Walks and Hikes

We service most parts of Oakland and San Leandro. Please contact us to see if your address is on one of our routes. Your pup will have no less than one hour of non-stop romping good times.

We’ll pick up your pup and take him out to the best leash-free parks in the area. All our dogs are very friendly and our emphasis is on training, socialization, & exercise. The total time they’ll spend out of the house ranges from 1.25 to 3 hours. Our goal is to frequent safe and fun parks with big, open spaces for good long runs, and allow our pups to play to their heart’s content.

We pick up our pups mid-morning or mid-day, occasionally earlier if the day looks especially hot. We head out to the park of the day and heel each pup out to a down-stay. After all the dogs are calm, we heel the group to the off-leash area and release each one from another down-stay. Then we’re off for playtime. Ball-throwing, tug of war, mud-wrestling are all favorite activities of our group.

We’re always paying great attention to the group to keep you updated on their activities and health. Each day we leave a daily report card of their pick-up and drop-off times, the condition of their stools, and anything usual they may have ingested, plus a brief description of their day out. Usually crashed out in the truck on the ride home, we bring them home exhausted and happy.

Woofwalkies

  • Leash free excursions can include up to six dogs per handler
  • Integrated basic obedience from pick-up to drop-off at your home
  • No less than one hour out of the car
  • We walk in all weather (only in severe weather do we cancel walks)
  • We do NOT go to dog parks with your dog
  • Our trails are heavily shaded for hot days
  • Our dogs are provided with clean, fresh water at all times
  • Daily reports on your pet’s day out with their friends
  • You are always welcome to join the pack on their walks
  • Walks are available Monday through Friday
  • 1.25 to 3 hours total time out of house
  • Discounts available for multiple dog households

On-Leash Trail Hikes

  • For dogs that can’t be off leash but still want a group trail hike experience
  • For dogs with extreme high prey drive, inconsistent schedules, or very insecure dogs
  • On-Leash Trail Hikes sublect to availability
  • Please refer to our Rates page for a further breakdown of our rates

Boarding

  • Very cozy home environment for your dog
  • Big deck and back yard for romping and playing
  • Very limited availability, so schedule early
  • Client provides pet’s food, delivery and pick-up
  • $55/day – weekly dog walking clients
  • $60/day – everyone else

Boarding rate is a per night charge. If your dog is dropped off before 3:00 pm, there is an additional charge for that day. If your dog is picked up/dropped off by Woofwalks, we will charge $25 per pick-up and drop-off off, unless it is a regular walk day for a regular client (in this case it is only $15 added to their hike fee). Woofwalks must approve pick-up and drop-off arrangements prior to first boarding date.

Holiday rates – add $10/day

Easter Weekend (Fri., Sat., & Sunday night)
Memorial Day Weekend (Fri, Sat., Sun., & Mon. night)
4th of July Week (varies each year)
Labor Day Weekend (Fri., Sat., Sun., & Mon., night)
Thanksgiving (Wed. through Sun. night)
Christmas/New Year’s (Dec. 21st through Jan. 2nd)

Boarding FAQS

What’s a typical day of boarding like?

At the main house, the day starts between 7-8 for a morning potty break. Then, the pups get a couple of hours of play time. They usually go for an hour off-leash trail hike (on weekdays only) in the late morning or early afternoon. They come home and nap for a few hours. Early evening they have more playtime. Then they are brought up for dinner and treats in the evening (around 7). Everyone hangs out for relaxing tv time, and they have a last potty break at 10 pm. Most pups sleep in the bedroom, except for those who are more comfortable in the adjoining room. We have crates for dogs who feels prefer them. We figure out the best situation for each dog.

How many dogs do you take at a time?

In addition to our three personal dogs, we accept 4 to 6 dogs, depending on their size and temperament.

Across all of our boarding options (some of our dog walkers provide boarding services for us at their homes), we accept 4-6 dogs at any given time, depending on size and temperament. This number includes our three personal dogs as well.

What should I bring for my dog?

In most cases, all you need to bring is your dog’s food, and the boarding information sheet that we’ll send along for you to fill out. If your dog is taking any medication, be sure to include that too and write instructions on your boarding information page. It’s best not to bring toys, beds, etc. as they may be subject to the whims, drool, claws, and teeth of other fun-loving pups. We have all the toys and beds they need.

Is training included in their boarding experience?

In most cases, yes. Stacey is a professional trainer, and the contractors who do boarding for us are trained to handle most behavior issues, with the exception of dogs who are aggressive towards other dogs or towards people. We will be able to assess your dog during the Boarding Intake interview to establish whether or not he or she is eligible.