The Celtic Dog Walker

        John Hayes, Owner
           Claudia Amaya



About the service

The Celtic Dog Walker is an animal care service that provides a range of walking, running and pet sitting services for dogs and cats to facilitate most homes in San Francisco, the East Bay and Peninsula community.

Unfortunately, pet obesity levels are on the rise in the US.  A recent survey by The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) reveals that:

54% of Nation’s Pets Overweight According to Latest Veterinary Survey; Pet Owners in Denial

The “fat pet gap” continues to widen according to the latest nationwide survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). The fifth annual veterinary survey found 53 percent of adult dogs and 55 percent of cats to be classified as overweight or obese by their veterinarian. That equals 88.4 million pets that are too heavy according to veterinarians.

Walking and running services
Besides having a balanced diet, daily exercise is great for your pet.  There are many dog walking companies in San Francisco and the bay Area but few if any incorporate a running curriculum for your pet pooch.  Certain breeds of dog are better suited for distance running than others. Shepherds, terriers, retrievers and other working dogs are built to run long distances, while others are not.  Check with your vet to see if a running service would benefit your pet.

Do small dogs need to run?
If you own a small dog that looks like it could star in a Taco Bell commercial, it is recommended that they stick to walking.  A list of breeds that make good running partners can be found here http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/jog.htm

The Celtic Dog Walker is owned and operated by John Hayes.  John's background in animal care also includes many years breeding and training purebred terriers.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know the service.  I look forward to providing you and your pet with excellent service going forward.

John Hayes

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