Frequently Asked Questions


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In which San Francisco NEIGHBORHOODS do you provide SERVICES?

  • Forest Hill
  • Merced Manor
  • Monterey Heights
  • St. Francis Wood
  • Sunset
  • West Portal

What Dog TRAINING is necessary before we can enroll our dog in GROUP WALKS?

  • Dogs must be trained and obedient and know the basics commands; sit, stay, come, wait, and no.
  • Dogs must have strong recall skills to be part of an off-leash dog walking group.
  • They need to have prior experience being in an off-leash park setting and need to be compatible with both dogs and humans
  • Puppies must be enrolled in classes and have completed several of them before they can be put into an off-leash group.
  • Some dogs and puppies may not have all of these above skills, however they may have demonstrated potential and can be
    brought up to speed with private training sessions.


  • Dogs must be at least 6 months of age to join group walks.
  • Puppies must be neutered or spayed by 9 months of age, to be able to continue in GROUP WALKS.

Are there any OTHER REQUIREMENTS before we can enroll in GROUP WALKS?

  • Dogs must have current DHLPP, Bordetella and Rabies vaccinations.
  • Dogs must be on a flea and tick control program – such as Advantage or Frontline.
  • After the age of 9 months, dogs must be neutered or spayed to be eligible for GROUP WALKS.

What PAYMENT METHODS do you accept?

  • Checks and Cash – Sorry, we do not accept Credit Cards at this time.

Do you have a PAYMENT POLICY that I should know about?

  • Checks should be made payable to “Doggie Business” and balances must be paid in full each month.
  • Clients will be billed once a month, during the last week of the month, for services already provided.
  • Payment must be made within the first 5 days of the next month to maintain “good standing” status.
  • Clients that are continually tardy, risk being cut from the program.

What should I do if I need to CANCEL a DOG WALK?

  • A cancellation fee will be charged for those dogs that are not at home at pick-up time.

Which HOLIDAYS are observed and CANCEL all DOG WALKS

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving + Day After
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve
  • New Year’s Day

GROUP Walks WILL BE HELD on Holidays that are NOT noted above.
*Please be aware that there will be some additional days where dog walks will be cancelled during the year.