DOGGO

DOGGO

5.0 (5)
2 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

Welcome to DogGo, we are an adventure dog service that specializes in dog walks, hike, beach and park trips for your best friend around San Diego & Oceanside area. As well as Stay-cations while you're away! We are a friendly, family run, professional dog walking and pet care business who really care for your pets needs. We ensure that your pet; big or small, old or young, active or slow are met at every PAW print along the way.

We keep you informed with photos, videos and regular updates so you can feel confident you're coming home to a happy pet

Ive always been a dog lover and have wanted to work with animals since I was a kid so this a dream come true. I've always had a dog by my side and Love to stay active with my dog Kiloh. Kiloh and i participate in paddlboard races together, you may have even seen us in the local newspaper once or twice. I have the best job in the world ! I'm certified in pet CPR, First Aid and have education in canine behavioral 

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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Chris T.

    Grady was great! He was able to respond on very short notice to meet the pups and then gave them two great walks the next day. He was very kind and affectionate toward our dogs and I know they were in good hands with her

  • Alex D.

    Two thumbs up for DOGGO! Thomas is an extra-mile kind of person, and we are lucky to have found him. He treats my dog Elvis with such understanding and patience, I know that when Elvis is with him all is well. We use his park/beach adventures as well as dog walks when we are working late.

  • Will Gebbie

    Our girl Tilly had a great stay with Thomas. He was flexible and tuned into her needs, and she was a relaxed and happy gal upon pickup. What more can you ask for? We'd be happy to have her stay again!

  • Ashley W.

    Tom watched our dog for a little over a week, and we think that Pluto had a great time! Pluto isn't the best around other dogs (with us, at least), but Tom was able to provide socialization time for Pluto with other pups, which was awesome. He was also able to provide some observations about our dog's mannerisms, which was really helpful for us. Everything seemed to go smoothly; thanks Tom!


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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

My name is Thomas Grady, I’m the owner and operator of DOGGO Canine Adventures. I have over 20 years of experience and knowledge working hands on with dogs and decided to take my passion and love for dogs to the next level. I started working with dogs and found my passion working with them when I was just wee lad, at the early age of 7 years old.  My mom just started a new job at the police station and couldn’t afford a babysitter at the time and would have to bring me to work with her. I didn’t mind tho, I would spend all my time at the police station working hands on with the dogs In their K9 Unit- feeding, walking, playing and caring for them all while gaining knowledge and learning basic canine behaviors. Since then I have continued to learn so much about canines by taking courses in canine behavioral studies, dog training, leash obedience, pet CPR, first aid and so much more.

WALK•PLAY•STAY. Dog walking, DOGventures or if you just need a quick drop-in visit or staycation for your DOGGO**WE GOT YOU COVERED**

 We are an adventure dog service that specializes in dog walking, hiking trips, beach & park trips for your best friend around Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista and the surrounding areas. We also offer pet sitting, drop-in visits and stay-cations while you're away!

Our goal is to provide the busy pet owner and their four legged friend with daily high energy physical activity, mental stimulation, and social interaction. So if your dog is in need of expending excess energy during your busy work week, give us a howl, we would love for your doggo to join our pack! Woof woof…


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I started when I was a wee lad. My mom couldn’t afford a babysitter when we first moved to NJ and she worked for the police department so I would go to work with her. I would spend all my time at the police station walking, playing, feeding and caring for the dogs in the police K9 Unit and fell In Love with dogs and knew right then and there what I wanted to do when I got older. I have taken several courses in canine behavior and can pretty much read dogs better than I can humans. I'm certified in Pet CPR & first aid to ensure your pet(s) are in the best hands god forbid an emergency would come up .


Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

30 minute walks-$25(most popular)

60 minute walks-$35

30 minute drop-in visit-$30(most popular)

90 minute Dog adventures-$45

2 hour hiking adventure-$50 (great alternative to daycare)

Overnight boarding(12 hours)-$65

Overnight boarding(24 hours)-$100 

Staycations(owners home)-$85


How did you get started in this business?

Passion and interest in dogs are what got me started In Dog walking and Pet Sitting.  As I explained earlier I kind of fell into it at a early age when my mom would bring me to work with her at the police station and I would spend all my time 5 days a week, 9 hours a day taking care of the police K-9 unit and learning and gaining knowledge snd insight from them. 


What types of customers have you worked with?

every kind. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

this woman contacted me though a website I was listed on for my service and was having hip replacement done and her dog was reactive when walk-info in the leash especially towards other dogs. He is 96lbs, so he's no walk in the park.  After the 2nd walk I was able to have the Doggo in complete control and obey all my commands.  The owner who happen to be looking out the window saw him walk past a another dog and was in complete shock, the smile and joy she had when we came back from our walk made my day.  She ended up still using my service even after she was back on her feet .


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

meet the person and sit down with them for atleast 20 minutes and learn about past experience and qualifications.  Most importantly see if your dog likes them, dogs have a great sense of judgment.


What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Experience  and qualifications.

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