About Us

Our Company

Founded in 2014 by Carla McLaughlin, Barking About Town, Inc is a bonded and insured company that is consistently ranked as the best run and most trusted dog-walking service in San Francisco. We love our jobs and take the care of our client's pups very seriously.

Our Caregivers

Barking About Townis staffed by lifelong dog owners carefully chosen for their honesty, reliability, and of course, their love of dogs. We pride ourselves on punctuality, dependability, and animal adoration. Many of our caregivers participate in ongoing education courses designed to enhance their knowledge of professional dog care.Our Professional Dog Walkers Are:

  • Dog*Biz Certified
  • Reference checked and thoroughly vetted
  • Current or previous dog owners
  • Experienced in handling all breeds
  • Carefully trained by Carla in dog handling skills

Our Goal

To treat your dog with the love, care and respect we would use to treat our own. We believe in nurturing our clients' dogs and providing your pup with a consistent and reliable schedule. At Barking About Town, you and your dog's happiness are our main concern. We know how important your dog is to you; your pup is part of your family. And as a client, your dog will be a part of our family, too.

Happy Clients

From our initial meet and greet with owners and their pets to regular walks. Our clients needs and the needs of their pets are always our priority.


Barking About Town mix it up with our dogs. Somedays it will be carefree beach hikes while other days our doggies will enjoy one of San Francisco's beautiful parks.

Bags of Poop

We at Barking About Town are environmentally conscious and only use biodegradable poop bags.


Our Mission

At Barking About Town our mission is to give your pets the same level of fun, loving, high quality care they receive from you. While our first priority is your pet's health and safety when they're in our care, a close second is their happiness and well-being.