"Toting a reputation as the “canine concierge,” Citizen Hound is a solidly spectacular choice for anyone looking to ensure his or her pets get plenty of exercise and time with fellow furry friends. Off-leash group walks, individual hikes, and puppy-specific treks are all available throughout the city from Crissy Field to Bakers Beach to Lafayette Park. Votes poured in last year, too, for Citizen Hound to take the SF dog-walking title, and it’s still the leader of the pack this year.
Bay Woof Magazine - Beast Of The Bay Award Winner 2018 - Best Dog Walker
"See Spot get pampered and photographed in SF. This athletic team keeps up with your pup — running, swimming, and otherwise staying active so your pooch is ready to snuggle when you get home. Progress reports and Facebook photos throughout the day make you feel like part of the pack."
"David and his team are amazing. They are caring, attentive, super fun, and I can tell my dog is always enthusiastic to see them. He benefits so much physically & mentally from the walks and exercise with them. Even though he is 11 yrs. old, maybe the oldest dog in the group, he is still very healthy and happy."
"I didn't end up using David's services. But that was entirely circumstantial, and my experience was so positive I made sure to document it...he was super prompt to answer our e-mail. We talked on the phone, I explained our unique situation and all of the details about our dog, and he was still open to stop by the next day for an evaluation...During a 10-minute walk, he was able to see the type of bad behavior my dog would eventually engage in, identify a cause, and already start addressing it. He also helped me understand the underlying cause, and how my wife and I were unwittingly reinforcing the bad behavior. And honestly after that quick walk I could already see some difference in my dog. David was just amazing, and I'd very strongly encourage anyone in need of his services to consider working with him."
“David and his entire team are friendly, attentive, and professional. They really take the time to get to know the dogs they walk and the dog's owners too. There are regular emails with updates about issues pertaining to our dogs and (off leash) dog walking in San Francisco, and they even organize Citizen Hound happy hours in case folks want to meet up. What's more, they go above and beyond to be helpful -- from helping out with "emergency" second walks when I have to work late, to giving dog training advice, to sending photos of my pup at play. They are the best!!"
I wish that every business I interacted with were run with as much heart
His team is outstanding
"David runs this business with tons of passion and takes the care of the dogs seriously. His team is outstanding, Eva loves her walker (Shirl) and squeals with excitement every time she gets picked up.
David also came over a couple of times for some training to our house, and he gave us lots of insights based on how Eva behaves on her walks. "
"I'm an extremely happy customer of Citizen Hound! David is super-fast replying to issues or schedule changes on my end, and he's done an incredible job counseling me on how to properly raise my Bernese Mountain dog puppy. These guys go above and beyond the call of duty! Couldn't have asked for better service and support!!"
"We've been with Citizen Hound for almost 2 years and can honestly say that they're more than dog walkers, they're partners. Our walkers, Erik and Terry, feel like family members. Fellow dog owners have become friends. The community they've fostered has truly had a positive impact on our lives and our dog's."
"Before we signed up for Citizen Hound, David came over for a consultation. I was blown away by his knowledge and approach to dog walking. I could have swore he had a PhD in dogs. They truly care about our pup's well being. They placed Emma in a pack that was similar to her personality so we know she gets to hang with her best friends."
"David Levin, owner of Citizen Hound in San Francisco, beat out the rest of the pack this year in this hotly contested category. David and his co-walkers take an athletic approach to the task. They don’t just walk dogs, they work them, providing socialization, stimulation, and physical exercise in abundance. Great customer service and a commitment to positive training approaches complete the winning package."
-Bay Woof Magazine - Beast Of The Bay Award Winner 2015 - Best Dog Walker