About Dogwalks

It’s not about us, it’s about you.

We came early and we’ve stayed for the long haul. We’ve done that by focusing on what matters most—you and your dog.

We’ve been here since the beginning
Dogwalks is one of the original, and oldest, San Francisco dog walking companies. We’ve been successful because we’ve stuck to our beliefs:

  • Only Positive Reinforcement Training Methods
  • Small walking groups
  • Putting clients first
  • Finding ways on a daily basis to make the parks and beaches we walk better places than we found them
  • Always striving to be better at what we do today than we were yesterday

Our commitment to excellence in customer service
At Dogwalks, we strive to be the very best at taking care of both our dog and our human clients.

We are a mature, responsible company and we keep our values at the forefront of everything we do:

  • Reliability
  • Consistency
  • Integrity

If we tell you we’ll do something, we’ll do it.

And then whenever possible, we’ll look for opportunities to do a little more. Just because we care.

A true team approach
We’re proud to have dog pros who stay with us for years. We actively seek and screen mature, responsible
people who value being part of a team, and who are trained in safety protocols, positive reinforcement training, and effective group management. We work together in a way that’s rare in this industry. This allows us to provide the consistency and reliability we swear by.

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Dogwalks has excellent rates, much more reasonable than many other dog walking services I looked into. And best of all, my dog Lucca loves going to see Julia. Once I was in a major pinch and Julia came through for me taking care of Lucca for four nights. Her home is clean and doggie—proof. I trust Julia 200%!

A. Smith

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About Us

Meet Dogwalks owner Julia Frink


For her entire life, Julia has been passionate about dogs. In 1999, she turned that passion into a business—Dogwalks—and grew it into one of the most respected dog-walking companies in San Francisco. For over two decades, Julia has gotten to do what she loves: taking care of dogs and their humans. 

Julia has completed coursework with the highly respected Dog Training Internship Academy. She is a Dog Biz Success certified professional dog walker.

With a commitment to ongoing learning, Julia keeps up to date on the most recent scientific thinking and discoveries about dog behavior and training, especially positive reinforcement methods. She continues to improve her own skills by taking private training sessions and classes, and shares her expertise with the Dogwalks team and her clients. Julia’s goal is to create a well-oiled team, with everyone on the same page and using the same training methods and techniques. 

Julia has truly put her heart and soul into Dogwalks. Her greatest joy is finding ways to exceed clients’ expectations, and she is extremely proud to have built a team of incredible professionals who are as committed as she is to taking care of your dog in a loving and positive environment.

  Julia before Dogwalks
Julia grew up surrounded by dogs. Her father loved Beagles and Julia rescued and raised her first dog when she was five. Always a traveler and entrepreneur, Julia’s first company toured people to Spain to explore the country’s food, wine, and Flamenco dance. She studied flamenco dance and music as well, performing internationally, and taught ESL in Spain for six years. Julia holds a degree in Economics from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, CA. A Northern CA native, she holds lifelong interests in social issues, history, travel, art, and design. She enjoys hiking and exploring the beaches and trails with her four-legged friends.



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Meet the Dogwalks team

San Francisco dog walking companies tend to come and go. We came early and we’ve stayed for the long haul. We’ve done that by focusing on what matters most—you and your dog.

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