GOOD DOG! Pampers Pooches at Bay Meadows

Amy & Kirk love animals and grew up caring for their own pets, as well as volunteering with their local Humane Societies. They both spent many years in corporate positions but didn’t feel fulfilled or satisfied and found that they weren’t spending enough time as a family. They decided to leave the rat race and go in a different direction, and thus GOOD DOG! Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters was born.  Long time animal lovers, the family has two gorgeous black rescue cats; Jack Peabody and George Harrison, allowing them more time to dedicate to their dog duties! Jack is a Maine Coon who weighs in at 17+ lbs and is afraid of his own shadow! Georgie is an 8 lb Bombay who’s convinced that everyone that comes over is there to visit him.

Amy is a long-time participant in Twilight Tails, an event designed specially for pooches and their people at Bay Meadows in San Mateo’s Landing Green Park. “When I walk in the neighborhood, I always run into someone I know and I meet new people and new dogs every day! Dogs are welcome in and around almost every establishment and everyone provides water and dog-friendly seating. Bay Meadows is more than just a complex of apartments and houses, it’s a community of beautiful homes where real families come to live and grow.” In addition to taking your best four-legged pal to the Beer Garden at Fieldwork Brewing Co., Amy recommends the many restaurants in San Carlos along Laurel Street that offer dog-friendly patio seating.

Ever so pet-friendly, GOOD DOG! also provides free dog-sitting services at the Farmer’s Market at Bay Meadows every Sunday! This 5-star team watches your puppers and doggos while you shop. Stop by get a free sample of their new GOOD DOG! Dog Treats! They are also available for purchase at

Good Dog! Dog Treats – original chicken flavor

  • High Quality Protein
  • Limited Ingredients
  • Air Dried at Low Temperatures to Preserve the Nutritional Value
  • Gluten Free! No Grains, Nuts, Seeds or Flours of Any Kind
  • No Added Sugar
  • No Hormones or Steroids
  • No Artificial Colors or Flavors
  • Locally made in Belmont, CA USA
  • Approximately 30 pieces in each bag
  • Each 3 oz bag is $8.99 + tax with free delivery in our service area

Ingredients: roasted chicken meat, raw organic carrots, organic pumpkin, raw cranberries, raw organic parsley.

GOOD Dog! Dog Treats are made from whole roasted chicken, made in our own home oven with no salt, spices or seasoning of any kind; just pure roasted chicken meat that dogs crave for the protein they need. Protein is an essential element in muscle growth and tissue repair. Carrots are a good source of Vitamin A and fiber. Vitamin A is important because it promotes healthy skin & coat and supports healthy nerves & muscles. Dogs love the natural sweetness of carrots. Pumpkin is a good source of fiber and beta-carotene, which supports healthy vision and helps with digestive regularity. Dogs love the natural sweetness of pumpkin. Cranberries are rich with antioxidants and nutrients that help support your pet’s immune system and decrease inflammation. Cranberries are low in calories and high in vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Cranberries can improve your dog’s bladder health, reduce tartar and plaque buildup, fight bacteria, and may help prevent cancer. Parsley is a source of flavonoids, antioxidants, and vitamins. It also contains lycopene and carotenes. Parsley is often added to dog treats as a breath freshener and used to soothe the stomach.

Amy on how her business was born: “I contacted our pet sitter to come take care of our cats and found out that she was unavailable. She was selling her business and moving away! Kirk immediately saw the golden opportunity in front of us and made the decision right then and there. At first, I thought he was crazy! What a goofy way to make a living! Well, it’s two years later now and I’ve definitely eaten my words. I love our business! I’ve never enjoyed anything I’ve done as much as this! We love every animal and treat each one as if they were our own. It’s the best decision we’ve ever made for our family as well as our finances and sanity! Our daughter participates in every aspect of our business from helping put marketing materials together and walking dogs with us to helping us at the Pooch Pit Stop at the Farmer’s Market at Bay Meadows. If you check out our Instagram @gooddog2016 you’ll see many photos of our very own CPO (Chief Petting Officer), Madeleine!”

Madeleine, CPO at Farmers Market Bay Meadows’ Pooch Pit Stop,every Sunday 9:30am – 1:30pm

One thing you may not know about GOOD DOG! is:

“We’re both dog people thru and thru. I can’t help but stop and say hello to every dog I meet! Kirk was raised on a working farm so he knows just about everything there is to know about most types of animals. We both have training backgrounds as well. Neither of us is certified in dog training but we can support any current training efforts and help strengthen skills in training.”

We are a fully licensed, bonded, and insured premium pet service provider, proudly serving the Bay Area Peninsula from San Mateo to Redwood City. We also hold current certifications in Pet CPR & First Aid. We only work with one residence at a time which means your pets get the one-on-one attention they deserve! GOOD DOG! has three main rules for our services; no group walks, no dog parks, no off-leash walks. We provide caring and compassionate one-on-one companionship for your pets in your home and in your neighborhood. In addition to walking services, we’re also one of the few licensed, bonded and insured companies to offer overnight in-home services. We stay with your pets in your home! For dogs that don’t like boarding or perhaps have anxiety issues, we offer in-home overnight care. We do our best to maintain their normal routines and provide them with a safe and caring atmosphere while their people are away. 

What do you love most about Mid-Peninsula life? …and Bay Meadows?

The Mid-Peninsula is a beautiful area both for people and pets! I’ve lived all over the United States and the Bay Area Peninsula is by far the most lovely. What better place can there be to have a dog-walking company? The weather is gorgeous almost all the time! And Bay Meadows is right in the heart of it all! Bay Meadows is a charming community with gorgeous amenities for animal lovers. The whole village is very dog-friendly, from the great parks and walking trails to the bags and receptacles at almost every corner; it’s tailor-made for pet owners in every way.”

As we develop community, we want to see how you live or play at Bay Meadows and beyond. Share your fun San Mateo lifestyle photos with our community by using #baymeadowslife and check out our Twitter and Instagram profiles to stay updated on everything #baymeadowslife related. You can even get to know your pet-community andsearch to find playdates using #dogsofBayMeadows and #TwilightTails. See how this blended lifestyle of a little bit urban and a little bit suburbs gives you the very best of Midurban living. For easier event, photo, and building updates, make sure to follow our Facebook page.