Who We Are
San Francisco’s Most Trusted Private Dog Walking Service
Since opening our doors in April of 2009, our staff has been constantly committed to providing a matchless experience for dog owners in San Francisco. We utilize an in-depth and strenuous hiring process to ensure that each and every member of our staff is of the utmost skill, trustworthiness, and character. We employ our dog walkers, enabling Sniff and Go to provide ongoing training, protected employee benefits, and accountability. Every member of our staff is bonded and insured after successfully passing a criminal background check. Sniff and Go LLC is accountable for the entirety of our business, and we take that responsibility very seriously.
Our clients love Sniff and Go because we have a dedicated team of dog walkers, an online scheduling system, a local support team available, daily journals and photos, and more. We are able to respond to client requests and inquiries quickly. We also understand no two dogs are alike – before we even begin working with your pet, we ensure that we know all there is to know about their health, diet, exercise, and emotional needs.
Here at Sniff and Go, we love your pets (almost!) as much as you do, and we look forward to ensuring that you return to find them safe, healthy, and as happy as can be. Reach out to us today, we’d love to hear from you!
The dog is the most diverse animal on the planet.
We always want to learn more from them.
The most important lesson we will ever learn from our dogs, is to embrace that same diversity.
Sniff and Go will always strive to have a team as wonderfully unique as the dogs in our care.
Owner and Founder of Sniff and Go, LLC
Born and raised in San Diego, Emi (pronounced “Amy”) moved to San Francisco in 2009. Growing up involved in all different types of outside activities, a healthy lifestyle has always been part of a typical day for her.
After attending San Diego State University, her passion for animals plus an education in business, led to the pursuit of owning her own business. April 2009 was the official Grand Opening of Sniff and Go LLC! Year over year, growth was taking place… until the pandemic started in March 2020.
In one day, the business lost all of its employees, 85% of its clients, and had to completely close operations for three months. Thankfully, a handful of clients helped keep Sniff and Go above water during this agonizing period of time. As soon as Sniff and Go was allowed to reopen, it was all systems go!
In 2021, Emi attended the Dog Training Intership Academy to learn about positive reinforcement dog training and animal behavior. This academy kicked off the start of a whole new journey into the science behind dog behavior and ways to better serve the dog parents of San Francisco.
Emi and her husband, Paul, currently live in San Francisco, CA, with their SFUSD elementary school son, and their two adopted shelter dogs, Dillinger and Lafawnduh.