Our History

Stacey Wiley first began Woofwalks in back in 2000 to be able to spend more time with her pups, Scout and Giotto. She started taking out small groups of dogs and opened her home to her client’s dogs when they needed boarding. Since then, Woofwalks has been happily walking packs of dogs through the Oakland Hills. We’ve built strong relationships with our clients and they and their dogs have become family to us.

Within our first year, we adopted Boris, a four-month old German shepherd. Little did we know that he had been bred for police work and we didn’t have the slightest idea how to handle a dog of that caliber. We found Rick Sanders, a Master Dog Trainer in Castro Valley, who specializes in aggression and fears. What we learned through Boris’ training we applied to our pack and the results were amazing. We integrate basic obedience on every outing since we’ve seen how easy it is and how much the dogs love the challenge.

Why Us?

Legally permitted with East Bay Regional Parks District
We are Insured with Pet Sitters Associates, LLC
Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals
Most importantly, we love our pack. Our clients love us - Just ask them
A green company - our walker’s cars are balanced by Terrapass

Staff Bios

Gerry Goodman

Gerry has been with Woofwalks since 2012, doing two off-leash trail hikes a day for several years now. He loves the pups and the trails. He is a certified Dog Walker Academy graduate, and also holds a first aid certification.

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Jarred Myers

Jarred is Woofwalks senior dog walker and absolutely loves his job. He is great handling the dogs and even adopted one of his client’s dogs, when they no longer could care for her! In his spare time, Jarred reviews pocket knives for companies and has his own YouTube channel.

Jessica

Jessica has been working with dogs for the past 15 years. She has a background in professional dog training. She prides herself in her ability to read dog behavior to ensure that her pack is having a fun and safe time out on the trail! She loves being a dog walker because it gives her the opportunity to spend the day out in the wild.

Shiloh

Shiloh moved to Oakland in 2015 and started working with dogs shortly after. He has a background in training staff members at a doggy daycare facility. He finds dog work to be therapeutic. Shiloh’s favorite part about being a dog walker is discovering each dog and their unique personalities, and understanding how they interact with one another. Shiloh loves to see his pack create bonds with each other and have fun out on the trail!