A Girl And Your Dog is a fully licensed, bonded and insured professional dog care company servicing the Potrero Hill and SOMA neighborhoods of San Francisco. We have been taking care of dogs for over 17 years and continue loving every minute of it. 5 day a week outdoor social fun (playgroups) is our specialty. We also offer other services to make urban life with your city canine a more positive experience. If you have an extra long work day, your pup can stay for daycare. If Fido doesn’t like going on planes, he can live in our home while you’re away. Need a weekend/holiday playgroup? No problem, we have a solution for that with our weekend playgroups. Pickups and drop offs are always included. If you want your dog to have a fun, safe and exhilarating experience, let ’em hang out with A Girl And Your Dog. We encourage polite play and good manners. We teach every member in a playgroup that we are the center of their universe. Training based on this principle makes the rest a breeze. If your pup is stubborn and doesn’t come when called, let ‘em loose with us and you will see rocket recalls in no time at all.
Your dog deserves to be intellectually and athletically challenged. You deserve to feel good about Fido’s care. You both deserve to relax at the end of a long day. At A Girl And Your Dog we provide strong leadership, constant recreation, athletic stimulation, emotional stability and, of course, lots and lots and lots of love. Call us at (415) 939 5462 or contact us by email.
Charlie Castaneda — Owner
Charlie Casteneda, owner of a Girl and Your Dog, is originally from Baja California, Mexico. She discovered her love of dogs as a child while spending hours in her yard play training her Belgian Shepherd Trinka. Charlie fondly remembers Trinka would do exactly as she asked as long as there was fun, food and lots of attention involved. As a result, she became fluent in dog fun.
She started her first dog walking service, 2 Girls Walk Dogs in San Francisco in 1995, shortly after finishing an MFA at UC Davis. During the past 18 years she has built a creative and successful dog business along side her art career.
2 Girls Walk Dogs morphed into A Girl And Your Dog when her business partner retired in 2005. Charlie now works with her staff of five who help her in the dog fun business.
Charlie has volunteered countless hours at the San Francisco SPCA assisting in puppy training classes and continues her pursuit of learning everything dog. When not out playing with dogs, Charlie can be found in her art studio accompanied usually by several of her canine companions.
Caroline has been the Playgroup Supervisor for A Girl and Your Dog since September of 2008. Her love of animals began at the age of six with the first of 5 hamsters named “Ralph.” After Ralph, she has proudly parented 2 cats, several goldfish, a ferret, a tree frog, and two dogs. Her current animal family includes Kaimann, a very sophisticated tuxedo cat, who is her constant traveling companion and Billy who was adopted from Pound Puppy Rescue.
Originally from Ohio, Caroline has lived in California since 2004. She has proudly earned both her BFA an MFA since moving to the West Coast. She is a Professional Dog Walker certified through DogTec.