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 while you're  

AWAY.

LET THEM 

play

 

With Uncle Dave, your dog enjoys a fun, fully interactive 60-minute East Bay trail hike each outing. On- or off-leash, your pooch gets exercise and adventure while learning social manners on the trail. 

 

OUR

SERVICES

"a consummate professional, with the terrific ability to assess which dogs play well together, structuring walk groups with this in mind."  

 

- Shael B., Berkeley

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Uncle Dave's Pet Care

East Bay dog walker

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Dave Llewellyn, of Uncle Dave's Pet Care, East Bay Dog Walker Dog Walking
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Uncle Dave's Pet Care

East Bay dog walker

East Bay dog walking

WHO IS UNCLE DAVE?

Company founder David Llewellyn has worked for one of the leading pet care companies in the East Bay for the past three-and-a-half years. He has a business license and is fully insured by The Hartford Insurance.

 

WHAT MAKES HIM SPECIAL?

Uncle Dave has had a lifelong passion for animals. He treats all his canine clients with kindness and compassion and is committed to making sure every dog has his day on every outing. He attended dogTec Academy in San Francisco and has taken his canine clients on more than 1,800 hikes per year throughout the East Bay area. He creates a totally immersive hiking experience with your pups while teaching them social manners on the trail. 

 

HOW DOES MY PET BECOME UNCLE DAVE'S CLIENT?

If you’re interested in having Uncle Dave take your dog on hiking adventures, the first step is to set up an appointment for a 30-minute in-home intake meeting at your convenience. The goal of this meeting is for us to get acquainted with you and your pooch, and answer any questions you may have.  

 

WHAT'S REQUIRED FOR MY DOG TO GO ON A HIKE?

Your dog must by spayed or neutered, and must be licensed in your city of residence in order to go on group hikes. Your dog must have a valid rabies vaccine certificate and must be up-to-date on distemper and other shots, as well as flea and tick medication.

 

HOW DO I KNOW MY PET WILL BE SAFE?

Uncle Dave is bonded and has a permit to hike dogs in any of the East Bay Regional Park districts. He’ll take no more than six dogs on a hike at a time, ensuring that each dog gets his full attention while hiking and frolicking with canine pals. 

CAN MY DOG BE ON LEASH?

We accommodate each dog’s needs on a one-to-one basis and will do what is best for your beloved pal. Private walks are also an option depending on your pet’s needs.

 

WHAT IS A SOLO / DROP-IN VISIT?

We offer in-home visits for your dog or cat. Services for dogs may include walking, feeding, and interaction. Services for cats include feeding, playtime, quiet companionship, and litter box cleaning. 

 

HOW DOES MY DOG GET TO AND FROM THE TRAIL?

Your dog will be picked up at your home and transported to one of the off-leash trails in the East Bay Regional Park District. He or she will hike with no more than five canine friends at a time. After our 60-minute hike is done, your dog will be returned home, tired and happy. 

 

HOW LONG WILL MY DOG BE AWAY FROM HOME?

On average, your dog will be out and about for one-and-a-half to three hours, depending on location and order of pickup. This includes a full 60-minute hike. 

 

WHICH PARKS WILL MY DOG VISIT?

Hikes are conducted on a variety of trails, including Redwood Regional Park, Leona Canyon, Anthony Chabot Regional Park, and Sibley Regional Preserve.

 
 
 
 
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ABOUT

Uncle Dave’s Pet Care is a family-run business founded by David Llewellyn specializing in off-leash trail adventures for your dog. 

 

We provide fun experiences for your animal companions, creating a relaxed and comfortable pack environment in which they can safely engage with each other and meet other dogs on the trails. 

 

With Uncle Dave, your dog goes on a full, fun, interactive 60-minute trail hike per outing. We can accommodate dogs on- or off-leash.  We create a totally interactive hike with your pooch while teaching him or her social manners on the trail. 

 

If your dog isn’t a social animal, we’re also available for private walks.

 

We also provide drop-in visits for dogs or cats.

 

Company founder David Llewellyn has worked for one of the leading pet care companies in the East Bay for the past three-and-a-half years. His background includes 15 years experience running an independent photography business specializing in team and large-group portraiture. His professional career has also included work in customer service and management.

 

If you need high-quality services for your pets, Uncle Dave’s Pet Care is your full-service, one-stop solution.

 

We live and work in the community we serve, and bring the highest standards of quality and customer service to every job.

 

We hope to hear from you!

 

 

UNCLE DAVE'S

PET OF THE WEEK

SHILOH

8-year old Dane mix
 
 

"clearly cares deeply about each animal's wellbeing, including what level of discipline each needs and how to reinforce healthy play among the groups he designs together. ... Mine come home happily tired out every time.
I cannot recommend him highly enough!"  

 

- Shael B., Berkeley

"Chopper can't hide his excitement when Dave walks up our drive! Dave is highly trustworthly, and keeps us up to date with after-walk reports, pictures, videos, and text updates. We couldn't recommend him highly enough."

 

- Tom B., Oakland

POWERDAWG: $30/per

 

Two to five 60-minute dog hikes a week

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1 HR SOLO: $50/per

 

60-minute private walk or drop-in visit

(dogs or cats)

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1/2 HR SOLO: $35/per

 

30-minute private walk or drop-in visit  (dogs or cats)

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