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San Francisco Bay Area Dog Resources

Other S.F. Bay Area Trainers

These are all trainers/instructors with whom I have personally met and observed their training and teaching styles. While I can’t guarantee the quality of their instruction, I feel confident in recommending these trainers to you! See also the South Bay Trainers directory.

North of San Jose

Family Dog Trainer with Margaret Daul: 650-326-2065 or info@familydogtrainer.com

Palo Alto, South San
Francisco, Redwood City, 
San Mateo, and the Peninsula
Leaps and Hounds Dog Training with Aryn Hervel. Private lessons for dogs and puppies. 415-218-3480, leapsandhounds@yahoo.com San Rafael
Diva Dogs with Cindy Lonnstrom, (408) 245-3647, www.divadogs.com – dog walking, mobile grooming,
and puppy training
Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino, Palo Alto
East Bay
Finesse Dog Training with Nancy Frensley, (510) 845-7735, ext. 22 Berkeley
Whole K9 with Michele Garlick, 925-482-5543; group classes, aggression, K9 Nosework, and more Oakland/East Bay
Wendy KrehbielTell A Tail Dog Training, (925) 371-8142 Pleasanton, Livermore
Vicki Ronchette, Braveheart Dog Trainingbraveheartdogs@sbcglobal.net, (510) 483-2631; CGC, RallyO, and conformation (including show handling) San Leandro
Alice Tong, Alice Tong Dog Training; 415-533-4411 East Bay
Clickin’ Canines with Rita Martinez, 925-813-1715, rita@clickincanines.com. Assistance, hearing and medical alert dogs. East Bay
Discovery Dogs, with Shari Dehouwer, (415) 475-9557 – pet training and service/assistance dog training Roseville (Sacramento)
Humane Dog Training Advocates of the East Bay – a collective of San Francisco East Bay dog professionals who have come together to advocate for humane dog training and management methods. East Bay
South of San Jose
Pawsitive Pals Dog Training with Nannette Morgan, (408) 806-2021 Morgan Hill
Kindred Spirit, with Lori Katz, (831) 685- DOGS (3647) Scotts Valley/Santa Cruz/Aptos/Watsonville
Living with Dogs with Sandi Pensinger, sandi@capitola.com, (831) 476-9065. Basic manners and agility. Santa Cruz County
Morgan Hill Dog Sports with Laura Pryse, Vici Whisner, and Moe Strenfell. 408.888.6462 or 408.857.7725
MHDogSports@yahoo.com. Agility.
Morgan Hill
Mardi Richmond, (831) 454-0607. Private lessons and agility. Santa Cruz
Stacy’s former interns 
I was happy to be the professional mentor for these graduates of
Animal Behavior College
Talkative Tails with Takako Johnson (my wonderful assistant!). Specializing in services in Japanese. 408-605-6685 or Talkativetails@gmail.com San Jose/Campbell
Best Pals Training with Leslie Currie, 408 674-6289 or bestpalstraining@earthlink.net San Jose and Evergreen
Snow Dog Obedience Training with Candace Hardy, 408-338-7125 or candy@snowdogtraining.com San Jose and Evergreen
SF Bay Area – Separation Anxiety specialist
Malena DeMartini-Price is an expert at separation anxiety cases – that is all that she takes. You can reach her at Ain’t Misbehavin’ Dogs.com
 

Other Services or Specialty:
Dog sports, daycare, boarding, dog walking and pet sitting
.
Please let them know I referred you!

KVK9 Dog Training with Vici Whisner, (408) 776-3803 – agility for pet owners! Morgan Hill
Basic manners classes in Japanese – Talkative Tails with Takako Johnson (my wonderful assistant!) San Jose/Campbell
Flyball classes – A Dog’s Life, 408-747-1111 or info@dogslife.biz Sunnyvale
Agility for fun (with the potential to compete) – fetch sam San Jose
Agility for fun (with the potential to compete) – Jump’N Java Agility Woodside
Agility for fun and top competitors – Momentum Dog Sports Hollister and Woodside
Agility for top competitors – Power Paws San Jose
Tracking, Scent/Search Games, and Agility for Fun San Jose and Morgan Hill
Nosework – Pam Behrens, Sirius San Jose
Nosework – Josette Kimes, 510 400-9105, NoseWorkFun Hayward, Union City, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale
Tracking for fun or competition – Innu No Michi, TheWay of the Dog Union City
Dock Diving – Bay Area Diving Dogs
Big Air Dock Diving, Flyball, and Agility for fun – Crazy K9s
Doggy daycare and Boarding – Downtown Dogs San Jose
Doggy daycareBoardingAgility, and Board and Train – A Dog’s Life Palo Alto and Sunnyvale
Doggy daycare – Canine Corral San Jose
Boarding – Planet Pooch Redwood City
The Urban Pooch – Cathy Scott’s complete dog walking and pet sitting service. 408 425-8663 or theurbanpooch@hotmail.com Silicon Valley and surrounding areas
Laurie and Steve Texera – pet sitting and dog walking. 408/582-4090 (calls only, no texting) or crazymuttlovers@gmail.com Willow Glen, Cambrian and nearby locations in San Jose
Acme Dog Services – Laura Klemba’s pet sittingdog walking and pet taxi services. South San Jose and surrounding areas.
Hello Doggy – Brenda Gummeson specializes in training walks, including handling and exercising reactive and aggressive dogs. 408.667.8123 or HelloGoodDoggy@aol.com San Jose, Willow Glen, Campbell, Los Gatos and Santa
Clara
Stephanie Foster for special needs dog walking/pet sitting Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino and parts of Santa Clara
Super Heroes Pet Care – Janine Stevens’ pet sittingdog walking and pet taxi services; contact Janine at 408 927-5683 or janine_stevens@hotmail.com. San Jose and surrounding areas
Willow Glen Paws – in-home, small-scale doggy daycare and boarding, with Rebecca Goldstone. Call or text at 408.391.3660. Willow Glen (San Jose)
Alphadog’s Pet Services – pet sitting, dog walking, and in-home boarding with Terri Festa Los Gatos
VT Pet Care – Pet sitting, doggie day care, medical pet sitting, dog walking and more with certified Vet Tech, Kate Riley; 408-455-0597 or kates4dogs@yahoo.com Los Gatos
Lil’ Chick Pet Sitters – bunny and guinea pig sitting only San Jose
Deb’s Dogs – dog walking with Deb Codiroli, deb@sjanimaladvocates.org West San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Santa Clara and Cupertino
Camp Cardinale, in-home cageless boarding Los Gatos
Inside Out Pet Service – pet sitting and more. Cynthia Lem, 650-740-5333 Peninsula to San Jose
Dog Duty Inc – Dog-Walking, Bathing, Nail Trimming, Vacation Services (pet sitting), Animal Waste Removal, and Pet Taxi services. Contact Gini Wallace at 408-480-4116 or home@dogduty.org San Jose
Kathleen Olson, RVT – In-home pet sitting visits from a registered vet tech. San Jose
You & Me – dog walkingpet sitting and Nose Work classes with Yvonne Chohan. 510 200-8447 or yvonne@YouAndMeDogwalking.com East Bay (Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Dublin, Fremont, Union City, and Newark)
Augie and Friends –  dog training (reactive dogs, seniors, puppies), dog walkingovernight care with Vicki Hinton: augieandfriends@gmail.com  Santa Cruz County
Who’s your Walkiedog*biz certified dog walking Santa Cruz, Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley
Surf City Dogsdog*biz certified dog walking Santa Cruz
Ollie and Bear Dog Professionals  with Kelley Zerga – Daycare, dog*biz certified Dog Walking and Boarding San Francisco
Benji’s Backyard with Marie Ngo – dog hikes in Fort Funston and boarding (in Cupertino) Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, and Redwood City

Looking for a clicker trainer outside of the Bay Area?

Find other trainers throughout California and worldwide at Marge’s Clicker Teacher Directory or Courteous Canine, or DogTrainerSearch.com: Find a Dog Training Professional near you (look for trainers listed as positive-only).

 


Emergency and Mobile Vets

United Emergency Animal Clinic – Campbell
911 Dell Avenue, Campbell (adjacent to VSA/VMS)
408 371-6252
Hours: Weekdays, from 6 pm to 8 am the following morning; Weekends, from 6 pm Friday to 8 am Monday; Every statutory holiday, from 6 pm the day before the holiday to 8 am on the day after the holiday

United Emergency Animal Clinic – San Jose
5440 Thornwood Drive, San Jose (between Santa Teresa & Winfield)
408 578-5622
Hours: Weekdays, from 6 pm to 8 am the following morning; Weekends, from 6 pm Friday to 8 am Monday; Every statutory holiday, from 6 pm the day before the holiday to 8 am on the day after the holiday

Saiki Veterinary Mobile Care – South Bay Area Mobile Vet
Margaret C. Saiki, D.V.M., Dipl. ABVP
(408) 399-5353

Companion Pet Care
Dr. Dan Apple
(408) 268-7378

Mobile Vet Practice
Dr Judy Owens
Serving San Jose, Santa Cruz and the South Bay Area
831-247-9597 or drjudyo@gmail.com

ARCH – Affordable, Reliable, Compassionate House-calls
for dogs and cats
Dr. Tai Solomon
408 921-0702


San Jose Area Rescue Links

 

Looking for a new dog? First, visit Choosing The Perfect Dog to help you find what you’re looking for. Then try:

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV)
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA) – see friends of SVACA also
Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation (NARF)
San Jose Animal Care Center
Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary (SHAS)
Pets In Need (PIN)
North Bay Canine Rescue and Placement
South Bay Purebred Dogs
Pet Network
Milo Foundation
County of Santa Clara Animal Control (San Martin)
All Creatures Great & Small Rescue
Adopt Spot (formerly Clea’s Guide) to adopting a great dog in San Francisco
San Jose Animal Care Center

Looking for a particular breed? Many of the rescue clubs above may have your breed, or check out:

Border Collies – Border Collie Rescue of Northern California
Boxers – Northern California Boxer Rescue 
Cattle Dogs/Queensland Heelers – Cattledog Dreams
German Shepherd Dog Rescue – German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California.
Rhodesian Ridgebacks – Bay Area Rhodesian Ridgeback Club
Siberian Husky Rescue – Bay Area Siberian Husky Rescue Referral

A more thorough list of Breed Rescue Organizations is here.

Visit the Events page to check out adoption fairs – there’s at least one every weekend.

Do your dogs have more energy than you?
Consider having them work for you – with a Dog-Powered Scooter!

Enjoy the Bay Area with your dog!

Dog Park Page – Looking for a park where you and your well-mannered pal can romp off-leash? Visit the dog park page. This page describes how dogs should and do act in dog parks, and lists Silicon Valley area dog parks, with maps and descriptions!

Check out this listing of San Jose and Bay Area dog and training events – the most comprehensive list on the web!

BayAreaPetTV.com – dog park reviews and more

DogFriendly.com, a free online travel guide for pet owners who live or travel with their dog in California.

For the rest of the state, visit Dog Parks in California. For links to other dog activities in the SF/Bay Area, visit Dog Play’s San Francisco Bay Area Connections.

Kirby’s Korner

SF DOG San
Francisco Dog Owners Group
 (SF DOG)

Visit the Santa Cruz Lighthouse Field Dog Community and the San Francisco Fort Fun[ston] Dog Walkers on line!

Furry Friends PATS , pet assisted therapy. Contact them through their webpage or at 877-4FF-PATS if you’re interested in getting your dog (or other pet) involved in helping others!

Does your dog have Star Quality? Audition to have your pet in commercials, TV, Hollywood and print ads at All Star Animals! They are looking for friendly, well-trained dogs within one hour of San Francisco.

Sheepdung Estates – dog-friendly vacation getaway north of San Francisco.


Misc. San Jose Dog Resources

MyK9Home – Information on how to
find a lost dog in the South Bay.

KADIE – Kids And Dogs Interactive Education – a nonprofit corporation dedicated to reducing the number of dog bites, particularly to children, by educating them
as to the safest ways to approach and interact with dogs, as well as how to avoid interaction with unknown dogs.

AquaDog Canine Swim Therapy – Connie Frank, a registered veterinary technician and canine hydrotherapist, offers physical therapy for dogs. 408 472-6631.

DogAware.com – Pleasanton author Mary Strauss’s site on dog nutrition and health issues.

Feed This! – Natural Diets for dogs, delivered.

Animal Birth Control Assistance, Inc – ABCA pays part of the cost of spaying and neutering for owners who cannot afford to pay the entire fee. Call 408 244-8351.

San Jose Police Department K9 Unit – website for the SJPD’s canine officers.

Pets Welcome Directory – Apartment communities offering pet-friendly housing, from For Rent Magazine (search by city and “refine results” by checking “must have” next to “pets allowed”)

Cloverdell Landscape Designs – Garden and landscape design. Beautiful gardens and landscaping, designed with the special demands of a pet in mind.

Heavenly Greens – artificial turf for dog yards and parks

Caring Pet Services – pet cremation and memorial urns

The Rex Center – aquatic recreation for dogs, in Pacifica

AMERS – Animal Ambulances

BirchBark Foundation – financial support to low income families facing veterinary expenses (in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties)


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Last updated October 2018 by Stacy Braslau-Schneck