Dog walking at Fort Funston

More than just Dog Walking. We provide Small Dog Adventures!

San Francisco offers dogs and owners a wealth of parks, beaches, and trails. Not to mention many dog walkers to choose from. The Art of Dog is dedicated to providing a different kind of dog walking experience. We strive to make dog walking an art form.

Here’s how we do it:

Small dogs

Small Dogs Only

Your dog plays with 5 friends her own size, chosen to match her energy level and personality. The results? Safety and fun!


Carefully Chosen
Hiking Spots

We walk our playgroups in beautiful SF locations, choosing low-trafficked routes to keep small dogs extra safe.


Professional Dog Walkers

We are dog*tec certified dog walkers, canine 1st aid certified, licensed/ bonded/ insured, and meet or exceed GGNRA and SF regulations.

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Customer Service Enthusiasts

We enjoy keeping in close contact with our clients through our Facebook page and regular walk reports for your peace of mind.

Smiling dogs

“Every time our dogs go for a walk with Michelle and Cynthia and the rest of their pack, they return happy and tired!  I also feel happy knowing that while our dogs are with them, they are receiving good training as well.”

Erika K., San Francisco

Extra Safety for small dogs

Small dog owners know first-hand the risks of taking their little companions to crowded, fenced-in dog parks. We bring our small dog clients to beautiful, open spots such as Fort Funston, where we keep on the move, guiding our packs on adventures through the safest, most secluded areas, where they can romp and play under close supervision.

And though exercise can’t cure all behavior issues, well-exercised dogs are less likely to misbehave. Is your dog barking, jumping up on people, chewing furniture or leaving accidents? Give The Art of Dog a try.

“Michelle understands dogs and how to deal with dog packs so that all involved have lots of fun. I don’t let just anyone be in charge of my beloved critter. One of the best dog walking services in San Fran.”

Maria G., San Francisco

Small dog at SF park

Big Details About Small Dog Walks

  • Hour long, interactive, supervised off leash adventures
  • Carefully composed groups of no more than 6 littles
  • Positive reinforcement of recalls and basic manners
  • Daily adventures posted to our Facebook page
  • Regular walk reports for your enjoyment and peace of mind

Small Dog Walking Rates

  • $28 per walk

Note: To maintain safe routines and well-composed groups while ensuring you see maximum results at home, we require smalls to adventure with us 4 times per week minimum.

Bonus: Overnight boarding service in our loving home environment is available exclusively to our walking and daycare clients. Walks, playtime, and medication administration (if needed) are all included.

Does your small dog have bigger needs?

Have a young dog whose energy reserves seem endless? A senior dog who could use additional supervision and attention? Or would you just feel better knowing your dog has company all day? Our all-day small dog daycare may be the perfect fit. Each small dog at our Stay & Play Center enjoys a daily itinerary customized to her own needs and preferences. Learn more.

Want to know more about us?

Get to know us a bit better on our About page, and read client reviews on Yelp, Facebook, and our Testimonials page.

dogs attentive on walkReady to get started?

Send us an email or give us a call at (415) 715-8573. We can’t wait to hear all about your small dog!