The Management Team
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 LongFounder & Owner
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 MendozaGeneral Manager
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 FugateAssistant 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 RancesAssistant Manager
I’ve been a lover of all animals since I was little. I wasn’t able to have a dog growing up, but luckily I was surrounded by family members/friend’s dogs. A few years ago I rescued/adopted a Shih Tzu Yorkie mix named Lola, and she’s been the best pup I could ask for. Being around dogs is such an important part of my life, I can’t see myself without them!
I love all animals so much! My entire life I’ve grown up around dogs, cats, and exotic animals. I was raised in Seattle, Washington and moved to the Bay Area in the fall of 2018. I want a dog of my own but I’ve been waiting until the time is right to get my own pet so for now I love to spend any extra time that I can with furry friends walking around San Francisco and exploring with them!
I love all animals, but especially dogs and horses. I'm nineteen and the only girl out of four children. My ultimate goal is to own a ranch with horses and dogs. I want to become a professional dog trainer mainly for service dogs. I'm a very active person that loves being outside during my free time.
I have been an animal lover all my life, from the zoo of pets living in my home since I was a child, to patrolling the beaches of Costa Rica at night for sea turtle conservation in college. I’ve always had a special love for dogs, and have had Huskies, a Chow Chow, and an American Eskimo dog as part of my family. I’ve also worked with dog rescues fostering dogs and helping with shelter care and adoptions, and even took a gap year to experience the rush of dog sledding in the deep Canadian winter. While my home is now predominately a cat haven, I’m so grateful to get my dog time with Blue Dog, sharing joy and fun with the wonderful pets of my gorgeous city San Francisco.
I have always lived in the Bay Area, and now that I’m in SF, I really enjoy exploring the city on foot. I’ve also loved animals all my life, and doggos especially! I don’t have the ability to have my own pets these days, so for the past several years, I’ve been borrowing my friends doggos and taking them for walks. Before I started with Blue Dog, I was literally starving for doggo time, but now I get quality bonding time with little fuzzy faces all day long, and it is the best!!
I was born a dog lover. I have had dogs all my life and animal care taking is my truest Dharma. When I am not walking doggos I am working at SF’s SPCA Animal Rescue as a caretaker and matchmaker in the adoption center. I am in school studying animal behavior and have dedicated my life to all things animals. I have travelled across the globe to rescue street dogs and help in their rehabilitation process. From these journeys I have come to experience handling dogs from all walks of life. You can rest assured your four or three legged mate will be well taken care of while having an epic city adventure! Animals are our purest form of natural feel good medicine and It is my honor to make sure yours are comfortable, exercised and stimulated through our time together so that when you get home they are nothing but wagging tails for you!