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Our relationships are important to us. 

Our team

Cohesive. Supporting. High standards. Proactive. Lead by example. Promote fun.

Our packs

Teachers. Rooted in science. Safety. Physical + mental stimulation. Tailored to the individuals.

Our clients

Part of the pack. We act as a supportive bridge. We thoughfully focus on your needs. 

Our community

We promote an engaged and connected micro-community created by our company.


"Consistency. I completely understand an owners need to feel consistency with the staff, and while our main priority is grouping the packs perfectly so they have fun, your dog will stay with the same dogs, at the same parks, at the same times, with the same person - day in and day out for as long as we can. Each one of our professional dog walkers is carefully vetted and trained for you by me, someone who would die for my dog! I would trust my boy, and anyone else's dog with any of my awesome teammates. In fact, I very often do. 


Our staff is professional, amiable, athletic dog walkers and customer service men and women. We're all hardworking pros who are well trained and adept at taking care of the lucky dogs that come out with us everyday. We are the Best Dog Walkers in San Francisco."

-David Levin

David Levin, CPDT-KA, PhDog



My passion is teaching and providing a business people love. In this industry we all love dogs, but perhaps some walkers forget the need to be great with their humans too. I want you to feel comfortable communicating with us and feel confident about the team of people that cares for your family member while you're away. I'm dedicated to providing the perfect staff, and the perfect company structure to make sure that your dog is the beneficiary of our affection and hard work, and you feel completely connected. 


Exercise is the best form of affection, and I thank you for giving your dog the biggest treat you can by looking for a professional dog walker. Your dog craves the physical outlet, the mental stimulation, the socialization, and the fun that we will provide. Each one of our walkers has been trained rigorously in both managing the dogs using positive training approaches, safety, and in customer service. 

"My dog is my baby,

and I wouldn't trust my baby to anyone but

David and his team at

Citizen Hound."

- Jessica S.

Kalyn Levin

My Lefthand Lady

Kalyn's thrilled she made the decision to work for Citizen Hound. We almost didn't get her, but I saw the potential, so I begged and many years later ... we're married, with a daughter! She's currently a therapist in her professional life but although she's not a dog walker she'll undoubtedly be be an integral part of this company forever.


"Did you know that merely petting a dog triggers a hormone called oxytocin to kick into high gear? Oxytocin, which is sometimes dubbed "the cuddle hormone," helps reduce blood pressure and decreases levels of cortisol, a hormone related to stress and anxiety." Yeah, she's smart, and everybody's much higher off oxytocin when she's around!

"Upon arriving in SF, we interviewed many of the different services and selected Citizen Hound after being so impressed with David and his great staff."

-Alex M.

Kayla Lane Obee

Field Manager, Chief Happiness Officer


Kayla's passionate about dogs, about doing a great job, being thorough, learning, and....... really, just passionate about life! Kayla's calling card is an exclamation mark, and their emails, which are full of them, are a literal representation of their affect. Kayla is simply one of a kind - refreshingly open and honest, super upbeat, friendly, and sweet, incredibly intellectual, and just a pleasure to be around. 

Kayla earned the Field Manager title in record time, due to a commitment to progression, and a true belief in our Mission Statement and shared Values like integrity and support. They love to learn, and put that learning to action for all of us. 

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

"The team has been an absolute joy to work with! They have so much fun, and my dog is happier - I can truly tell!"

-Ellie P.

Molly Goldman

Team Leader, Culture Keeper

Molly is a Bay Area native and a self proclaimed karaoke enthusiast, dog lover, cat mom, and friend to all furry creatures. Molly came to us with no previous professional dog care experience after many years in the startup space, but her enthusiasm, professionalism, and drive for learning quickly made her a key contributor to this company. She shot up to the top of our ranks so nimbly we had to expand our pipeline to create more levels.

Molly's as gregarious as they come. Her clients say she's like family, our staff all call her our friend, she is the leader of her pack, no doubt about it. You'll hear from Molly on our Instagram, and as the leader of our scheduling team Molly's often one of the first to bid you good morning!

"One of the best decisions 

we've made since moving 

to the Bay Area from

the East Coast last year was to have Citizen Hound walk our dog, Brady!!"

-Shannon P.

Stephanie Mirich

Team Leader

A registered behavior technician for her previous work, Stephanie has thoroughly enjoyed her pivot to dogs, and is looking to apply those skills toward becoming a dog trainer of service dogs for people with disabilities.


She's artistic, smart, hard working, a great listener, patient, and warm. She shares that warmth at home with her cold blooded friend, leopard gecko, Scooby, and her new rescue cat, Jane. Previously this Dr Doolittle has owned a hamster, stick bugs, fish, and crickets (though the crickets don't last long thanks to Scooby). From tiny meal worms to Bernese Mountain Dogs everyone is in the palm of her very capable hands. 

"When Oliver gets back from his walks he passes out for HOURS.

When he's picked up Oliver rushes to the door and doesn't look back."

-Miriam R.

Shannon Greene

Professional Dog Walker


Shannon is as hard working, dependable, and caring as they come. Being one of the more senior staffers now, we've loved watching the moments where we've asked him to step up to the plate, where he's consistently hit winning shots. Big players make big plays in big games. He keeps a level head and a stoic fortitude.


Shannon's a Bay Area native who enjoys DJing house parties, chalices over ordinary cups, and long fixed gear bike rides. He likes to squeeze the most out of life and make sure those around him do too. I love that when he asks me how I'm doing he always follows up with, "what makes it good?' He isn't as satisfied staying in the shallows, and has forged terrific relationships with his dogs, coworkers, and clients. 

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

San Francisco dog walking profession

Charlie Hartzer 

Puppy Professor

After passing the LSATs and trying out the legal world, Caroline realized their heart was barking up a different tree. Now, they're enjoying a role that brings joy, nurturance, and a sense of community. Caroline is a lifelong learner, always striving to be the best at whatever they do, and they're excited to live out our company value of progression as a professional in such a specialized space.


Patience is one of Caroline's top strengths. As a former Tenant Counselor for the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, they mastered the art of listening and caring for stressed-out residents, guiding conversations towards solutions with grace and understanding. And when it comes to our four-legged friends, Caroline's well of patience is bottomless. They know that trust between humans and dogs is built on a foundation of patience and understanding, and they're here to nurture bonds with us all.

"Citizen Hound takes care of our dogs as well as

we could ever hope!

They go above and beyond.

I know they are extremely loved and have the best time with all of the walkers!"

-Shalini H.

Stacey Nordman

Dean of Dogs


Stacey's a Bay Area native, and holds a degree in photography, but she's the picture of caring and responsible; she loves these dogs like family. Cordial, trustworthy, collected, sincere, and incredibly hard-working, Stacey embodies the epitome of professionalism and dedication, but she's also a lot of fun. At karaoke you can't get her off the mic!


Her commitment to excellence shines through in every interaction, ensuring your beloved furry companions receive the utmost care and attention they deserve. As an avid writer and reader, I can't recall a single instance where Stacey has made a spelling or grammar error - it's simply not in her nature. In a business where responsibility is paramount, this meticulous attention to detail sets her apart. You can trust that every aspect of your furry friend's well-being will be handled with the same precision and care.

"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."

-Pablo G.

Leticia White

Puppy Professor


Quiet and diligent when she's working hard, and louder and dancier as she's having fun, Leticia is someone who oscillates from gritty to grinning in her work day, as it should be. Known for her clean and organized work vehicle, Leticia is a meticulous and methodical thinker, who strives to understand the why behind everything so that information is quickly well-utilized.


Leticia appreciates the same dedication to hard work and whimsy in others, which connects her well with our company culture, as well as making her a huge foodie. She says she could talk food all day. And that makes sense. To me foodies are people who celebrate craft, exploration, and connections with others, finding joy, beauty, and enrichment through the love and appreciation of something that for some is just sustenance. 

"David is very easy to get in contact with and is also flexible and understanding when situations arise. Finding someone to trust with your pet is stressful but I'm always confident Mochi is in good hands with

Citizen Hound."

-Kelly L.

Joseph Brauner

Puppy Professor


Joseph rides his bike from home in the Mission to Pacific Heights every day for work, and then spends the entire day running in and out of houses, and hiking dogs through the forests, beaches, and paths of our parks, all before riding home. I'm exhausted just typing that. And along with that dedication, tenacity, and energy comes his amiable and jovial personality.

A fellow Texan like me, who hails from San Antonio, Joseph enjoys a cold beer on a hot night, eating Mexican food, and remembering the Alamo. We truly do enjoy remembering the Alamo. Joseph hopes to one day be a music teacher. He plays the piano, plays guitar, and howls with the doggos all day. 

"David and Armando go above and beyond and genuinely love and treat my dog better than I could have imagined. They go to the beach, on hikes in the woods, have sleepovers, have obedience training, and get kisses and cuddles all day long.

-Kate B..

"They go above and beyond to help you and your dog and every staff member I encountered was very patient and loving towards my dog with medical issues." 

-Rachel B..

"The entire team feels like a part of the family because we trust them so much with our dog. Citizen Hound is the BEST!"

-Andria G.

"We highly recommend David and his team - they are so much for more than dog walkers - they are trainers, teachers, and above all a dog's best friend."

-Kiley N.

"We know Penny loves the Citizen Hound team because of the way she runs to the door when they come to get her and the happy, tired puppy we see at the end of the day."

"David and his team are amazing. They are caring, attentive, super fun, and I can tell my dog is always enthusiastic to see them."

-Shirley F.

-Adam N.

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