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Woofwalks provides a variety of services for dog owners in Alameda County. The company’s primary focus is taking clients’ dogs on off-leash excursions through various East Bay Regional Parks, but it also offers customized obedience training, boarding and rehabilitation.
Owner Stacey Wiley says Woofwalks’ ability to work with dogs with behavioral problems makes it stand out in its industry. “A lot of dog walking companies won’t take on dogs that have behavior issues, but we utilize a variety of techniques to curb these types of problems. We even teach the owners how to apply the same techniques at home.”
Woofwalks is insured with Pet Sitters Associates and legally permitted by the East Bay Regional Parks District to conduct off-leash walks. Ms. Wiley says these qualifications give clients an extra sense of security when it comes to entrusting the company with their pets. “When we’re walking off-leash, there’s the possibility of coming into contact with everything from bicycle riders to horses, so we have to be extra prepared and cautious, which our clients really appreciate.”
“We strive to build strong, long-term relationships with our clients and their dogs. By emphasizing training, socialization and exercise, we’re able to offer unique experiences that improve the lives of both our customers and their pets.”
Serving Oakland and San Leandro
On- & Off-Leash Dog Walking
Dog Boarding & Rehabilitating
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"They're responsive, professional, and my dog loves them.""I trust them completely. My dog loves Stacey and Jerry. She always gets very excited when she sees them."
"Jerry is our dog walker. He is amazing. Woofwalks takes great care of my dogs, and I know they are always in good hands. They do an excellent job with boarding them when we are out of town, and they always come back completely normal. ""Jerry, our dog walker, is the best. Our dogs always come back from their walks exhausted, which is great."
"The personal attention, the love, and the genuine care they give my pet is amazing. They love my dog as much as I do.""I like the fact that my dog gets boarded in the house and not in the kennel."
"They provide great off-leash hikes.""The actual service they provide is great."
"They're very caring and loving toward my dog.""They are very friendly and really like what they're doing."
"My dog loves Woofwalks. They really know how to train dogs.""I like that they'll actually come and pick up my dog for boarding. I don't have to go out of my way to drive to them."
"Our dog has a lot of fun when they take him out for walks. It's a great way for him to be social with other dogs and get exercise.""I like knowing that my dog got to go out on a nice hike and interact with other dogs."
"I would highly recommend them.""They are very straightforward, friendly, and my dog absolutely loves when they take her out for a walk."
"They really love my dog.""The person who we were paired with, Maya, is very personable and took a special interest in our dog."
"I have actually recommended them to several of my friends. I can tell they really love animals, and I completely trust them.""I think they take good care of the dogs. They are always very communicative, and they are very friendly."
"Woofwalks looked after my dog for almost his entire life. Stacey Wiley is an absolutely amazing, loving, and very personable woman. I would highly recommend her services. Stacey is so empathetic and caring that she even came with us when we put our dog to sleep last August, because she knew just how hard that experience would be. I can't say enough good things about them.""When my dog was young, it was wonderful that they completely trained him, took him on long hikes, and they socialized him with other dogs. They really cared about my dog. I think Stacey is a master trainer. They just really love dogs, and they are very caring and loving to your animals."
"They actually train your dog at the same time that they're walking them.""I like having the same dog walker every week. They're very competent, consistent, and they don't take them to dog parks. They take them to the hills to hike."
"Jaime was my dog walker, and he just loved my dog. Honestly, it didn't seem like a job to him. I could tell he actually liked what he was doing.""They were always there when I needed them, and they always showed up."
"They're very caring and responsible.""They're responsible and accommodating."
"I think they pay a lot of attention to the dogs and the situations the dogs could potentially get into on the walks. They are very careful, and I think they handle the dogs quite safely.""I think they are very attentive, always on time, and very personable. They have always been excellent."
"They come and take your dog in a group of other dogs on hikes and little activities. It's very nice.""They're very nice people, and they're very trustworthy. They're very flexible and have good scheduling."
"I think it's a great place to board your dog. They are attentive and accommodating.""They did a great job training my dog."
"It's a good idea to use them.""I like that they are so attentive."
"I've been using Woofwalks for the last 20 years. They are excellent, and I would recommend them. They are very trustworthy.""They are very trustworthy and flexible."
"I have worked with them for over a decade now. I have watched them grow as a company and keep their heart as they have expanded. The owner is committed to caring for every pet as if they were her own. The entire staff is completely caring and competent.""I think they are very professional, yet they still they manage to make it a personal service for my pet and I. I like that they are constantly trying to improve, which I have seen regular evidence of that over the years."
"Maya genuinely cares about my dog.""I can trust them 100% with my dog."
"I would say I feel very comfortable with my dog being in their hands. They're honest and reliable. I completely trust them getting into my home while I'm at work to get my dog to take him on his walk.""They are friendly, accommodating, professional, reliable, and honest."
"It's a great service. I have never had a problem with them.""They are flexible and reliable."
"I would recommend them. They have a good system going for what they're doing.""They are communicative, flexible, and accommodating. They always keep in touch and keep us updated."
"Stacey, the owner, is an incredible trainer. I have had the best experience with all of her people working there.""They are attentive, reliable, and professional. They are also very flexible."
"They're a great company, I've been using them for five and a half years.""I like our dog walker a lot, who's also trained our dog. I like the owner of the company. They're all very warm and friendly. I'm always satisfied."
"Our walker, Jerry, is fantastic with Kona. He takes care of her really well. She's well-socialized and exercised, and she's happy when she comes home. I would recommend them to anyone.""They're consistent and reliable. Jerry takes her to a whole bunch of different parks around Oakland too."
"They're reliable and nice. They walk our dogs every week, and we've boarded with them a couple of times. They're not cheap, but you get what you pay for. They're understanding when you need to reschedule.""I like our dog walker, Jaime. We've been using them for about six years now. They're great with the dogs, and the dog walking is fantastic."
"I would recommend them. We just finished our training with Stacey.""I liked the one-on-one training that Stacey has been providing for us."
"They're very friendly and responsive, and they seem to take really good care of the dogs.""I like that you can schedule online with a specific account and do it very quickly. When I email them about any changes, they get back to me very quickly, and they seem to take a general interest in my dog. I think they're doing quite well."
"I don't know.""It's convenient."
"I really like that Wally gets to interact with other dogs. I think that's good for him. It's nice that he gets to socialize. We don't always have the time to take him to the dog park.""Wally gets to go out. We know that he's going to go, have fun, and get to play."
"The person who walks my dog, Maya, is fantastic and really cares about the animals. I get a sense that my dog really enjoys going out on the walks and that's really valuable for me, knowing he's in good hands when he's out and that he's having a good time. ""I like the service that they offer. They come out and pick up the dog. I like that. I also like that they also offer boarding, which has been very helpful for me."
"I would tell a friend we like Woofwalks a lot, especially our regular walker, Maya.""They walk the dog."
"My dogs are happy. They're very reliable, they're very good with the animals, and I like their customer service.""We have the same walker all of the time. "
"They're good owners, good walkers, they have decent boarding, fair prices, and they've got a nice website. They're a great place. We've been using them for years.""I like the fact that you can get some dog training at the same time, and the fact that they will board. I like the young man who's our off-leash dog walker."
"Woofwalks is reliable, and our dog has better behavior now because of the walks that she's received. I think they're reasonably priced. They've been flexible with us if we need an extra walk, and they have good communication.""They pay attention to our dog's behavior."
"They offer different services. Stacey, the owner, has done a lot of training with my dogs. She's one of the most amazing trainers I've ever witnessed. She's better than Cesar Milan. I have rescue pit bulls, and she has been phenomenal in helping me train them and handle them. She has been instrumental in socializing them. I utilize her walking services. I use the same walker all the time, and I rate Jaime very highly. Jaime has them off leash safely.""How they handle the dogs is just great. I've worked with them for 13 years. My dogs have been very well-socialized as a result of their work."
"They are friendly, reliable, and flexible.""We've been extremely satisfied with our walker, Maya. She has made the experience so positive for us. The office has been flexible if we need to change our schedule."
"Reliable""The communication I have with the walker, Maya, she's responsive and flexible in case I need to make changes in my schedule. She lets me know if something is going on with my dog or if she's acting weird. Maya leaves me notes about how the walk went and sends me pictures of my dog on the walk, which is nice."
"They are reliable. I really like Stacey. I've been using them for 15 years. I've been through 2 dogs with them.""I can trust them. They are reliable."
"They look after your dog like they're one of the family. They're more than just dog walking; they train your dog and teach them good manners. They're there when you need advice on anything that's going on with your dog. I trust them to provide timely and accurate information. They have a huge amount of knowledge, and they really care for dogs.""The level of trust I have in them, I feel that they would take care of my dog the way that I would take care of my dog."
"They're great with my dog. They're very accommodating and flexible.""My dog walker, Maya"
"They are an extension of my family.""Their reliability, their customer service, and the fact that they are like family"
"They are reliable, caring, and experienced. My dog feels very much at home with them.""I've been using them now for a decade. They're responsive, and they really care. "
"They totally care for your dog while you're at work. ""The care my dog walker Maya gives to the dogs, I think it's great."
"I would say that you're getting not just a walker but a trainer, too.""I like that the dog is out of the house more than a couple hours a day."
"They're just great. My dog is really happy when she's with them.""We love our dog walker, Maya. She just cares so much about my dog. Maya is really sweet. My dog loves her. It's just good. It's worth the cost."
"It's a great company.""How attentive and thoughtful they are with my dog"
"They are great and reliable.""Their consistency and flexibility"
"I completely trust them. I think they're awesome.""They're really professional. I can tell they love dogs. They don't leave me stranded."
"They are great.""The people involved are really good with my dog."
"I would tell a friend that it's a good way to keep your dog socialized and have them under supervision. It's much safer than a dog park.""The walker, Jared, is very dependable and on time. He gets along with my dog. He likes my dog, and my dog likes him. They seem to follow all the procedures you would imagine."
"They're great.""Good communication, they are responsive and let me know about changes in advance."
"They have friendly dog walkers. My dog loves the dog walker. They're very responsive and easy to work with.""It's just a great service, and we like our dog walker."
"Excellent customer service, my dog comes home very happy.""I think the people who take the dogs for the walk are excellent. My dog gets a rigorous workout. The company is very organized and responsive."
"I would say that they are extremely dedicated to dogs. They are very attentive. They are also exceptionally reliable.""I like it best that they do what they say they are going to do."
"Their thoroughness and how updated they keep the owners about the dogs""I like the updates that I would get and the daily pictures from the hikes, but also the fact that the walker was able to help train and work with the dog."
"They are very reliable. They are flexible and easy to work with. They take very good care of my pet.""I really love our dog walker, Jaime."
"The walker is very dedicated, reliable, and great with a challenging animal.""The flexibility and the experience of the owner, and the rapport and skill of the walker"
"It would be great if you could walk your own dog, but when you're busy, this service comes in handy. They're a good company.""They take good care of my dog when they walk her."
"They really care about dogs. Our dog loves his dog walker.""They really are dog people. They take care of our dog, and my dog's really happy with them."
"They're reliable.""They care for the animals seemingly as much as the owners do. I'm getting great service."
"They are reliable and good.""They do what I expect them to do. They do a good job."
"They're 100% reliable. The staff is friendly. ""I always felt safe leaving my dog with them. "
"They have great dog walkers.""They took my dogs on a hike, not just some simple walk."
"Dependable""I think they are extremely competent. They are the best around, and they are very dependable."
"I would say they are pretty reliable, they respond when you need them, and there are multiple ways to contact them if needed.""I love the people who work there. Maya, my dog walker, is awesome. I think Stacey, the owner, is responsible and competent."
"Everyone that we have worked with at Woofwalks is great.""I like the training that they offer."
"They're good if you have a dog that needs training.""Thanks to them, my dog is calmer and more well-behaved."
"They are very welcoming and homey.""My dog likes going there, and they seem to love my dog."
"They have a good service, and they are responsible.""They are very friendly."
"They are punctual, professional, and I trust them.""They love dogs, they are very caring, and they are friendly."
"Stacey is awesome and really knows her stuff. ""They were able to address my dogs issue and make a noticeable change in his behavior and mannerisms. I have seen a significant difference in him."
"I would say my dog is very happy with them, they are experienced, they love animals, and it has been very great working with them the last 2 years.""I like that they go out for a significant hike. It's not just around the block. They take their job very seriously, and I like that."
"They are very organized, and they have very good scheduling. They are all around very good.""They are very flexible. They could change schedules for us at the last moment, which was great."
"We use them regularly for daily hikes, boarding, and for the extensive training. We've used a lot of their services.""Their training and the fact that they offer a wide variety of services. They have everything that we need for our dog."
"It's a great service if you're working so much that you don't have time to walk your dog.""They provide a lot of flexibility. I've been working with them for about nine years."
"I've recommended them several times. I think they're great.""The fact that they take the dogs off leash, we're happy with their service."
"They have a very compassionate staff that really takes care of my dog in every way, and they're flexible. I sometimes have an erratic schedule, but they're flexible with changing dates for walks.""The trainers themselves"
"They provide a good quality and long walk for my dog at a reasonable price.""The dogs are out on the trail for an hour."
"When they came back, they would always give us a slip for how our dog's walk went, which was helpful in knowing what was going on.""The people are so nice. "
"It's great. It's a little on the expensive side, but it's good.""Our dog walker, Gerry, was very nice. They are organized. They give you feedback every day."
"Very convenient, reliable, and trustworthy, I get a happy dog.""Convenience"
"I feel like they are knowledgeable, trustworthy, and reliable when it comes to handling dogs that have behavioral issues that other people can't deal with.""The flexibility is very helpful. The fact that they are knowledgeable about dog behavior, not just dog lovers, is important to me personally. I think they are doing great things. They give reports every walk. I've been using them for 3-4 years."
"They're reliable and good with my dog.""My dog walker, Matt, is very dependable. "
"I'm not sure. ""They know my dog."
"They are very flexible and accommodating. They have good pricing. The walker's seem to really enjoy their jobs and get along with the dogs.""I think reliability"
"The owner Stacey is very knowledgeable. She knows dogs and knows how to fit dogs to walkers. We have a very skittish, fearful dog, and the moment she saw Stacey, she was just in love with her.""They're very flexible with our scheduling."
"They're a reliable dog service. We've been using them for a year and a half. We've been very happy. They're fine. ""It's a reliable service."
"Reliable, great walkers, my dog loves them.""I really like my dog walker, Jaime. He's a great guy. They can almost always take my dog if I need to board her. I use them every 2 days."
"I think they are great. Maya, my dog walker, is awesome.""Maya is awesome. She is very personable, she loves my dog, and she is just overall excellent."
"They are helpful, but they could be less expensive.""They come when they promise, they are friendly, and they give you daily reports."
"They are helpful.""They are professional."
"I'm really happy with them. They are professional and accommodating. I would totally recommend them.""They're more involved with the dog than other companies."
"They were reliable, dependable, and we got what we were looking for.""They were always here when then said they would be, and there were never any problems coordinating with them. They were very reliable."
"They do a good job.""The prompt communication"
"I would say that it's a great service. I trust our walker, Jaime, in particular. ""They're reliable. Jaime loves my dog. He's one of her favorite people in the world."
"I would recommend them.""It's a great service. We've had nothing but positive things from them."
"My dog seems to be very happy and well rested when I get home.""I like how much they care about the dogs."
"The individual walkers are fantastic. However, the organization of the company is somewhat spotty. ""The two walkers we have, Glen and Maya"
"They're flexible and seem to take good care of the dogs.""I got to know the walkers. "
"They were easy to work with. My dog had fun with them.""They were able to work with my schedule. Their prices were reasonable."
"It's a very good way to keep your dog active and socialized. ""The fact that they're open to options in terms of scheduling and frequency"
"It's convenient because of the flexible scheduling.""The customer service, the person coordinating is flexible, accommodating, and responsive. You feel like they are organized, so they will take care of your dog."
"They can handle all types of dogs.""I like that they can handle all types of dogs, whether they're small dogs or large dogs. They tend to match them up well. I'm pretty satisfied."
"They've been really reliable, and they seem to be a really organized company that focuses on customer service. They just recently let go of a dog walker because of some stuff that he was doing that they weren't happy with. They handled it really well, and you can tell when there's bad politics in a company, but they've been providing a really good service.""I like that they service my area, because it was kind of hard to find a dog walking company that serviced my area. They offer a lot of services, and they make it easy on the consumer to use them as a business. "
"We really did love the dog walker, Maya.""We liked just how much our dog liked Maya."
"They have flexible scheduling and a good license and bonding background.""The flexibility of the scheduling, I'm happy with the care my dogs received."
"I would say make sure your dog is well-behaved. They stick a bunch of dogs in the car when they go on their outings, which could be bad for a dog who has car anxiety or for a dog isn't used to being around a lot of other dogs.""They had an okay price, and they had pretty good Yelp reviews. "
"If you have an older dog or a dog that doesn't have high energy, they would probably be good for that. We have a very high energy dog, and we feel he wasn't exercised properly.""They're very friendly."
"There are other people out there to watch your dog. Look for them.""My walker, Jaime, was very good."