, I ran away and was found down the road hanging out with a group of stray dogs. I have a strong connection with cats and dogs. I absolutely love them and care so much about the dogs I walk for Blue Dog. I'm like their Aunty Milda and they love me too. Walking dogs is the perfect balance to my other life. When not with the pups, I'm either teaching violin/viola lessons or practicing my viola. I have two degrees in music from Biola University and Pennsylvania State University. I am a freelance violist and private violin/viola teacher performing and teaching here in the Bay Area. Walking dogs provides a nice contrast to my musical life. 

  Rebekah F.    My family had dogs while I was growing up, and I've always loved animals of all kinds. But sadly, I've been unable to get my own pet since I've been in San Francisco. I love the city, love animals, and love being outside, so I'm really excited to get to work with all the pups at Blue Dog!

Rebekah F.

My family had dogs while I was growing up, and I've always loved animals of all kinds. But sadly, I've been unable to get my own pet since I've been in San Francisco. I love the city, love animals, and love being outside, so I'm really excited to get to work with all the pups at Blue Dog!

  Dianna    I'm an Oakland native who has grown up with dogs my entire life. I currently own two Chihuahuas that I adore. I chose Blue Dog because meeting any type of dog excites me. I'm always eager to walk my dogs or any new dog and explore San Francisco with them.

Dianna

I'm an Oakland native who has grown up with dogs my entire life. I currently own two Chihuahuas that I adore. I chose Blue Dog because meeting any type of dog excites me. I'm always eager to walk my dogs or any new dog and explore San Francisco with them.

  Christopher    Growing up in South Africa, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by all sorts of dogs, including a wolf-dog! The wolf-dog (Shakira) was best friends with our Golden Retriever (Prince), and she was absolutely terrified and bullied by Strawberry, a very old and tiny Maltese Poodle, who ran the household.    Growing up around dogs taught me about the strong bond between us and them, that they truly are part of the family, and must be treated as so.    I decided to become a Blue Dog walker because I get to walk for hours outdoors every day while getting to be around some pretty amazing animals!

Christopher

Growing up in South Africa, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by all sorts of dogs, including a wolf-dog! The wolf-dog (Shakira) was best friends with our Golden Retriever (Prince), and she was absolutely terrified and bullied by Strawberry, a very old and tiny Maltese Poodle, who ran the household.

Growing up around dogs taught me about the strong bond between us and them, that they truly are part of the family, and must be treated as so.

I decided to become a Blue Dog walker because I get to walk for hours outdoors every day while getting to be around some pretty amazing animals!

  Justine     Animals have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the time I was born my parents have nurtured my love and passion for all creatures. I grew up with dogs, cats, basically any pet you can think of, and rode horses for a large chunk of my life. But for years, dogs have been my biggest love when it comes to animals. Even when I couldn't have my own dog I was constantly taking care of other people's because dogs are centering creatures; they bring you happiness and peace, and a little bit of crazy. I recently moved to San Francisco from the Midwest, and am so happy to have a job that allows me to be around dogs constantly, and add comfort to the dogs' Moms and Dads.

Justine

Animals have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From the time I was born my parents have nurtured my love and passion for all creatures. I grew up with dogs, cats, basically any pet you can think of, and rode horses for a large chunk of my life. But for years, dogs have been my biggest love when it comes to animals. Even when I couldn't have my own dog I was constantly taking care of other people's because dogs are centering creatures; they bring you happiness and peace, and a little bit of crazy. I recently moved to San Francisco from the Midwest, and am so happy to have a job that allows me to be around dogs constantly, and add comfort to the dogs' Moms and Dads.

  Wess P.    I feel like dogs live in the moment, and as a result, I feel that most humans aspire to be as care free as the companions they love.    When I was six, I learned what a dog was. After that my gift wish lists narrowed down to three letters. I started walking dogs as soon as I had enough weight to hold them. Determined to bypass child labor laws, I pushed to service my community so I could play with more dogs! When I got old enough, I was told I should get a “real job.”    So I served, spent fifteen years in American manufacturing and even drove big rigs through all forty-eight states. I’ve been handed the highest levels of responsibility this country has to offer, but after all that, I just want to have fun with dogs! I feel that all animals are connected in one way or another. To me, dogs and humans are just one of the best examples of that.

Wess P.

I feel like dogs live in the moment, and as a result, I feel that most humans aspire to be as care free as the companions they love.

When I was six, I learned what a dog was. After that my gift wish lists narrowed down to three letters. I started walking dogs as soon as I had enough weight to hold them. Determined to bypass child labor laws, I pushed to service my community so I could play with more dogs! When I got old enough, I was told I should get a “real job.”

So I served, spent fifteen years in American manufacturing and even drove big rigs through all forty-eight states. I’ve been handed the highest levels of responsibility this country has to offer, but after all that, I just want to have fun with dogs! I feel that all animals are connected in one way or another. To me, dogs and humans are just one of the best examples of that.

  Ian G.    I have been an animal lover my entire life, and have had the privilege of working professionally with them for almost a decade. I began my animal welfare and behavior career at the Maryland SPCA in Baltimore, Maryland in 2007. I moved to San Francisco in 2010 to work at the San Francisco SPCA, where I was Feline Care Coordinator, Adoption Intake Supervisor, and Veterinary Behavior Doctor Assistant. My experience working in shelter and clinical animal behavior has given me the ability to read and appropriately respond to dogs’ emotional states through their body language and behaviors. When I’m not having a blast with your pups around San Francisco, I am the humble servant of 5 cats and a Napoleonic dog named Star Fox, who graciously allow me to share their home and a small section of the bed.

Ian G.

I have been an animal lover my entire life, and have had the privilege of working professionally with them for almost a decade. I began my animal welfare and behavior career at the Maryland SPCA in Baltimore, Maryland in 2007. I moved to San Francisco in 2010 to work at the San Francisco SPCA, where I was Feline Care Coordinator, Adoption Intake Supervisor, and Veterinary Behavior Doctor Assistant. My experience working in shelter and clinical animal behavior has given me the ability to read and appropriately respond to dogs’ emotional states through their body language and behaviors. When I’m not having a blast with your pups around San Francisco, I am the humble servant of 5 cats and a Napoleonic dog named Star Fox, who graciously allow me to share their home and a small section of the bed.

  Bead    I grew up in Minnesota with a little black schnoodle, Phoebe. She was always my favorite member of the family, and I was heartbroken when I had to move away from her for college. When I came to San Francisco for grad school, I was lucky enough to find a house in which I could coexist with two cats and a husky. I'm excited to be working for Blue Dog because it means I get to spend my days outdoors and with animals, two of my favorite things, and make many more furry friends.

Bead

I grew up in Minnesota with a little black schnoodle, Phoebe. She was always my favorite member of the family, and I was heartbroken when I had to move away from her for college. When I came to San Francisco for grad school, I was lucky enough to find a house in which I could coexist with two cats and a husky. I'm excited to be working for Blue Dog because it means I get to spend my days outdoors and with animals, two of my favorite things, and make many more furry friends.

  Sam F.    Who wouldn’t want to spend the day with human’s Best Friend? Seeing dogs each day makes me just as happy as them seeing me. Loving, caring, and loyal animals like dogs make us all better people, in my opinion! We all need to give dogs that love back in return — because they all deserve it. This job allows for me to do just that. I want to show these loving souls another

Sam F.

Who wouldn’t want to spend the day with human’s Best Friend?
Seeing dogs each day makes me just as happy as them seeing me.
Loving, caring, and loyal animals like dogs make us all better people, in my
opinion!
We all need to give dogs that love back in return — because they all
deserve it. This job allows for me to do just that. I want to show these
loving souls another

  Eli     As a lifelong animal lover, it’s great fun to spend my day with a bunch of friendly dogs exploring different parts of the city. Although I never owned a dog myself, I grew up surrounded by loving canines by way of my extended family and friends. Now that I get to walk dogs for Blue Dog, it’s almost as if I have four or five of my own! It’s a blast having the opportunity to meet and spend quality time with the special four legged member of your home, and I’m grateful to be part of a team that takes so much care into these dogs happiness and well-being.     

Eli

As a lifelong animal lover, it’s great fun to spend my day with a bunch of friendly dogs exploring different parts of the city. Although I never owned a dog myself, I grew up surrounded by loving canines by way of my extended family and friends. Now that I get to walk dogs for Blue Dog, it’s almost as if I have four or five of my own! It’s a blast having the opportunity to meet and spend quality time with the special four legged member of your home, and I’m grateful to be part of a team that takes so much care into these dogs happiness and well-being.

 

  Alex M.    I have been around hunting dogs my whole life. I never had a dog of my own while growing up. My parents thought it would be too much responsibility. Although that did not deter me from getting one. I have always been guilty of fawning over all the canines I walks by. I moved to San Francisco in 2010 and that is also when I got my first fur baby. I love all canines, big or small. I especially love the work I do with Blue Dog! I get to work with different dogs and also have time to go back to my own fur babies! I am currently saving money to become a dog trainer. I constantly try to learn new tricks and canine behavior! As I always say. Do what you love and love what you do!

Alex M.

I have been around hunting dogs my whole life. I never had a dog of my own while growing up. My parents thought it would be too much responsibility. Although that did not deter me from getting one. I have always been guilty of fawning over all the canines I walks by. I moved to San Francisco in 2010 and that is also when I got my first fur baby. I love all canines, big or small. I especially love the work I do with Blue Dog! I get to work with different dogs and also have time to go back to my own fur babies! I am currently saving money to become a dog trainer. I constantly try to learn new tricks and canine behavior! As I always say. Do what you love and love what you do!

  Tae K.    I am that person who will come to your party and spend the entire time showering your dog with love and affection instead of talking to people. That's how much I love dogs.    I grew up with dogs all my life but I have been without a pupper of my own for the last couple years. I chose to be a dog walker because of how much I missed getting to play, pamper, and interact with dogs and Blue Dog gives me that opportunity. I'm ready to shower your dog with all the attention and love I can muster!

Tae K.

I am that person who will come to your party and spend the entire time showering your dog with love and affection instead of talking to people. That's how much I love dogs.

I grew up with dogs all my life but I have been without a pupper of my own for the last couple years. I chose to be a dog walker because of how much I missed getting to play, pamper, and interact with dogs and Blue Dog gives me that opportunity. I'm ready to shower your dog with all the attention and love I can muster!

  Marisa

Marisa


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